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London, capital of England and the United Kingdom, has been a leading settlement since its founding by the Romans, 2000 years ago. It boasts four World Heritage Sites and numerous points of interest. Its large offering makes London the most visited city in the world, with its museums as most popular attractions.
Tourist favorites in London
The National Gallery is an art museum on Trafalgar Square. Founded in 1824, it houses a collection of over 2,300 paintings dating from the mid-13th century to 1900. The gallery is an exempt charity, and a non-departmental public body of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. Its collection belongs to the public of the United Kingdom and entry to the main collection is free of charge. Read more
Brick Lane Music Hall
Brick Lane Music Hall, housed in the former, a Grade II listed St Mark's Church, Silvertown, is a unique music hall entertainment, the only venue in London presenting traditional music hall on a nightly basis. It was established in 1992 by Vincent Hayes in the former Trumanâ€™s Brewery building in Brick Lane. Brick Lane Music Hall took its name from its location.
Its current home, the former church of St Markâ€™s, was constructed in the 1870s by Samuel Sanders Teulon, and it features a unique Gothic brick exterior and the grace in its interior design.Â Guests are seated at tables in a cabaret-style arrangement. Read more
RAF Bomber Command Memorial
Situated in Green Park, the Royal Air Force Bomber Command Memorial is dedicated to 55,573 aircrew from Britain, Canada, Czechoslovakia, Poland and other countries of the Commonwealth, as well as civilians of all nations killed during the Second World War. One of the most visited attractions in London, RAF Bomber Command Memorial was designed by Liam O'Connor and officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II on 28 June 2012. Constructed of Portland stone, the memorial features a bronze 2. 7Â m sculpture of seven aircrew, designed by the sculptor Philip Jackson. Read more
Royal Opera House
The Royal Opera House is an opera house and major performing arts venue in Covent Garden. The large building is often referred to as simply "Covent Garden", after a previous use of the site of the opera house's original construction in 1732. It is the home of The Royal Opera, The Royal Ballet, and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House. Visitors are more than welcome to come and enjoy world-class opera, music, ballet and dance. Read more
The Wallace Collection is a national museum in an historic London town house, holding a world-famous range of fine and decorative arts from the 15th to the 19th centuries, with large holdings of French 18th-century paintings, furniture, arms & armour, porcelain and Old Master paintings arranged into 25 galleries. It was established in 1897 from the private collection, which was mainly created by Richard Seymour-Conway. Read more
Just up the road from the famous Camden Market, Access Camden London is within walking distance of Regentâ€™s Park and London Zoo. The Olympic ParkÂ is just 15 mins away via London Overground andÂ Kingâ€™s Cross St. Pancras railway station is a short tube ride away, which also connects to London Bridge and the Golden Hinde Museum. Nearby Kentish Town tube station offers public transport access to attractions throughout the city centre and beyond. Set in a modern building with security features including cctv and a keycode entry system, Camden Access Apartments are a safe and convenient self-catering option in the capital. All linen is provided and a weekly cleaning service is included as standard. Wireless Internet is accessible throughout the property; reception is open 24 hours a day, and an elevator provides access to all floors for extra convenience. Access Camden London offers apartments that range in size from 1 bedroom to 3 bedrooms, accommodating up to five people. The apartments are fitted with a new modern kitchen and bathroom, and include a living and dining area. A colour television, telephone, washing machine and dishwasher are features in all apartments, and full cooking facilities are provided.
St Pancras Residence
In the heart of the lively Camden Town, St Pancras Residence London is found close to a wide range of shops, boutiques, pubs and restaurants. You could also stroll about the peaceful Regentâ€™s Canal or apreciate the famous and incredible Camden Market.Â Camden is the vitality and diversityâ€™s capital and offers a sensational atmosphere.You will be at 10 minutes walking distance from transportation links, including Camden Town tube station, St. Pancras International (Eurostar) and King's Cross Station easily and quickly connecting to the city centre and to Heathrow Airport. St Pancras Residence offers perfect self-catering apartments for your short stay. Modern and comfortable, the room fitting is made so that you will be well set-up. Accessible via an elevator, all apartments boast beautiful canal views. You will be able to enjoy surfing on the internet thanks to the free Wi-Fi available in every apartment and you will find paid parking facilities in the near vicinity. Elegantly decorated, the apartments at St Pancras Residence London are comfortably furnished to accommodate both single travelers and families. All non-smoking flat is includes a lounge, a fully equipped kitchen, 1, 2 or 3 double bedrooms and a private bathroom. In addition to a flat screen television, you will also find a DVD and CD player for your entertainment in the living room. Extra beds can also be added at a fee in the apartments and need to be confirmed by the property prior to arrival.
Situated in one of the capital's most popular locations, at the heart of Westminster, Belle Cour London is 20-minute walk from Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, London Eye and the Houses of Parliament. It is also within easy reach of other attractions such as Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park and the West End. Easily accessible by road, rail and air, the hotel is just a 7-minute walk from Victoria Underground Station, Victoria mainline railway stations and coach station. Housed in a magnificent Victorian building with an imposing faÃ§ade, this 4 stars boutique hotel has recently undergone a major refurbishment and investment programme to offer the ultimate in luxury hotel accommodation, facilities and standards. After a long day of sightseeing, you can indulge in a relaxing massage in Belle Cour hotelâ€™s wellness center. Furthermore, the welcoming staff can provide tours and ticket assistance and offer car rentals. Complimentary wireless Internet is also accessible throughout the property. All stylish rooms, from suites to standards, at Belle Cour London have been furnished to ensure optimum comfort. Featuring king-size beds and private bathrooms, the rooms are fitted with Ipod docking stations, flat screen LCD televisions as well as tea and coffee facilities. Each soundproofed bedroom is fitted with double glazed windows and blackout curtains to ensure a peaceful and restful night. Wake-up calls service is also available.
A member of the iconic fleet dating back to 1873, Nicholson's offers timeless British pub hospitality. A fine stock of smooth and silky cask ales are pulled at the bar, while homely British classics are served in the dining room. The carefully chosen wine list brings together some great international bottles, while a Cask Ale Club is offered for any true beer aficionados.
Strada - St Katharine Docks
This Strada Italian restaurant is located on St. Katharine Docks - a moment's walk from Tower Bridge and the nearby attraction of the Tower of London - making it the perfect spot to relax after a day's sightseeing. The restaurant is also perfectly located for business lunches and private functions with plenty of outside seating overlooking the docks. Strada St. Katharine Docks is a part of the well-known group of contemporary Italian restaurants located on the high street serving good quality, simple, freshly prepared dishes using the finest seasonal produce available. The menus offer hand stretched pizzas, fresh pastas and risotto, as well as grilled meat and fish dishes.
Peridot at The Bentley
Within the discreet surroundings of The Bentley London - a Hilton Hotel, Peridot is an upmarket brasserie offering breakfast, lunch, dinner and afternoon tea. Peridot is set in a light summery room with refreshing natural day light and a view of neighbouring residential gardens. The informal restaurant bustles through the day, starting with a varied lunch setting to dainty afternoon tea complete with pastries and cakes and finishing with a grande dinner.
Spacious and modern, The Tommyfield pub in Kennington somehow also manages to be intimate and friendly, attracting a relaxed mixed crowd who keep things bustling into the weekend. Carefully sourced ingredients are used to create simple, inventive gastro-pub dishes, from home-made pies and burgers to more refined combinations such as corn-fed chicken with chorizo bubble and squeak. Outside there is a covered heated space, with a large private room upstairs.
Surrounded by the bustle of Covent Garden and Leicester Square, Verve offers sterling British favourites. Cosy booths, weathered wood and a glossy curved bar make for chic West End dining.
With a chandelier strewn main bar and a funky basement club, Verve is perfect from lunch time until late night. A relaxing and friendly bar, with a great attitude toward service, Verve's kitchen has a fantastic all day menu that includes classic fish and chips, snacks and nibbles and delicious, and saintly salads. Open until 3am every night, Verve is the ideal venue in the heart of the West End!
Covent Garden & Leicester Square Tube Stations are both a 2-minute walk away.