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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
Located on West End Lane, close to the O2
Centre, 198 Suites London offers convenient access into the city centre via
nearby West Hampstead Railway and Tube Station. This station is on the Jubilee
Line and offers direct connection to Oxford Street, Wellington Arch, Buckingham
Palace and many more attractions. A
modern establishment, 198 Suites offer a great alternative to a hotel, with
stylish, well appointed apartments. The property is air conditioned and the
front desk offers a fax service and a luggage storage facility. Complimentary wireless
Internet access is available in the apartments. The
studios of 198 Suites London are furnished to a very high standard with modern
well-equipped kitchen and a private bathroom with power shower. The main facilities
of the property are LCD televisions, tea/coffee facilities, in-room safe,
iron/ironing board, hairdryer, and daily cleaning services.
Location. Located in central London, 196 Bishopsgate is within walking distance of Old Spitalfields Market and The Gherkin. Nearby points of interest also include Tower of London and Royal Exchange. Property Features. This 4-star property has a business center. The property offers a roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge). Additional property amenities include multilingual staff, laundry facilities, and concierge services. Guestrooms. 48 air-conditioned guestrooms at 196 Bishopsgate feature CD players and washers/dryers. All rooms include separate dining areas and desks. Kitchens include full-sized refrigerators/freezers, stovetops, microwaves, and dishwashers. Bathrooms feature bathrobes, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Wireless Internet access is complimentary. In addition to safes, guestrooms offer direct-dial phones with voice mail. LCD televisions have satellite channels and DVD players. Coffee/tea makers, windows that open, and trouser presses are also provided. Guests may request extra towels/bedding and wake-up calls.
Conveniently located between Heathrow airport and London's busy West End, the Hotel 55 is a welcoming property offering a perfect blend of excellent service, quiet elegance and attention to detail. Furthermore, the hotel is well served by the transport network, with the underground station and bus routes just a stone's throw away. The hotel offers tastefully decorated accomodation, a stylish lounge bar, an attractive conservatory, a landscaped garden and above all friendly service coupled with a welcoming atmosphere.
Mixing a passion for the traditional Italian kitchen with a contemporary aesthetic, Bacco is a favourite restaurant and wine bar in Holborn. As well as a sheltered al fresco courtyard for use when weather permits, guests can enjoy regular live music performances in the intimate, mural-covered dining room.
The wine list features bins from some of Italy's finest growing regions, while the menu is bursting with fresh, home-cooked dishes, made using ingredients sourced from Italy, as well as British organic producers.
Head Chef Stefano Piscedda brings with him a wealth of experience and love of quality ingredients reflected in every Bacco dish. The food here is focused very much on flavour and texture, with ingredients such as breads and pastas made fresh on-site, while specialty produce is sourced carefully from a variety of suppliers.
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.
Randa Restaurant - Church Street
Lebanese and Mediterranean cuisine is presented in an elegant setting at Randa, along with a delicious array of succulent mixed grills. On Kensington Church Street, Randa restaurant in London is spread across 2 floors. Delicious Lebanese specialities are served up in a vibrant ambience, with a selection of set menus available. If you are looking to have a great meal, than Randa restaurant is the place to visit.
From an early breakfast to a business lunch, chilling out in comfort or enjoying a romantic dinner, Gazette always offers a pleasant and charming atmosphere of well-being.
Bringing the authentic brasserie style of local French cafes to London, Gazette's cuisine is simple, seasonal and generous, with many classic dishes and continental delicacies on the menu. Changing daily, the popular 'Plats du Jour' selection offers a variety of different dishes with each visit, pleasantly surprising diners with 5 starters, 5 main courses and a selection of delicious desserts to choose from.
Occupying an attractive riverside location in Battersea, Gazette can offer al fresco dining out on the terrace as well as private dining in la cave a vin, Gazette's wine cellar on the upper floor. Listed in Hardens and Square Meal restaurant guides, Gazette presents a provincial dining experience with the same warm hospitality you would find in a French village's cafe.
Bellaria Restaurant & Wine Bar
Harking back to traditional, uncomplicated Italian cooking methods, Bellaria Restaurant & Wine Bar is charming rustic hideaway in the heart of London. Quality of ingredients is never compromised on the Bellaria menu, and a range of cheese, oil and cured meats are all imported direct from Italy.
Brick walls, low ceilings and countless alcoves and arches evoke an intimate, underground feel indoors, and relaxed pavement dining is offered during summer.