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If you're planning a citytrip to London, here's the place to start
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.
Beautifully light and exploding with flavour, Executive Chef Dominic Teague's carefully crafted Modern British menu is not to be missed. The Axis menu incorporates the finest seasonal ingredients and embraces the best of British. It includes an abundance of foraged foods such as delicate sea purslane and wood sorrel, not forgetting a list of exciting artisanal cheeses. Stand-out dishes include a starter of Smoked salmon, Cornish crab and citrus crÃ¨me fraÃ®che, a main course of Pan fried sea bass, parsnip, marsh samphire and confit lemon and a dessert of Chocolate and caramel tart with buttermilk ice cream. With its enviable Theatreland location and a fixed price menu reflective of the style of the Ã la carte menu, Axis is the perfect spot for a bite to eat before the performance. Two courses Â£19.75 / Three courses Â£23.75
All Bar One Waterloo
A member of the chic city bar brand established in 1994, All Bar One showcases eclectic European cuisine and an impressive stock of beers and wines. An extensive wine display showcases a wine stock just shy of 70 bottles, while the diverse menu offers delicious sharing platters and world tapas, succulent hand-pressed burgers and signature main courses. A relaxed, vibrant hideaway, All Bar One is perfect for after-work drinks, or a crowd-pleasing dinner.
Ye Old Cherry Tree
Embracing the rural charm of its tranquil, scenic setting, The Ye Old Cherry Tree offers a modern twist on traditional country pub dining. As well as offering a beer garden for enjoying summertime dining, the cosy dining room is filled with rustic original features and toasty fires for warming winter dining. Championing favourite British recipes, guests can enjoy evenings devoted to the inn's freshly-baked pies, as well as gourmet roast dinners and seasonal cocktail mixes.
Del' Aziz - Swiss Cottage
Designed to mimic a Mediterranean market place, Del' Aziz is a fantastic stop for food lovers, comprising of a delicatessen, bakery, brasserie and gift shop offering an array of products, from freshly baked breads to pastries, olive oil and vinegars, chocolate and confectionary, dried fruit and nuts. You can also purchase hand-painted ceramic plates and mugs, mint tea pots and glasses, as well as Mediterranean cookbooks and bespoke hampers. Whether you fancy a refreshing juice in the morning, a glass of wine and light lunch with friends, a family brunch on Sunday, a cup of tea and a sweet treat for the afternoon, or an informal candlelit dinner, it is all here for you. Come in and be served with a smile, while sitting around chunky wooden tables amidst a refreshing visual display of colourful goods, or enjoy dining al fresco on warm summer days.
The Crown - Grove Road
The Crown in London's East End is one of the Geronimo Inn's successful chain of gastro pubs. Decorated in calming, neutral colours with wooden floors and deep, embracing sofas the Crown offers a relaxed dining experience. But the jewel in the Crown has to be the menu, which changes regularly and uses seasonal ingredients. A meal here might typically include dishes such as a ham hock terrine with marinated beetroot, jellied eels with mash and parsley sauce and a zingy lemon tart with Chantilly cream. Three courses here will cost an average of Â£30 per person.