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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.
A homely hideaway in Chelsea, Red House offers a mix of American, British and European favourites. With its sister restaurants across the pond including Bill's Food & Drink and The Lion, Red House brings a hint of stateside quirkiness to this distinguished London address. Enjoy the history of the 19th century dining room, filled with eclectic artwork, and curved caramel leather booths.
Located just a two-minute walk from the Houses of Parliament, Quirinale Italian restaurant in Westminster is a bright, spacious dining venue with regularly changing Italian menus and dishes based on seasonal produce.
Named after Rome's presidential palace and also one of the seven hills of Rome, Quirinale's welcoming dining room has been designed by David Collins and features cream leather banquettes, limestone, and limed oak floors.
Head Chef Stefano Savio has established a reputation as an innovator of outstanding Italian food. Importing many ingredients direct from Italy, he prepares his dishes in a straightforward style, yet with bold Italian flair. Prepared using the freshest seasonal ingredients, the staff at Quirinale takes great care in the creation and presentation of the restaurant's Italian cuisine. Traditional lasagne, spaghetti and daily changing risotto go hand-in-hand with delicious sea bass, halibut and meat dishes on the menu.
Boisdale of Bishopsgate
Great for City lunches, Boisdale of Bishopsgate is a smart, clubby restaurant just opposite Liverpool Street station. The red brick and part-panelled interior offers cosy booth seating and well-spaced tables downstairs, with a traditional oyster bar for more informal dining on the ground floor. Cuisine wears its Scottish heritage on its sleeve, with house specials like roast Macsween haggis with mash and bashed neeps. Private dining room and live jazz every evening in the piano bar.
The Lord Palmerston
This is a true gastropub with an authentic and friendly atmosphere. Whether it's a relaxing pint or one of the blackboard menu's time-honoured meals, The Lord Palmerston is an ideal stop with a cosy and modest look. A selection of seasonal dishes is also offered if you wish to dine. For events and functions, the wonderful first floor dining room has large windows flooding the room with light in the day, and in the evening it is delightfully warm with its own real fire. It is perfectly suitable for board meetings, presentations, dinners or drinks parties. A bar can be set up and drinks can be served in the room. With a peaceful ambiance and an informal menu to match, this is a good choice for any occasion or just a visit.