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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
A few steps from Lancaster Gate, Best
Western Shaftesbury Paddington Court Hotel London occupies a convenient
location a short walk from Paddington Station and the fashionable area of
Bayswater. Kensington Palace and Gardens is within walking distance to the
south-east, and a walk directly south through Hyde Park leads to the UNESCO
listed Royal Albert Hall and the Natural History Museum and Victoria and Albert
Museum. A tastefully decorated and air conditioned
no-smoking property, Hotel Shaftesbury Paddington has a large range of services
and facilities to make guests feel at home, at ease, and at liberty to enjoy.
Alongside luggage room facilities, laundry and dry cleaning services, the hotel
has a multilingual staff and offers concierge and business services. A fitness
room is available for exercise and recreation, and guests can enjoy gastronomic
delights in the in-house restaurant and bar. Best Western Shaftesbury Paddington Court
Hotel London has 195 quality rooms, all decorated and furnished to a high
standard with climate control air conditioning, and all including complimentary
broadband Internet access. The rooms also have en-suite bathroom facilities
with bath or shower, hairdryer and complimentary toiletries, and flat screen
televisions with satellite channels, telephones, electronic door locks and an
in-room tea and coffee service.
The Amsterdam Hotel London is ideally situated, only two minutes on foot from Earls Court Exhibition Centre and EarlsÂ Court underground station. ThereÂ is a direct underground service to Heathrow Airport from here.Â The hotel is within easy walking distance of High Street Kensington, Holland Park, Kensington Gardens/Hyde Park, the Royal Albert Hall, Imperial College, the Victoria and Albert Museum. VisitÂ the nearby Troubadour, a small music venue which has hosted emerging talent since 1954, including Bob Dylan and Jimi Hendrix.Â The Amsterdam Hotel London is one of the most inviting properties to be found in the area ofÂ Earls Court. The hotel has aÂ pretty breakfast roomÂ on the lower ground floor. The lovely gardens on the grounds of the property add to the enjoyment of beautiful days and summer nights meant for outdoor pleasure. Located on a quiet road, this three-star hotel guarantees peace and quiet after a busy day exploring this wonderful city. A passenger lift provides easy access to all floors. The reception is open twenty-four hours, with a night porter on duty after midnight. The tastefully decorated 27 rooms and suites of Hotel AmsterdamÂ make sure that you find rest and relaxation while staying here. All the rooms feature large windows and en-suite bathrooms as well as all the modern facilities needed to guarantee comfort. The suites offer seating areas and kitchenettes, and several of them feature balconies.
Britannia International Hotel
The Britannia International Hotel London, located at Marsh Wall, is positioned on the water's edge in the centre of the Docklands area of London. It is conveniently situated for travellers looking to explore London's West End and all the attractions of London; it is also a popular place for business meetings because numerous big internationally-based companies are located in the Docklands. Several metro stations can be found nearby the hotel, making sure all the attractions of London are within convenient reach. The conference facilities of this hotel can accommodate over 500 guests. International Hotel Britannia also features a whirlpool, Roman-style heated swimming pools, steam rooms, sauna and a fitness facility. You will be able to access the hotel's high-speed wireless Internet connection in the restaurant, bar and reception areas of the hotel; plans are in place to expand this service to cover the entire building. The 442 bedrooms at the Britannia International Hotel London are equipped with many modern amenities. They are air-conditioned, most have zip and link beds and many have balconies. They offer a magnificent view of the London skyline, London City, Canary Wharf, Greenwich and the River Thames.
Perfectly located in Marylebone, in the heart of West En, Hotel 82 in London stands right between Hyde Park and Regents Park. It is just minutes away from Oxford Street and Bond Street the Madame Tussaud, Paddington Station, Baker Street and Marble Arch. Marylebone and Baker Street underground stations are on a stone's throw from this accommodation, making it easy and convenient to move around the city. Paddington Station, with the Heathrow Express, is just around the corner, providing quick and easy access across the city. The hotel's friendly multilingual staff is extremely attentive and welcoming, and they will try to help you with anything you may need during your stay. The 82 Hotel is a fully air conditioned property boasting a 24 hour reception and providing fax and photocopy services.Â Luggage storage and safes are also available at the front desk and free Wi-Fi is available in the lobby and general areas. All the rooms at the Hotel 82 in London are fully equipped with all modern conveniences for the travellers. Each room features a private bathroom with shower and toilet, and the overall effect is tastefully done, in relaxed hues for your comfort. Breakfast is included in all the room rates.
Double Tree by Hilton London - Victoria
Perfectly situated next to Victoria station, Double Tree by Hilton London â€“ Victoriaâ€™s location allows you to easily access any point of the capital, either by bus, underground or train. Some of the major attractions can be reached within 20 minutes on foot including Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Tate Gallery and Hyde Park. Other sites such as Oxford Street, Piccadilly Circus, Harrods and Trafalgar Square, to mention a few, are just a short bus ride away. Furthermore, because of its prime location, the hotel can be easily reached from Gatwick in only 30 minutes. A modern 4-star property, Double Tree - Victoria offers excellent service and all the amenities needed to make your stay in this vibrant city as pleasant and relaxing as possible. Business and leisure travellers alike can enjoy the complimentary hotel-wide wireless Internet access, full air-conditioning throughout, concierge service, business centre and much more. After a busy day exploring this lively city, you can relax and enjoy a drink in the modern and stylish bar, followed by a delicious dinner in the 2 Bridge Place restaurant, featuring the finest in modern European cuisine. Elegantly decorated, every spacious room at Double Tree by Hilton London â€“ Victoria has been comfortably furnished to ensure a restful night. Guest can make use of the coffee and tea facilities, trouser press, mini fridge and LCD flat screen television with satellite channels. The temperature can be adjusted via the climate control and some rooms boast stunning views of the cityâ€™s skyline. The en-suite bathrooms are all equipped with a shower or a tub as well as a hairdryer and complimentary toiletries. Room service is also available during certain hours.
Listed in the Hardens, Square Meal, Via Michelin and Good Food Guides, Bleeding Heart is an elegant French restaurant in the City of London, renowned for being the most romantic dining destination in the City, as well as a fine venue for business lunches.
Held in high regard by the press and surrounding corporate offices, Bleeding Heart serves stylish modern French food from a seasonally-changing a la carte menu. Chef Richard Sawyer also prepares daily specials based on selected market produce to ensure that even regular guests can anticipate a new choice with each visit, served with the warm and highly professional service that they have come to expect from Bleeding Heart. Set in a historic cobblestoned courtyard, Bleeding Heart also offers a buzzy and busy French bistro with a lively, more informal atmosphere. In addition to a great wine list, the bistro also features a large terrace overlooking the courtyard.
The bistro menu presents diners with a number of classic and contemporary dishes, including Omelettes, Coq au Vin and Steak Frites, as well as Breast of Duck and Shank of Lamb. The tavern, a historic English gastro pub dating back to 1746, also serves real ale from Adnams, hearty, rustic Anglo-Saxon food, and a Full English Breakfast in the morning. Famous for its history (Lady Elizabeth Hatton was murdered in the Yard in 1626), Bleeding Heart is also well-known the world over for its award-winning wine list with over 450 to choose from. This extensive selection has been recognised with a Wine Spectator Award for the last 12 years.
Ayoush - London
In the bustling heart of the city, Ayoush London is perfect for lunch, dinner, or stopping for a drink anytime. The menu offers authentic Moroccan and North African food such as sizzling tagines, couscous, mezze menus perfect for sharing, salads, grills and much more. There is a fully licensed bar, and at the weekends guests are entertained by belly dancers. There's a lovely al fresco dining area on the street during the summer and for shisha.
Diners are hosted in 2 areas - the ground floor restaurant and bar and downstairs Club with its cosy "caves" for groups. The ambience is warm and friendly, and the downstairs is a favourite spot for younger people and celebrities. Ayoush staff have a reputation for organizing fantastic birthday celebrations, dining for groups, corporates, and charity fund raisers.
Sri Thai City
Seductively decorated in dark woods and chic fabrics, Sri Thai City is a sophisticated City restaurant with a buzzy, lively atmosphere. An array of pan-Asian cooking adds to the stylish vibe, with sumptuous dishes such as black cod with empress pesto and crispy holy basil or stir-fried lobster with sweet chilli sauce joined by set menus and a slick wine list. A handsome spot for grown-up dining.
Gaucho - Piccadilly
In a prime location off Regent Street, Gaucho Piccadilly is an upmarket Argentinean steakhouse housed in the old wine cellars of the Mexican ambassador. The vaulted restaurant is decked out in cowhide, a knowing nod to the chunky menu full of cuts of luxury steak, including the tender Bife de Lomo, aged for six to eight weeks and then flown in from Buenos Aires. Large selection of Argentine wines, bar and late-night supper lounge.
In the leafy pocket of Primrose Hill, The Engineer brings a streak of sophistication to the gastro pub concept. Inspired by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the legendary north London pub also offers a secret garden area for secluded al fresco dining, with covered areas and outdoor heating for when the weather's less than desirable. Enjoy a simple, seasonal menu, accompanied by a painstakingly sourced stock from the cellar.