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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.
Recommended in Time Out and The Telegraph, Quest Restaurant brings fine Italian cuisine to leafy Hampstead. Glossy lacquer, floor-to-ceiling windows and bold modern artwork make the dining room a bright, contemporary space, while the sleek bar serves a mix of fine wines and fruity cocktails. On the Quest Restaurant menu, uncomplicated meat and fish dishes are bolstered by fresh pasta creations and classic Italian desserts.
The Italian celebrity Chef Francesco Cavarretta has created a traditional-contemporary concept of Italian cooking. Dishes are freshly-crafted at Quest restaurant, with bread, pasta, pastries, biscuits and cakes all made in house.
Visit Quest for coffee, wine, cocktails, aperitifs and appetisers, as well as delightful food.
Butchers Hook & Cleaver
An award-winning pub next to London's Smithfield Market, Butchers Hook & Cleaver offers delicious ales & pies, the full range of Fuller's beers, as well as British classics. The pub is available for private hire at the weekend, and is a great venue for wedding receptions and parties. Renowned for its great team, Butchers Hook & Cleaver was named the Fuller's Pub of the Year.
HKK is the latest opening of the Hakkasan Group and opened on 5th December 2012 with a view to create an unparalleled, bespoke dining experience. Inspired by the long-standing Chinese banquet tradition, HKK offers an ever-evolving tasting menu at lunch and dinner, employing the skills and creativity of Michelin-starred Chef Tong Chee Hwee. Chef Tong holds a total of 11 years experience at Hakkasan where he started as a Head Chef of the original restaurant at Hanway Place gaining its Michelin star in 2003, and then Executive Head Chef for the group globally. The menu at HKK embodies Chef Tong's renowned talent for presenting complex flavoured Cantonese dishes with a modern flair, telling the story of China through reviving and modernising old recipes. Some of the popular dishes include the cherry wood roasted Peking duck with sesame pancakes, dim sum trilogy and jasmine tea-smoked Wagyu beef with water chestnut. Only a 15 course tasting menu is served for dinner.
Evoking the rich history of China by reviving and modernising time-honoured recipes, HKK restaurant in London is a 5-minute walk from Liverpool Street Station.
A popular Chinese restaurant in Wimbledon, Bayee Village offers authentic Chinese cuisine in elegant surroundings. The Bayee restaurant has a vibrant atmosphere and diners can enjoy a karaoke session.
The contemporary interior in the spacious dining room features dark wood furnishings, Chinese lanterns and finely dressed tables with accents of red and white. There is a sleek, modern bar, offering a good range of cocktails, along with fine wine and beer.
Signature dishes at Bayee Village restaurant include barbequed belly of pork with Chinese-style crackling, dim sum platters and monkfish fillet with Szechuan sauce, along with plenty of tasty vegetarian options. Other delicious and exotic dishes include soft shell crab with salt and fresh chilli, crispy seaweed with grated scallops or vegetarian tiger's whisker pancakes with crispy rice noodles.
Found along the High Street, Bayee in Wimbledon Village offers delicious oriental cuisine in a sophisticated setting.
Barcelona Tapas - Lordship Lane
This south-east London outpost of the bubbly Barcelona Tapas chain doles out a hearty dose of Spanish flavour from its location in an old pharmacy. The residential setting attracts a mixed crowd of professionals and families, who bask in the restaurant's vivid colours and welcoming atmosphere. A menu full of Catalan flavours includes dishes such as Andalusian pork and bean stew with chorizo and Galician-style octopus. Outdoor terrace.