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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.
Quintessentially British, the George Pub is a rare step back in time. One of the crowning glories of the building's original architect, Colonel RW Edis, this is one of the finest reproductions of a 'Tudorbethan' interior in London. With its traditional oak-panelled walls and crafted ceiling, it's an old-fashioned treat. Take it all in with a pint and some good, high-quality comfort food. Offering beers, cider, wines and spirits, George is a great friend to have in the City, whether for informal drinks or as a resting spot when visiting, living or working around the bustling markets at Brick Lane, Spitalfields and Columbia Road. Live sports are screened here too!
Moored at Victoria Embankment, the Hispaniola offers exquisite modern British and European cuisine. A landmark on the London scene for over 30 years, R.S Hispaniola is a great place to gather and dine. The panoramic riverside views are stunning from the bright and airy main deck restaurant, which also gives access to the sun terraces and 2 bars. The air-conditioned upper deck bar and sun terraces are a great place to spend a leisurely lunch or romantic dinner. Enjoy cocktails or wines from the large cellar under the gaze of the London Eye as London's riverside sparkles with a myriad of lights. Intimate window tables make the most of the romantic location whilst the flexible space at Hispaniola allows for groups to be welcome.
For a great exotic getaway, descend to the tropical world of Trader Vic's and discover a magnificent array of delights and entertainment. Carved tikis and cane chairs add to the sense of lush South Seas escapism, while island-style cuisine draws on the French, Oriental and American influences of its Polynesian heritage. A Mayfair outpost of what is a global restaurant chain, it also boasts a bar as well-stocked as one would expect from the proclaimed inventors of the Mai Tai cocktail. There is private dining for up to 40 guests in the Tiki Room.
Afternoon Tea at The Library Lounge
Combining old-world charm and a fashionable take on quintessential afternoon tea, The Library Lounge is set in the magnificent County Hall on London's bustling South Bank. Whilst enjoying views out onto iconic landmarks including Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, guests can sample fine teas, towers of dainty finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones and indulgent cakes and fancies. A glass of champagne can also be added to complement this great British tradition.