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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
Located just close to the Kensington Tube Station, travelers who want to be in the center of this vibrant city will want to book their stay at the Seraphine - Kensington Olympia in London England. Within close vicinity of Paddington Station, Kings Cross & St Pancras International Station, guests can easily get around and enjoy London to the fullest. The Seraphine Kensington Olympia 4-star guest house in London is the perfect place to stay for both first time and returning visitors with attractions such as The Albert Memorial, Kensington Palace, Harrods, Oxford Street and so much more all within easy reach. The Seraphine Kensington Olympia boasts a friendly staff, great location and facilities for both leisure and business travelers.
Shaftesbury Metropolis London Hyde Park
on the northern edge of Hyde Park, only a few metres from Paddington railway
and tube station, Shaftesbury Metropolis London Hyde Park is within easy
walking distance of Marble Arch and also very close to the beautiful Serpentine
and Kensington Gardens. Paddington Station, on the Circle, District and
Bakerloo lines, connects across Central London to such famous attractions as
Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, Tate Britain, the Tower of London
and the National Gallery. A
four star establishment with a smart and elegant decor, Hotel Shaftesbury
Metropolis has a multilingual staff and a 24hr reception fully prepared to
uphold the hotelâ€™s reputation for excellent service. This London hotel enjoys a superb location in a tranquil area of the capital, avoiding the chaos of the city centre. Hyde Park and Marble Arch are both within very easy walking distance, whilst a walk through the park leads to Kensington Palace, the Royal Albert Hall and the Natural History Museum or to Wellington Arch, Buckingham Palace, Green Park, and the famous pelicans of St. Jamesâ€™ Park. All 119 rooms in the Shaftesbury
Metropolis London Hyde Park are tastefully decorated in subtle tones and have
free Internet connection, LCD flat screen television, air conditioning and room
service. A generous array of facilities is available to ensure a relaxing and comfortable stay, including a 24hr concierge, luggage room, private lounge and laundry service. A fitness room and restaurant are also available, alongside a selection of business services.
Shaftesbury Premier London Paddington
Brilliantly located near Hyde Park and
close to Lancaster and Bayswater Road, the Shaftesbury Premier London
Paddington has a convenient and quiet location in a private terrace in the
popular and vibrant area of Paddington. The hotel is ideally located just a
short stroll of Paddington tube Station, providing easy access to Heathrow
airport and major tourist attractions such as Tower Bridge, Buckingham Palace, and many more. The four star Shaftesbury Premier London
Paddington offers elegance and style to its guests in a charming atmosphere, with
attentive, unhurried service. The in-house restaurant and bar serve fine
cuisine throughout the day, and the 24hr concierge service caters to all guest
requirements. The hotelâ€™s business services are available at guestsâ€™
convenience, in addition to a range of modern amenities including electronic
door keys, wireless Internet access and air conditioning in all areas. Accommodation at the Shaftesbury Premier
London Paddington includes spacious executive, family and standard rooms, all of
which are en-suite and have been designed to make your stay as comfortable as
possible, with warm colours and modern furniture. All the spacious rooms have a
plasma flat-screen television and complimentary 24/7 broadband Internet access.
Shaftesbury Suites London Marble Arch
Shaftesbury Suites London Marble Arch enjoys a convenient location near famous Hyde Park and Oxford Street shopping area. Additionally, several bus stops and metro stations are nearby to offer you quick and easy access to the entire city. London Hotel Shaftesbury Suites Marble Arch is a brand new luxury hotel near London city centre. The friendly staff is at your service whenever you need and you are guaranteed a safe stay by the electronic door locks and 24-hour camera surveillance. The bright and cosy rooms of the Shaftesbury Suites London Marble Arch Hotel are equipped with a variety of amenities. They are luxurious, clean and feature a stylish modern design. Slippers and bath robes can be requested at the hotel.
Roof Garden Rooms Hotel
Roof Garden Rooms Hotel offers unique and very affordable accommodation
in the heart of London. It is owned by a catering company. The hotel is located in the shopping paradise, minutes from Harrod's and
Sloane Street. This hotel has a roof top garden and behind the hotel's discreet green door lies the cosy, comfortable world of the Roof Garden Rooms Hotel, a surprisingly peaceful central London oasis. Breakfast includes fresh orange juice, hot croissants, coffee and lightly boiled eggs. This London hotel has caring staff who can provide you with any information you might need. The convenient close-by secure parking and direct easy access to motorways, mainline stations and airports help to make this hotel somewhat of a sleeping beauty. Awaken to the sound of the hooves of the Household Calvary, in one
of the charming rooms of the Garden Hotel in London. Each room is elegantly, individually designed
and features an en-suite bathroom. The hotel's service is impeccable and
the price is considerably lower than most nearby hotels. If much
accommodation these days appears impersonal, this hotel will
come as a pleasant surprise.
Yaneff at DSTRKT restaurant embodies an elegant avant-garde design delivered by the world's finest design houses and offers unique, revolutionary dining experience, taking you on a culinary journey through innovative modern American cuisine, using only the finest, freshest, locally sourced produce.
The team of inspirational chefs, led by Georgi Yaneff, former head chef at the Bazaar in Beverly Hills, have created a mouth-watering, extensive share plate menu, catering for all tastes and budgets.
The varied and impressive wine list offers some of the world's finest wines, from the traditional to the contemporary, handpicked to ensure balance, choice and quality throughout.
The 120 capacity elegant dining restaurant is also complemented by a decadent Lounge Bar serving a mix of traditional and truly original cocktails. If coffee is your guilty pleasure, sample the world's most expensive cup; 'Kopi Luwak', a story just begging to be told.
Those in search of a more up tempo environment should pay a visit to the visually stunning and extremely exclusive DSTRKT nightclub.
A member of the iconic fleet dating back to 1873, Nicholson's offers timeless British pub hospitality. A fine stock of smooth and silky cask ales are pulled at the bar, while homely British classics are served in the dining room. The carefully chosen wine list brings together some great international bottles, while a Cask Ale Club is offered for any true beer aficionados.
Balls Brothers Mark Lane
Offering sumptuous British cuisine and informal wine tastings in a vivacious setting, Balls Brothers is popular among the corporate crowd in Mark Lane and the surrounding areas. Featuring regularly changing blackboard specials and an exciting wine list, here you could expect a convivial ambience as well as the sophistication of formal London dining.
PizzaExpress Fulham Palace Road
Bright and modern, Pizza Express offers an exciting reinvention of Italian classics. A vibrant menu includes wholesome Romana-style pizzas with adventurous topping combinations, as well as fresh salads, an impressive range behind the bar and aromatic coffee blends. Family-friendly Pizza Express gives kids the chance to design their own pizzas.
The Jam Cupboard
The Jam Cupboard, located within the suave Rydges Kensington London, has turned the hotel restaurant on its head, becoming much more than a convenient place to dine, but a destination in its own right. A sleek, minimalist design awaits visitors to The Jam Cupboard, where chilled lounge music with modern beats provides the soundtrack to your visit. Young and happening, The Jam Cupboard provides a menu in keeping with its fast growing reputation, a modern British collection of dishes taking inspiration from international flavours, giving typical UK dining a whole different twist. The Jam Cupboard bar serves not only fine wines but excellent cocktails. Just a short stroll from Gloucester Road tube in a typical grand old Victorian hotel building, The Jam Cupboard is the breath of fresh air that Kensington has been looking for.