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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.
Bright and modern, Pizza Express Highgate 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.
Set in the 5-star ME London hotel on the bustling Strand, Marconi Lounge offers a creative spin on classic afternoon tea. Paying homage to some of the capital's most recognisable landmarks, the Marconi tea features hand-crafted edible versions of Big Ben and The Shard, along with other classic sweets and savouries. Marconi Lounge has also teamed up with Tea Palace, London's leading tea emporium: presenting an array of luxury teas and infusions sourced from across the globe.
In a style befitting ME's cosmopolitan design vision, the plush Marconi Lounge is filled with shiny marble tiles, plush white leather and glistening silver surfaces.
Steak & Lobster Bloomsbury
Steak & Lobster Bloomsbury is a cool and intimate space in the heart of London's avant garde creative quarter, moments from the steps of the British Museum. It has been stylishly refurbished, and with its dark colours has a romantic feel.
The signature rib eye steak, aged for 28 days from Dilon's farm in County Londonderry is a menu highlight.
The bar specialises in great cocktails, but if you happen to be around, the afternoon tea should not be missed!
Adiva offers a delicious blend of Turkish and Lebanese cuisine, with the emphasis placed on fresh produce and aromatic herbs and spices. Full of charm and character, the interior features exotic lanterns, cosy lighting and a stylish dining area.
The extensive menu offers a range of tempting mezze and halal dishes, along with a good vegetarian selection. From the chargrill, diners can choose from dishes like Farrouj Mosahhab; grilled baby chicken marinated in garlic and lemon or grilled skewers of flavoursome marinated lamb cubes. The tasty fish and seafood dishes include grilled tiger prawns marinated in olive oil, garlic, lemon and Levantine herbs or seared salmon steak with crushed sumac.
With a warm colour scheme, Adiva features rich fabrics and ornate wooden furnishings. To complement your meal, the drinks menu features Lebanese Lemonade, perfumed with cardamom and orange blossom. A range of virgin cocktails or hot drinks are also available and diners may bring their own wine, with the condition of a small corkage fee.
A superb London fusion restaurant specialising in Middle Eastern cuisine, Adiva restaurant is within easy reach of Aldgate East Tube Station.
Zizzi - Paddington Central
Zizzi restaurants are passionate about simple Italian cookery. Whether it's pizza or pasta, salads or risotto, or carne and pesce (meat and fish), each dish is prepared with fresh, seasonal ingredients - from the popular classics to Zizzi's own innovations - ensuring that you can enjoy a great Italian dining experience, at any of Zizzi's Italian restaurants around the country.