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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
Location. K West Hotel & Spa is located in London's Hammersmith neighborhood, close to Shepherd's Bush Empire, Royal Albert Hall, and Hammersmith Apollo. Nearby points of interest also include Portobello Road Market and Kensington Palace. Hotel Features. K West Hotel & Spa features a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Room service is available 24 hours a day. Recreational amenities include a health club and a sauna. Spa amenities include facials and body treatments. This 4-star property has a business center and offers a meeting/conference room, secretarial services, and business services. Wireless and wired high-speed Internet access is available in public areas (surcharges apply). Wedding services and concierge services are available. Guest parking is limited, and available on a limited first-come, first-served basis (surcharge). Additional property amenities include multilingual staff, laundry facilities, and express check-in. This is a smoke-free property. Guestrooms. 220 air-conditioned guestrooms at K West Hotel & Spa feature coffee/tea makers and safes. Bathrooms feature hair dryers. Wired high-speed and wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Guestrooms offer desks. Televisions have satellite channels and pay movies. Also included are windows that open and trouser presses. Guests may request a turndown service, in-room massages, and hypo-allergenic bedding. Housekeeping is available daily. The hotel features a destination spa, along with state-of-the-art exercise room and a dance studio with daily classes, including yoga. The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.
The Kensington Town House
Occupying a convenient location in the
south-west of the city centre, The Kensington Town House London is a short walk
down Cromwell Road from the Natural History Museum. This popular tourist
destination in South Kensington is on the doorstep of Albertopolis, a
fascinating area south of Hyde Park that is home to The Science Museum,
Victoria and Albert Museum and the Royal Geographical Society. A three star
accommodation, Town House Kensington occupies an
elegant historical property that has been refurbished to offer modern comforts.
The hotel includes conference facilities that are equipped with resources
including a computer with free broadband access, an electronic screen and projectors.
Breakfast is served daily in the restaurant, and the property has a full
non-smoking policy. The Kensington Town House London has
comfortable rooms with mood lighting and tasteful furnishing to create a
relaxing ambience. The rooms have en-suite bathrooms with bath robes upon
request, and also feature modern amenities including flat screen television,
direct dial telephone and hairdryer.
Kensington Suite Hotel
The Kensington Suite Hotel is a popular hotel in central London. Located on the Holland Road in Kensington Olympia and close to the Earl's Court Exhibition Centre and Olympia Exhibition Centre, Hyde Park, the hotel is ideally suited for business travellers to central London. The hotel is fully air-conditioned throughout, offering over 40 guest rooms all with private en-suite facilities. All guest rooms at the Kensington Suite Hotel have been decorated to a high standard deluxe facilities. The reception is open 24 hours a day 7 days, allowing guests to check in and out of the hotel at any time, day or night. Nearby attractions to the Kensington Suite Hotel include High Street Kensington, The Royal Albert Hall and Kensington Palace. The hotel has a host of information including leaflets and brochures for all of London top sights.
Knightsbridge Green Hotel
Location. Knightsbridge Green Hotel is located in London's Knightsbridge neighborhood, close to Harrod's, Hyde Park, and Royal Albert Hall. Nearby points of interest also include Buckingham Palace and Trafalgar Square. Hotel Features. The hotel serves continental breakfasts each morning in the room (surcharges apply). Room service is available 24 hours a day. Knightsbridge Green Hotel features a porter/bellhop, dry cleaning/laundry services, and an elevator (lift). Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas. Other property amenities at this Victorian property include a safe deposit box at the front desk. The front desk is open during limited hours. This is a smoke-free property. Guestrooms. 30 air-conditioned guestrooms at Knightsbridge Green Hotel feature safes and designer toiletries. Accommodations offer city views. Bathrooms feature makeup/shaving mirrors, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Wireless Internet access is complimentary. In addition to desks, guestrooms offer direct-dial phones. Rooms also include irons/ironing boards. Guests may request wake-up calls.
Jurys Inn Islington
Location. Jurys Inn Islington is located in London's Clerkenwell neighborhood, close to Sadler's Wells Theatre, St. Paul's Cathedral, and Trafalgar Square. Nearby points of interest also include Tower of London and Big Ben. Hotel Features. Jurys Inn Islington's restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A bar/lounge is open for drinks. Wireless Internet access (surcharge) is available in public areas. This London property has 168 square meters of event space consisting of banquet facilities and a meeting/conference room. Additional property amenities include multilingual staff, laundry facilities, and currency exchange. This is a smoke-free property. Guestrooms. 229 air-conditioned guestrooms at Jurys Inn Islington feature coffee/tea makers and safes. Bathrooms feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Guestrooms offer direct-dial phones with voice mail. Televisions have cable channels. Rooms also include clock radios. Guests may request extra towels/bedding and wake-up calls.
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.
In the centre of Kensington High Street, Sopranos is a welcoming little Italian restaurant and bar spread over two floors. Upstairs, reliably executed dishes of unfussy pasta and pizza are served up in a cosy, casual environment. Below is the atmospheric piano bar, with live music and a relaxed, romantic vibe.
With extravagant arabesque doors, Dar Marrakech serves stunning Moroccan and Lebanese cuisine. The family-run restaurant in Stratford is spread over 2 floors, with a selection ranging from tagines to their renowned cous cous. The traditional interior is covered with small trinkets and striking lanterns and guests are invited to bring their own wine. The tranquil walled-garden is spotted with mosaic-topped tables and shisha pipes.
Texture Restaurant and Champagne Bar
Awarded a Michelin Star in 2010 for its excellent healthy cuisine and exquisite wines, Texture Restaurant and Champagne Bar is housed in a beautifully restored Georgian building on Portman Square, at the heart of Mayfair and just minutes from Oxford Street.
Believed to be the first restaurant co-founded by an award-winning sommelier and top chef, Texture is the brainchild of Xavier Rousset and Agnar Sverrisson who met whilst working under Raymond Blanc at La Manoir Aux Quat' Saisons. The muted interior of the restaurant and champagne bar blends contemporary elegance with original features and striking artwork by renowned Icelandic artist, Tolli.
Texture serves modern European cuisine that focuses on combining and emphasising different consistencies. Some of Sverrisson's signature dishes include Tomato and Artichoke Textures - an extraordinary blend of flavours from confit, roasted, dried, raw, tomato water and Kalamata olives - and Chargrilled Anjou Pigeon with sweetcorn, shallot, bacon popcorn and red wine essence. Icelandic specialities such as Pan-Roasted Icelandic Cod and Icelandic Lamb from Skagafjordur are also available.
Elegantly designed, the champagne bar is perfect for pre-dinner aperitifs or those who want to take advantage of Rousset's extraordinary champagne and wine list. Five sparkling wines and champagnes are offered by the glass and a further 88 champagnes by the bottle, making Texture one of London's most extensive Champagne destinations.