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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
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. Ashburn Hotel is located in London's Cromwell Road neighborhood, close to London Natural History Museum, Royal Albert Hall, and Earl's Court Exhibition Centre. Nearby points of interest also include Buckingham Palace and Big Ben. Hotel Features. This 4-star property has a business center and offers a meeting/conference room, secretarial services, and limo/town car service. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas. The property offers a roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge). A bar/lounge is open for drinks. The hotel serves a complimentary buffet breakfast. Room service is available during limited hours. Business services, tour/ticket assistance, and tour assistance are available. Additional property amenities include a concierge desk, multilingual staff, and gift shops/newsstands. The property has designated areas for smoking. Guestrooms. 38 air-conditioned guestrooms at Ashburn Hotel feature coffee/tea makers and complimentary bottled water. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations with handheld showerheads. They also offer designer toiletries, bathrobes, and slippers. Wireless Internet access is complimentary. In addition to desks and complimentary newspapers, guestrooms offer phones with voice mail. Televisions have satellite channels and pay movies. Also included are safes and windows that open. Guests may request irons/ironing boards, extra towels/bedding, and wake-up calls. A nightly turndown service is offered and housekeeping is available daily. The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.
The Somerset Hotel London is a traditional and charming 3-star hotel with an unbeatable location right in the heart of central London, just minutes away from Baker Street and Marylebone underground stations. Nearby attractions include Madame Tussauds museum, Regentâ€™s and Hyde Park, the Sherlock Holmes Museumâ€Ž, and Londonâ€™s Business School, and more.Â The Stansted and Luton airport coach services stop at only 25 metres from the hotel. The Somerset Hotel London is well connected to all the main city attractions via the underground, bus, or simply by foot. In the hotel's vicinity you find an exclusive variety of popular tourist attractions, international restaurants, bars, shops and more. This charming hotel is definitely a perfect base to explore this dynamic city. Housed in a traditional converted London townhouse with wrought-iron railings and flower baskets, this hotel retains the charming quirkiness from its past.Â Furthermore, all the 27 en-suite rooms at the Somerset Hotel London are nicely decorated to guarantee you a comfortable and pleasant stay, ideal for both business and leisure travellers.
Holiday Inn Brent Cross
The Holiday Inn Brent Cross is ideally located at the foot of the M1 Motorway and the A406 North Circular, just a few minutes walk from The Brent Cross Shopping Centre and 4 miles from Wembley Stadium. The hotel has excellent access to Raf Museum in Hendon and Alexander Palace. Central London is only 20 minutes away via Brent Cross underground station. The hotel offers parking at GBP 5.00 per day and provides a complimentary shuttle bus to and from the underground station from 8am - 11pm daily. The hotel has 154 well appointed guest bedrooms, including 4 accessible bedrooms. All guest rooms are fully airconditioned with high speed internet access. Contemporary dining is available in the hotel's Junction Restaurant along with 24 hours room service.Holiday Inn Brent Cross also offers 6 meeting and conference rooms which can accommodate from 2 to 60 guests. All meeting rooms feature natural daylight and unlimited coffee.Â
Location. The Cranley is located in London's South Kensington neighborhood, close to London Natural History Museum, Earl's Court Exhibition Centre, and Royal Albert Hall. Nearby points of interest also include Buckingham Palace and Big Ben. Hotel Features. This 4-star property offers secretarial services, limo/town car service, and business services. Complimentary wireless and wired high-speed Internet access is available in public areas. A bar/lounge is open for drinks. Guests can enjoy a complimentary reception with light refreshments each day, served in the evenings. Room service is available during limited hours. Concierge services, tour/ticket assistance, and tour assistance are available. Additional property amenities include a library, multilingual staff, and laundry facilities. This is a smoke-free property. Guestrooms. 39 guestrooms at The Cranley feature CD players and safes. Rooms are all accessible via exterior corridors. Bathrooms feature designer toiletries, bathrobes, and hair dryers. Wireless Internet access is complimentary. In addition to complimentary newspapers, guestrooms offer direct-dial phones. Televisions have DVD players. Rooms also include windows that open. Guests may request irons/ironing boards, extra towels/bedding, and wake-up calls. A nightly turndown service is offered and housekeeping is available daily.
Express By Holiday Inn London City
The Express By Holiday Inn London City hotel is ideally located on the doorstep of the City of London - the central business district. The financial districts of Broadgate & Bishopsgate are just minutes away, providing a perfect location for business travellers. There are also excellent public transport links nearby, and the Old Street Underground Station is just a 2-minute walk from the property, making it simple to get around London and visit all of the fantastic tourist sites. Some of the nearby London attractions include the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, Bank of England, Tate Modern museum, St Paul's Cathedral and South Bank, to name just a few. The Express By Holiday Inn London City hotel offers guests a range of great facilities including a restaurant (open Monday to Thursday) and lounge bar, meeting rooms, as well as wireless Internet access in all public areas.
Located in the heart of Wimbledon Village, Strada is the perfect place to take a break from shopping in one of the village's many boutiques. The restaurant has a modern and stylish feel and has 88 seats with two outside tables. Strada Wimbledon is a part of the well-known group of contemporary Italian restaurants located on the high street serving good quality, simple, freshly prepared dishes using the finest seasonal produce available. The menus offer hand stretched pizzas, fresh pastas and risotto, as well as grilled meat and fish dishes.
Butlers Wharf Chop House
For lovers of classic English food, the Butlers Wharf Chop House is the perfect ticket. Fish & chips, steak & kidney pudding, plaice, sole and many others can be enjoyed in a spacious restaurant that is reminiscent of a boating shed.
When the weather cheers up, we have our long terrace which provides spectacular views of Tower Bridge and the Thames.
The Chop House also has its own bar, where one can have pre dinner drinks or perhaps enjoy a quick bite, this is a more informal, smaller part of the restaurant, that still boasts a quaint part of the Chop House terrace and great views. Set price lunch & dinner menus offer superb value for money.
The Yacht London
Moored on the Thames close to the city's most famous landmarks, The Yacht London has earned its exclusive status as 'Mayfair of the river'. Crisp cosmopolitan design features expanses of brushed silver, whilst glass surroundings offer uninterrupted views across the water.
The Yacht, originally the St Katharine, 130ft in length with a 26ft beam, was commissioned by the Port of London Authority in 1927 from Philip and Son Ltd of Dartmouth for the princely sum of Â£21,512. She was employed on survey and inspection work until the outbreak of war in 1939 when she was taken over by the Admiralty. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II visited the Yacht in 1949 and then again 10 years later. Sir Winston Churchill smoked one of his famous cigars of the stern of the top deck, the site of our new Martell Cigar Lounge. In 1971 the St Katharine was sold to Robins (Marine) Ltd to be used as a floating restaurant and she has now been carefully restored in close consultation with English Heritage and PLA Archivists to bring her back to her former glory, retaining many original features of the Art Deco era with a twist of contemporary design.
Located within the Stamford Bridge football club complex, Marco is a handsome collaboration between restaurateur Marco Pierre White and Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich. The decor is darkly good-looking, with circular leather booths, sultry lighting, gleaming mirrors and crystal-studded pillars.
The self-assured menu is a clever combination of French skill and British flair. Using only with the finest and carefully selected ingredients, Marco delivers a superior culinary experience with each meal. Signature dishes include the Rib-Eye of Aberdeen Angus Ã l'escargot and Bresse Pigeon wrapped in foie gras and cabbage leaves.
The restaurant also offers a special menu on match days and is the ideal location for private parties and events. Both corporate and other clientele will be well taken care of in this newly renovated uber-chic space. The staff's expertise in delivering superior customer service allows them to play the perfect host to very special parties and celebrations.
The English Tea Room at Brown's Hotel
Awarded 'Top London Afternoon Tea 2009' by The Tea Guild, The English Tea Room at Brown's Hotel in London is a tribute to all things English.
Decorated with wooden panelling and ornate ceilings, the English Tea Room takes this tradition to another level, recognised by also receiving The Tea Guild's 'Award of Excellence' two years in a row. As well as enjoying sandwiches and a selection of teas - including Brown's own blend - you can indulge in delights such as warm scones with champagne strawberry jam and clotted cream, passion fruit tennis balls, Pimm's jelly, strawberry tartlets and raspberry macaroons; all of these can be enjoyed as you listen to the sounds of the Baby Grand Piano.
Traditional Afternoon Tea costs Â£39.50 per person.