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City Guide: LondonLondon is one of the vast metropolises of the world with a population of more than 7 million. London is the place where the historic past and vibrant present come alive. City has a recorded history that goes back over 2.000 years. A blend of history, ground-breaking architecture and culture has created an amazing and constantly evolving city. As a thriving centre of trade and commerce, London had become very much the centre of the world’s largest empire. London offers a fantastic diversity of population and supports a myriad of different lifestyles.
With countless museums, galleries and entertainment options spread throughout the city, there has never been a better time to come and find out just how much London has to offer.
Londoners are proud of having the world's first urban transport system . You have got to use the tube at least once, but then forget about the system and walk just about everywhere. Use trains and tubes to get to the centre and then get out and walk. 30% of London is made up of parks and green space, greater than any other city of its size in the world. Tours are ideal if you want to get under the skin of the city and discover its rich history. You can choose from a guided tour on an open top bus, a coach tour, a walking tour, a River Thames cruise and much more.
On your London sightseeing trip, some major attractions are a must to see. The Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace and on Horse Guards Parade are free displays of colourful Royal pageantry. Take a look at the Houses of Parliament and the famous clocktower that houses 'Big Ben'. Other must-sees include the Tower of London with its colourful 'Beefeaters' (yeoman warders), Tower Bridge and St Paul's Cathedral, Sir Christopher Wren's elegantly-domed masterpiece.
Top Ten Places
Big Ban & Houses of Parliament, London Eye, Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, Hampton Court, Madame Tussauds, London Dungeon, Chessington World of Adventures, London Zoo and Lego Land.
Culture & EntertainmentThe city is famous for a wealth of history and culture. Being home to Britain’s national art collections, the Royal family and a host of major attractions, London’s rich history, striking architecture and over 200 museums offer a unique cultural experience.
London is hard to beat when it comes to nightlife. There are huge numbers of restaurants, pubs, cinemas, theatres, nightclubs, live music and comedy venues. So, at any time of day, whatever the weather, you’ll always find something extra special in London.
You can venture into London's past, which has seen the emergence of a big band legend and the discovery of insulin or go back further and witness an archaeological dig. To satisfy your artistic interests, there are the Grand Theatre, Orchestra London, the London Regional Art and Historic Museums, the National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, Natural History Museum, Science Museum in the city. A raft of special events focused on the visual and performing arts are lived in London.
Food & Drink
There are establishments to suit every taste and pocket, from burger restaurants in Piccadilly and near Leicester Square, to those serving exquisite modern palates. While Britain is famous for its pubs and fish and chips take away London has literally thousands to choose from. At these places, you can sample a pint of British beer, enjoy your fish, chips and savour the friendly atmosphere.
London shows the cosmopolitan aspect of its cuisine via the availability of the world cuisine offering from every part of the world. Chinese, Indian, Japanese, South American, Turkish, African and a great range of more international cuisines are available at the city to serve their best examples to you. You will be able to find the restaurants offering from the world cuisine at every part of the city.
Department stores are a London speciality. There are dozens of them across the city, stocked with a huge range of products from fashion to home furnishings, food to jewellery.
Most stores are also equipped with cafes, restaurants or bars – perfect when you need to recharge your batteries after an extended shopping session. Some even offer you the chance to unwind with a luxurious spa or beauty treatment. You’ll also find extensive cosmetics departments as well as bridal wear in the majority of larger stores.
• Oxford Street: This world famous shopping street is home to a wide range of shops including big name department stores.
• Bond Street: This area off Oxford Street is packed with exclusive boutiques.
• Regent Street: Adjoining Oxford Street, Regent Street is a great place to go if you’re in search of some serious shopping.
• Piccadilly: Piccadilly is a traditional shopping area featuring some of the oldest British retailers.
• Knightsbridge: Heading further west will take you to Knightsbridge. Here you’ll find two extremely well known department stores.
• Covent Garden Market: Originally standing as the fruit and vegetable market for the local convent, Covent Garden’s main piazza is filled with quirky crafts, jewellery and clothing. It is a great showcase for handmade British design with more than 200 registered artists and craftspeople.
• Greenwich Market: Open: Greenwich Market could well be the London's best source for handicrafts, original art work, unique gifts, collectables and antiques. Come and visit the pretty undercover market in the heart of historic Maritime Greenwich.
In Skylife London
Romans Of Everyday Life
Romans Of Everyday Life
Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum is an exhibition about everyday life in these two cities that were tragically buried in lava when Mt. Vesuvius erupted in 79 B.C. It brings visitors together with the cities’ inhabitants, inviting them on a brief tour of their streets and houses. Through September 29.
Ticket Sales Offices: London
|London Gatwick Airport|
|Address||Turkish Airlines, Gatwick _ North Terminal , Departure Level, Zone C, Gatwick Airport, RH6 0PJ|
|Phone||Reservation /Sales :0844 800 6666 - Delayed/Lost baggage : 0871 2887512|
|London Head Office|
|Address||149 Hammersmith Road Lyric House London W14 OQL|
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|Heathrow Airport Office|
|Address||Terminal 3 Southwing Room 3511, Heathrow Airport, Hounslow, Middx., TW6 1AA|
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|Heathrow Airport Ticket Desk|
|Address||Heathrow Airport Terminal 3 Zone C|
|Phone||Reservation/Sales: 08444 800 6666|
|Address||Swissport Cargo Center, Bedfont Road, Heathrow Airport, Staines, TW19 7NL|
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