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Kew Gardens is dominated by The Palm House. It's a fine glass and iron structure that houses a tropical jungle of plants including bananas, pawpaws, and mangoes. In the Princess of Wales..
First ports of call for shopaholics are Oxford Street, Regent Street and Bond Street. There, they will find the big department stores such as Selfridges and Marks & Spencer, plus huge..
Laid out in 1829, Trafalgar Square has recently become car free, creating an attractive open space, with seats and cafes, so it can be used for concerts and entertainment.
Looming 172 foot..
Westminster contains the Houses of Parliament. These are the headquarters of one of oldest democracies in the world, dubbed the 'Mother of all Parliaments'.The main Parliament buildings..
Come to Speakers' Corner on a Sunday morning, where you could take the opportunity to stand up on a soap box and hold forth to the crowd or just listen to some of the other..
Designer shops such as Paul Smith and Nicole Farhi, mid range shops like Karen Millen, Monsoon and Oasis and the downright quirky such as Lush the cosmetic maker all have a presence here...
Stand with one foot in the East and one in the West astride the Greenwich Meridian and set your watch by the red 'Time Ball' that drops each day at 1300hrs precisely and has done so for 170..
A decade ago, a few dedicated arts buffs crossed the river to the South Bank complex, to see a play or exhibition. Now this area, stretching along the banks of the Thames eastwards from..
There may be longer and more spectacular rivers, but few have witnessed such a wealth of history as the River Thames. Flowing through the heart of London, the Thames affords spectacular..
The most eye-catching shop of all is Selfridges, where an imposingly grand exterior leads on to seven floors of cool cosmetics, funky fashion and homewares, plus 19 different places to eat..
Today, London's media and film industry is centred around Soho Square; few areas, though, have such an interesting history. Forty years ago Soho was filled with risque shops and seedy bars;..
With excellent transport links via the Docklands Light Railway, Jubilee Line, London buses and a riverbus service, it is now quick and easy to access the many waterside attractions in the..
Wembley is a special part of London with a particular place in the nation's affections as the home of English football.
The Stadium has recently undergone a £800 million renovation, and..
Wimbledon, famous for hosting the annual tennis championships, is a wonderful place to visit at any time of year.
The village of Wimbledon, at the top of Wimbledon Hill, is less than 10..
At lunchtime, restaurants overflow with fans of dim sum, a delicious tapas-like selection of delicacies such as barbecued-meat pastry squares, pork and prawn dumplings, crunchy fried fish..
Home to the tallest building in Britain and cutting edge architecture,Canary Wharf is an internationally renowned landmark.
A fantastic array of accommodation services are on offer to suit..
Contemporary, dynamic, cultural, Bankside is the new heart of London in the south bank of the River Thames. It's Britain's fastest growing visitor destination, with fascinating sites where..
Camden market stalls sprawl in and around a series of old railway arches rising out of the waters of the lock. Browse anything from leather jackets to silk kimonos, ethnic crafts to kitsch..
When it comes to a seriously great entertainment, interesting shops and eating and drinking with a cosmopolitan flavour, the world comes to us! This is where you can enjoy the..
From Armani to Yves Saint Laurent, the fashion emporiums of the world take their place in Sloane Street. Katherine Hamnet and Laura Ashley represent the British with Caroline Charles and..
If shopping is high on your list of priorities then step right out of Sloane Square Underground Station and into Peter Jones' department store. Right alongside it you'll find Neal's and..
It may be a cliché, but London remains a collection of villages, and one of the most delightful is Dulwich.Its prime attraction is the Picture Gallery, the first purpose-built public art..
Brixton's funky Market sells a wide selection of produce. You'll see parrot fish from the Seychelles, sweet potatoes from Jamaica and even six-inch snails from Nigeria. There are also..
Upper Street is the main focus and it's packed with interesting shops, coffee bars, pubs and restaurants. Chapel Market, a lively fruit and veg street market lies to the west whilst the..
Hugh Grant starred in the film but the inimitable backdrop was Portobello Road. The Market sells everything from books to bric-a-brac, furniture to fashion and even exotic foods. The..
Paddington has undergone something of a revival in recent years. The development of Paddington Waterside has opened up the Grand Union canal, provided open spaces, public art, striking..
Petticoat Lane is the best known East End market. Every Sunday it offers cut-price fashions, china and toys. Bargaining is a must for leather goods! At Roman Road Market in Bow, buy new and..
Harrow combines a wealth of tradition and history with a vibrant modern community. The area also includes beautiful countryside and architecture.
Having educated seven prime ministers..
It's impossible to walk down the King's Road without a bounce in your step. It's a place where people can be themselves - from media celebrity to wide-eyed tourist.
Visit the CM store for..
Kingston upon Thames is an historic market town with attractions old and new. Visitors have long favoured Kingston for its attractive riverside location, proximity to beautiful Royal parks..
The Pool of London stretches from London Bridge to Tower Bridge on both sides of the River Thames.
The area boasts many ofLondon's top tourist attractions close to each other - such as..
The River Thames runs through the heart of the borough for 21 miles linking Hampton Court Palace, Richmond town centre and Kew Gardens with central London. With beautiful parks and historic..
Stoke Newington is an appealing, vibrant multiracial district in north London that remains largely off the tourist trail. It's definitely up and coming, but not short on history, and among..
Walthamstow is famous for its colourful market, which takes place every Tuesday to Saturday. It stretches the length of High Street and features over 400 stalls, making it the longest..
Located in the city of Westminster in the heart of London Buckingham Palace has been the traditional home of British Monarchy since 1837. The building was constructed between 1703 and 1705..
Located in the artsy West End of London, Piccadilly Circus is a junction of Regent Street, Piccadilly Street and Shaftesbury Avenue and is the vibrant hub of the West End shopping district...
Situated on Ludgate Hill in the City of London, St Paul's Cathedral is one of London's most iconic and easily recognisable buildings. At 111m it towers over buildings in the surrounding..
The tower Bridge is one of London's most iconic landmarks and has been used for more than 100 years to transport pedestrian and vehicular traffic across the Thames. It was built in 1894 to..
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