|London, Bloomsbury Park, Westminster and Hyde Park.|
Sightseeings and places of interestLondon history
Sights list Disctricts & sights
London, England is a city famous for its famous districts, landmarks and hotels. It is an immense city of cosmopolitan type on a tiny island, housing about 7 million inhabitants. It is fashioned on a different scale from other capital cities, as if given the English penchant for modesty, it felt embarrassed by its size. Many things can be connected with the name London such as: late Princess Diana, The Queen of England, Big Ben, Baker Street, the River Thames and the Greenwich Observatory to name a few.
London is a true European city, as if England were no longer stranded alone in the sea. A city of villages, it consists of so many different communities and each of them has its own character and rhythm. Different nationalities and cultures live here side by side. You can find Irish people inhabiting one London area next to Jewish and Muslim people. In certain parts you will meet Greeks, Americans, New Zealanders, Germans and Africans etc. With so many people living here there is a great percent of foreigners and you can say that when you venture to London centre you hear rather any kind of language but English. Considering beauty, fame and the size of London it is no wonder that so many people choose to stay, work and live here.
London's contrasts can be deeply felt while walking from one district to another. Start from Piccadilly Circus that faces in the direction of the area of central London and begin moving. To the north runs Regent Street, curving up one side of ritzy, mostly residential Mayfair. To the south is Lower Regent Street, leading toward Whitehall, the parks, and the palaces. To the east are Shaftesbury Avenue and Leicester Square, for theaters and Soho; to the west is Piccadilly itself, heading out to Hyde Park and Knightsbridge. This is also a great place to board a double-decker sightseeing bus.
Central London includes most of London's main attractions, theatres and restaurants, and most places within this area are in walking distance of each other. With a basic city map, you'll be able find your way around easily and take in some sights on the way.
The River Thames divides the city into northern and southern halves, with Central London loosely described as being within the loop of the Underground's Circle Line to the north bank of the river. London's public transport is organised into zones, central London being Zone 1 with the zone numbers rising as one moves out from the centre. The city is also divided into boroughs which are individually run by councils. There are 32 London boroughs plus the City of London.
Every area of London has something different to offer, whether it's attractions, open space, cuisine, nightlife or simply atmosphere. West London is renowned for its plush and expensive areas such as Kensington and Belgravia. It is the home of many major attractions, from the Royal Albert Hall to Kew gardens, and has excellent shopping grounds and beautiful architecture.
North London contains appealing inner-city suburbs like Islington and Camden Town and has a lively social scene. East London is an area of great diversity, from the Bengali-influenced Brick Lane, to trendy Shoreditch and the modern Docklands area encompassing Canary Wharf. South London has a vibrant multi-cultural atmosphere. It incorporates many attractions and venues including the South Bank centre, the lively international street markets of Brixton and Deptford, hip and happening Clapham and sedate Blackheath.
Life in London can be harsh sometimes. London has survived the Black Death, in 1348, that is said to have halved London's population to 30,000. In 1665, the Great Plague killed 100,000 - over a fifth of the population. The cholera epidemic in 1849 killed 14,000, and yet London continues to thrive and is now home to over 7 million of people making it by far the largest city in Europe.
Travelling across London can be at times difficult, particularly by car - the average traffic speed in the West End is just 8 miles per hour! The large tube system makes travel through London rapid though at certain times of day it can be overcrowded. There is a downside to London - it can sometimes seem dirty, noisy or overcrowded. Despite these things you will have a great time staying in London and may find yourself returning again and again for the unique city experience of London.
London's most famous districts and attractionsMayfair: Banqueting House (Whitehall) , Buckingham Palace, Houses of Parliament , Guards Museum, Royal Academy of Arts, Royal Mews, Spencer House , St James's Church, Faraday's Laboratory and Museum.
Kensington & Knightsbridge: Natural History Museum, Wellington Arch, Darwin Centre, Kensington Palace.
Chelsea & Fulham: National Army Museum.
Covent Garden: Royal Opera House, National Portrait Gallery. Catamaran Cruisers
Westminster and St James's: London Eye, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben and Parliament.
Marlybone: Madame Tussauds, Baker Street.
Knightsbridge and Belgravia: Buckingham Palace.
Greenwich, Blackheath and Tower Hill: Tower of London, Tower Bridge, London Dungeon. Eltham Palace, National Maritime Museum, Queen's House, Royal Observatory Greenwich , Cutty Sark Clipper Ship, Fan Museum.
Soho: British Museum, Piccadilly Circus. Somerset House.
Bermondsey & Borough: HMS Belfast, Tower Bridge Exhibition, Vinopolis -London's Wine Tasting Visitor Attraction.
Bayswater & Paddington: Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum.
Bloomsbury & Holborn: British Museum, Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology.
Clerkenwell & Shoreditch: Bank of England Museum.
Camden & Euston: British Library, Jewish Museum - Camden.
Further West: Hampton Court Palace, Syon House.
Further South: Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum & Tour, Whitehall (= Banqueting hall).
Fitzrovia & Marylebone: Madame Tussauds and the London Planetarium.
Richmond & Kew: The National Archives, Kew Gardens.
St. John's Wood & Maida Vale: London Zoo.
Southbank: British Airways London-Eye , The London Dungeon, Tate Modern , The Millennium Bridge.
The City: Museum of London, St Paul's Cathedral, Tower of London, Clock Museum.
Full list of landmarks and local attractions:Admiralty Arch
Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum
Bank of England
Banqueting House (Whitehall)
British Airways London Eye
Faraday's Laboratory & Museum
Florence Nightingale Museum
Imperial War Museum
Houses of Parliament
Jewish Museum, (The Camden Town)
Kew Bridge Steam Museum
Kew Gardens (The Royal Botanic Gardens)
London Butterfly House
London Sherlock Holmes Museum
National Maritime Museum
Natural History Museum
New Scotland Yard
Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology
Royal Academy of Arts
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
Snakes and Ladders
St. James Square
St. Paul's Cathedral
The Sherlock Holmes Museum
Tower of London
Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum
|Home | About us | Cancellation policy | About London | Castles rooms | Map | Security & Privacy | Contact us|