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London is one of the busiest cities in the world with a rich history and a modern & trend setting culture. It is impossible to list all the things to do in London on our web site listing all the museums, art galleries, places of historic significance as well as the theatres, cinemas, restaurants & bars. But here are two web site that my help you to choose what to see & do during your visit.
The Visit London website www.visitlondon.com is the official London tourist office website listing pretty much all that is listed above.
Time out is the must have magazine for the latest things to do & see in London. Now on the web at www.timeout.com/london for all the news on clubs, pubs, gigs, shows, displays and the trendiest places to see and be seen.
The famous London park is one of the largest in the city and an ideal area to visit in order to get away from the hustle and bustle of London city life. The hotel is well placed to take advantage of all the park has to offer. Together with Kensington gardens Hyde Park covers a total of 625 acres making the park an ideal place for a walk run or cycle.
The London Eye
Visit one of London's biggest and best new attractions. For many, the London Eye has done for London what the Eiffel Tower did for Paris. It has become a focal point of the city, a structure that allows anyone to view London from above and enjoy some spectacular panoramic vistas. It is the tallest Ferris wheel in Europe and an astonishing feat of engineering.
One of London's premier shopping streets, Oxford Street is synonymous with London. Boasting 548 shops on the street, it is Europe’s busiest shopping street as well as its most dense. Here you will find a number of major department stores and numerous brands’ flagship stores. A dream for those in need of major retail therapy!
The world's largest antiques market - The main market day for antiques is on Saturday although there are fruit and vegetable stalls that trade throughout the week and are worth a visit too. The market is an impressive half a mile long so there is plenty of browsing to be done.
Five markets as well as a vast range of shops and stalls along the main Camden High Street. This market attracts an impressive 100,000 people each weekend approximately. You will find stalls that sell crafts, clothing, bric-a-brac and food. The markets originally operated on Sundays and this is still the main business day – however, many traders operate throughout the week and Saturdays are also very busy.
One of London's oldest fresh produce market – The wholesale market operates all weekday mornings however for the retail market you will need to visit on a Thursday, Friday or Saturday. The market is famous for fruits and vegetables although in recent years stalls selling various ranges of fine foods including breads, seafood and game have been added to the market area.
Changing of the
At Buckingham Palace the Changing of the Guard takes palace in the forecourt around 11am. The St. James’ Palace detachment of the Queens guard march along the Mall to Buckingham Palace, where the Buckingham palace detachment has formed up, in order to await their arrival. The Old Guard and New Guard swap duties all the while being accompanied by a full military band that play music to keep the soldiers and watching crowds entertained.
Otherwise known as the Queen’s birthday parade, the ceremony is performed by regiments of the British and Commonwealth armies. The Queen travels down the Mall from Buckingham palace in a Royal Procession with a Sovereign’s escort of Household Cavalry. The ceremony is very much worth watching with music, great pomp and tradition in abundance.