- Abbey Road Studios – St. John’s Wood, London, NW8 – Since the Beatles lived in London most of the 60s, it is not surprising that the capital has many associations with this group. The best known place is, of course, the pedestrian crossing at Abbey Road which is on the cover of the album, located near the EMI studios, where the group recorded most of their albums. To get there, walk Grove End Road, along the west side of cricket Lord’s, until you reach the intersection where it becomes Abbey Rd. Do not forget to take your friends, cameras and sign the wall before the study (all do, and can do). More information
– Children’s Museum of Bethnal Green, London – Located right on Cambridge Heath Road from Bethnal Green Underground. The ground floor is best known for its unique collection of antique dolls houses dating back to 1673. Model trains, cars, horses, puppets, a vast doll collection including Native American representations of spirits, temporary exhibitions, antique accessories babies, among others, are some of the things you’ll find here. Tel .: 0208 980 2415 Exhibitions
– Brick Lane – As the name suggests, in his time was the main place of brick kilns which helped rebuild the city after the Great Fire. Currently, he is the center of the Bengali community, and each step is accompanied by the smell of spices from the numerous cafes and restaurants. If you want to buy a particular type of music that it is in the perfect location in London. Location – across the eastern end of Fournier Street (near Aldgate Underground Station East).
– British Library – After 15 years of problems and millions of public money spent, the library finally opened its doors in the spring of 1998. The large number of books inside will leave you amazed. Is actually the largest library in London. Location – Euston Road (near St Pancras Station). www.bl.uk | Hotels near King’s Cross or Euston
– Burlington Arcade – Located across from the Royal Academy, and built in 1819 for Lord Cavendish, is the longest shopping arcade and face of the XIX century. It is still illegal to whistle, sing, hum, walking rushed or carry large packages. If you want to spend your money quickly in London, is in the right place. Hotels near Burlington Arcade
– Canary Wharf – Situated in the middle of West India Docks (East London). The most famous building is the tower designed by Cesar Pelli, officially known as One Canada Square, which is 800 feet high and is one of the tallest buildings in Europe. It is the first skyscraper in the world coated stainless steel. Due to the high current security measures, you can not enter it. Hotels near Canary Wharf
– Chinatown – Located between Leicester Square and Shaftesbury Avenue, is a self mix of shops, cafes and restaurants which forms one of the most distinguished and popular ethnic enclaves London. Gerrard Street, the main street in Chinatown, has been adorned with some ersatz touches like telephone kiosks created as oriental pagodas and false doors, and a few of the 80,000 Chinese citizens living in London three small blocks from Chinatown. The celebrations of Chinese New Year, established here in 1973, is a community event that draws thousands of Chinese closest to New Year’s Day (in late January or early February) Sunday. Huge lions made of paper-mache dance through the streets of London to the sound of a cacophony of fireworks devouring cabbages hung from the upper floors by strings pinned with money. Hotels near Chinatown
– The Changing of the Guard -. Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1Take the subway to Victoria Station, St. James’ Park and Green Park. There are two ceremonies in two different places. The most popular is the Buckingham Palace, where at 11:30 am most days, the Guard of the Queen, accompanied by a band, arrives from Wellington Barracks marching Bird Cage Walk to the palace. The ceremony lasts about 40 minutes and takes place inside the palace gates. Another ceremony that takes place daily throughout the year in Horse Guards Parade in Whitehall at 11 am Monday through Saturday and 10 on Sunday. Here, the guard known as Life-Guard of Queen rides to perform the ceremony in Hyde Park Corner, Constitution Hill and The Mall For details of the hours, call 0891 505 452..More information | Hotels near Buckingham Palace
– Cleopatra’s Needle – Incredible as it may be, is an original Egyptian obelisk. Located in Embankment, was made in Egypt for Pharaoh Tuthmosis III in 1460 BC and brought to London from Alexandria by sea in 1878, to commemorate the British victory against Napoleon. Hotels near Embankment
– Covent Garden – What began in the seventeenth century as the first upscale neighborhood in London is once again a desirable place to live, work and go shopping.Based around the square Inigo Jones, the square designed oldest of London, this area was a market center for fruits and vegetables. The market was closed in 1974 and for a time it looked as if the developers were going to demolish everything to create new office buildings. These plans did not materialize and now we have the elegant building market as well as shops, restaurants and craft stalls. It has become one of the major tourist attractions in London, and now shows some of the boutiques, cafes and popular London restaurants. Hotels near Covent Garden
– Downing Street – is an office for the prime minister, instead of Cabinet meetings, state events center and the home of the president’s family. During his tenure, the prime ministers traditionally live with their families in Downing Street in the private apartment on the second floor. www.pm.gov.uk | Hotels near Downing Street
– Eltham Palace – Eltham Palace is the only house in Art Deco style English open to the public. Initially, a moated house bought by Edward II in 1305, additions such as the impressive Great Hall, with ceiling beams nailed, created in the 1470s, this building became one of Britain’s greatest palaces for a number of members royalty. The most famous of them, Henry VIII grew up here. After the Civil War, the castle fell into decline for over 200 years and the Great Hall, formerly the site of lavish parties, was used as a barn.www.elthampalace.org.uk
– The Elephant Man – Joseph Merrick, known as the “Elephant Man”, was discovered by Dr. Treves, and subsequently admitted as a patient at the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel Road. He remained here as strange medical case for four years until his death in 1890. The hospital still has their remains (although not shown to the public).
– Fitzroy House – Set in the heart of Fitzrovia, famed for STI writers and artists, Fitzroy House was built in 1791 Shortly after development was Undertaken de este area. , Although it is Well Known That the Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw resided in Fitzroy Square, it is a lesser-known fact That I Lived With His mother Also on the 1st floor of 37 Fitzroy Street from 1881-1882. 75 years later, writer and philosopher L. Ron Hubbard made 37 Fitzroy Street His London base. Ron Hubbard wrote many of His best-Known works Whilst in London. With a number of New York Times bestsellers and the Guinness Book of World Records for Most Published Author Title I have is one of The most prolific writers of His Time. You are welcome to visit Fitzroy House.Admittance is free. Open daily from 11am to 5pm by appointment. Call 0207 255 2422 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. www.fitzroyhouse.org
– Florence Nightingale Museum – In Lambeth Palace Road, London is the museum in honor of the woman who revolutionized the nursing profession, establishing the first nursing school in St. Thomas in 1859. Exhibits include the white lantern that given the nickname “The woman with the Lamp” and many other objects. Phone: 0207 620 0374. Exhibitions
– Fortnum & Mason – Very old food shop established in the 1770s by one of the servants of George III, Charles Fortnum. The grocery store has served the Royal Family and the general public since. It is very famous for its picnic baskets, an institution of the upper class, first introduced as “concentrated lunches” for hunting and shooting parties. Location – Piccadilly No.181. If you have a little treasure full of money, go there to enjoy. www.fortnumandmason.com | Hotels near Fortnum & Mason
– Greenwich area – The most famous of this area is the Old Royal Observatory, where it is timed for everyone. Another interesting thing is the last ship of tea preserved in the world, the Cutty Sark. Among the historical sights that await you are berths sailors, cutlery Antigua and people dressed dolls. The tourist information office, located at 46 Greenwich Church St, (open daily: April to October, from 10:00 to 17:00, from October to March, from 11:00 to 16:00; Tel: 0208 858 6376) should be your first stop; They can answer most of your questions and offer maps and guides. Photography .
– Guy Fawkes – Have you ever wondered why the English celebrate Fawkes night with lots of bonfires and fireworks? This is the reason. Fawkes was caught in the cellars of Westminster Hall trying to overthrow the House of Lords on November 5, 1605. He was later hanged, dragged and dropped off at the Old Palace Yard Catholic. We celebrate this failed attempt to burn the parliament.
– Ham House – This suggestion comes from one of our readers in New Zealand.With such passion and vigor described this, we had to share it. The first Earl of Dysart received a title and ownership of Ham by withstanding the punishment of Charles I when he misbehaved. His daughter Elizabeth, a very ambitious woman, using her second husband, the Earl of Lauderdale, built this house still more greatness. Unfortunately, his lifestyle was too expensive and the family ended up deeply in debt. Horace Walpole was who described Ham House as “Sleeping Beauty”.Today, the house boasts one of the finest Stuart interiors of country style, luxurious plaster work, silverware, tapestries, silk damasks, etc. Location – Richmond Park. www.nationaltrust.org.uk
– HMS Belfast – Permanently Moored near Tower Bridge, the ship participated in the Second World War. Armed with six torpedoes and six inch guns with a range of over 14 miles, the Belfast spent more than two years of war in the shipyards of the Royal Navy. Retired after the Korean War, is now an outpost for the Imperial War Museum. You can see for yourself what was working in the boiler up and down several stairs. www.iwm.org.uk
– Jack the Ripper – In the course of eight weeks between August and November 1888, five prostitutes were stabbed and killed in the Whitechapel area. His internal organs were removed from their bodies. To date, the identity of the murderer remains a mystery. There have been many movies and written many novels, but no one knows who. At that time, many assumed he was a Jew and for a time was dangerous to walk the streets at night for fear of reprisals Jews.The most famous suspect is the Duke of Clarence, eldest son of Edward VII; it is easy to accuse him, since he was involved in a scandal involving a male brothel.
– Aquarium London – The London Aquarium, £ 25 million, is the first attraction of its kind in the capital, and one of the largest displays of aquatic life in Europe, shown in more than two million liters of water. www .londonaquarium.co.uk
– London Bridge – … The first London Bridge was built by the Romans nearly 2,000 years ago … More
– Neasden Temple – Just around the corner from North Circular Road in Neasden, is really one of the best places in London. We have to admit that it is difficult to visit by public transport, but if you drive or minicab not expensive. Worth going there. You can go underground to Neasden or Stonebridge Park Station, but from there you have to walk a lot. They will be amazed by this exotic building. Just look at the exterior facade of the temple is enough to gape. To visit this place, men and women should dress decently (miniskirts are not allowed, shorts, clothing vise, etc.) Admission is free. The entire process of building this temple is astonishing;five thousand tons of limestone and marble from different parts of Europe were sent to India, where they were recorded and brought back to London. It’s really a place you should visit. Open daily from 9:00 to 18:30;free. Tel .: 020 8965 2651. Photography .
– Nelson’s Column – was erected in 1843 and is now one of the most popular sights of London. It was created in honor of Admiral of an eye and an arm that defeated Napoleon at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, paying with his life. The statue atop the granite column is larger than three times the actual size of Nelson, but nevertheless seems tiny and covered with anti-pigeon gel to try to reduce the accumulation of guano. The acanthus leaves of the capital are made of English guns, while low reliefs at the base, which show three previous victories Nelson and his death on the HMS Victory, are made of weapons captured from the French.The four gigantic Edwin Landseer lions guard the column and the kids love to climb them. 14 beds dined above the column before the statue being placed. Every year London receives a gift of a huge Christmas tree in the Norwegian city of Oslo. Photography .
– OXO Tower – A former power plant turned into meat packing factory in the 1930s by Liebig Extract of Meat Company. The company was wise to incorporate the letters in the windows of the main tower to comply with the prohibition of advice on illuminated advertisements. Currently, the OXO Tower contains flats, workshops and shops as well as one of the best restaurants in London. Every year at Christmas, there is a long waiting list to reserve a table, only to enjoy the magnificent view over the Thames. More info
– Parliament Square – Parliament Square is a square outside the north facade of the Palace of Westminster.It was designed to ease traffic around the Parliament Building. It is a traffic island surrounded by a splendid architecture.
– Pollock’s Toy Museum – Its collections include a great example of Victorian paper theaters popularized by Benjamin Pollock, who sold them with the slogan “a smooth penny, two with color.” The other exhibits include old stuffed animals, puppets, Red Army soldiers, wax dolls and many others. Learn more
– Piccadilly Circus – During the weekend, this place is crowded. Abundant nightlife, especially with nightclubs like the Hippodrome, MGM Cinema, local pubs and bars, people trying to draw your picture and Trocadero. Inside the Trocadero is SegaWorld, the world’s largest, with seven floors and offering all kinds of games this century indoor theme parquet. Photography | Hotels near Piccadilly Circus
– Royal Festival Hall – Royal Festival Hall is in the heart of Southbank Centre complex. Opened in 1951 as part of the Festival of Britain, is one of the major concert halls of the world, featuring concerts by top international orchestras, operas and a wide range of contemporary music events, from jazz to pop, rock and world music. www.southbankcentre.co.uk
– Near Trafalgar Square is the RSA, (The Royal Society of Art) one of the hidden architectural treasures of London. The house was especially for the Society by Robert Adam designed in the early 1770s Today, Georgian facade conceals many unexpected elements of both contemporary and traditional architecture, including a series of intriguing underground caves and connected. The library has a particularly interesting Adam roof with panels made by the school of Angelica Kaufman. The Great Hall is famous for its famous allegorical series of paintings by James Barry entitled “The Progress of Human Knowledge”. The house is now open to the public for free on the first Sunday of the month (except January). For groups with advance reservations can be handled something to eat.
– St. Pancras Station – This Train Station London has to be one of the most impressive and beautiful European stations. This masterpiece of Gothic style served as British Rail offices since 1935.
– In the City of London you will find the Cathedral of St. Paul . The current structure is the fifth cathedral built there. The marriage of the Prince and Princess of Wales, the funeral of Sir Winston Churchill and many other occasions have taken place in this spiritual center. Created with Portland stone, with a dome that rises 365 feet and with Great Paul the largest bell in England, has to be one of the monuments that MUST VISIT in London.After four years of scaffolding covered the interior of the Cathedral of St. Paul was revealed on June 9, 2008 at 9:30 after a cleaning and repair program which cost £ 10.8 million. Work began in May 2001 and included the restoration of the dome, stonework, gilding, mosaics and sculptures. During this monumental project over 1,000 containers of dust (each of which contained about one cubic foot of dust) were removed and over 11,000 square meters of smooth stone and 4,500 square meters of stone carving were cleaned. Surprisingly, the Cathedral remained in operation during the project. Open Monday through Saturday from 8:30 to 16:00. Tel .: 0207 236 4128. More information
– Selfridge’s – Another London shop worth visiting, if only to buy, to watch their windows. It opened in 1909, created by Chicago millionaire Gordon Selfridge, who promoted its 130 departments with the slogan “Why not spend a day at Selfridge’s?”, But then had to leave after having problems with the IRS. Located at the corner of Orchard Street and Oxford Street.www.selfridges.com | hotels near Selfridges
– Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre – The largest crowds are currently in the Bankside are in this place, a spectacular reconstruction of polygonal theater where first produced most of the later works of the poet. (The original site of the Globe, blackened marked by a plaque on a wall of a brewery in Park Street, is under a Georgian terrace). The theater, which is the first theater of straw in London since the Great Fire, uses only natural light and minimal sets, and currently organizes functions mid-May to mid-September. It also has a restaurant, café, cinema and inevitably, a store that sells a lot of merchandise on Shakespeare. For more information call 0207 902 1500. www.shakespeares-globe.org | hotels near Globe Theatre
– Sicillian Avenue – Created in 1910, this continental promenade is located diagonally across the old shacks in the corner of Bloomsbury Way and Southampton Row, Holborn. Contains a couple of coffees and one of the largest used book. Go there for a nice and pleasant Mediterranean atmosphere.
– Sir John Soane Museum – Soane was the son of a bricklayer who became architect of the Bank of England, and bought three adjacent properties, altering them to make home and office, plus a place to store his collection of art and antiques . His house is still the best example of what he called “poetry of architecture”, using mirrors, domes and skylights to create wonderful spatial ambiguities. Located on the north side of Lincoln’s Inn Fields, Holborn. Phone: 0207 405 2107. Current events
– South Bank – In 1951, the South Bank Exhibition held in abandoned land south of the Thames, formed the center of the “Festival of Britain” for the entire nation, in an attempt to revive the moral postwar celebrating the centenary of the Great Exhibition (when Britain ruled half the world). The most impressive place was the wheel, the Dome of Discovery saucer shaped, and Skylon Tower cigar shaped. The great success of the festival prompted the creation of the South Bank Centre, although this has failed to capture the public imagination in the same way. The South Bank has become the most dear-not culturally bunker London. On the positive side, the South Bank is under the artistic direction and is the center of the art scene in the capital. The nearest metro station is Waterloo. www.southbankcentre.co.uk
– Thames Barrier – The brief boat trip from Greenwich or Westminster passes not glamorous industrials landscapes before moving to the spectacular wings of the Thames Barrier. London has suffered flood tides since before 1236, when it was reported that in “the great Palace of Westminster, the men rowed with barges in the middle of the room.” One of the worst floods occurred in 1953 when more than 300 people drowned in the Thames Estuary. Later it was decided to create a barrier, which was completed between 1972 and 1984. It is an impressive feat of engineering, with ten movable steel doors weighing between 400 and 3700 tons each.
– Topolski Century – The mural artist Feliks Topolski, 600 feet long, between the railway arches of the South Bank. I travel extensively around the world and witnessed several historical events, and meet some historical figures of the twentieth century, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X and Chairman Mao, George Bernard Shaw, HG Wells and Black Panthers. It was in London during the Blitz in New York during the riots in Harlem and was in the liberation of Belsen concentration camp. He settled in London and created the exhibit showing the twentieth century as he considered. Topolski Century, 150-152 Hungerford Arches Bridge, Waterloo, London SE1 8XU. http://topolskicentury.org.uk
– Wimbledon – If you missed the tennis tournament (held every year during the last week of June and first of July), the best for an amateur sport is dares tour the Tennis Museum Wimbledon, located near Gate 4, on the east side of the All England tennis in Church Road. The museum shows the history of sport, which originated in the “jeu de Paume” of the French clergy, practiced since the XII century. www.wimbledon.org
– Vinopolis – City of Wine – 1 Bank End, Bankside, SE1. Take the subway to London Bridge Station.Dedicated to the pleasures of good food and drink, visitors can spend an afternoon tasting and learning about wines and spirits from around the world. The Classic Package includes a tour, 5 records for wine tasting and a chance to try a cocktail Bombay Sapphire, cooked to perfection. Other packages offer the opportunity to sample a variety of wines and unusual spirits from around the world or receive an introduction to the secrets of wine tasting. Tickets from £ 11 per person. Open from 12:00 to 21:00 Monday, Friday and Saturday; from 12:00 to 18:00 the other days (last admission two hours before closing time). Call 0870 241 4040 for more information and updates on the opening hours. www.vinopolis.co.uk
– And we have now reached one of the most famous landmarks of London, Westminster Abbey ( More information ). He has been closely connected with the Crown and the history of the nation. Coronations of kings and queens all (except two) have been held here for 900 years. The magnificent Gothic building we see today is the eleventh century. www.westminster-abbey.org