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About London

A mighty mass of brick, smoke, and shipping, London gave the world Shakespeare and Beckham, the industrial revolution, chitty chitty bang bang and tea time. A city where fish and chips are sold alongside chicken tikka masala, this diverse cultural centre survived waves of sieges, invasions, World War II bombings and the formation of One Direction. Two millennia’s worth of history can be found within its tiny 8000km squared city core, and despite its permanently overcast and rainy weather you can be sure of a warm welcome down in London town.

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The Tower of London

A quintessentially British attraction, you can walk right into the heart of England’s history with a trip to the Tower of London. Just a short walk from the London bridge, no guide is required at the Tower, you’re free to walk in and join the crowds as the Yeomen recalls the tower’s history.

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Harry Potter Studio Tour

Always fantasised strolling through the mystical lanes of Diagon Alley, perhaps with a butter beer? Thanks to Warner Bros Studio, you can now feel right at home in Harry Potter’s world! Whether you have religiously followed the series or just wondered what the fuss is about, this tour is on every visitor’s bucket list during their time in London.

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Madame Tussauds

Take pictures with your favourite celebrities and politicians at the world’s most famous wax museum. Walk through the chamber of horrors and meet the famous murderers of Victorian England; strike a pose with famous film stars, and wave regally with royal family members.

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Lion King: The Musical

“All the world’s a stage” according to Shakespeare, and some of the best loved performances take place in the heart of London. Grandest of them all is the production of “The Lion King,” where a cast of singing acrobats leap across the stage to a backdrop of fireworks and bursts of colour. The beloved Disney cartoon comes to life at the Lyceum theatre.

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May Fair Spa

Disappear from the bustle of central London and sink into the indulgent experience of a May Fair Spa treatment. You're guaranteed an experience of healing and wellbeing that will prepare you for the madness of the city once again.

Restaurants in London

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Poppie’s Fish & Chips

There’s a chippy around every corner of London, but arguably the crispiest chips and the juiciest fish comes from Poppies.

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Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

Tea is a daily British celebration, especially at the Mad Hatter's Tea Party where everything is from Alice's wonderland.

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Guanabana

Latin-Caribbean hospitality and a halal menu of traditional Jamaican food makes Guanabana as interesting as its name.

Bintang

Bintang

Meaning "star" in Malay, this Pan-Asian restaurant serves up some authentic Asian cuisine within a cosy Camden setting.

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Yalla Yalla

Levantine food served in a relaxed and casual atmosphere. This is the perfect place to tuck into some cold mezzes.

Shopping in London

Harrods

Harrods is a well known establishment in the London shopping scene, with the best food, fashion, homeware and more stocked in its seven floors. Shoppers will also enjoy the different themed departments such as the Salon de Parfums, the Egyptian Hall, and the Pet Department.

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Selfridges

Selfridges

Wander on Oxford Street and you'll run into the world's largest department store: Selfridges. Every shop you'll need is here, from the Wonder Room to personal shoppers and every luxury brand imaginable.

The Village at Westfeld London

The Village at Westfeld London

This modern metropolis of shopping is nothing like a village: disappear in the shiny halls and find your high-end jewellery shops, name-brand handbags, your Gucci shoes and Prada heels. Just don't expect to have much left in your bank after a visit to this place.

Bond Street

Bond Street

The name's Bond, Bond Street. Make like a secret agent and slip your way through Bond Street for the best that shopping has to offer, including custom made tours of Bond Street called "Bond Bespoke" offers!

King's Road

King's Road

Shop off the beaten path at King's road, where trendy boutiques meet quirky labels. Beyond the clothing shops are the interior designs by Cath Kidston and Peter Jones and antique shopping at Chelsea Antiques Market. You're sure to feel skilled at eyeing hidden gems after a trip to King's.

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When traveling in London, Download the ‘Citymapper’ app to choose the most convenient form and route of transport to easily navigate your way around the city. For all the latest events or suggestions where to dine, the ‘TimeOut London’ app is best suited for an extensive list of dining options.

Best time to visit London

autumn

September to November

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10° to 17°C

London is busiest in summer but it starts to calm down and the weather is still lovely in Autumn, between 10-20°C. You can also catch some festivals at this time of year as well.

London facts

Languages

English, Bengali, Hindi and Turkish

Currency

Pound sterling (GBP)

Transportation

Tube/Underground (train), buses (get the Visitor Oyster card) and taxis.

Population

8.5 million

Landmark

Big Ben clock tower

Airports

London City Airport (LCY), London Heathrow Airport (LHR), London Gatwick Airport (LGW).

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