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London is the cultural, political, and economic heart of Britain, famous for its world-class museums, galleries, royal palaces, shopping destinations, West End theatre shows and award-winning restaurants. Whether you want to stay in a 5-star luxury hotel and sip Champagne on the London Eye or find a cheap hostel and stroll around one of London's beautiful Royal Parks, you're sure to find something that suits your budget and interests.
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Christmas Markets in London

They say you can start to feel Christmas coming as early as October in the UK. To feel the true spirit of Christmas in London head to one or more of these very festive destinations throughout the capital and thank us later. You don't want to miss the cosy Christmas markets peppered around the city centre. Be it at Leicester Square, the Southbank Centre or London Bridge City, why not warm yourself up with a mug of mulled wine by the river while you browse the stalls and take in the festive atmosphere.
Adresse: Leicester Square, South Bank & London Bridge
Åpningstider: December — see website for times and dates
Transport: Leicester Square, South Bank, London Bridge
Billetter: Free entry
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The Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace

The Changing of the Guard or Guard Mounting is an exchange of guard duties at Buckingham Palace. Watch the ceremony as each set of guards dressed in traditional red tunics and bearskin hats takes over from their brothers in arms. You can also catch ceremonial guard changes at Windsor Castle and at the Tower of London.
Adresse: Buckingham Palace, London
Åpningstider: Usually starts at 10:45am and lasts around 45 minutes, with the actual handover taking place at 11am
Transport: Green Park tube station
Billetter: Free to enter
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British Summer Time Music Festival

The Barclaycard British Summer Time music festival takes place every year in Hyde Park. The week-long event covers many musical tastes, from pop to rock to dance and hip hop. Find out more on their website.
Adresse: Hyde Park, London
Transport: Marble Arch, Hyde Park Corner, or Green Park tube stations
Billetter: Be sure to get your tickets way ahead of time
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RHS Chelsea Flower Show

The world's greatest flower show takes place in West London over a four-day period in May. Each year is different from the last but the vibrant small gardens and horticultural displays bring a splash of colour and scent to London's events calendar. Booking in advance is advisable.
Adresse: Royal Hospital Chelsea, Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London
Åpningstider: End of May
Transport: Sloane Square tube station
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Trooping the Colour

To celebrate The Queen’s birthday in June each year, the tradition of Trooping the Colour takes place on Horse Guards Parade and The Mall near Buckingham Palace. The ceremony of military pomp and pageantry includes a flypast by the Royal Air Force and a procession led by Her Majesty.
Adresse: Horse Guards Parade, Whitehall, London
Transport: Charing Cross, Embankment or Westminster tube stations
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Notting Hill Carnival

Europe's biggest street festival takes place every August Bank Holiday weekend in West London. The huge Caribbean-themed party takes place over a period of three days with the main parade held on the Monday. Expect colourful floats, dressed up performers and lots of music.
Adresse: Notting Hill area, West London
Åpningstider: August Bank Holiday weekend — the last Sun–Mon of August
Billetter: Free entry
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Totally Thames Festival

The whole month of September is dedicated to celebrating London's famous river. The Totally Thames Festival takes place over a period of 30 days. With more than 100 different artistic and cultural events, the festival takes over the city spreading out for miles. In 2014 there were guided walks, tours and tall ships regattas, as well as theatre, cinema and many other exciting ways to enjoy London. All of these events take place either on or by the river Thames.
Adresse: Various locations along the river
Telefon: +44 20 7928 8998
Åpningstider: Throughout September
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Palace of Westminster

Take a tour of the Palace of Westminster, also referred to as the Houses of Parliament, and experience 1,000 years of history. Visitors are welcomed into the building through Westminster Hall, before following in the footsteps of the Queen at the State Opening of Parliament. Marvel at the Victorian splendour of the Lords Chamber and see the famous green benches in the Commons Chamber. Audioguides and tours are available in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian and Mandarin.
Adresse: Westminster, London
Telefon: +44 20 7219 3000
Åpningstider: Saturdays and weekdays when Parliament is not in session
Transport: Westminster tube station
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London Bus Tour, Hop On - Hop Off

Enjoy the Perfect Introduction to London. Embark on an adventure with Big Bus Tours. Our Non-stop London sightseeing tour allows you to soak up the city's atmosphere with ease. Relax and enjoy fascinating facts about London's rich culture and dramatic history as you pass its famous landmarks and attractions. And, on selected Red Tour buses, pick up tops tips from our experienced guides to help you uncover London’s secrets and stories. Our bus route has been carefully planned to ensure that you'll capture all the best sights of London, including Big Ben, the London Eye, Tower Bridge and Buckingham Palace.
Adresse: Green Park station, London W1J 9DZ
Telefon: +4420 7808 6753
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The British Museum

One of the largest and most interesting museums in the world, the British Museum is home to some of the most treasured historical artefacts ever found. The extensive exhibition includes the Rosetta Stone, Assyrian treasures, Egyptian mummies and the museum's spectacularly illuminated Great Court, where you can find the museum's new restaurant. This restaurant is an ideal spot for taking afternoon tea under the court's spectacular roof. Free tours of the museum and guides are also available. The tours are led by knowledgeable experts in their field of study — don't miss this amazing learning opportunity.
Adresse: Great Russell Street, London
Telefon: +44 20 7323 8000
Åpningstider: Daily 10am–5pm
Transport: Holborn, Tottenham Court Road, Russell Square, and Goodge Street tube stations
Billetter: Free (some temporary exhibitions are ticketed)
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Buckingham Palace

During the summer months, Buckingham Palace — the official residence of The Queen — opens the doors of its elegant State Rooms to the public. As well as proving a very fancy backdrop for many an official royal engagements, the rooms contain some of the finest treasures from the Royal Collection, including paintings, sculptures and fine French furniture.
Adresse: Buckingham Palace, London
Telefon: +44 20 7766 7300
Åpningstider: July–September
Transport: Victoria, Green Park and Hyde Park Corner tube stations
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The London Eye

At a staggering height of 135 metres (443 ft), The London Eye offers a superb view of the capital's most famous attractions. A full rotation around the observational wheel in one of the glass capsules lasts some 30 minutes and it is so popular that each year it receives more visitors than the Taj Mahal and the Great Pyramids of Giza. And once you've taken a 360-degree ride on the wheel you'll understand why.
Adresse: Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, London
Telefon: +44 870 990 8883
Åpningstider: Daily 11am–6pm
Transport: Westminster and Waterloo tube stations
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Platform Nine and Three-Quarters

Locals know King’s Cross as one of the city’s busiest train stations serving much of the country since 1852. The place became internationally famous when Harry Potter used the station on his train journey to Hogwarts. Take a picture with a trolley disappearing into the brick wall and get some wizarding memorabilia from the Potter-themed souvenir shop.
Adresse: King's Cross railway station, London
Åpningstider: The souvenir shop: Mon–Sat 8am–8pm, Sun 9am–8pm
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Tower of London

Tower of London is one of the most famous fortified buildings in the world. It's also a mysterious place full of dark secrets, strange stories and historic relics. Here you can admire the priceless Crown Jewels, explore the Medieval Palace, visit the infamous Bloody Tower, and go on a tour with a Yeoman Warder to learn about the many executions that took place here.
Adresse: Tower Hill, London
Telefon: +44 20 3166 6000
Transport: Tower Hill tube station
Billetter: Adults £29.90
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Soho

Soho is an absolute must-see, since it's so multifaceted. Dean, Frith, Beak, and Old Compton streets are lively around the clock, and long-running Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club can be found here. Shaftesbury Avenue attracts theatre-goers, while Carnaby, Oxford and Regent streets and the iconic Liberty's department store are there for your shopping needs. Music shops, small cafes and quaint bakeries are on every corner! The energetic streets of Soho are the most popular nightlife destination. The neighbourhood still retains a somewhat risqué vibe with bars, cafes and restaurants that cater to hip crowds of international creatives. Soho is also known as the centre of LGBTQA+ community, so don't miss out on all the gay and lesbian party spots in the area.
Adresse: Soho, West End, London
Transport: Oxford Circus, Tottenham Court Road or Piccadilly Circus tube station
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Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre is a reconstruction of the original open-air theatre where playwright, William Shakespeare, first staged many of his famous plays such as Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, and Midsummer Night’s Dream. On the banks of the Thames, just a few hundred yards away from its original location, the Globe stages classic and modern interpretations of Shakespeare's works as well as of brand new plays. There is also an exhibition with audio guides available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, and Japanese as well as expert guided tours.
Adresse: 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London
Telefon: +44 20 7902 1400
Åpningstider: Open at specific times for tours and performances
Transport: Blackfriars, London Bridge and Mansion House tube stations
Billetter: Adults £18.70
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Chinatown

London's Chinatown is a vibrant neighbourhood full of authentic Asian restaurants, stores, supermarkets and secret bars, adorned. with red lanterns and red arches. Try some authentic buns at BaoziInn Romilly Street, Cantonese staples such as roast duck on rice at Café TPT or drop by Gerrard’s Corner for a generous portion of nostalgia and the adorable retro vibe. There is always something new to explore here!
Adresse: Gerrard Street, London
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The Victoria and Albert Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum in Kensington has a glorious collection of design and art: from Islamic art to fine European jewellery. From famous watercolours by artists such as John Constable to iconic fashion creations by Vivienne Westwood. Explore the permanent collection or visit one of the museum's world-class, and ever-popular temporary exhibitions. Look out for the quirky Friday Lates events that happen on the last Friday of every month.
Adresse: Cromwell Road, London
Telefon: +44 20 7942 2000
Åpningstider: Wed–Sun 10am–5:45
Transport: South Kensington tube station
Billetter: Free admission. Some exhibitions are ticketed. Book ahead
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Hoxton and Shoreditch

Hoxton and Shoreditch are creative hubs brimming with colourful street art, hip cafes and bars, experimental galleries and popular nightclubs. Check out the many themed bars that serve endlessly inventive and delicious dishes from a long list of world cuisines. Vintage and design shops are plentiful.
Transport: Shoreditch High Street and Old Street tube stations
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The River Thames Cruise

See London from a different angle by taking a cruise along the famous River Thames. Glide by some of London’s top attractions from Westminster to Greenwich, and listen to the entertaining live commentary as you pass sights such as the Shakespeare’s Globe, Tower Bridge, and the Tower of London.
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St Paul's Cathedral

The 17th century St Paul's Cathedral on Ludgate Hill is one of the capital's most iconic buildings. Designed by the illustrious Sir Christopher Wren, St Paul's was the tallest building in London until as late as 1962. Use the touchscreen multimedia guides or take a guided tour to learn about the famous interior or, if you're feeling fit, climb up to the Whispering Gallery and try out the acoustics. From there you can carry on making your way up to the Golden Gallery atop the dome, where you'll be rewarded with breathtaking views of London. You can also descend into the crypt where you'll find memorials of important historical figures such as Admiral Lord Nelson.
Adresse: St Paul's Churchyard, London
Telefon: +44 20 7246 8350
Transport: St Paul's, Mansion House and Blackfriars tube stations
Billetter: Adults £17
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Brixton and the Electric Avenue

Brixton's Electric Avenue got its name for being the first market street in London to be lit with electric lights. Today, the avenue is a diverse and eclectic food market, mostly specialising in African and Caribbean cuisine. Apart from the food, the area is attracting bargain hunters in search of cameras, audio equipment, all manner of household goods, hair and beauty products and services, wigs, fishmongers, butchers, bakers, fruit and flower shops — you name it. Brixton Village is a covered arcaded area of the market that brims with quirky shops, fruit and vegetable stands, and a plethora of cafes and restaurants. Brixton Academy is an iconic venue that hosts some of the biggest rock and pop acts in the world. The venue was originally opened as a theatre and cinema called the Astoria, but has since evolved into a concert venue: Madonna, Sex Pistols and The Smiths have all performed here.
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Leicester Square

Leicester Square is a pedestrianised square surrounded by a number of nationally significant cinemas with some of the city’s biggest screens, as well as a variety of restaurants. The Odeon Leicester Square, Empire, Leicester Square is often used for film premieres, so why not do a bit of Hollywood star-spotting while you're in London. The lush garden in the middle of the square is the perfect spot for cooling off in during the summer or resting your feet. Cinephiles should definitely check out the programme of the Prince Charles Cinema. This independent cinema does screenings of cult films and marathon film runs.
Adresse: West End, London
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Brick Lane

Brick Lane is the heart of London’s Bangladeshi community. Road signs here appear in both English and Bengali, and the restaurants are authentic and unpretentious. Some iconic restaurants like the the Bengal Village, Aladin, Smokestak, Hawksmoor, All Star Lanes canbe found here. Beigel Bake, where you can get a traditional Jewish-style filled bagel with salt beef or smoked salmon is an absolute must.
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The National Gallery

You will find vast collections of some of the most famous, beautiful and awe-inspiring paintings in the world at the National Gallery. Treat yourself to some of the best artistic production there is and ever has been. Feast your eyes on masterpieces by Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Titian, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Turner, Monet or Van Gogh.
Adresse: Trafalgar Square, London
Telefon: +44 20 7747 2885
Åpningstider: Daily 10am–6pm, Fri until 9pm
Transport: Charing Cross tube Station
Billetter: Free admission
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Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum houses hundreds of amazing exhibits from the natural world in one of London's most beautiful landmark buildings. Highlights include the popular Dinosaurs gallery, the model blue whale and the Cocoon specimen centre special. Events and debates are held in the Darwin Centre high-tech Attenborough Studio, where you'll have the chance to meet important scientists.
Adresse: Cromwell Road, London
Telefon: +44 20 7942 5000
Åpningstider: Daily 10am–5:50pm
Transport: South Kensington and Gloucester Road tube stations
Billetter: Free admission. Some temporary exhibitions are ticketed. Booking ahead is a good idea
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The Sherlock Holmes Museum

The official home of the famous fictional detective Sherlock Holmes is 221b Baker Street. According to the books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, he lived here from 1881 to 1904. The museum features Holmes' detailed study, life-size waxworks representing scenes from Holmes and Watson's adventures and a souvenir shop.
Adresse: 221b Baker Street, London
Telefon: +44 207 224 3688
Åpningstider: Wed–Sun 10am–5pm
Transport: Baker Street tube station
Billetter: Adults £15
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Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter

Step into the magical world of Harry Potter and visit the film sets where the movies were shot in the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London — The Making of Harry Potter. On the tour, you can nose around Dumbledore's office, enter the Great Hall, walk down Diagon Alley, see how they made Harry Potter fly on his broomstick and watch special effect animatronics come to life. A must-do for fans of the world's favourite wizard.
Adresse: Studio Tour Drive, Leavesden
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Hampstead Heath

Hampstead Heath is one of the largest parks in London. It sits atop one of the highest points in London, excellent views of the London skyline. The skyscrapers of Canary Wharf can be seen along with St Paul's Cathedral and other landmarks. The Heath features grassy fields, wooded areas, and a number of large ponds. The water is never particularly warm, but do pack swimwear just in case the mood strikes you.
Åpningstider: Always open
Transport: Hampstead Heath commuter trains station or Hampstead tube station
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Tate Modern

Housed in a large former power station, Tate Modern is Britain's leading art gallery when it comes to modern and contemporary art. As well as the Tate's much anticipated exhibitions, there's a fantastic permanent collection to explore. It features works by artists as diverse as Matisse, Picasso, Rothko, Pollock, Warhol and Bourgeois.
Adresse: Bankside, London
Telefon: +44 20 7887 8888
Åpningstider: Daily 10am–6pm
Transport: Southwark and Blackfriars tube stations
Billetter: Free admission. Some temporary exhibitions are ticketed. Advance booking is recommended.
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Madame Tussauds London

There's plenty to keep you entertained at Madame Tussauds London, with more than 300 wax figures, the Marvel Super Heroes 4D movie experience and Spirit of London Taxi Ride. The uncannily lifelike wax figures of famous (and infamous) individuals from throughout history are the obvious highlight. From Johnny Depp and One Direction to Muhammad Ali and the Queen, you are sure to recognise everyone who makes an appearance. Who is your favourite celebrity?
Adresse: Marylebone Road, London
Åpningstider: Daily 10am–4pm
Transport: Baker Street tube station
Billetter: Standard adult from £30.50
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British Film Institute — The BFI

The British Film Institute (BFI) is an absolute must for film aficionados. This film and television charitable organisation shows films every day: from the latest and biggest blockbusters screened in their spectacular IMAX theatre, to old-time classics and indie darlings in their smaller, more intimate halls. The renovated BFI venue is located in Southbank, which is the perfect spot to take in the riverfront views and hang out in the creative company of local film and theatre lovers. The BFI's waterfront restaurant and bar is great for dates or discussing the latest movie with friends.
Adresse: Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London
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Kew Gardens

London's largest UNESCO World Site, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, is the largest conservation project of its kind in the world. Visit the Davies Alpine House and experience the high-altitude conditions that allow alpine plants to grow, take a trip the desert to the jungle at Princess of Wales Conservatory, marvel at treacherous carnivorous plants and take in sweeping views of London from atop the Great Pagoda.
Adresse: Richmond, United Kingdom
Telefon: +44 20 8332 5655
Åpningstider: Daily from 10am. Closing hours vary monthly
Transport: Kew Gardens tube station is 500m from Victoria Gate
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SEA LIFE London Aquarium

Located on the South Bank, right next to London Eye, SEA LIFE London Aquarium harbours one of Europe’s largest collections of global marine life covering more than 500 species, 14 themed areas and two million litres of water. The exhibition includes favourites such as seahorses, octopus, zebra sharks and clown fish.There are also interactive experiences, so you can see diving displays, watch the sharks being fed, or even try and feed the stingrays yourself. And don't forget to take a dive 'under the ocean' in the glass tunnel walkway.
Adresse: County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, London
Telefon: +44 20 7967 8025
Transport: Waterloo and Westminster tube stations
Billetter: Adults £27
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Legoland Windsor

Built on 150 acres of parkland, the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort is located just outside of London. It is home to more than 55 rides, shows, attractions and workshops, all geared towards children up to 12 years of age. This theme park is a great place for a family day trip. Jump on board a Lego submarine, take a good look at London's iconic landscape in miniature form, get soaked at the water rides and put your skills to the test at The Driving School.
Adresse: Winkfield Road, Windsor, Berkshire
Transport: Take a train from London Paddington to Windsor & Eton Central via Slough, or from Waterloo to Windsor & Eton Riverside direct. A shuttle bus service operates from both stations to the park.
Billetter: From £39
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Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court Palace was King Henry VIII's favourite royal residence. It is brimming with thrilling stories and beautiful sights. Inside the building you can visit the medieval Great Hall where William Shakespeare’s company once performed, as well as the huge Tudor kitchens and the Haunted Gallery. There is also much to see on the outside of the palace, what with the puzzling maze, the palace's beautiful gardens and a large park. Other highlights include daily tours and talks, as well as the annual Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.
Adresse: East Molesey, Surrey
Telefon: +44 844 482 7777
Transport: Hampton Court train station is just across the bridge.
Billetter: Adults £25.30
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Museum of London

Discover the story of the world's greatest city at The Museum of London. The tale begins with prehistoric London, moving on to the influence of the Romans and Saxons on the city, and then on towards Medieval London. Along the way you will encounter civil wars, deathly plagues and rampant fires. Journey through the Galleries of Modern London along Victorian streets and marvel at the lavish Lord Mayor's Coach display.
Adresse: 150 London Wall, City of London
Telefon: +44 20 7001 9844
Åpningstider: Daily 10am–5pm in the summer, Wed–Sun the rest of the year
Transport: Barbican, St Paul's and Moorgate tube stations
Billetter: Free entry
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WWT London Wetland Centre

The 105-acre WWT London Wetland Centre is a wildlife reserve on the outskirts of Central London. Here you will find plenty of rare birds, beautiful lakes, tranquil gardens and calming meadows to walk amongst and admire. Keep your eyes open because you might be lucky enough to spot a family of otters. You can also take a free guided tour before relaxing at the Water's Edge Cafe. There are indoor and outdoor adventure areas for kids.
Adresse: Queen Elizabeth's Walk, Barnes, London
Telefon: +44 20 8409 4400
Billetter: Adults £14.75. Book ahead
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The London Dungeon

London's history is filled with gruesome tales and scary characters. The London Dungeon attraction on the south bank of the Thames retells some of those bloody stories. Using costumes, 360° sets and a multitude of special effects, London Dungeon takes you through 1000 years of the city's gory, gruesome and terrifying past in 90 minutes. Look out for Jack the Ripper and Sweeney Todd along the way. This is not an attraction for those of nervous disposition.
Adresse: County Hall, Riverside Building, London
Telefon: +44 333 321 2001
Transport: Waterloo and Westminster tube stations
Billetter: Standard ticket from £27
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London Mithraeum

Reopened recently at the very site of its original discovery, the ruins of this Roman Temple of Mithras are open for public visits in the basement of Bloomberg's European headquarters at number 12 Walbrook. There are also a few other exhibitions that include both historic artefacts and contemporary artwork. Entrance is free of charge.
Adresse: 12 Walbrook, London
Telefon: +44 20 7330 7500
Åpningstider: Tue–Sat 10am–6pm, Sun noon–5pm, Mon closed. First Thu of the month 10am–8pm
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Stonehenge and Bath

Once you are ready to take a break from the busy streets of London, take a bus trip to the top attractions outside the Capital. It's a perfect opportunity to cross the mysterious Stonehenge rock formations and the historic town of Bath off your bucket list. Most tours from London will make Windsor Castle — the home to the British royal family — their first stop. Get ready for a day full of royal sophistication and ancient mysteries.
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Kanada-Ya Piccadilly

Arguably London's best ramen chain now has three location across town. They specialise in tonkotsu (pork broth) ramen; some bowls feature chicken bone broth or a combination of the two. All locations except the original one in Covent Garden serve a vegetarian option.
Adresse: 3 Panton St, London
Telefon: +44 20 7930 3511
Åpningstider: Mon–Sun noon–3pm / 4pm–10pm
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Bang Bang Oriental Food Hall

Quite possibly the only place of its kind in Europe, Bang Bang Oriental Food Hall is a massive food court with spacious seating. Totally worth making the trip to Colindale. The top floor hosts a couple dozen restaurants representing cuisines from all across the Asian continent, with a 360-seater Chinese restaurant occupying the ground level.
Adresse: 399 Edgware Rd, London
Telefon: +44 20 8205 9098
Transport: Colindale
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M.Manze

M.Manze is a bit of Cockney heritage dates back to 1902 and serves an all-time classic menu of pie, mash and jellied eel. Arrive Mon–Sat before 2pm to get your serve. This Tower Bridge eatery holds significance in the gastronomic history of the area, but it’s also earned a place in British popular culture appearing in numerous books, TV shows, and films, and formed the backdrop for Elton John’s music video for his single ‘Made in England’. Celebrities pop in for a meal quite often, too!
Adresse: 87 Tower Bridge Rd, Bermondsey, London
Telefon: +44 20 7407 2985
Åpningstider: Mon–Thu 10:30am–5:45pm, Fri 10am–6:45pm, Sat 10am–7:45pm, Sun 11am–2:45pm
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J Sheekey

Tucked away between Leicester Square and Covent Garden, J Sheekey has been in business since the 1890s and is the place to go for sustainably sourced fish, oysters and shellfish. From Sheekey's Fish Pie to potted shrimps (plus vegetarian and meat options), there's plenty of selection for everyone.
Adresse: 28-34 St. Martin's Court, London
Telefon: +44 20 7240 2565
Åpningstider: Mon–Sat noon–11pm, Sun noon–6pm
Transport: Leicester Square Tube station
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Inamo Soho

Inamo is a pioneering Oriental fusion restaurant and bar where the control of the dining experience is placed firmly in your own hands, thanks to an interactive ordering system. Instead of reading a long list of dish names, you simply pick your favourite from an illustrated food and drinks menu projected onto your table surface. The pan-Asian menu includes influences from Japan, China, Thailand, Korea and beyond.
Adresse: 134-136 Wardour Street, Soho, London
Telefon: +44 20 7851 7051
Åpningstider: Mon–Wed 4pm–11pm, Thu noon–11pm, Fri noon–11:30pm, Sat 11am–11:30pm, Sun noon–9:15pm
Transport: Tottenham Court Road and Oxford Circus Tube stations
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The Wolseley

Housed in a former car showroom on Piccadilly, The Wolseley is an elegant cafe-restaurant inspired by the grand European style of years gone by. The food follows the same classic European thread, with favourite dishes including veal Holstein and chicken soup with dumplings. Pop in for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea or dinner.
Adresse: 160 Piccadilly, London
Telefon: +44 20 7499 6996
E-post: info[email protected]
Åpningstider: Mon–Fri 7am–11pm, Sat 8am–11pm, Sun 8am–10pm
Transport: Green Park and Piccadilly Circus Tube stations
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Restaurant Gordon Ramsay

If the name alone doesn’t sell it, the three Michelin stars that Restaurant Gordon Ramsay was honoured with should. Located in affluent Chelsea, the restaurant serves up modern French food from carefully picked ingredients in an elegant, intimate atmosphere. Wear something smart to feel right at home.
Adresse: 68 Royal Hospital Road, London
Telefon: +44 20 7352 4441
Åpningstider: Tue–Sat noon–2:15pm / 6pm–9:15pm
Transport: South Kensington and Sloane Square Tube stations
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Borough Market

London's Borough Market is unsurprisingly popular — it's been gaining momentum since the 12th century, after all — but those who arrive for an early lunch can take advantage of this London fixture's ample offering of street food from all over the world, followed by a stroll through the stalls vending local produce.
Adresse: 8 Southwark St, London
Åpningstider: Mon–Thu 10am–5pm, Fri 10am–6pm, Sat 8am–5pm, Sun 10am–2pm
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Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

Heston Blumenthal's restaurant Dinner is known for its inventive menu of historically inspired British dishes. Choose from dishes such as Earl Grey Tea cured Salmon (c.1730), Spiced Pigeon (c.1780) and Tipsy Cake (c.1810). Alternatively, let the chef do the choosing by going for the Set Lunch Menu or splashing out on a seat at the Chef's Table, which directly faces the restaurant's custom-built show kitchen. Garden terrace tables are perfect for warmer days.
Adresse: 66 Knightsbridge, London
Telefon: +44 20 7201 3833
Transport: Knightsbridge Tube station
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Wild Heart

Located on the ground floor of the stylish Sanctum Soho Hotel, Wild Heart serves modern, seasonal British cuisine from breakfast through afternoon tea to dinner. A bar as well as a restaurant, it's also a great spot for a coffee, evening cocktail or glass of wine on their covered roof terrace.
Adresse: 20 Warwick Street, Soho, London
Telefon: +44 20 7292 6100
Transport: Oxford Circus and Piccadilly Circus Tube stations
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Poppie's Fish & Chips

On your way back from Camden Market and want to stop for a meal? At Poppie's you can experience the traditional dish of the British working classes the way it should be enjoyed. Why not sit down to a nice portion of tasty cod with a serving of crisp and fluffy chips complete with tartare sauce and a slice of lemon on the side. Decorated in the style of 1940s London, Poppie's is known as one of the capital's finest fish and chip shops. As well as the branch in Camden, you'll find another two in Spitalfields and Soho.
Adresse: 30 Hawley Crescent, London
Telefon: +44 020 7267 0440
Åpningstider: Sun–Wed 11am–10pm, Thu–Sat 11am–11pm
Transport: Camden Town tube station
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OXO Tower Restaurant, Bar and Brasserie

Dine in true British style with a beautiful raised view across the River Thames. The OXO Tower restaurant, bar and brasserie is a great place for a romantic meal, especially when combined with a casual stroll along the South Bank before and after your meal. Book ahead to make sure you get an alfresco table on the outdoor terrace and enjoy the scene with St Paul's Cathedral in the background. You can also expect to enjoy live jazz in the brasserie.
Adresse: Barge House Street, Oxo Tower Wharf, South Bank, London
Telefon: +44 20 7803 3888
Transport: Blackfriars Tube station
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Mestizo Mexican Restaurant & Tequila Bar

Colourful and welcoming, Mestizo Mexican Restaurant and Tequila Bar serves quality, traditional Mexican cuisine with a refined touch. Downstairs from the relaxing restaurant you'll also find a stylish tequila bar serving cocktails, tequila and 'antojitos' (Mexican tapas).
Adresse: 103 Hampstead Road, London
Telefon: +44 20 7387 4064
Åpningstider: Mon–Sat noon–10pm, Sun Sun noon–4pm / 5pm–10pm
Transport: Euston Square and Warren Street Tube stations
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Gaucho Piccadilly

The glitzy Piccadilly branch of Argentinian restaurant Gaucho spans four floors. Alongside the main restaurant is the Cavas De Gaucho wine boutique, a ground-floor wine bar and a supper lounge on the top floor. Steaks, of course, are high on the menu, but there are many other dishes to try too, from Ecuadorian ceviche to Scamorza and potato ravioli.
Adresse: 25 Swallow Street, London
Telefon: +44 20 7734 4040
Åpningstider: Sun–Thu noon–11pm, Fri–Sun 11:30am–11pm
Transport: Piccadilly Circus and Green Park Tube stations
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Sketch

Sketch is an eccentric, original and elegant venue off Regent Street founded by French master chef Pierre Gagnaire and restaurateur Mazouz. The unique millenial pink space comprises five dining areas: The Parlour patisserie and restaurant, The Glade bar, The Gallery brasserie, the two Michelin-starred Lecture Room & Library dining room and The East Bar.
Adresse: 9 Conduit Street, Mayfair, London
Telefon: +44 20 7659 4500
Transport: Oxford Circus and Piccadilly Circus Tube stations
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Brick Lane

Brick Lane is the heart of London’s Bangladeshi community. Road signs here appear in both English and Bengali, and the restaurants are authentic and unpretentious. Some iconic restaurants like the the Bengal Village, Aladin, Smokestak, Hawksmoor, All Star Lanes canbe found here. Beigel Bake, where you can get a traditional Jewish-style filled bagel with salt beef or smoked salmon is an absolute must.
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Masala Zone Bayswater

Colourfully decorated with Indian folk art and collages of firecracker labels, the Bayswater branch of Masala Zone is as warm and welcoming as the other restaurants in this growing chain. The menu takes inspiration from Indian street food and home-cooked dishes, with Indian grills and regional curries as well as tapas-style Thali platters.
Adresse: 75 Bishops Bridge Road, Bayswater, London
Telefon: +44 20 7221 0055
Åpningstider: Mon–Thu 5:30pm–10pm, Fri 5:30pm–10:30pm, Sat 12:30pm–10:30pm, Sun 12:30pm–9:30pm
Transport: Royal Oak and Bayswater Tube stations
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Sarastro

Sarastro is renowned for its flamboyant interior: part stage set, part old curiosity shop. Taking a nod from the nearby West End theatres, the dining room features opera boxes, luxuriant velvet tablecloths and cosy booths. The menu is Mediterranean and live shows regularly take place, with live opera on Sundays and Mondays, swing and Motown on Thursdays and Latin rhythms on Fridays.
Adresse: 126 Drury Lane, London
Telefon: +44 20 7836 0101
Åpningstider: Mon–Fri 3pm–10:30pm, Sat noon–11pm, Sun noon–10:30pm
Transport: Covent Garden, Holborn and Temple Tube stations
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Rainforest Cafe

Rainforest Cafe brings the sights and sounds of the jungle to London's famous Piccadilly Circus, with trumpets of elephants, gorilla roars, tropical fish tanks, an indoor waterfall and roaring thunderstorm sounds. Feeding time is a fun, family-friendly affair, with steaks, burgers, pasta and salads on the menu.
Adresse: 20 Shaftesbury Avenue, London
Telefon: +44 20 7434 3111
Åpningstider: Mon–Fri noon–10pm, Sat & Sun 11am–10pm
Transport: Piccadilly Circus tube station
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The Blues Kitchen — Shoreditch

The Blues Kitchen is a well-established live music and burger restaurant in London's trendy East End. Pop in for lunch, brunch, dinner or an evening of cocktails at the bar while you enjoy the blues and soul acts on almost every day of the week. Bite into the big brisket burger, share the shrimp taco salad or dig into the szechuan chicken wings with creamy mango dip. And don't forget to choose a succulent side dish of onion rings and fries to accompany your meal.
Adresse: 134-146 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, London
Telefon: +44 020 7729 7216
Åpningstider: Mon–Wed noon–midnight, Thu noon–1am, Fri noon–2:30am, Sat 10am–3am, Sun 10am–11:30pm
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Locanda Locatelli

Michelin-starred restaurant Locanda Locatelli serves top-quality, traditional Italian food created with panache by head chef Giorgio Locatelli. Stand-out dishes at the Central London eaterie (according to the Michelin guide) include scallops, celeriac purée and saffron vinaigrette; and wild sea bass baked in salt and herb crust, escarole, sultanas and pine kernels.
Adresse: 8 Seymour Street, London
Telefon: +44 20 7935 9088
Transport: Marble Arch Tube station
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Duke of Cambridge

The Duke of Cambridge is the first and only British pub to be certified as organic by the Soil Association. The menu at the Islington gastropub unsurprisingly features an excellent range of delicious organic food and drinks, and changes daily according to what seasonal food is available.
Adresse: 30 St Peters Street, Islington, London
Telefon: +44 20 7359 3066
Åpningstider: Tue–Sat noon–10pm, Sun noon–6pm
Transport: Angel tube station
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Hide

Distinguished with a Michelin star only 5 months after its opening, Hide is the result of an ambitious collaboration between acclaimed chef Ollie Dabbous and Hedonism Wines. The ground-level restaurant features great value lunches (prices aren't low, but adequate for the level), while the fine dining affair "Above" has made a splash with its refined dishes and extravagant presentation. Interiors draw clear inspiration from Green Park across the road.
Adresse: 85 Piccadilly, Mayfair, London
Telefon: +44 20 3146 8666
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Afternoon tea at The Ritz

Afternoon tea at The Ritz is a London institution. In fact, it's so popular that you have to book at least four weeks in advance. There is a stunning total of five afternoon tea sittings every day to keep up with demand and they all take place in the building's beautiful Palm Court. Once you're comfortably settled in, you can tuck into one of the four afternoon tea options available and choose from 17 different types of loose-leaf tea while you listen to the pianist or harpist softly playing in the background.
Adresse: 150 Piccadilly, West End
Telefon: +44 20 7300 2345
Åpningstider: Served daily at 11:30am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm, 5:30pm, and 7:30pm
Transport: Green Park Tube station
Billetter: £60 for adults
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Afternoon Tea at Fortnum & Mason

In 2012, Fortnum & Mason's newly renamed Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon was officially inaugurated by the Queen, the Duchess of Cornwall and the Duchess of Cambridge. Today, having afternoon tea or high tea in the Tea Salon is a suitably regal matter. A selection of cakes and pastries from the Coronation Cake Carriage, salmon blinis, and tea and cake pairing menus are all available.
Adresse: 181 Piccadilly, West End
Telefon: +44 20 7734 8040
Åpningstider: Mon–Sat 10am–8pm, Sun 11:30–6pm
Transport: Green Park and Piccadilly Circus tube stations
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Afternoon tea at Brown's Hotel

Afternoon tea at Brown's Hotel is served in the cosy, timeless setting of the English Tea Room, complete with wood panelling, fireplaces and original art. Tuck into a selection of sweet and savoury snacks and enjoy a cup of tea from Brown's unique Prestige Seasonal Tea Library, all to the sound of music from the Baby Grand Piano. And have your plate replenished at no additional charge.
Adresse: Albemarle Street, Mayfair, London
Telefon: +44 20 7493 6020
Transport: Green Park and Piccadilly Circus tube stations
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Afternoon Tea at Hotel Café Royal

Ladies and gentlemen, pick your best jacket because afternoon tea at Hotel Café Royal requires you to be dressed appropriately. And for good reason. During the week, tea is taken in the excellent Ten Room restaurant, whereas weekend bookings are served in the glamorous Oscar Wilde Lounge, named this way because the man himself was a regular patron. There is nothing standard about this experience — delightful surprises at every step.
Adresse: 68 Regent Street, Piccadilly Circus, London
Telefon: +44 20 7406 3310
Transport: Piccadilly Circus tube station
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Afternoon Tea at The Emmeline's Lounge

Take time out from visiting the nearby Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace. The bright lounge area at The Emmeline's provides a suitable setting for a quintessentially posh British afternoon tea. And the lounge's live harpist soothes even the weariest of minds. Have a drink of the bubbly beverage the Queen herself likes to enjoy and order the popular free-flowing champagne afternoon tea, brought to you by the same supplier that provides Her Majesty.
Adresse: 22-28 Broadway, London
Telefon: +44 20 3301 1400
Åpningstider: Served daily 1:30pm–6:00pm
Transport: St.James's Park tube station
Billetter: From £39 per person
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Afternoon tea at The Dorchester

Afternoon tea is served five times a day at The Dorchester in the timeless Promenade and at the elegant Spatisserie. Choose from Vintage Afternoon Tea on The Balcony, the Dorchester Afternoon Tea, Champagne Afternoon Tea or the bite-size Spatisserie Afternoon Tea. Special seasonal teas are also available at different times of the year.
Adresse: Park Lane, London
Telefon: +44 20 7629 8888
Transport: Hyde Park Corner and Green Park tube stations
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Royal Albert Hall Afternoon Tea

Any music enthusiast will want to book afternoon tea at the Royal Albert Hall. This iconic London venue has hosted countless numbers of memorable concerts throughout the years and it is home to the annual BBC Proms. Afternoon tea is served in the venue's very own Verdi Restaurant, from Wednesday to Sunday. Twinings tea is served alongside sweet treats and finger sandwiches. If you would like a classier upgrade you can always order a glass of Moët & Chandon champagne.
Adresse: Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London
Telefon: +44 20 7589 8212
Transport: Gloucester Road and South Kensington tube stations
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Afternoon Tea at Roseate House

Planning to visit Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens? Exploring the canals around Little Venice and Paddington? Why not take some time out to rest and have afternoon tea at the luxurious Roseate House London (formerly known as Royal Park Hotel). Indulge your tastebuds and try the fresh raisin scones with Devonshire clotted cream, the lemon posset, the carrot cake, the Victoria sponge and the specialty loose leaf tea.
Adresse: 3-5 Westbourne Terrace, Paddington, London
Telefon: +44 20 7479 6600
Transport: Lancaster Gate and Paddington tube stations
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Afternoon Tea at The Goring

Indulge your royal fantasies with an afternoon tea at The Goring, just a few steps away from Buckingham Palace. This hotel has been perfecting the art of afternoon tea for more than a century. So much so that it was presented with the British Tea Guild Council’s Top London Afternoon Tea Award. The five-star experience includes the option to take tea on The Terrace overlooking The Goring Gardens.
Adresse: Beeston Place, Victoria, London
Telefon: +44 20 7396 9000
Transport: Victoria tube station
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Afternoon Tea at The Rubens at the Palace Hotel

The Rubens at the Palace Hotel offers a quintessentially English afternoon tea with a view over the Royal Mews of Buckingham Palace. This elegant 4-star hotel serves fragrant traditional English tea, complemented with delicate finger sandwiches and selections of sweet treats.
Adresse: 39 Buckingham Palace Rd, London
Telefon: +44 207 834 6600
Åpningstider: Mon–Fri & Sun noon–5pm, Sat noon–6pm
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Ministry of Sound

Converted from an old bus station in the 90s, the Ministry of Sound is a legendary spot in London's clubbing scene, and it's an international brand, too. Located close to Elephant and Castle, south of Waterloo, the club boasts five rooms, four bars, a VIP lounge, a courtyard area and what's said to be the world’s best sound system.
Adresse: 103 Gaunt Street, Elephant & Castle, London
Telefon: +44 20 7740 8600
Åpningstider: Fri 10:30pm–6am, Sat 11pm–6am. Last entry at 4am
Transport: Elephant & Castle tube station
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Vaulty Towers

Run by the creative minds behind The Vaults, Vaulty Towers is a bar that perfectly captures the whimsical essence of the experimental art space beneath. It's packed with curios like an exaggeratedly tall bar stool, or a table disguised as a secret tree house. Whimsy runs through the drink menu, too: negronis are served on tap, and there is a genuine creative touch to everything they do, down to a makeshift spinning wheel to determine your pick of drink if you're so inclined.
Adresse: 34 Lower Marsh, Bishop's, London
Telefon: +44 20 7928 9042
Åpningstider: Sun–Wed noon–11pm, Thu–Sat noon–midnight
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Marksman Public House

Marksman Public House is an award-winning establishment in London's flourishing East End features a revamped 150-year-old pub, unmistakably modern yet layered with history, and an upstairs dining room where you can fully expect to be served one of the city's finest Sunday roasts.
Adresse: 254 Hackney Rd, London
Åpningstider: Wed & Thu 4pm–midnight, Fri noon–1am, Sat 11am–1am, Sun noon–11pm
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Mayor of Scaredy Cat Town

Sure, the concept of "insider-only" speakeasy is far from new, but we think this little place is worth seeking out. It's not just the satisfaction of being somewhere secret — Mayor of Scaredy Cat Town takes itself with a refreshingly healthy dose of irony, which shines through its "rules of engagement" (as point 2 reads, "The town is Scaredy Cat Town, not Cool Cats Town, the Mayor demands the highest standards of self deprecation"), all the while serving a great selection of inventive cocktails and finger foods; there's also a weekend brunch at 39£ a piece. To get here, enter through The Breakfast Club (Spitalfields) and head straight for the Smeg fridge. Don't even think of leaving the same way you came in lest you blow their cover: there is a separate exit through the toilet.
Adresse: 12-16 Artillery Ln, Spitalfields, London
Telefon: +44 20 7078 9639
Åpningstider: Mon–Wed 5pm–11:30pm, Thu & Fri 5pm–midnight, Sat noon–midnight, Sun noon–10pm
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The Four Quarters

The Four Quarters is a no-frills bar in Peckham with major nostalgia-factor packed full of retro arcade games. Each game is only 25 pence to play, so you can have them all, plus great vegetarian and vegan grub.
Adresse: 187 Rye Ln, Peckham, London
Telefon: +44 7943 366 002
Åpningstider: Mon 5:30pm–11pm, Tue & Wed 5:30pm–1am, Thu 5:30pm–1:30pm, Fri 5pm–2am, Sat 1pm–2am, Sun 3:30pm–11pm
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Ladies & Gents

What could easily have been a gimmick actually became one of Kentish Town's favourite watering holes: a former public toilet transformed into a below-ground bar. There is another one in Camden now — walk up or down Kentish Town Road if either is full.
Adresse: 2 Highgate Rd, Kentish Town, London
Telefon: +44 20 7813 7562
Åpningstider: Thu 5pm–11:30pm, Fri & Sat 5pm–2am, Sun 5pm –11:30pm
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Soho

The energetic streets of Soho are the most popular nightlife destination. The neighbourhood still retains a somewhat risqué vibe with bars, cafes and restaurants that cater to hip crowds of international creatives. Soho is also known as the centre of LGBTQA+ community, so don't miss out on all the gay and lesbian party spots in the area. Soho is an absolute must-see, since it's so multifaceted. Dean, Frith, Beak, and Old Compton streets are lively around the clock, and long-running Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club can be found here. Shaftesbury Avenue attracts theatre-goers, while Carnaby, Oxford and Regent streets and the iconic Liberty's department store are there for your shopping needs. Music shops, small cafes and quaint bakeries are on every corner!
Adresse: Soho, West End, London
Transport: Oxford Circus, Tottenham Court Road or Piccadilly Circus tube station
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The Vaults

Housed deep below the ground (underneath London's Waterloo station) are The Vaults: a one-of-a-kind venue for experimental art in all its forms. Their calendar is updated regularly, and since anyone can rent a space to host an event (all rooms are for hire), the selection is expectedly both quirky and robust.
Adresse: Leake St, Bishop's, London
Telefon: +44 20 7401 9603
Transport: Waterloo tube station via Exit Two
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The Argyll Arms

Known for its real ales, traditional pub grub and beautiful Victorian decor with mahogany panelling, The Argyll Arms is a slice of old London in the bustling shopping district of Oxford Street. Completed in 1742, the Grade II listed pub is named after the second Duke of Argyll and there is a rumour that a secret tunnel once connected the pub to the duke's mansion.
Adresse: 18 Argyll Street, London
Telefon: +44 20 7734 6117
Åpningstider: Daily noon–10pm
Transport: Oxford Circus tube station
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The Top Secret Comedy Club

In keeping with its name, the Top Secret Comedy Club is perhaps London's best kept secret when it comes to comedy entertainment. But watch out — it's unlikely to stay this way for long! Dishing out the jests, the quips and the witticisms every night of the week are a range of both well-established and up-and-coming comedians. At prices accessible beyond belief, you can find yourself spending the evening (and only a pound or two) at one of the city's most interesting comedy venues.
Adresse: 170 Drury Lane, London
Telefon: +44 7956 539 784
Åpningstider: Mon–Fri 6pm–11pm, Sat 2pm–11pm, Sun 2pm–10:30pm
Billetter: Prices vary depending on event. Sometimes the entry is free
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Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club

Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club is perhaps the capital's most iconic jazz venue. Up and running since 1959, Ronnie Scott's has had the pleasure of hosting some of the world's most renowned musicians. Whether it's the weekly jam sessions in the upstairs cocktail bar or any of the top notch live bands playing in the main club, it is guaranteed you will enjoy the evening in style in one of the coolest and classiest places in London.
Adresse: 47 Frith Street, Soho, London
Telefon: +44 20 7439 0747
Åpningstider: Daily (see website for times)
Billetter: Prices vary depending on event.
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The King's Head Theatre Pub

A cheaper and more authentic alternative to the glamour of London's West End can be found hidden away upstairs or downstairs in many pubs across the capital. The King's Head in Islington was the first theatre pub to open since Shakespearean times. And if you're willing to leave the city centre for an evening, The King's Head offers theatre, musicals and stand-up comedy. This is where a handful of world-renowned actors started off before being propelled to fame and where many a successful West End production was born. Make sure to have a look at the shows on their website and see if anything catches your eye before booking tickets.
Adresse: 115 Upper Street, Islington, London
Telefon: +44 0207 226 8561
Åpningstider: Daily noon–11pm. Kitchen open until 9pm
Billetter: Prices vary depending on event
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The Atlas Pub

The Atlas Pub is a warm and relaxing venue, where you'll find stylish wood panelling, fresh flowers and a brick fireplace. It also has a fine selection of wines and ales, a menu full of delicious and diverse dishes, and is the location of The London Wine Academy’s popular wine workshops.
Adresse: 16 Seagrave Road, Fulham, London
Telefon: +44 20 7385 9129
Åpningstider: Mon–Fri 4pm–11pm, Sat noon–11pm, Sun noon–10:30pm
Transport: West Brompton station
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Gordon’s Wine Bar

Thought to be London’s oldest wine bar — established in 1890 — Gordon's is a wonderfully atmospheric venue that feels like something from another era. This candlelit cellar-bar serves a wide range of wines, sherries and ports from the barrel, as well as big hearty meals. Always busy, you're advised to arrive around 4pm if you want to bag a table.
Adresse: 47 Villiers Street, London
Telefon: +44 20 7930 1408
Åpningstider: Mon–Sat 11am–11pm, Sun noon–10pm
Transport: Charing Cross and Embankment tube stations
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The Prince Alfred

Established in 1863, The Prince Alfred has retained much of its period features, including the original Victorian snugs — each with its own door onto the street and separated from each other by a wooden partition with a small access door. The PA, as it is known locally, also serves food in the adjoining Formosa dining room, and is located close to the picturesque waterside of Little Venice.
Adresse: 5a Formosa Street, London
Telefon: +44 20 7286 3287
Åpningstider: Mon–Fri noon–11pm, Sat 10am–11pm, Sun noon–10:30pm
Transport: Warwick Avenue tube station
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The Hippodrome Casino

Just like Leicester Square, where it is located, the five-floor Hippodrome Casino is glitzy and vibrant. Aside from the gaming areas, there are live shows, six bars, a restaurant, two lounges and an outdoor smoking and cigar bar. The heart of it all is the Heliot bar on the first floor balcony, serving classic cocktails with a Hippodrome twist.
Adresse: Leicester Square, London
Telefon: +44 207 769 8888
Åpningstider: 24/7
Transport: Leicester Square tube station
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Oxford Street

Oxford Street is the ultimate London shopping destination, packed with high-street fashion, international brands, technology, homewear and much, much more. No wonder its streets are always crowded with bag-laden shoppers! Favourite destinations include a huge branch of Topshop, plus iconic department stores such as Selfridges, John Lewis, House of Fraser and Marks & Spencer.
Adresse: Oxford Street, London
Transport: Oxford Circus, Tottenham Court Road, Bond Street and Marble Arch Tube stations
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Selfridges

Selfridges' flagship London store is one of the world's finest department stores. It is six floors of fabulous fashion, pop-up concessions, electrical gadgets, stylish homeware and tasty food. But it's far more than just a shopping destination. It's also a social hub with events, bars, restaurants, cafes, art exhibitions and the odd rooftop party.
Adresse: 400 Oxford Street, London
Telefon: +44 207 160 6222
Åpningstider: Mon–Sat 10am–9pm, Sun 11:30am–6pm
Transport: Bond Street and Marble Arch tube stations
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Portobello Road Market

Head to Notting Hill on a Saturday, when the Portobello Road Market (claimed by some to be "the world's most famous market") is in full swing. The market is known for its antiques and collectables, but there's huge variety that goes beyond, ranging from second-hand clothing to fruit & veg, plus street food. The market closes on Sundays, but shops and restaurants are mostly open all days of the week.
Adresse: Portobello Road, London
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We Built This City

This souvenir shop with a difference stays true to its self-asserted mission of 'revolutionising London souvenirs' by packing its compact Soho outlet in 57 Carnaby Street full of non-banal pieces designed by local artists. There's something for everyone: music- and art-lovers, as well as those with a penchant for a particular area of the city.
Adresse: 57 Carnaby St, Soho, London
Telefon: +44 20 3642 9650
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Regent Street

With its beautiful curved facades, listed architecture and elegant hotels, Regent Street is a cultural destination as well as a shopping hotspot. Top brands such as Liberty, Apple and Hamleys congregate here, alongside what is the largest Burberry store in the world.
Adresse: Regent Street, London
Transport: Oxford Circus and Piccadilly Circus tube stations
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Liberty

Instantly recognisable by its iconic mock-Tudor frontage, Liberty is a lavish design emporium located just off Regent Street. It first opened its doors in 1875, and was later crowned by Oscar Wilde “the chosen resort of the artistic shopper”. Today it's best known for its elaborate fabric patterns, top-notch fashion, jewellery, beauty, furniture, toys, oriental rugs and much more.
Adresse: Regent Street, London
Telefon: +44 20 3893 3062
Åpningstider: Mon–Sat 10am–8pm, Sun noon–6pm
Transport: Oxford Circus tube station
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Camden Lock Market

Located next to the picturesque canal, the Camden Lock Market is a must if you're into quirky, alternative and unique gifts, fashion and crafts. Comprising a mix of shops and stalls, the buzzing market has been attracting crowds of visitors since 1972. While you're in the area, make sure you visit the nearby Stables Market and Camden Market (formerly Buck Street Market).
Adresse: 54-56 Camden Lock Place, Chalk Farm Road, London
Telefon: +44 20 3763 9900
Åpningstider: Daily 10am–6pm
Transport: Camden Town and Chalk Farm tube stations
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Covent Garden and Seven Dials

Covent Garden is famous for its street entertainment and covered markets: Apple Market, Jubilee Market and East Colonnade Market. Everything from British-made arts and crafts to jewellery and antiques can be found here. The area has many permanent shops too. From the ever-popular Disney Store to travel book shop Stanfords. Close by are two other unique London shopping destinations, Neal Street and Covent Garden's 'village' Seven Dials, a small agglomeration of streets packed with fashion boutiques, vintage shops, jewellers and design furniture stores.
Adresse: Covent Garden, London
Transport: Covent Garden tube station
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Knightsbridge

Knightsbridge and the surrounding areas of Chelsea and South Kensington are known for their high-end fashion and prestigious brands. On Sloane Street, you'll find Prada, Gucci, Giorgio Armani, Dolce et Gabbana, Fendi and many more top labels. The road intersects to the north with Brompton Road, home to the likes of Harrods and Harvey Nichols, and to the south with King's Road, where punk and other counterculture movements flourished in the 1960s. Today this is where you'll find a Vivienne Westwood shop and a Peter Jones department store.
Adresse: Knightsbridge, London
Transport: Knightsbridge, Sloane Square and South Kensington tube stations
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Harrods

Famous around the world, Harrods is a gold-and-green beacon in London's shopping scene. Inside the stunning store you'll find everything from homewares and kitchen essentials to books and beauty products. But most people make a beeline for the Harrods-branded gifts, fashion aisles and food hall — an ornate treasure trove of foodie delicacies and sweet treats.
Adresse: 87-135 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge
Telefon: +44 20 7730 1234
Åpningstider: Mon–Thu 11am–7pm, Fri–Sat 11am–8pm, Sun 11:30am–6pm
Transport: Knightsbridge tube station
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Borough Market

London's Borough Market is unsurprisingly popular — it's been gaining momentum since the 12th century, after all — but those who arrive for an early lunch can take advantage of this London fixture's ample offering of street food from all over the world, followed by a stroll through the stalls vending local produce.
Adresse: 8 Southwark St, London
Åpningstider: Mon–Thu 10am–5pm, Fri 10am–6pm, Sat 8am–5pm, Sun 10am–2pm
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Greenwich Market

Packed with unique arts and crafts, Greenwich Market is the place to go for one-off, unique gifts and souvenirs. Browse handmade jewellery, natural beauty products, children's toys or antiques — you are sure to find something new every day. There are also permanent shops selling art, clothing and accessories, plus a good range of food stalls serving up delicious cuisine from around the world.
Adresse: Greenwich High Road, London
Telefon: +44 020 8269 5096
Åpningstider: Daily 10am–5:30pm
Transport: Cutty Sark and Greenwich stations
Billetter: Free entry
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Savile Row

A street in Mayfair, Savile Row has been synonymous with traditional bespoke tailoring since 1803. It remains a key player in the London fashion scene thanks to cutting-edge designers such as Richard James and Ozwald Boateng. For shirts, ties, hats and other accessories head for nearby Jermyn Street.
Adresse: Saville Row, Mayfair, London
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Mayfair

Mayfair is home to some of the world's most prestigious brands and luxury hotels, and is London's most exclusive shopping destination. Along Mount Street you'll find many luxury fashion and beauty brands, art and antiques dealers, as well as top restaurants. Other Mayfair retail residents include Marc Jacobs, Christian Louboutin, Jenny Packham, Balenciaga, Purdey and William & Son.
Adresse: Mayfair, London
Transport: Bond Street, Marble Arch and Green Park tube stations
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Westfield London

Westfield London is a super-sized shopping and leisure destination in West London's Shepherd's Bush district. Inside this stunningly designed mall you'll find more than 265 luxury and high-street shops, from Debenhams to Dior (located inside luxury brand area The Village). There are also plenty of restaurants and bars to refuel at along the Southern Terrace, plus a 14-screen cinema, gym, spa, library and a packed programme of special events in the central Atrium.
Adresse: Ariel Way, London
Telefon: +44 203 371 2300
Åpningstider: Mon–Sat 10am–9pm, Sun noon–6pm
Transport: Shepherd's Bush and Wood Lane tube stations
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Westfield Stratford City

The sister mall to the pioneering Westfield London, Westfield Stratford City has revitalised East London with its great brands, top restaurants and entertainment venues. Explore 250 shops and 70 dining spots, catch a film at the cinema, spend time with friends at the All Star Lanes bowling alley and try your luck at the grand casino. While you're there, look out for great views over the stunning Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park nearby.
Adresse: Montfichet Road, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London
Telefon: +44 208 221 7300
Åpningstider: Mon–Sat 10am–9pm, Sun noon–6pm
Transport: Stratford tube station
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Harvey Nichols Knightsbridge

Harvey Nichols, or Harvey Nicks as it's known locally, is a favourite among London’s fashionistas. Its flagship Knightsbridge store opened in the 1880s and today boasts a massive eight floors of fashion, beauty and lifestyle collections. The fifth floor is given over to the stylish Fifth Floor Restaurant, Cafe and Bar, plus a food market and wine shop.
Adresse: 109-125 Knightsbridge, London
Telefon: +44 20 7235 5000
Åpningstider: Mon–Sat 10am–8pm, Sun 11:30am–6pm
Transport: Knightsbridge and Hyde Park Corner tube stations
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Passport / Visa

Citizens of the European Union member-states, Norway, Liechtenstein, Iceland, Switzerland, and Overseas Countries and Territories (OCT) only require a valid passport to enter the UK. Residents of a further 10 countries do not require entry visas for stays under 6 months: the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, South Africa, Hong Kong, and Malaysia. Nationals of some further countries do not require a visa, but need to hold an entry certificate. Use the UK Government website to check for specific requirements: www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa
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Frequently Asked Questions about London (FAQs)

FAQ – What is the best way to explore London? London is an extremely walkable city and most locals rely on public transportation to get around. As a tourist, you have a lot more to see when you are travelling overground, so consider picking busses and trams over the Tube just for that reason. Seeing London from the river is a great opportunity to understand the city’s geography and get away from the crowds. Remember to carry comfortable walking shoes, some sort of rain protection and don’t forget about sun cream. An Oyster card is your best tool for shrinking distances in this huge city, so get one as soon as possible. – How many days in London is enough? While you can see most of the main bucket list sights in London in a couple of days, spending at least 3-4 days in London is the best way to do this incredibly diverse city justice. You’ll have enough time to get acquainted with the city and go beyond the most obvious sight. Save a day to do something that speaks to you and your interests in particular. – Where can I get an Oyster card? An Oyster card is an essential tool for every Londoner. You can buy one at the Oyster ticket stops in many newsagents, at all Tube, London Overground, most TfL Rail and some DLR stations. Visitor Centres sell them as well. The card Oyster itself costs £5 and you can recharge it in all the same places where you can buy them, plus through the TfL Oyster and contactless app. – What’s the tipping culture in London? It is customary to leave 10–15% of the bill when eating out. Many restaurants will add a 12.5% service charge, especially if you’re dining out with a large group. Check your bill if you don’t want to tip twice. You can also ask for the service charge to be removed if you found the service to be completely unacceptable. – Is London a safe city? As most big cities, London does have a higher crime rate. According to the Economists Safe Cities Index, London is the 15th safest city in the world (tied with San Francisco). – Is it safe to walk around London at night? London streets at night are generally safe, but do remember that public transport doesn’t run all night — you might be in for a very long walk to your hotel or a potentially costly cab ride. – Where is the best place to stay in London? London has many neighbourhoods to choose from, so spend some time researching what personalities each one has. Price is another important consideration, of course. Brixton is a great residential area, known for its diversity, shops and street markets. Quite hip, but that also means it can get loud. Mayfair is right next to Hyde Park. Park yourself here for old British architecture and cute boutiques. The prices are somewhat high and Mayfair doesn’t have the best airport connections. Shoreditch is a hipster paradise with excellent coffee shop culture — great for digital nomads. Shoreditch is not the most polished neighbourhood, though. Almost all neighbourhoods in London are very safe, so don’t make that your main concern. Nightlife areas like Camden, West End and Deptford can turn a bit rowdy and loud at night, but you’ll be in the middle of the action. – Is London really always rainy and grey? People tend to exaggerate. London does have decent weather, with full on sunny days. The best time to visit to avoid crowds and stay dry is early summer or early fall. Bring a jacket for the nights, even in the summer. – What should I pack for my trip to London? London is great for shopping, so don’t worry too much about forgetting things at home. To stay comfortable, you’ll definitely need a pair of good walking shoes. A water-resistant jacket won’t hurt either. And do bring your favourite going out outfit for the weekend!
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Best Time to Visit

London is graced with a mild climate and, as such, can be visited at any time of the year. However, a few things need to be considered. Most of the royal palaces and residences, like the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace, are only open to the public during the summer months. Many of the city's most important festivals, like the British Summer Time Music Festival, also take place during this time. Late June to mid July is also when some of the best sales are on in shops around the capital. Spring is also a good season for a visit, since the weather is generally good and finding accommodation is both easier and cheaper (high season in London means a lot of tourists). And if you're not too bothered about the grey weather, then low season (January and February) can be a good option too, when there are fewer tourists and prices are lower.
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Airport — London Heathrow

London Heathrow Airport is one of the busiest airports in the world, with five terminals. There are various ways to travel from Heathrow Airport to your destination. The cheapest and most versatile way of getting to and from the city centre to Heathrow is by tube. The fastest way is the dedicated airport train — the Heathrow Express — which takes just 15 minutes from Heathrow to Paddington Station and runs every 15 minutes.
Adresse: Heathrow Airport, Hounslow, Middlesex
Telefon: +44 844 335 1801
Transport: London Heathrow Airport Train Station
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Airport — London Gatwick

London Gatwick Airport is the second largest airport in the UK (Heathrow Airport is the largest), with two terminals: North and South. The fastest route from the airport into Central London is via the Gatwick Express, with trains departing every 15 minutes. The non-stop journey to Victoria Station takes 30 minutes. Try the trip planner on the official website to see which of the many transportation options works best for you.
Adresse: Gatwick Airport, West Sussex
Telefon: +44 844 892 0322
Transport: London Gatwick Airport Train Station
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Airport — London Stansted

London Stansted Airport is the third busiest airport in the UK, and many low-cost airlines serving Europe and the Mediterranean operate from here. On the Stansted Express you can reach Liverpool Street station in 47 minutes. Trains run every 15 minutes. You can see the full up-to-date list of transportation options on the official website
Adresse: Stansted Airport, Essex CM24 1RW
Telefon: +44 808 169 7030
Transport: Stansted Airport Train Station
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Airport — London Luton

London Luton Airport is located just 56km north-west of Central London, and is a popular base for low-cost airlines. A regular shuttle bus transports passengers from the airport to the nearest station, Luton Airport Parkway, which takes about 10 minutes. From the station you can catch an East Midlands Trains or First Capital Connect service into Central London taking somewhere between 21 and 25 minutes. Other options include the easyBus express service, the Green Line 757 coach service to Victoria Coach Station or Terravision coaches to Victoria Coach Station. Each transport service stops at different destinations en route. A metered taxi ride to or from Central London costs around £80.
Adresse: London Luton Airport, Luton, Bedfordshire
Telefon: +44 1582 405 100
Transport: Luton Airport Parkway
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Airport — London City (LCY)

London City Airport is a single runway airport located 9.5km east of Central London, and serving mainly short-haul and business flights. The airport is on the Docklands Light Railway, which connects to London's Tube network at Canning Town, Stratford and Bank and uses the same price structure. Buses serve the airport too, with numbers 473 and 474 providing a connection to other East London destinations. You can also take a cab from the taxi rank outside the airport.
Adresse: London City Airport, Hartmann Road, London
Telefon: +44 20 7646 0000
Transport: London City Airport DLR Station
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Public Transport — Bus

London's bus network stretches right across the capital, and provides a frequent and accessible service. If you're using an Oyster card, a single trip costs £1.55. All you have to do is 'touch in' when you get on the bus. And remember there is a daily cap of £4.65 if you're using only bus and tram services. Seven-day, one-month and annual bus passes are also available. Cash is no longer accepted in busses and trams. You might be able to pay by tapping your contactless bank payment card. To navigate your way around the network, pick up a Central London Bus Guide from travel information centres at larger Tube stations or use Transport for London's online Journey Planner. A reduced service of night buses operates throughout the night and the early hours of the morning. Most late-night routes will stop at Trafalgar Square. Various concessions are available for children, students, the elderly and disabled travellers.
Adresse: London
Telefon: +44 343 222 1234
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Public Transport — the Tube

There are 11 Underground or 'Tube' lines serving Greater London, which connect at various points to the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) and local rail network. The Tube usually operates from 5am to midnight from Monday to Saturday, with a reduced service on Sunday. Plan your route by picking up a free Tube map from any Underground station, or using Transport for London's online Journey Planner. Fares vary depending on which of London's six travel 'zones' you travel through, though they are considerably cheaper with an Oyster card than buying paper tickets. Various concessions are available for children, students, the elderly and disabled travellers.
Adresse: London
Telefon: +44 343 222 1234
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Public Transport — Docklands Light Railway

The Docklands Light Railway (DLR) serves East London and connects with the Tube network at Bank, Tower Gateway (Tower Hill), Shadwell, Stratford, Bow, Heron Quays, Canning Town and Canary Wharf. It also connects to the Emirates Air Line cable car at Royal Victoria. Fares are the same as on the Tube, and the DLR runs from 5:30am to 12:30am Monday to Saturday and from 7am to 11:30pm on Sunday. Fares are the same as those on the Tube, and both Oyster card and Travelcard holders can use the DLR.
Adresse: London
Telefon: +44 343 222 1234
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Public Transport — Thames River Bus

Travel with ease along the Thames on board a river bus. There are six different routes that all stop at destinations along the riverbank between Putney and Woolwich Arsenal. Popular services include the Thames Clippers route between Hilton London Docklands Riverside and Canary Wharf, the Tate-to-Tate boatride between Tate Britain and Tate Modern, and the journey between London Eye and Greenwich village. Depending on the service you'll be able to buy your ticket either before boarding or on board. Discounts are available when using Travelcards and Oyster cards.
Adresse: London
Telefon: +44 343 222 1234
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Public Transport — Local Trains

As well as the Underground, London has its own local train network, which connects to the Tube at many points. The main train operators serving London are Silverlink, First Capital Connect, SouthEastern Railway, Southern Railway, London Overground and Greater Anglia. These local lines are, in turn, connected to the national rail network and the Eurostar. You can use your Oyster card on all trains operating within Zones 1-9, with the exception of Heathrow Express and a few other select services. Several different railcards are available too, providing discount fares to their holders.
Adresse: London
Telefon: +44 343 222 1234
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Public Transport — Trams

London's tram network, Tramlink, was introduced in the year 2000 and it runs in specific parts of South London – between Wimbledon, Croydon, Beckenham and New Addington. Trams run approximately every seven minutes to New Addington and every 10 minutes to Wimbledon, Elmers End and Beckenham Junction during the day from Monday to Saturday. If you're using an Oyster card, a single trip costs £1.55. All you have to do is 'touch in' when you get on the tram. And remember there is a daily cap of £4.65 if you're using only bus and tram services. Seven-day, one-month and annual bus passes are also available. Cash is no longer accepted in busses and trams. You might be able to pay by tapping your contactless bank payment card.
Adresse: London
Telefon: +44 343 222 1234
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Public Transport — Cycle Hire Scheme

Hop on a 'Boris bike' and zip around London using the city's public bike-sharing scheme. Named after London's former mayor Boris Johnson, the popular red bikes can be picked up at over 550 bicycle docking stations across London, which means you're never far away from one. After you've paid your registration fee (from £2), you can hire a bike for a day. The bikes are free to use for the first 30 minutes, after which the price increases by £2 every extra 30 minutes. When you've finished your journey, simply return the bike to your nearest docking station – you can find out where that is using the Santander Cycles app.
Adresse: London
Telefon: +44 343 222 6666
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Public Transport — Emirates Air Line

Cross the Thames in style on board the Emirates Air Line, London's cable car connecting Greenwich Peninsula and the Royal Docks. As well as taking you across the river in less than 10 minutes, it provides an amazing bird's eye view of London and the Thames. The fare is £4 using an Oyster card or Contactless card. Multi-journey boarding passes (£17 for 10 single trips) and private cabin packages are also available. After 7pm the line runs at half the speed, giving you more time to enjoy the view and relax.
Adresse: Emirates Greenwich Peninsula, Greenwich, London
Telefon: +44 343 222 1234
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Taxi

Taking a ride in one of London's iconic black cabs makes for a very comfortable and spacious ride. Hail a cab in the street or pick one up at a taxi rank. Your journey is calculated using a meter, with a minimum charge of £3.20. Watch out though, because the price can go up pretty quickly and the roads in central London are often packed with cars. London also has many private vehicles for hire, as well as minicabs: these are unmetered so check the fare when booking. To find a local, reputable firm download Transport for London's free CabWise app or check the Hailo app to find a nearby black cab. Uber, Bolt, Ola, Via, Wheely, xooox, Free Now, Gett and Addison Lee rideshare apps all operate in London.
Adresse: London
Telefon: +44 343 222 4000
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Post

Postage stamps are available across London at post offices, newsagents and supermarkets. To post a package or small souvenirs, drop into a post office — you can find your nearest branch on their official website. Post offices are generally open Monday–Friday from 9 am to 5:30 pm and Saturday from 9 am to 12:30 pm.
Adresse: London
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Pharmacy

Whether you need to buy over-the-counter medication or collect a prescription, there are plenty of pharmacies all over the capital. Boots and Superdrug are two big chemist chains. You will also find pharmaceutical products at some of the larger supermarket branches. Boots London Piccadilly Circus:
Adresse: 44-46 Regent St, London
Telefon: +44 207 7346 126
Åpningstider: Mon–Thu 8am–11pm, Fri 8am–midnight, Sat 9am–midnight, Sun noon–6pm
Transport: Piccadilly Circus tube station
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Telephone

The international dialling code for the UK is +44 or 0044, which replaces the first 'zero' of the phone number. So, for example, to call the number 020 7946 0000 from abroad you would dial +44 20 7946 0000. The area codes for London are (020) 7, (020) 8 and (020) 3. If you're dialling a London number from another fixed phone line within Greater London you don't need to dial the '020' before the number, just the rest of the number starting with 7, 8 or 3.
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Electricity

Electrical appliances are connected to the UK mains supply using a three-pin plug known as plug type G. The sockets come with on-and-off switches, unlike in many other countries. The average voltage of a UK power socket is 230v or slightly higher, so check the voltage of your device before plugging it in. Voltage adaptors and convertors are available from London airports and high-street electrical chains such as Argos or Curry's. Power sockets are available at many coffee shops with WiFi and on some overground trains. Need to charge your mobile? Download the 'find-a-chargebox' iPhone app to find your nearest ChargeBox.

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