Established in 1710 by William Fortnum, a footman to Queen Anne, today they have the reputation for selling the finest luxury goods and sparing no expense to provide quality items to those who can afford it.
Located next door to each other, at the top of Trafalgar Square, these comprehensive galleries make up the core of Britain’s art collection.
Comprising three sites: the Maritime Galleries, the Royal Observatory and the Queen’s House, the National Maritime Museum illustrates the importance of the sea, ships, time and the stars and their relationship with people.
The O2, Greenwich peninsula, South-East London is a state-of-the-art arena. It also includes a bowling alley, clubs, cinema, exhibition spaces, bars.
The Prince Edward Theatre is a West End theatre situated on Old Compton Street, just north of Leicester Square, in the City of Westminster, London.
Address: 188-196 Regent St, Soho, London, W1B 5BT
Phone: 0371 704 1977
Located in Kensington Gardens, this gallery shows dynamic work by new and established modern artists as well as hosting interesting Sunday afternoon lectures and a performance-art festival in the summer.
Opera house in London, England The Royal Opera House is an opera house and major performing arts venue in Covent Garden, central London.
A refurbished Victorian hall, the Brixton Academy can hold 4,000. Hosts mainly mid-league bands.
Primrose Hill offers spectacular views of the city skyline from its 66 meter (216 foot) summit.
Put an afternoon aside to visit this landmark most notable for its Art Nouveau tiled food hall. It also has a huge toy department. Don’t forget they operate a dress code so no tatty jeans or backpacks.
Of all the attractions in London, Big Ben epitomizes the culture of the capital.
You’ll find Big Ben in Westminster, right in the heart London. The attraction is amongst countless other sightseeing attractions, including Buckingham Palace, 10 Downing Street, the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye, all located within walking distance of one another.
The National Theatre in London is one of the United Kingdom’s three most prominent publicly funded performing arts venues, alongside the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal Opera House.
Theatre in London, England The Gielgud Theatre is a West End theatre, located on Shaftesbury Avenue in the City of Westminster, London, at the corner of Rupert Street. The house currently has 986 seats on three levels. The theatre was designed by W. G. R.
First-rate exhibition space owned by Charles Saatchi. Shows change twice a year.
Started by Madame Tussauds in 1802 with the sculpted heads of guillotined aristocrats this attraction has been pulling in the crowds ever since. To avoid London’s biggest queues, book online: www.madame-tussauds.com
Houses of Parliament
Clearly visible at the south end of Whitehall, the Palace of Westminster (better known as the Houses of Parliament) is one of London’s best-known monuments. A fine example of Victorian Gothic Revival it is distinguished by the gilded clock tower – popularly known as Big Ben, after the 13 ton main bell that strikes the hour.
St. Paul’s Cathedral
Sir Christopher Wren’s Baroque masterpiece, St. Paul’s is topped by an enormous lead-covered dome that is second in size only to St. Peter’s in Rome. It is most impressive at night when bathed in sea-green lights.
Since 1066 this royal abbey has been the place where all Britain’s monarchs have been crowned and the interior is cluttered with hundreds of monuments, reliefs and statues.
The life-sized waxworks inside include a man been hung, drawn and quartered and one being boiled alive – not for the faint-hearted!
A Jacobean brick mansion bought by William and Mary in 1689 and the chief royal residence for the next 50 years. Best known today as the home to Princess Diana until her death in 1997. Although Diana’s apartments are not open to the public, there is an opportunity to see the Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection and the state apartments.