Famous for being “never knowingly undersold” this reliable institution can’t be beaten for basics from buttons in their haberdashery department to well-made clothes, furniture and household goods. The staff are knowledgeable and friendly too.
Widely seen as the birth place of alternative comedy, the Comedy Store has catapulted many stand-ups onto TV. Improvisation on Wednesdays and Sundays. Thursday nights offer try-out spots for those brave enough to handle the hecklers while Friday and Saturday provide two shows at 8.00 pm and midnight.
Crystal Palace Football Club is a professional football club based in Selhurst, London, that plays in the Premier League, the top tier of English football.
White Hart Lane is the home of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club from 1899 to 2017. Its capacity varied over the years; when changed to all-seater it had a capacity of 36,284 before demolition. They currently play at Wembley Stadium for the 2017/18 season.
Over 21s nightclub with a stylish modern feel and a smart elegant dresscode.
Located next door to each other, at the top of Trafalgar Square, these comprehensive galleries make up the core of Britain’s art collection.
Selfridges department store is the biggest draw on Oxford Street, with a superb food hall, excellent clothes and first class restaurants.
Address: Selfridges & Co, 400 Oxford St, Marylebone, London W1A 1AB
If you want to make the most of your trip to London, you’ll want to visit Buckingham Palace.
Buckingham Palace has served as the official London residence of the UK’s sovereigns since 1837 and today is the administrative headquarters of the Monarch.
An excellent champion of contemporary art, holding major shows by living (or not long dead) artists.
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.
Opera house in London, England The Royal Opera House is an opera house and major performing arts venue in Covent Garden, central London.
Lord’s, also known as Lord’s Cricket Ground, is a cricket venue in St John’s Wood, London. Named after its founder, Thomas Lord, it is owned by Marylebone Cricket Club and is the home of Middlesex County.
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.
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.