Tourist Attractions etc in London
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Hampton Court Flower Show

Hampton Court Flower Show - Photo  Jonathan Billinger
Hampton Court Flower Show -  Photo: Jonathan Billinger CCL

  

Billed as the Show of Shows and held in quite the most majestic setting imaginable -- the historic parklands of Hampton Court Palace beside the River Thames -- the Hampton Court Flower Show bids fair to rival the world-famous Chelsea Flower Show as a place of pilgrimage for anyone interested in the Great Outdoors. More...

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Regent's Canal & the Spaniards Inn

Regent's Canal Photo  Brian Evans
Regent's Canal -
Photo: Brian Evans CCL

  

"There is nothing -- absolutely nothing -- half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats", famously said Water Rat in the Wind in the Willows.

Water Rat was speaking of the Thames, but the Thames is not the only place in London where you can mess around with boats.

London's canals, a crucial way to transport goods before the railways took over, have been cleaned up and revived in recent years.

Walking or taking a boat trip up the scenic Regent's Canal is now one of London's summertime pleasures. More...

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Covent Garden Piazza

Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9JT

Convent Garden Piazza is the area where the world famous Covent Garden Market is held. The market held here consists of around 50 stalls selling a variety of quality goods including antiques, clothing and craft items. The piazza is a favourite location for street performers; Peruvian and classical musicians can regularly be found in the courtyards amidst the stalls. The area is one of the few remaining large pedestrianised areas left in London and attracts large numbers of people. There are a wide variety of shops and restaurants and much more too see.

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Piccadilly Circus

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Piccadilly Circus derives its name from a frilly collar that was popular in the seventeenth century. A dressmaker who made the item became wealthy and bought property in the area. One of the most famous landmarks in Piccadilly Circus is the statue of Eros- the pagan god of love. The whole area glows due to the extravagant neon signs, and is one of London most vibrant entertainment areas. The pedestrianised area conceals a maze of shops and several shopping centres and there are many pubs, clubs, cinemas and restaurants. Piccadilly Circus is the most visited part of London and is the junction for five major streets. Carnaby Street, Soho, Trafalgar square and Leicester Square are also all within close proximity to Piccadilly.
Nearest Tube Station: Piccadilly

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Leicester Square

London, WC2N 6RQ

Leicester Square was originally set out in 1670. The site was south of Leicester House a former royal building that has since disappeared. The Empire Cinema on Leicester square was formerly a popular music hall with the same name. Leicester Square is now home to some of London's largest cinemas and is the venue for many premiers. The movie influence is apparent from the statue of Charlie Chaplin. To the North of the square is the Swiss Centre famed for its hourly chiming clock. Famed for its red carpet movie premieres.

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The London Dungeon

28 Tooley Street, London, SE1 2SZ
Tel: 0870 844 2482

Transport yourself back to the darkest moments in the capital's history within the deep depths of the London Dungeon. Live actors, shows, two rides and interactive special effects ensure that you face your fear head on in this unique ninety-minute experience. Tapping into everyone's fascination for gore, the London Dungeon brings more than 2,000 years of gruesomely authentic history back to life ... and death, delving into the darkest chapters of the Capital's grim and bloody past. Experience a short back and sides with the new Sweeney Todd: Demon Barber of Fleet Street attraction, brave the Traitor Boat Ride to Hell, find your way out of the Labyrinth of the Lost, Europe's largest mirror maze and run the gauntlet escaping Jack the Ripper, The Great Plague and The Great Fire of London! Well worth a visit and very good fun!

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British Airways London Eye

Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Rd, London, SE1 7PB
Tel: 0870 990 8883     E-mail: customer.services@ba-londoneye.com
 

Completed in January 2000 after more than seven years in construction by a team of engineers from across five European countries. The London Eye is breathtaking. On the South bank of the River Thames it rises one hundred and thirty-five metres into the London skyline. From the highest point, you can see twenty-five miles in every direction giving a spectacular view of St. Paul's Cathedral, Windsor Castle, Big Ben and the Palace of Westminster.
Nearest Tube Station: Waterloo

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Madame Tussauds

Marylebone Rd, London, NW1 5LR
Tel: 0870 999 0046

Madame Tussauds is constantly developing. From immersive themed entertainment's to imaginative use of state-of-the-art technology, we are proud to bring our customers a truly groundbreaking and contemporary experience. Madame Tussauds has a new figure of Kylie Minogue was launched in January. Following from Kylie, the first ever figure of Kate Moss was welcomed to Madame Tussauds. The figure is set within an atmospheric photo studio and guests can pose with Kate to be on their very own magazine front cover. Bollywood returned to Madame Tussauds with a visit from Indian cinema superstar Shahrukh Khan, thousands of people came from far and wide to catch a glimpse of the man himself unveiling his figure. Fans can appear in their very own Bollywood billboard poster with the figure of King Khan. After a million pound refurbishment the new World Stage area of Madame Tussauds opened, the new area has a fully interactive sportszone. The World Stage also showcases the Royal family and world leaders and has a fantastic new music zone where guests will find Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, Robbie Williams and Britney Spears. There are many things to see and interactive displays. Visit early to avoid queues.

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Vinopolis

1 Bank End, London, SE1 9BU
Tel: 0870 2414040

A magnificent two and a half-acre space devoted to the world of wine and its associated pleasures. Immerse yourself in the Vinopolis tour, absorbing the experience at your own pace with the option of an audio guide featuring Oz Clark. Discover and learn about the different wine cultures from around the world and the origins of the art of wine making. Each tour offers the opportunity to taste at least 5 wines as well as a specially prepared cocktail. There is also the chance to taste hand-selected whiskies, home-brewed beers and absinthe if it takes your fancy.

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Better Bankside

118 Southwark Street, Irwin House, London, SE1
Tel: 020 7928 4015

Bankside, one of central London's riverside destinations, boasts some of London's most iconic attractions including Tate Modern and Shakespeare's Globe and a successful annual winter festival - the Bankside Frost Fair. Bankside offers a concentration of unique visual and performing art venues including and a vast selection of restaurants and bars offering high quality food and drink alongside the organic retailers within the well-known Borough Market and Vinopolis, London's unique wine tasting attraction. Better Bankside is a business-led company, whose programme impacts on your experience as a visitor to Bankside from street cleansing to environmental improvements to our wardens.

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British International Motor Show

ExCeL Centre, Royal Victoria Dock, London, E16 1XL
Tel: 0870 0600245

The British International Motor Show makes a triumphant return after 30 years to London. The biggest brand names in motoring will be there - bringing you style, glamour and excitement including premier launches, car handling demonstrations, test drive experiences and even the opportunity to try 4x4 off-roading. With late night openings you will be able to dine and drink al fresco at Waterfront Cafes and soak up the atmosphere of live outdoor evening Dock Rock concerts.

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Canary Wharf Tower

1 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, E14
Tel: 0870 0600245

Canary Wharf was completed in 1991, and is Britain's tallest building standing eight hundred feet high and over fifty floors. The initial cost of the build being over eight hundred million pounds sterling, Canary Wharf is used as a commercial office building, home to over 55,000 employees', many different businesses and a variety of industries. The building casts a dominating figure on the Thames waterfront. Canary Wharf building is not open to the public, but views of the breathtaking construction can be seen from all over London and are especially spectacular from one of the Thames river ferries. Canary Wharf DLR.

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Somerset House Trust

Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 1LA
Tel: 020 7845 4600     E-mail: info@somersethouse.org.uk

Home to the visual arts, musical events and cinema. Also within the grounds are an ice rink and the Admiralty Restaurant.

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