London city caters for every pleasure one can think of – from several museums, galleries and historic monuments to cuisines for diverse palates and shopping for all. And in the evenings an assortment of clubs, bars and theatres will entertain you to your utmost desire!
Fascinating Sights the best bird's eye view that you can get is through the London Eye. One of the tallest structures, this high tech Ferris wheel lets you see the majestic beauty of the city through a fully enclosed capsule.
Buckingham Palace – the official residence of Queen Elizabeth II opens for a few months in summer but the change – of - guards' ceremony can be viewed on most days and is worth a watch.
The Tower of London, one of the most famous fortresses gives you an insight into its history as a royal palace and place of execution as well as the glorious crown jewels, it houses.
Madame Tussauds is one of the oldest and most popular tourist destinations where you can poise with the waxwork of your favourite character from history. The London Planetarium offers an enchanting view of the Universe and a fascinating audio visual-show that will capture your imagination.
Art Galleries & Museums
London's rich heritage can be seen at a host of museums and galleries.The Tate Modern is one of the most popular galleries displaying works from 1900 to the present time. A small walk down the south bank of the Thames takes you past the Globe Theatre of Shakespeare to the Design Museum – which is dedicated to the cutting-edge industrial design, fashion and architecture. Other museums worth a look are the Victoria and Albert Science Museums and the Natural History Museum – both in Kensington. An impressive display of artifacts awaits the tourists, in these museums.
Shopping in London can be an exhilarating experience for the sheer variety of its shopping arcades. Oxford Street offers department stores such as Mark & Spencer's, John Lewis, Debenhams and Selfridges. Bond Street offers some exclusive brands and Knightsbridge has posh stores like Harrods – one of the finest department stores with seven floors of designer clothing, foods halls and furniture. Then there is Portobello Road Market which offers some rare antiques and vintage clothing. The open air market in Camden Town, Shepherd Bush, etc have on offer varieties of arts and crafts as well as clothing for the younger generation. These markets also have some authentic places where you can savour Asian, African, Caribbean, Chinese or Thai foods.
The famous Charing Cross Road unfolds an exciting variety that London has to show the tourist. Piccadilly Circus is famous for its colourful, electronic advertising. Close to it is the London Trocadero which has fancy shops, bowling alleys, a cinema and some exotic places to eat, drink and dance.
The Traditional Pubs & Bars
While daytime has its wide-range of exciting sight-seeing and shopping, London's swanky bars, pubs and clubs unfold for you a dazzling variety of night life. London's pubs come in various hues; from traditional to the trendy. Ministry of Sound is a fascinating night club. The Cork and the Bottle of Leicester Squaregives a drinking experience of a different kind. Fabric is a trendy club which offers you a packed-out night with live music while Jazz Café gives you a mixture of jazz and soul. Ronnie Scott's club attracts jazz talents and enthusiasts. Then there are comedy venues such as Jongleurs Club which gives you laughs, good food and disco. There is a huge variety of night-life to keep you awake through the night.
London has always been known for its rich cultural heritage, no wonder then, some of the finest concerts, festivals and parades premier in this city. Capital FM, the popular radio station hosts Europe's biggest one day pop event. Notting Hill Carnival takes over the streets of West London in August with live steel bands, decorated floats and bright costumes. Added to that are sporting activities and events of premier football teams from Chelsea, Fulham, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal and West Ham United who showcase their sporting talents. For lovers of tennis - there is the Wimbledon Championships - an extravaganza you cannot afford to miss.
London offers the widest range of cuisine to suit all pockets. Whatever your culinary desire may be - you will surely find it here. Whether it's American, Mexican, Indian, Chinese, and Thai - London gives you many tasteful delights.
London's West End is famous for its 50 odd theatres where you can view block-busters as well as new wave theatre. There are evening as well as afternoon shows to enthral you. To sum it up, in London excitement never stops!
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