London ( LHR )
City Guide, London
The City of London is the historic heart of London. This area was already a bustling trading post almost 2000 years ago, when it was part of the Roman Empire. Many of the irregular streets still follow the ancient Roman roads. The boundaries of the City also loosely follow the path of the Roman wall that was built here in the 2nd century AD.
Today the City is a mostly commercial district dominated by the stately buildings and skyscrapers that house offices for the finance industry. There are however plenty historical landmarks that were built in an era when the City was still densely populated. The star here is the majestic St.Paul’s Cathedral, but there are also noteworthy civil structures such as the Guildhall and the Leadenhall Market. And the Museum of London, which is appropriately located in the oldest part of London, documents the tumultuous history of the city.
London attractions are some of the most exciting and interesting in the world. From top museums which cover a range of topics to some fascinating historic buildings and monuments, there is something to please every visitor. London is packed with some the best museums in the world which cover topics from history and World War II to music, sport and the motor industry. The Churchill Museum and Cabinet War Rooms offer a taste of life was like for the great leader during the Battle of Britain.
Other London tourist attractions that visitors shouldn't miss include London Zoo, HMS Belfast, the only surviving vessel from WWII, and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, a reconstruction of the great theatre in which the play writers shows were originally held. Visiting these entire attractions make for an exciting and memorable experience, however, it can also be a rather expensive one too. That's where a London Pass comes in handy
Culture & Entertainment
In London's West End you will find a theatre on nearly every street showing the latest musicals and plays, with leading stars of the stage flying in from all over the world to appear alongside England's homegrown talent.
During the summer months treat your clients or staff to an unforgettable night of theatre in the twilight of Regebts Park, Open Air Theatre.
Dazzling theatre performances are not confined to London however with many of England's towns and cities hosting top plays and musicals. Stratford-upon-Avon, birthplace of William Shakespeare, is home to the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Besides theatre, England plays host to the world's leading music artists, opera and ballet and red carpet cinema premieres. Fantastic corporate hospitality packages are available at many of these events.
Food and drink
Treat yourself to some delicious gourmet snacks and ingredients at London's best delicatessens and specialist food shops.
Thanks to the capital's multicultural population, you'll find more than 60 different national cuisines from French, Italian and Spanish to Thai and Japanese. Indian food is especially popular in Britain and many people often eat at their local 'curry house'.
Londoners are famous for their love of a good cup of tea, at home, at work and in cafes. Coffee has been drunk in London since the 17th century, when coffee houses were hotbeds of political discussions and debate. Now-a-days American-style bars such as Starbucks are everywhere
London has several distinct retail districts and shopping streets, many of which have their own themes or specialties.
From luxury goods in Mayfair to quirky finds in Covent Garden, to large shopping centers like Westfield, you can easily while away an hour, an afternoon or a whole day shopping in London
The heart of London shopping, bustling Oxford Street has more than 300 shops, designer outlets and landmark stores. Home to the legendary Selfridges, it also boasts a range of famous department stores such as John Lewis and Debenhams scattered among every well-known high street chain imaginable.
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