10 things to do in London
- The British Museum
- London Eye
- Saint Paul's Cathedral
- The National Gallery
- London Zoo
- Tate Modern
- Tower of London
- The Natural History Museum
- Madame Tussaud's
- Westminster Abbey
Suggested London Restaurants
- Bentleys Oyster Bar & Grill
- Vivat Bacchus Restaurant
- Gourmet Burger Kitchen
- Rainforest Cafe
5 things to do in London for free
- Hamleys - seven floors of toys for every age
- Pudding Lane - where the great fire started
- Covent Garden - street entertainment gallore
- Kensington Gardens - Lady Di's Memorial Playground
- Changing of the Guard - 11:30AM every day
London was the first city in the world to have an underground railway, known as the 'Tube'. Services began on 10th January 1863.
These markets have ancient origins and connections with the City of London.
Some have moved from their original locations within the city boundaries but
continue to be operated by the Corporation of London:
Billingsgate Market, a fish market, relocated in 1982 to Billingsgate Market, Poplar. The original river facing building is now used as a hospitality and events venue called Old Billingsgate Market.
Leadenhall Market, a food-centred market, continues to operate with many of the market spaces converted to retail outlets.
Smithfield Market is a meat market that was originally a live cattle market.
Spitalfields Market, a food market which relocated in 1991 to New Spitalfields Market, Leyton. The original market site is still used as a market selling food and general goods and is part of a revival of the surrounding area.
A night out in London
London is a brilliant destination if you want to go see a show (musicals like Les Miserables and Mamma Mia)! Also famed for its restaurants, live music (try Jazz Cafe, Royal Albert Hall or Brixton Academy), and clubs (like Ministry of Sound, Turnmills, Fabric or Cafe de Paris). You could also lean back in the comfort of some of europes best cinemas, many of them found near Leicester Square like the Odeon, the Empire and Vue.