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London - entertainers at Covent GardenVisit London, for a day, for a week's holiday

London is an amazing city - everyone recognises red London buses, black taxi cabs, Beefeaters at the Tower of London. Take a tourist bus and get an overview of the sights complete with potted history commentary.

Meet the people in the shops, markets, on transport, at theatres, art galleries and museums. Find out what makes London such a great place to visit.

Open house London is held every September. Various buildings in London welcome visitors for tours of their architecture over a weekend or few days. Reservations are essential for certain buildings and a small fee may be payable. Many others are simply free; you just turn up. Wonderful views of the city can be seen from the high office blocks and famous buildings such as the Gherkin. It is a special and unique opportunity for both Londoners and visitors to the capital.

Why you should visit London

There are always foreign and homegrown visitors in London. Check out the tube trains to discover a rich multicultural mix of people - it's one of London's attractions and strengths.

There are areas of London that are densely populated by certain ethnic groups. Petticoat Lane in London, a site of one of London's famous outdoor markets reflects the shifting population through the decades. In the fifties and sixties the area was predominantly Jewish and specialised in the 'rag trade'. It then passed through an Indian phase and although there still are some very good curry shops, especially around Brick Lane, the influx of Africans is now evident.

Explore the diversity and richness of London today.

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St. Martin in Fields
Royal Courts of Justice
Old and new in the City
Nelson's Column
Trafalgar Squsre


CATHEDRALS AND CHURCHES. some of our best architecture can be seen in the magnificent churches of a bygone age. Visit Westminster Abbey and Cathedral, St. Martin in the Fields.

PUBS. Some things remain similar if not the same. The great London pub is still around albeit sometimes with a change of style or theme but there are still plenty of traditional pubs offering British hospitality and the finest British ales. Click here for a list of London Pubs or take a walk along the Thames Path for a pub crawl of traditional English pubs.

SHOPPING. There are world-famous stores in the West End and Oxford Street, plus many designer outlets in out of town shopping centres like Bluewater and Lakeside on the outskirts of London where you can shop under cover in comfort - and parking is free. Visit London's markets for specialist goods, antiques, and good value items.

MUSEUMS - Visit London's museums for intriguing and free days out. The Natural History Museum with its life-like dinosaur exhibition to terrify and entertain simultaneously, the Earthquake room at the Science Museum, the superb Eygptology section at the British Museum and much much more....

ART GALLERIES - London's art galleries offer magnificent collections representing schools of art down the centuries from around the world; National Gallery, The Tate, National Portrait Gallery, Cortauld Institute of Art, and many others....

LONDON ZOO - London Zoo set in Regents Park, London Zoo is a traditional family attraction. Other safari parks and zoos near the capital are Woburn Safari Park and Whipsnade Wild Animal Park north of London - both worth a visit.

LONDON'S THEME PARKS - pure fun with exhilarating rides and entertainment for the whole family. There are several large theme parks on the edge of London where you pay admission which includes most facilities apart from food for the day. Take a look at Chessington World of Adventures, Thorpe Park, Legoland on the south of London.

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