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London is domestic to either the normal and the trend-setting, from ceremonious pomp and pageantry to the ''anything goes'' charisma of Soho. you could loiter around the Tower of London or hunt down the best outlets and occurring golf equipment. as soon as you may have labored up an urge for food, you could banquet on fish and chips, try out smooth British food, or benefit from nice ethnic eating places, together with Indian, French, chinese language and extra. take up the ancient websites or discover the city’s assorted neighborhoods. This consultant provides the newest scoop on:

  • The most well liked golf equipment and evening existence, the good procuring, and the thriving acting arts scene
  • Attractions starting from pubs to palaces to Parliament
  • Incredible museums, together with the British Museum with its antiquities, the Tate glossy, and the nationwide Portrait Gallery with likenesses of well-known Brits, together with pop icons like Elton John
  • Four itineraries and 6 effortless day journeys that will help you pack the main into your stay

Like each For Dummies go back and forth consultant, London For Dummies , 6th version includes:

  • Down-to-earth trip-planning advice
  • What you mustn't pass over — and what you could skip
  • The top resorts and eating places for each budget
  • Lots of specified maps

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In the Science Museum, you come face to face with legends from the world of science and technology. ✓ London’s South Bank is buzzing with the addition of the stunning Tate Modern. Housed in a former power station on the river, the museum exhibits an international roster of contemporary greats. ✓ Tate Britain holds the world’s greatest collection of British art. Wander through rooms filled with works by William Blake, Turner, Hogarth, Sir Joshua Reynolds, Constable, and all the pre-Raphaelites. ✓ London lovers will love the Museum of London, probably the world’s most comprehensive city museum, which features an amazing collection of Roman antiquities (the museum incorporates part of a 2,000-year-old Roman wall) and tells the fascinating story of London through the ages.

Com). org. uk). Third week in May. June The juried Royal Academy Summer Exhibition presents more than 1,000 works of art by living artists from all over the United Kingdom. uk). Early June through July. April 21 is Queen Elizabeth’s birthday, but her birthday parade, Trooping the Colour, takes place in mid-June. The Horse Guards celebrate “Ma’am’s” birthday in Whitehall with an equestrian display full of pomp and ceremony. trooping-the-colour. uk. Mid-June. The most prestigious horse-racing event in England is Royal Ascot, held at the Ascot Racecourse (near Windsor, in Berkshire, about 30 miles from London) in the presence of the royal family.

The Best Places to Shop in London It’s not just my credit cards talking: I’m here to tell you that London is one of the world’s great shopping cities — possibly the greatest. Why? The sheer variety of what’s available. Trend-setting London is to the United Kingdom what New York City is to the United States: the place where it happens first (or ultimately ends up). London is where you can eyeball what’s hot, British style. You see the latest hard-core street fashions side by side with the quintessentially traditional.

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