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The BBC Proms 2023, London

The BBC Proms 2023, London

Judith Schrut previews this summer’s BBC Proms, eight weeks of joyous musical feasting at the Royal Albert Hall and around the UK. For classical music lovers it doesn’t get much…

London Marathon 2024, UK

London Marathon 2024, UK

The London Marathon is one of the most prestigious marathons in the world, drawing participants from across the globe. This guide will help you prepare for the big race, from…

Executions: Museum of London Docklands

Executions: Museum of London Docklands

Robert Spellman reviews Executions, an exhibition looking at public executions held at the Museum of Docklands London. Hanging. Burning. Beheading. Drawing, hanging and quartering. During London’s 700-year history of public…

Frieze Art Fair London, 2023

Frieze Art Fair London, 2023

Frieze Art Fair London is one of the most influential contemporary art fairs in the world. It is held in October in The Regent’s Park. It only focuses on living artists and contemporary art…

Interested in London?

Dr Johnson once famously said that if you are tired of London then you are tired of life, and the phrase is as true now as it was in the 18th century. We might be biased but it is still the most exciting and diverse captial in Europe.

London Sightseeing Highlights

The London skyline used to be dominated by classic buildings like the Tower of London, the Palaces of Westminster and St Paul’s Cathedral, but increasingly such sites are dwarfed by skyscrapers such as Canary Wharf and the Shard. However, it still remains however one of the most visited cities in the world for good reason.

The London Eye

Controversial when it was opened on 31 December, 1999 to celebrate the Millennium, it has proved one of UK capital’s most popular attractions. Situated on the South Bank of the River Thames, it offers spectacular views across the city for up to 25 miles and is the focal point for the New Year’s Eve firework display. It is right next to one of the major tourist highlights in the capital, along the South Bank stretching from Tate Modern to Borough Market.

London Theatres

The city’s theatre land caters for every possible taste from lush musicals to avant garde and fringe drama. Many theatres are situated near Piccadilly, but there are fringe theatre dotted all over the city. In recent years, the Globe Theatre has replicated Shakespearean tradition.

London Underground

The much maligned network of underground trains known as the Tube is also one of the most expensive metro systems in Europe. Buy an oyster card or use you credit card, if it has a chip, to get the cheapest fares.