Riverside walk through the...
Riverside walk through the Docklands. Recommended is the walk along the southern river bank with nice views of Canary Wharf. On this side of the river the new building projects are much smaller in size, so it's more pleasant to walk through than the massif new centers around Canary Wharf
While not really in London,...
While not really in London, one beauty than many miss is Greenwich. On the Thames, this town is the site of the international date line (where east meets west). The Greenwich observatory is in the middle of a beautiful park, the town gives you an idea of life outside downtown London and there are many sites and museums to visit. If you have time definitly give Greenwich a vist. You can go by tube or by river boat. I would suggest taking the boat there (get on at Tower Bridge) and the train back.
You should take a walk around...
You should take a walk around London with the city map and see the many historical sites that is not in the usual tourist path. Walking trails that takes you around the places of Jack the Ripper is available for those with appetite for gore stories. Me, I found the Old Curiosity Shop mentioned by Charles Dickens here.....
Many people go to the popular...
Many people go to the popular spots recommended on brochures and miss the local culture that is located in the city, but not where tourists are supposed to go. When you are at the Tower of London, walk for about 30 minutes north and east, and you will see many local vendors selling inexpensive blankets, clothes, fruits and vegetables, and other household good to local people. The majority of people seem to be Indian or Pakistanian, and the area was mostly small trinket shops and small apartments.
I miss nothing in London, but...
I miss nothing in London, but if the last raven has vanished at the tower once, then the British will miss her royal house.
Ich vermisse nichts in London, aber wenn einmal der letzte Rabe beim Tower verschwunden ist, dann werden die Briten ihr Königshaus vermissen.
The City, the finacial heart...
The City, the finacial heart of London, goes deathly quiet at the weekend when all the suits are elsewhere. This means that it's perfect for walking round, being essentially the oldest part of London with the oldest buildings. There's a few days worth of buildings worth staring at. I'd start at Liverpool Street Tube station and
walk up river (if you know what I mean) towards St Pauls
but closer to the river. Lots of shady back alleys etc. so yes it would be prudent to do this in the daytime although it will indeed be deserted at night too. There is also a Jack the Ripper tour which cost 5 or ten quid done by an ex police man who has spent far too much time researching the subject. Best taken on a dark and cold night I feel but perhaps not a windy night as you need to hear what the guy is saying.
London has its bit of wildlife, both animals and plants.
I always like black birds wherever I am. At home these birds are my "guard dogs".
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Pub in the Forest
If you are looking for a nice pub right in the middle of the forest, try Kings Oak pub in Epping Forest. Nice for a drink or a meal.
Way off in the suburb of Richmond, lies this royal botanical garden which has earned a UNESO World Heritage Designation for its extensive collection of plants. Definitely worth the time for a visit!
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This is yet another fairly central location in London - however I can imagine that many people do not make this a focal point for visiting London or even Hyde Park itself.
Freddie's last addres
This place is in the center (zone 1-2)
1 Logan Place, Kensington, London
Official International QUEEN Fan Club:
The Old Bakehouse,
16A High Street,
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Institut Francais, South Kensington
Just across the road from our hostel in Queensbury Place was this lovely building, the French Institute. They are an educational establishment and show foreign films (French I guess!!! :))
Old city wall
London has many places with "gate" names, but the old city wall is hard to find.
Still, if you have an eye for it, you can find pieces or remains of that City of London wall.
- Historical Travel
Society of Friends (Coffee Shop)
We stopped off here for a coffee - it was a welcome respite from our hot Saturday afternoon of walking. I saw the coffee machine through the window.
There was even a choir being auditioned.
Great night view of London
A unexpected and impressive night view of London can be seen on the upper floor of Tate Modern, on the bar/restaurant. It's free and it's really nice.
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