London A to Z
Tower of London, Buckingham Palace and Big Ben. These are just a few of the words that come to mind when you think of London. The rest can be found in this comprehensive London alphabet.
A Alexandra Palace
The first television broadcast (on November 2, 1936) has been handled from London, this palace. In the meantime renovated building exhibitions are now given. In the garden you will also find a ijshockyebaan.
B by Big Ben
Popularly meant by the Big Ben clock tower of the great Palace of Westminster. Big Ben is actually the only clock that you find in the belfry. The clock is less than 14 tons.
The ideal mode of transport in London are the London’s cab. Or the black cab is available for you, you can see the sign ‘For Hire’, which is illuminated when they are free.
D Dickens, Charles
From 1837 to 1839 attended the famous novelist at Doughty Street. His house is now open to visitors. During a tour of the four-story house you find yourself in the life of the author.
The London Eye is the biggest wheel in the world. While sitting in the ride you get a good view of the area along the Thames. In good weather you have less than 40 km visibility. Pull it time for a ride, because it takes less than 30 minutes before the wheel is rotated.
London bicycle? You can! In London you will find several companies that rent bikes. Tips include:
• On Your Bike London Bridge, www.onyourbike.com
• The London Bicycle Tour Company in Gabriel’s Wharf, www.londonbicycle.com
Greenwich is a borough in southeast London, on the southern bank of the Thames. We bring you the Greenwich Park, Old Royal Naval College and the National Maritime Museum.
H Harvey Nichols
Many London shopaholics have winkelparadrijs as high priority. Only because of the presence of Harvey Nichols. In this store you’ll find famous designer, a mega department for perfume and other beauty products, stylish home furnishings. On the fifth floor housed a popular restaurant The Fifth.
Also great for shopping: Liberty (both ladies’ and men’s), Harrod’s (the most exclusive department store in London), Hamley’s (the largest toy store in town), Camden Market (with especially on Saturday and Sunday the best stalls) and Portobello Road (the busiest shopping street in London).
Perhaps the most famous restaurant in London. Would you like celebrity spotting? Then you come to the right place. Note: book a minimum of six weeks in advance, the tables are very popular. And take a big wallet that, because the (also delicious) dishes are not cheap.
J Jack the Ripper
Jack the Ripper, the serial killer in the second half of 1888 in London prostitutes murdered and mutilated. Letters attached to the body were found, signed “Jack the Ripper, but his true identity has always remained unknown. In London you plenty of themed walks books, including Jack the Ripper Haunts. This somewhat sinister hike takes you past all the places where Jack the Ripper set up his stamp.
In London you will find about 30 churches. The most famous is St. Paul’s Cathedral. After the Great Fire Churches in London were all rebuilt. This is the masterpiece cathedral of Christ Oper Wren. Interestingly, the dome (with a height of 111 meters one of the largest domes in the world) and the colorful mosaics on the ceiling, in the 19th century have been made.
Other churches worth visiting are:
• Westminster Abbey
• St. Mary-le-Bow
• All Hallows By The Tour
L from London Tourist Board
The tourist office in London is always ready to answer your questions on the spot. Also you can book tours through this organization and can help you find the right property. More information? Look at www.visitlondon.com.
M Mama Mia!
Mama Mia! is just one of many musicals every day to attend in London. These musicals are all played in different theaters. Known theaters and music halls Royal Opera House, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Royal Court Theatre, National Theatre and Sadler’s Wells.
N Natural History Museum
An educational museum for children and adults. Get in the earthquake simulator and relive the earthquake in Kobe in 1995, travel through the earth on the Earth Department, learn about babies in the Human Biology Department and see the fossils of ancient dinosaurs.
Oh, East London
East End was once home to workers. Immigrants from France but also from Bangladesh, this part of town used as a refuge. In 1980 this part of London completely renovated and now it is the heart of the media and financial community. Recommendations in this part of London’s fashionable restaurants and galleries, as well as Spitalfields, where every Sunday is the oldest market in London.
Escape the crowds? London has many parks where you can simply relax, walk or rent a boat. Take a look at:
• Hyde Park, where you can hire boats or swimming
• St. James Park, designed in the 18th century and still the best park in London
• Regents Park, frequented because the zoo is here
• Primrose Hill, with a unique view of the skyline of New York
Q Queen’s House
Inigo Jones built a lot down in London. His first building in the Palladian style, was the Queen’s House. Originally it was the residence of the wife of Charles I, now you will find the art collection of the National Maritime Museum. You can find the house in Greenwich Park.
The Ritz is the most exclusive hotel in London, and therefore not affordable for many. Walk inside and admire the splendor can be. Order for example a high tea at Palm Court Restaurant, located in the hotel.
London is a city for shoppers, but also for couples. London offers so many opportunities to tie the skates. In winter you can skate outside on the Broadgate Centre and Someset House. In summer you have access to an indoor ice rink in Queensway, Leisurebox.
Tower of London t
The Tower of London has had many different functions, from palace, prison and even zoo. Nowadays you can find The Bloody Tower (where several murders were committed) and visit the many crown jewels.
U of Sale
Twice a year, while London shopaholics in droves. And that’s not crazy, because in January and July to keep large stores and clothing stores sell massively. Here you have to be!
A must for wine lovers. Vinopolis is a wine permanent exhibition where you can taste wine a lot. In its store more than one thousand types of wine for sale.
W Changing of the Guard
Not only hundreds of rooms, but also hundreds of people who work daily in the household: Buckingham Palace is a royal room to mention. Just to see how impressive this building in August and September and get a tour of some parts of this beautiful residence of Queen Elizabeth.
Tip! Every morning at 11.00 am (Sundays at 10:00) changing the palace guards service. They all go marching Wellington Barracks to the palace. Unique sight!
X X-mas shopping
It’s very crowded and very expensive. Despite going there every year millions of people over the Christmas period to the English capital London. You can after Christmas shopping as you can anywhere else. But then you would be pressed against the can and a well-filled wallet (with you) have …