Unmissable sights of London

London's unmissable sites: our recommendations
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London is one of Europe's most modern capitals with an eclectic mix of architecture and styles. Generally the different areas of the city have their own unique character.


The South Bank, or London at a glance

Your walk along the Thames begins at the foot of Big Ben: on the other side of the bridge, pleasant walkways have been created along the riverbanks. The London Eye, Charing Cross, St Paul's Cathedral or the Tate Modern… virtually all of London's major monuments can be seen on this stroll. Best enjoyed on a sunny day to take in the spectacular performances of street artists along the way!


Soho, where it's all happening

Chinatown, trendy area or theatreland… just a few of the descriptions for a place where a lot of things happen! Stroll down Carnaby Street to hunt down a trendy outfit, pass under the arch of the world's smallest Chinatown to taste some Peking duck or pick up some Chinese provisions, or head for Charing Cross Road to take in a crazy musical: Soho, where everything' s possible!


The British Museum, history in a nutshell

Take advantage of free museum entry to step back in time through the galleries of the British Museum: the Rosetta Stone, mummies and sarcophagi are just some of the museum's impressive exhibits which also include the Crystal Skull and Aztec masks. Bearing in mind the museum houses some 13 million items, we recommend you to make a selection of must-sees before you go...


Camden, land of punks and Goths

Camden, located in the North of the capital, may be undergoing renovation but has not lost its character and still draws a crowd to its diverse range of clothes- and accessories shops and market stalls.

 

Tip: Don't miss the Proud Gallery, a gig venue and bar in the Horse Hospital. Tables are laid in the horse boxes that were used to treat horses when they were man's main mode of transport!
 

 


Hyde Park, a breath of air in the city

What was once the King's hunting ground, then a massive potato field during the Second World War, is now a park in the centre of the city, offering its lawns to Sunday strollers.
Football, naps, rollerblading, etc. there's plenty of room for everything in Hyde Park - it covers an area larger than Monaco! When the weather is hot, why not rent a boat for a refreshing trip on the Serpentine lake, in the centre of Hyde Park?
 


Notting Hill: elegant and fashionable

Home to the famous Portobello market, where the curious visitors search for antiques and wardrobe creations, but the market can be extremely crowded and is not the only interesting place to visit in the area! Soak up some peace and quietness in  Kensington Park Gardens, which conceals private gardens for residents of the area.

 

Tip: Scour the quirky shops in Chepstow Villas, on the other side of Portobello Road, for a taste of the real Notting Hill!