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Gherkin Stitch, London How can the British capital impress experienced travelers who have already visited it in the past? Without a doubt, the prospect of making a walk on Tower Bridge or visiting museums mentioned in every tourist guide doesn’t sound amusing. If you plan to walk in the City area, reach London Bridge and find a monument located close to it. This monument was installed in the memory of the devastating fire that happened in 1666. It is possible to admire the symbolic monument not only from a distance. Only a handful of tourists and locals know that it is, actually, possible to go up the monument by using the spiral staircase inside it. The height of the monument is 61 meter, so the observation deck on its top offers fantastic views of the City and Southwark districts.
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Strict following of rules remains one of main traits of local residents. This is true for absolutely all spheres of life. Londoners are very careful and diligent in work. They are very … Open
If you want to see something unusual, head to the Greenford metro station. The London Underground or The Tube is famous for its long escalators. In the 19th century, the escalators were made exclusively of wood. Naturally, later they were replaced with more modern models, but one antique escalator can be still seen in Greenford Station. Locals use the old wooden escalator every day, but for travelers, a ride on it is a true exotic entertainment.
Are you fond of unusual excursions? If so, consider visiting All Saints shop located on Regent Street. In this case, a walk in a shop promises to be no less interesting than a visit to a museum. All Saints is one of the brands, which shops are visited not only to buy clothes but also to look at the creative design. This clothes shop is made in industrial style, so its halls feature a rich collection of old sewing machines. Standard clothes rails are replaced with details of old mechanisms. Gear wheels on the walls, various metallic constructions of undefined origin, old spinning wheels, and fitting rooms that look like an old warehouse complete the design. It’s up to you whether you want to shop or simply to admire the old artifacts.
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London features a huge selection of most diverse attractions - historical and architectural sites, beautiful streets and squares, museums and exhibition centers. Trafalgar Square is a … Open
Are you searching for a worthy alternative to standard art museums and galleries? If so, Fitzrovia Art Street is exactly what you need. This art street is located not far from the Regent’s Park Underground Station and is well-known to all London fans of graffiti. In the past, it was quite a boring place with nondescript walls, which are now decorated with masterpieces by famous modern artist Banksy. His symbolic phrase “If graffiti changed anything, it would be illegal” is also located on that street. Quite an interesting fact – the face of the brave and talented artist is still not known even though he’s been a legend of urban art for many years already.
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Night London Panorama with Full Moon If you’re interested in urban style, diversify your stay in the capital by a walk in East London . This is the place where you can see the so-called container cities. The first container city opened in London in 2001. At that time, it was located at Trinity Buoy Wharf. Nowadays, similar container cities can be found everywhere in East London. The “city” is a complex of houses made of containers. The containers are painted in bright colors and have small round windows. Initially, they were built as an alternative to expensive accommodation in London. Nowadays, these containers are used as offices, and some of them were transformed into schools.
Fans of nightlife and those, who want to save money on visiting local restaurants and cafes, are recommended to walk to the district of Soho. In addition to numerous nightclubs and bars here … Open
If there’s only change in your pockets after visiting secret landmarks and popular shops, and your stomach keeps reminding that it’s empty, don’t worry and head to the Little Bay restaurant, which is located not far from Kilburn Park Underground Station. This restaurant offers a unique service for its guests – they can set the price of ordered food themselves. The menu of the restaurant includes classic British treats and some delicacies, including steamed fish and foie gras.
London Cityscape Chin Chin Labs Café is the best place to eat ice cream in an unusual setting. At this café, the all-time favorite dessert is cooked with the help of liquid nitrogen. While enjoying the cold dessert, which is cooked right in front of visitors, visitors can examine numerous flasks and test-mixers that can be seen anywhere, as well as other laboratory devices, the purpose of which can only be guessed.
1. The majority of shops are closed no later than on 18:00. Only large shopping complexes work on weekends. Weekday morning is the best time for shopping. 2. While going for a walk, do … Open
The best way to finish the day full of entertainment and sightseeing is to visit Surya, the popular eco-friendly nightclub. Without a doubt, Surya is one of the most unusual and stylish venues in London. In order to enjoy the favorite music, visitors literally need to dance non-stop. The special dance floor is also the main energy generator in the club. In order to let the fun go on, visitors need to dance on the dance floor restlessly.
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Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin-starred restaurants in London
♥   Restaurant 'Dining Room at The Goring' Victoria. Type - Traditional British. 1.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Kouzu' Victoria. Type - Japanese. 1.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Santini' Victoria. Type - Italian. 1.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'UNI' Victoria . Type - Japanese. 1.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Olivomare' Victoria. Type - Seafood. 1.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around London
♥   Castle 'Prior’s Tower' , 4.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Walmer Castle' , 5.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Margaret’s Castle' , 10 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Mortham Tower' , 10.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Hampton Court' , 17.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in London and around
♥   Art museum 'Royal Collection' London, 1.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'National Gallery' London, 1.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'The Hayward' London, 1.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'National Portrait Gallery' London, 1.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Apsley House' London, 1.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all palaces
Public palaces near London
♥   Palace 'Lambeth Palace' , 0.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Palace of Whitehall' , 1.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'St. James’s Palace' , 1.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Winchester Palace' , 3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Tower of London' , 4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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