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shadwell underground station

Getting Around
Nearest DLR (Dockland Light Railway) Station about 5 mins walk
Shadwell Station (Stand A)
Nearest DLR (Dockland Light Railway) Station about 5 mins walk
Nearest underground station
Whitechapel Station
277 Whitechapel Rd
Nearest underground station
Nearest Overground Train Service. Easy access to get to Shoreditch or Highbury & Islington
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Shadwell
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Nearest Overground Train Service. Easy access to get to Shoreditch or Highbury & Islington
Bus Route 15 is a great, as it has more to see than being stuck on the subway. It will take you to Aldgate, Tower of London, Monument, Cannon Street, St Paul's Cathedral, Royal Courts Of Justice, Aldwych and Somerset House and Charing Cross Station (Next to Trafalgar Square and a short walk from there to China Town, Soho and Piccadilly)
Watney Market (Stop E)
Bus Route 15 is a great, as it has more to see than being stuck on the subway. It will take you to Aldgate, Tower of London, Monument, Cannon Street, St Paul's Cathedral, Royal Courts Of Justice, Aldwych and Somerset House and Charing Cross Station (Next to Trafalgar Square and a short walk from there to China Town, Soho and Piccadilly)
Sightseeing
Hay's Galleria is a mixed use building in the London Borough of Southwark situated on the south bank of the River Thames featuring offices, restaurants, shops, and flats. Originally a warehouse and associated wharf (Hay's Wharf) for the port of London, it was redeveloped in the 1980s. It is a Grade II listed structure. During the nineteenth century, the wharf was one of the chief delivery points for ships bringing tea to the Pool of London.[1] At its height, 80% of the dry produce imported to London passed through the wharf, and on this account the Wharf was nicknamed 'the Larder of London'.
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Hay's Galleria
1 Battle Bridge Ln
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Hay's Galleria is a mixed use building in the London Borough of Southwark situated on the south bank of the River Thames featuring offices, restaurants, shops, and flats. Originally a warehouse and associated wharf (Hay's Wharf) for the port of London, it was redeveloped in the 1980s. It is a Grade II listed structure. During the nineteenth century, the wharf was one of the chief delivery points for ships bringing tea to the Pool of London.[1] At its height, 80% of the dry produce imported to London passed through the wharf, and on this account the Wharf was nicknamed 'the Larder of London'.
The Shard, also referred to as the Shard of Glass, Shard London Bridge[11] and formerly London Bridge Tower, is a 95-storey skyscraper, designed by the Italian architect Renzo Piano, in Southwark, London, that forms part of the Shard Quarter development. Standing 309.6 metres (1,016 ft) high, the Shard is the tallest building in the United Kingdom, the tallest building in the European Union, was the fifth-tallest building in Europe and the 96th-tallest building in the world.
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The Shard
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The Shard, also referred to as the Shard of Glass, Shard London Bridge[11] and formerly London Bridge Tower, is a 95-storey skyscraper, designed by the Italian architect Renzo Piano, in Southwark, London, that forms part of the Shard Quarter development. Standing 309.6 metres (1,016 ft) high, the Shard is the tallest building in the United Kingdom, the tallest building in the European Union, was the fifth-tallest building in Europe and the 96th-tallest building in the world.
The bridge consists of two bridge towers tied together at the upper level by two horizontal walkways, designed to withstand the horizontal tension forces exerted by the suspended sections of the bridge on the landward sides of the towers. The vertical components of the forces in the suspended sections and the vertical reactions of the two walkways are carried by the two robust towers. The bascule pivots and operating machinery are housed in the base of each tower. Before its restoration in the 2010s, the bridge's colour scheme dated from 1977, when it was painted red, white and blue for Queen Elizabeth II's Silver Jubilee. Its colours were subsequently restored to blue and white.
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Tower Bridge
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The bridge consists of two bridge towers tied together at the upper level by two horizontal walkways, designed to withstand the horizontal tension forces exerted by the suspended sections of the bridge on the landward sides of the towers. The vertical components of the forces in the suspended sections and the vertical reactions of the two walkways are carried by the two robust towers. The bascule pivots and operating machinery are housed in the base of each tower. Before its restoration in the 2010s, the bridge's colour scheme dated from 1977, when it was painted red, white and blue for Queen Elizabeth II's Silver Jubilee. Its colours were subsequently restored to blue and white.
The structure is 443 feet (135 m) tall and the wheel has a diameter of 394 feet (120 m). When it opened to the public in 2000 it was the world's tallest Ferris wheel. Its height was surpassed by the 525-foot (160 m) Star of Nanchang in 2006, the 541-foot (165 m) Singapore Flyer in 2008, and the 550-foot (167.6 m) High Roller (Las Vegas) in 2014. Supported by an A-frame on one side only, unlike the taller Nanchang and Singapore wheels, the Eye is described by its operators as "the world's tallest cantilevered observation wheel".
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London Eye
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The structure is 443 feet (135 m) tall and the wheel has a diameter of 394 feet (120 m). When it opened to the public in 2000 it was the world's tallest Ferris wheel. Its height was surpassed by the 525-foot (160 m) Star of Nanchang in 2006, the 541-foot (165 m) Singapore Flyer in 2008, and the 550-foot (167.6 m) High Roller (Las Vegas) in 2014. Supported by an A-frame on one side only, unlike the taller Nanchang and Singapore wheels, the Eye is described by its operators as "the world's tallest cantilevered observation wheel".
Take the helm of HMS Belfast, the famous Second World War survivor and iconic London landmark. Journey through the rooms of this floating city, climbing up and down ladders to navigate your way around all 9 decks. From the guns that fired some of the first shots on D-Day right down to the engine rooms 15ft below sea level, get up close to the inner workings of a warship and hear hundreds of powerful stories from those who worked on board.
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HMS Belfast
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Take the helm of HMS Belfast, the famous Second World War survivor and iconic London landmark. Journey through the rooms of this floating city, climbing up and down ladders to navigate your way around all 9 decks. From the guns that fired some of the first shots on D-Day right down to the engine rooms 15ft below sea level, get up close to the inner workings of a warship and hear hundreds of powerful stories from those who worked on board.
Journey through space and time Stand on the world's Prime Meridian, take an awe-inspiring journey through space and discover the home of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
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Royal Observatory, Greenwich
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Journey through space and time Stand on the world's Prime Meridian, take an awe-inspiring journey through space and discover the home of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
The Tower of London, officially Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress of the Tower of London, is a historic castle located on the north bank of the River Thames in central London
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Tower of London
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The Tower of London, officially Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress of the Tower of London, is a historic castle located on the north bank of the River Thames in central London
Located on the North side of Tower Bridge. St Katharine Docks, in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, were one of the commercial docks serving London, on the north side of the river Thames just east (downstream) of the Tower of London and Tower Bridge. They were part of the Port of London, in the area now known as the Docklands, and are now a popular housing and leisure complex. A good spot for a walk, to grab a coffee or lunch. Great views over Tower Bridge too!
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St Katharine Docks Marina
50 St Katharine's Way
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Located on the North side of Tower Bridge. St Katharine Docks, in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, were one of the commercial docks serving London, on the north side of the river Thames just east (downstream) of the Tower of London and Tower Bridge. They were part of the Port of London, in the area now known as the Docklands, and are now a popular housing and leisure complex. A good spot for a walk, to grab a coffee or lunch. Great views over Tower Bridge too!
With some green open space, this is an ideal spot to have a picnic on a good day. You have clear views of Tower Bridge, The Tower of London, City Hall & HMS Belfast
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More London Riverside
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With some green open space, this is an ideal spot to have a picnic on a good day. You have clear views of Tower Bridge, The Tower of London, City Hall & HMS Belfast
City Hall is the Mayor of London's new headquarters and home to London's governing body, the London Assembly. Members of the public are allowed inside to visit the canteen. You can also book a walking talk of the building. The Mayor, not to be confused with the Lord Mayor of the City of London which is a ceremonial post, is publically elected every four years to manage the governance of Greater London. Opened in 2002, City Hall was designed by Sir Norman Foster who also designed the Gherkin Tower close by. Built on the site of the old Hay’s Wharf complex City Hall’s sweeping spherical shape makes it an environmentally friendly building
City Hall
City Hall is the Mayor of London's new headquarters and home to London's governing body, the London Assembly. Members of the public are allowed inside to visit the canteen. You can also book a walking talk of the building. The Mayor, not to be confused with the Lord Mayor of the City of London which is a ceremonial post, is publically elected every four years to manage the governance of Greater London. Opened in 2002, City Hall was designed by Sir Norman Foster who also designed the Gherkin Tower close by. Built on the site of the old Hay’s Wharf complex City Hall’s sweeping spherical shape makes it an environmentally friendly building
A permanent reminder of the Great Fire of 1666, the Monument commemorates one of the most famous events in London's history. Standing regally on the piazza between Fish Street Hill and Monument Street, the 202ft column designed by Sir Christopher Wren and Dr Robert Hooke, celebrates the City which rose from the ashes. The Monument invites you to climb its 311 spiral steps and enjoy one of the best views over the City.
The Monument
18 Fish St Hill
A permanent reminder of the Great Fire of 1666, the Monument commemorates one of the most famous events in London's history. Standing regally on the piazza between Fish Street Hill and Monument Street, the 202ft column designed by Sir Christopher Wren and Dr Robert Hooke, celebrates the City which rose from the ashes. The Monument invites you to climb its 311 spiral steps and enjoy one of the best views over the City.
This building was completed in 2004 for Swiss RE. The second largest insurance company in The World. It is now one of the icons of the London skyline. It is not the tallest building, but its 41 floors has captured the imagination of the public
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30 St Mary Axe (The Gherkin)
30 St Mary Axe
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This building was completed in 2004 for Swiss RE. The second largest insurance company in The World. It is now one of the icons of the London skyline. It is not the tallest building, but its 41 floors has captured the imagination of the public
Leadenhall Market is a visually impressive Victorian Market dating from 1881. The market stands on the site of a Roman Basilica. The original market was burnt down in The Fire of London, after which it was expanded to sell poultry, dairy goods, leather, wool and meat. Nowadays it contains a variety of specialist shops and bars.
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Leadenhall Market
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Leadenhall Market is a visually impressive Victorian Market dating from 1881. The market stands on the site of a Roman Basilica. The original market was burnt down in The Fire of London, after which it was expanded to sell poultry, dairy goods, leather, wool and meat. Nowadays it contains a variety of specialist shops and bars.
Mansion House is the home of The Lord Mayor of The City of London (Not as distinct as the Mayor of London) providing not only a living space for The Lord Mayor and his household, but also room for large ceremonial entertainment's and banquets. The building like many others was built after the Great Fire of London, with the Mayor taking residence since 1752. Unfortunately you can not walk in off the street and take a look around.
Mansion House
Mansion House is the home of The Lord Mayor of The City of London (Not as distinct as the Mayor of London) providing not only a living space for The Lord Mayor and his household, but also room for large ceremonial entertainment's and banquets. The building like many others was built after the Great Fire of London, with the Mayor taking residence since 1752. Unfortunately you can not walk in off the street and take a look around.
Today Whitehall is chocked with traffic, but imagine the effect the broad street must have had to out-of-towners a century ago. In your horse-drawn carriage, you'd clop along the tree-lined boulevard past well dressed lords and ladies, dodging street urchins. Whitehall is now the most important street in Britain, lined with the ministries of finance, treasury and so on. The black ornamental arrowheads topping the iron fences were once colourfully painted. In 1861 Queen Victoria ordered them all painted black when he beloved Prince Albert (The only one who called her Vickie) died.
Whitehall
Today Whitehall is chocked with traffic, but imagine the effect the broad street must have had to out-of-towners a century ago. In your horse-drawn carriage, you'd clop along the tree-lined boulevard past well dressed lords and ladies, dodging street urchins. Whitehall is now the most important street in Britain, lined with the ministries of finance, treasury and so on. The black ornamental arrowheads topping the iron fences were once colourfully painted. In 1861 Queen Victoria ordered them all painted black when he beloved Prince Albert (The only one who called her Vickie) died.
Famous for it fountains and statues. Trafalgar Square is a public square in the City of Westminster, Central London, built around the area formerly known as Charing Cross. Its name commemorates the Battle of Trafalgar, a British naval victory in the Napoleonic Wars with France and Spain that took place on 21 October 1805 off the coast of Cape Trafalgar.
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Trafalgar Square
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Famous for it fountains and statues. Trafalgar Square is a public square in the City of Westminster, Central London, built around the area formerly known as Charing Cross. Its name commemorates the Battle of Trafalgar, a British naval victory in the Napoleonic Wars with France and Spain that took place on 21 October 1805 off the coast of Cape Trafalgar.
HMS Belfast is one of only three remaining vessels from the bombardment fleet which supported the Normandy landings on 6 June 1944. The other vessels are the destroyer USS Laffey, part of the historic ships grouped at Patriots Point, South Carolina, and the dreadnought battleship USS Texas at San Jacinto, Texas. In total, HMS Belfast spent 33 days in support of the landings and fired over 5,000 shells
HMS Belfast
HMS Belfast is one of only three remaining vessels from the bombardment fleet which supported the Normandy landings on 6 June 1944. The other vessels are the destroyer USS Laffey, part of the historic ships grouped at Patriots Point, South Carolina, and the dreadnought battleship USS Texas at San Jacinto, Texas. In total, HMS Belfast spent 33 days in support of the landings and fired over 5,000 shells
This magnificent world-famous collection of 23,578 gemstones boasts items that are still used in royal ceremonies today. Powerful symbols of the Monarchy The Crown Jewels, part of the Royal Collection, are the most powerful symbols of the British Monarchy and hold deep religious and cultural significance in our nation’s history. The mystique and beauty of the diamonds and precious jewels in the royal regalia have always held an unparalleled allure to visitors from across the globe.
The Crown Jewels
This magnificent world-famous collection of 23,578 gemstones boasts items that are still used in royal ceremonies today. Powerful symbols of the Monarchy The Crown Jewels, part of the Royal Collection, are the most powerful symbols of the British Monarchy and hold deep religious and cultural significance in our nation’s history. The mystique and beauty of the diamonds and precious jewels in the royal regalia have always held an unparalleled allure to visitors from across the globe.
Downing Street is a street in London that houses the official residences and offices of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and the Chancellor of the Exchequer. Situated off Whitehall, a few minutes' walk from the Houses of Parliament, Downing Street was built in the 1680s by Sir George Downing. For more than three hundred years, it has held the official residences of both the First Lord of the Treasury, the office now synonymous with that of the Prime Minister, and the Second Lord of the Treasury, the office held by the Chancellor of the Exchequer. The Prime Minister's official residence is 10 Downing Street; the Chancellor's official residence is Number 11.
Downing Street
Downing Street is a street in London that houses the official residences and offices of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and the Chancellor of the Exchequer. Situated off Whitehall, a few minutes' walk from the Houses of Parliament, Downing Street was built in the 1680s by Sir George Downing. For more than three hundred years, it has held the official residences of both the First Lord of the Treasury, the office now synonymous with that of the Prime Minister, and the Second Lord of the Treasury, the office held by the Chancellor of the Exchequer. The Prime Minister's official residence is 10 Downing Street; the Chancellor's official residence is Number 11.
Horse Guards Parade in London is a parade ground near Whitehall used for royal parades and ceremonies. Every morning the ceremony of Changing of the Guard takes place at Horse Guards Parade (11:00 Monday - Saturday, 10:00 Sunday). The annual Trooping of The Colour, where the troops are presented to The Queen, takes place at Horse Guards Parade.
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Horse Guards Parade
4 Whitehall Pl
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Horse Guards Parade in London is a parade ground near Whitehall used for royal parades and ceremonies. Every morning the ceremony of Changing of the Guard takes place at Horse Guards Parade (11:00 Monday - Saturday, 10:00 Sunday). The annual Trooping of The Colour, where the troops are presented to The Queen, takes place at Horse Guards Parade.
Food Scene
Saturday food market, good for brunch and to grab a coffee.
Druid Street
Saturday food market, good for brunch and to grab a coffee.
Nestled on the first floor, Blueprint Café has magnificent views overlooking Canary Wharf to the East through Tower Bridge and the City to the West. With floor-to-ceiling windows and neutral wooden floors, Blueprint Café is the perfect setting to experience the simple yet innovative cooking in the company of knowledgeable and friendly staff. Serving modern European cuisine, our chefs design a menu daily using fresh and seasonal ingredients carefully sourced from local farms and suppliers in the British Isles.
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Blueprint Café
28 Shad Thames
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Nestled on the first floor, Blueprint Café has magnificent views overlooking Canary Wharf to the East through Tower Bridge and the City to the West. With floor-to-ceiling windows and neutral wooden floors, Blueprint Café is the perfect setting to experience the simple yet innovative cooking in the company of knowledgeable and friendly staff. Serving modern European cuisine, our chefs design a menu daily using fresh and seasonal ingredients carefully sourced from local farms and suppliers in the British Isles.
Not everyone's favourite, but if you would like to try Pie and mash it is a traditional London working-class food, originating in London. Pie, mash and eel shops have been in London since the 19th century M.Manze was established in 1902 by Michele Manze - the present owners' Grandfather. They serve traditional Pie and Mash and Eels (jellied or stewed), in authentic surroundings. At Manzes, we still use the same recipes today for the pies and liquor as were used in 1902, the only changes made have been to improve quality and to meet the higher food standards of today.
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M.Manze
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Not everyone's favourite, but if you would like to try Pie and mash it is a traditional London working-class food, originating in London. Pie, mash and eel shops have been in London since the 19th century M.Manze was established in 1902 by Michele Manze - the present owners' Grandfather. They serve traditional Pie and Mash and Eels (jellied or stewed), in authentic surroundings. At Manzes, we still use the same recipes today for the pies and liquor as were used in 1902, the only changes made have been to improve quality and to meet the higher food standards of today.
Located close to Tower Bridge Serving traditional Turkish foods with a view over St Katherines dock
Kilikya Turkish Cuisine
Located close to Tower Bridge Serving traditional Turkish foods with a view over St Katherines dock
Eating in Italy is an experience. It’s a social event not to be rushed; restaurant owners sit, chat, eat and drink with their customers, while families and friends laugh and talk over lovingly prepared dishes. At Emilia’s our pasta recipes are created and cooked in front of you, combining the warmth and welcome of an Italian kitchen with the theatre and passion behind our pasta. Fresh and seasonal ingredients complement the different shapes of pasta that are kneaded, rolled and crafted with the same spirit Simone’s grandmother had sixty years ago.
Emilia's Crafted Pasta
Eating in Italy is an experience. It’s a social event not to be rushed; restaurant owners sit, chat, eat and drink with their customers, while families and friends laugh and talk over lovingly prepared dishes. At Emilia’s our pasta recipes are created and cooked in front of you, combining the warmth and welcome of an Italian kitchen with the theatre and passion behind our pasta. Fresh and seasonal ingredients complement the different shapes of pasta that are kneaded, rolled and crafted with the same spirit Simone’s grandmother had sixty years ago.
Dining by the River, nice ambiance, often with live music.
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Le Pont de la Tour
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Dining by the River, nice ambiance, often with live music.
Open 24 Hours a day, 7 days a week. London's highest restaurant, with great views over the City
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Duck & Waffle
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Open 24 Hours a day, 7 days a week. London's highest restaurant, with great views over the City
Tiny corner spot with stools and tiled bar, classic Spanish tapas, grilled dishes and sherries. They sever great tapas and wines. This place gets very busy!
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José
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Tiny corner spot with stools and tiled bar, classic Spanish tapas, grilled dishes and sherries. They sever great tapas and wines. This place gets very busy!
Nestled between the elegance of Mayfair and the creativity of Soho, the Oscar Wilde Lounge is the space where great minds came together to change the world. It is in this very room that Oscar Wilde fell in love with Lord Alfred Douglas, Aubrey Beardsley debated with Whistler, David Bowie retired Ziggy Stardust and Mick Jagger, the Beatles and Elizabeth Taylor danced the night away. Dating back to 1865 and formerly known as the Grill Room, the gilded room was renamed in honour of our most famous patron becoming the Oscar Wilde Lounge. Today, this dramatic setting is home to Hotel Café Royal's award-winning afternoon tea service.
Café Royal
Nestled between the elegance of Mayfair and the creativity of Soho, the Oscar Wilde Lounge is the space where great minds came together to change the world. It is in this very room that Oscar Wilde fell in love with Lord Alfred Douglas, Aubrey Beardsley debated with Whistler, David Bowie retired Ziggy Stardust and Mick Jagger, the Beatles and Elizabeth Taylor danced the night away. Dating back to 1865 and formerly known as the Grill Room, the gilded room was renamed in honour of our most famous patron becoming the Oscar Wilde Lounge. Today, this dramatic setting is home to Hotel Café Royal's award-winning afternoon tea service.
One of my favourite little spots for lunch (If you like Sushi) Small Japanese restaurant with simple decor serving sushi and cooked dishes from a conveyor belt.
Kulu Kulu Sushi
One of my favourite little spots for lunch (If you like Sushi) Small Japanese restaurant with simple decor serving sushi and cooked dishes from a conveyor belt.
Gunpowder is a home-style Indian kitchen located in Spitalfields and Tower Bridge. Our menu is an interpretation of the family recipes we grew up with, showcasing the vibrant confident flavours of home cooking.
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Gunpowder Spitalfields
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Gunpowder is a home-style Indian kitchen located in Spitalfields and Tower Bridge. Our menu is an interpretation of the family recipes we grew up with, showcasing the vibrant confident flavours of home cooking.
Little has changed here in decades. It's a great stop for a pot of tea and a cake in Soho. Maison Bertaux was founded in 1871 by a French communard from Paris named Monsieur Bertaux. It is situated at 28 Greek Street, Soho, London, next door to the Coach and Horses pub; Maison Bertaux is the oldest pâtisserie shop in London.
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Maison Bertaux
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Little has changed here in decades. It's a great stop for a pot of tea and a cake in Soho. Maison Bertaux was founded in 1871 by a French communard from Paris named Monsieur Bertaux. It is situated at 28 Greek Street, Soho, London, next door to the Coach and Horses pub; Maison Bertaux is the oldest pâtisserie shop in London.
Entertainment & Activities
The London Bridge Experience and London Tombs are two attractions in one, both having won multiple awards, bringing together history and horror, education and fun. Relive the past as you venture through London’s historic streets and learn about the capital city's spooky history in an immersive show at The London Bridge Experience! Then head down to London Tombs in the vaults of the bridge. Winner of 'The UK’s Scariest Attraction’ for nine years in a row, the Tombs part of the show is not for the faint-hearted!
London Bridge Experience
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The London Bridge Experience and London Tombs are two attractions in one, both having won multiple awards, bringing together history and horror, education and fun. Relive the past as you venture through London’s historic streets and learn about the capital city's spooky history in an immersive show at The London Bridge Experience! Then head down to London Tombs in the vaults of the bridge. Winner of 'The UK’s Scariest Attraction’ for nine years in a row, the Tombs part of the show is not for the faint-hearted!
GoKart Racing on Multiple levels, hairpin bends, and plenty of straights for opening up on the throttle, our Tower Bridge track is our most high-tech and tense. Or should we say tracks – two separate 400m courses can be combined into one epic 800m endurance test! With three race combinations on offer, there's plenty of opportunities to test your karting prowess, right in the centre of London.
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TeamSport Go Karting Tower Bridge
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GoKart Racing on Multiple levels, hairpin bends, and plenty of straights for opening up on the throttle, our Tower Bridge track is our most high-tech and tense. Or should we say tracks – two separate 400m courses can be combined into one epic 800m endurance test! With three race combinations on offer, there's plenty of opportunities to test your karting prowess, right in the centre of London.
Enjoy a fun filled, adrenaline experience – an extreme ride along the Thames. You'll enjoy sightseeing, speed and awesome aquabatics. Your experience takes you past some of London's most iconic sights. Sit back and enjoy the view on our way to the fast zone. Once past Tower Bridge we are heading for speed.
Thames Rib Experience
Enjoy a fun filled, adrenaline experience – an extreme ride along the Thames. You'll enjoy sightseeing, speed and awesome aquabatics. Your experience takes you past some of London's most iconic sights. Sit back and enjoy the view on our way to the fast zone. Once past Tower Bridge we are heading for speed.
London's Comedy Store has hosted some of the World's great comic's. Check out what acts are on whilst your in town.
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The Comedy Store
1a Oxendon St
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London's Comedy Store has hosted some of the World's great comic's. Check out what acts are on whilst your in town.
Arts & Culture
Southbank Centre is a complex of artistic venues in London, England, on the South Bank of the River Thames (between Hungerford Bridge and Waterloo Bridge). It comprises three main performance venues (the Royal Festival Hall including the Saison Poetry Library, the Queen Elizabeth Hall and the Purcell Room), together with the Hayward Gallery, and is Europe’s largest centre for the arts. It attracts more than six million visitors annually. Over two thousand paid performances of music, dance and literature are staged at Southbank Centre each year, as well as over two thousand free events and an education programme.
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Southbank Centre
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Southbank Centre is a complex of artistic venues in London, England, on the South Bank of the River Thames (between Hungerford Bridge and Waterloo Bridge). It comprises three main performance venues (the Royal Festival Hall including the Saison Poetry Library, the Queen Elizabeth Hall and the Purcell Room), together with the Hayward Gallery, and is Europe’s largest centre for the arts. It attracts more than six million visitors annually. Over two thousand paid performances of music, dance and literature are staged at Southbank Centre each year, as well as over two thousand free events and an education programme.
FREE ADMISSION. The National Portrait Gallery is an art gallery in London housing a collection of portraits of historically important and famous British people. It was the first portrait gallery in the world when it opened in 1856.
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National Portrait Gallery
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FREE ADMISSION. The National Portrait Gallery is an art gallery in London housing a collection of portraits of historically important and famous British people. It was the first portrait gallery in the world when it opened in 1856.
Tate Modern is a modern art gallery located in London. It is Britain's national gallery of international modern art and forms part of the Tate group It is based in the former Bankside Power Station, in the Bankside area of the London Borough of Southwark. Tate holds the national collection of British art from 1900 to the present ...
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Tate Modern
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Tate Modern is a modern art gallery located in London. It is Britain's national gallery of international modern art and forms part of the Tate group It is based in the former Bankside Power Station, in the Bankside area of the London Borough of Southwark. Tate holds the national collection of British art from 1900 to the present ...
The Museum houses a vast collection of world art and artefacts and is free to all visitors. Find information about visiting, including admission and opening times, events and exhibitions, gallery guides and teaching resources. Search highlight objects of the collection and view current research projects.
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British Museum
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The Museum houses a vast collection of world art and artefacts and is free to all visitors. Find information about visiting, including admission and opening times, events and exhibitions, gallery guides and teaching resources. Search highlight objects of the collection and view current research projects.
The National Gallery houses one of the greatest collections of paintings in the world. Enjoy free entrance 361 days a year.
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The National Gallery
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The National Gallery houses one of the greatest collections of paintings in the world. Enjoy free entrance 361 days a year.
FREE ENTRY. The museum is home to life and earth science specimens comprising some 80 million items within five main collections: botany, entomology, mineralogy, paleontology and zoology. The museum is a centre of research specialising in taxonomy, identification and conservation. Given the age of the institution, many of the collections have great historical as well as scientific value, such as specimens collected by Charles Darwin.
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Natural History Museum
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FREE ENTRY. The museum is home to life and earth science specimens comprising some 80 million items within five main collections: botany, entomology, mineralogy, paleontology and zoology. The museum is a centre of research specialising in taxonomy, identification and conservation. Given the age of the institution, many of the collections have great historical as well as scientific value, such as specimens collected by Charles Darwin.
Somerset House is a new kind of arts centre in the heart of London, designed for today's audiences and creatives. Offering a diverse and dynamic public programme of contemporary arts and culture, we are also a home to a large community of creative businesses, artists and makers, including Somerset House Studios.
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Somerset House
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Somerset House is a new kind of arts centre in the heart of London, designed for today's audiences and creatives. Offering a diverse and dynamic public programme of contemporary arts and culture, we are also a home to a large community of creative businesses, artists and makers, including Somerset House Studios.
The Science Museum is a major museum on Exhibition Road in South Kensington, London. It was founded in 1857 and today is one of the city's major tourist attractions, attracting 3.3 million visitors annually. Like other publicly funded national museums in the United Kingdom, the Science Museum does not charge visitors for admission. Temporary exhibitions, however, may incur an admission fee
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Science Museum
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The Science Museum is a major museum on Exhibition Road in South Kensington, London. It was founded in 1857 and today is one of the city's major tourist attractions, attracting 3.3 million visitors annually. Like other publicly funded national museums in the United Kingdom, the Science Museum does not charge visitors for admission. Temporary exhibitions, however, may incur an admission fee
The Victoria and Albert Museum (often abbreviated as the V&A) in London is the world's largest museum of decorative arts and design, housing a permanent collection of over 2.3 million objects. It was founded in 1852 and named after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. FREE ENTRY
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Victoria and Albert Museum
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The Victoria and Albert Museum (often abbreviated as the V&A) in London is the world's largest museum of decorative arts and design, housing a permanent collection of over 2.3 million objects. It was founded in 1852 and named after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. FREE ENTRY
Top-10 UK visitor attraction, Royal Museums Greenwich is home to the Royal Observatory Greenwich, the iconic historic sailing ship Cutty Sark, the National Maritime Museum and the Queen’s House art gallery. All our attractions are located within easy walking distance of each other within a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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Royal Museums Greenwich
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Top-10 UK visitor attraction, Royal Museums Greenwich is home to the Royal Observatory Greenwich, the iconic historic sailing ship Cutty Sark, the National Maritime Museum and the Queen’s House art gallery. All our attractions are located within easy walking distance of each other within a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Fashion and Textile Museum, based in Bermondsey, London, is the only museum in the UK solely dedicated to showcasing developments in contemporary fashion, as well as providing inspiration, support and training for those working in the industry.
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Fashion and Textile Museum
83 Bermondsey St
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The Fashion and Textile Museum, based in Bermondsey, London, is the only museum in the UK solely dedicated to showcasing developments in contemporary fashion, as well as providing inspiration, support and training for those working in the industry.
Our London museum and its ground-breaking galleries tell the stories of people whose lives have been forever impacted by conflict, from the First World War to the present day.
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Imperial War Museum
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Our London museum and its ground-breaking galleries tell the stories of people whose lives have been forever impacted by conflict, from the First World War to the present day.
The Florence Nightingale Museum celebrates the life and work of the world’s most famous nurse. Located on the banks of the river Thames opposite the Houses of Parliament, the museum attracts visitors from all over the world who want to learn more about the Lady with the Lamp and her Victorian world. We also examine Florence’s legacy, her influence on nursing today and the continuing relevance of her work.
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Florence Nightingale Museum
2 Lambeth Palace Rd
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The Florence Nightingale Museum celebrates the life and work of the world’s most famous nurse. Located on the banks of the river Thames opposite the Houses of Parliament, the museum attracts visitors from all over the world who want to learn more about the Lady with the Lamp and her Victorian world. We also examine Florence’s legacy, her influence on nursing today and the continuing relevance of her work.
The Royal Festival Hall is a world-famous concert hall and arts venue. Its foyers are open all day, every day, which makes its cafes and bars a popular meeting place.
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Royal Festival Hall
337-338 Belvedere Rd
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The Royal Festival Hall is a world-famous concert hall and arts venue. Its foyers are open all day, every day, which makes its cafes and bars a popular meeting place.
The Brunel Museum is a museum in the Brunel Engine House, Rotherhithe, London Borough of Southwark. The Engine House was designed by Sir Marc Isambard Brunel to be part of the infrastructure of the Thames Tunnel. Also check out The Brunel Tour on line on Walks.com
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Brunel Museum
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The Brunel Museum is a museum in the Brunel Engine House, Rotherhithe, London Borough of Southwark. The Engine House was designed by Sir Marc Isambard Brunel to be part of the infrastructure of the Thames Tunnel. Also check out The Brunel Tour on line on Walks.com
The Charles Dickens Museum is an author's house museum at 48 Doughty Street in Holborn, London Borough of Camden. It occupies a typical Georgian terraced house which was Charles Dickens's home from 25 March 1837 to December 1839
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Charles Dickens Museum
48 Doughty St
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The Charles Dickens Museum is an author's house museum at 48 Doughty Street in Holborn, London Borough of Camden. It occupies a typical Georgian terraced house which was Charles Dickens's home from 25 March 1837 to December 1839
Discover the history of London at the Museum of London. We tell the story of the world's greatest city and its people. From prehistoric times to the present day
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Museum of London
150 London Wall
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Discover the history of London at the Museum of London. We tell the story of the world's greatest city and its people. From prehistoric times to the present day
Step back in time and explore the life and literature of England's national poet William Shakespeare. In ode to the Bard, Shakespeares Globe presents Shakespearean plays with respect of old conventions. Check the Globe's event calendar while you're in town to catch a play in authentic recreated surrounds.
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Shakespeare's Globe
21 New Globe Walk
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Step back in time and explore the life and literature of England's national poet William Shakespeare. In ode to the Bard, Shakespeares Globe presents Shakespearean plays with respect of old conventions. Check the Globe's event calendar while you're in town to catch a play in authentic recreated surrounds.
The Royal Festival Hall is a 2,900-seat concert, dance and talks venue within Southbank Centre in London. It is situated on the South Bank of the River Thames, not far from Hungerford Bridge, in the London Borough of Lambeth. It is a Grade I listed building, the first post-war building to become so protected.
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Royal Festival Hall
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The Royal Festival Hall is a 2,900-seat concert, dance and talks venue within Southbank Centre in London. It is situated on the South Bank of the River Thames, not far from Hungerford Bridge, in the London Borough of Lambeth. It is a Grade I listed building, the first post-war building to become so protected.
Shopping
Normally held on the weekends. A treat to explore, the antiques market is popular with antique traders, tourists and bargain hunters alike. You will find great expertise amongst the antiques traders, many of whom have been coming to Bermondsey Square for years
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Bermondsey Antique Market
11 Bermondsey Square
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Normally held on the weekends. A treat to explore, the antiques market is popular with antique traders, tourists and bargain hunters alike. You will find great expertise amongst the antiques traders, many of whom have been coming to Bermondsey Square for years
Looking like a building out of Elizabethan times, the Liberty of London department store carries all manner of luxury goods. In 1874, after spending more than a decade working for Messrs Farmer and Rogers, Arthur Lasenby Liberty decided to open his own store in London. The store bearing his named opened the next year, dealing with fabrics, ornaments, and Japanese art objects. Eventually, the store grew in its offerings until it was one of the most prominent stores in the city
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Liberty London
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Looking like a building out of Elizabethan times, the Liberty of London department store carries all manner of luxury goods. In 1874, after spending more than a decade working for Messrs Farmer and Rogers, Arthur Lasenby Liberty decided to open his own store in London. The store bearing his named opened the next year, dealing with fabrics, ornaments, and Japanese art objects. Eventually, the store grew in its offerings until it was one of the most prominent stores in the city
Though it’s a stone’s throw from Brick Lane and peak hipsterdom, Whitechapel Market hasn’t been grabbed by the tentacles of gentrification yet. It’s a place where you’ll hunt for bargains under striped awnings and pick up cheap ingredients for curries and stews from traders serving the large local British Bangladeshi community. Jewellery, general knick-knacks and electrical goods are also on offer. If you’re feeling charming, you might like to try some light haggling.
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Whitechapel Market
46 Whitechapel Rd
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Though it’s a stone’s throw from Brick Lane and peak hipsterdom, Whitechapel Market hasn’t been grabbed by the tentacles of gentrification yet. It’s a place where you’ll hunt for bargains under striped awnings and pick up cheap ingredients for curries and stews from traders serving the large local British Bangladeshi community. Jewellery, general knick-knacks and electrical goods are also on offer. If you’re feeling charming, you might like to try some light haggling.
The Harrods name is synonymous with luxury, excellence and service. Visitors to our department store can expect to enjoy an exemplary level of care, outstanding personal service and a brand of magic experience only to be found at Harrods.
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Harrods
87-135 Brompton Rd
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The Harrods name is synonymous with luxury, excellence and service. Visitors to our department store can expect to enjoy an exemplary level of care, outstanding personal service and a brand of magic experience only to be found at Harrods.
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Enjoy a taste of the Far East by exploring London's Chinatown. This bustling neighbourhood is home to a large East Asian community, who gather together for events and activities throughout the year, in particular during London's Chinese New Year celebrations.
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Chinatown
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Enjoy a taste of the Far East by exploring London's Chinatown. This bustling neighbourhood is home to a large East Asian community, who gather together for events and activities throughout the year, in particular during London's Chinese New Year celebrations.
The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom and the largest library in the world by number of items catalogued. It holds over 170 million items from many countries
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The British Library
96 Euston Rd
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The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom and the largest library in the world by number of items catalogued. It holds over 170 million items from many countries