Tips & Tricks
London Tube — Greater London is served by 12 Tube lines, along with the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) and an interconnected local train network. Underground trains generally run between 5am and midnight, Monday to Saturday, and operating hours are reduced on Sunday. Exact details depend on the station and the line, so it’s worth checking […]
Barbican Centre (Silk Street, London) – this venue (which is London’s answer to New York’s Lincoln Center) hosts classical and contemporary music concerts, theatre performances, film screenings and art exhibitions. It consists of a concert hall, two theatres, three cinemas, two art galleries, a library, two trade exhibition halls, five conference rooms, foyers, shops and […]
Akari (196 Essex Road, Shoreditch, London) –– Akari is a recreation of an izakaya, a Japanese ‘pub’ with food, serving delicious Japanese food with a fair selection of dishes for the adventurous as well as plenty for the more conservative.
British Museum (Great Russell Street, London) – this famed museum exhibits include the works of man from prehistoric to modern times from around the world (such as the Parthenon sculptures, the Rosetta Stone, Ancient Egyptian mummies, as well as Viking and ancient Colombian artifacts, Japanese art, and other renowned exhibits). Admission: free (visitors are free […]
Big Ben (House of Parliament, Westminster, London) – Elizabeth Tower, commonly known as “Big Ben”, is among London’s best-known landmarks. The nickname “Big Ben” actually refers to the name of the huge bell inside the clock tower, which weighs more than 13 tons (13,760 kg). The clock tower stands out when the four clock faces […]
Barclays ATP World Tour Finals (O2 Arena, Peninsula Square, London) – held every November, this event hosts men’s tennis matches between the world’s best (such as Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal). The Barclays ATP World Tour Finals has established itself as one of the must-see annual international sporting events. The prestigious season-ending tournament at The […]