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CENTRAL LONDON Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace is the official London residence of the British Monarch. The palace is a setting for state occasions and royal entertaining, and a major tourist attraction. It has been a rallying point for the British people at times of national rejoicing and crisis.

10 Downing Street 10 Downing Street is the residence and office of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, it is situated on Downing Street in the City of Westminster in London

Westminster Palace The Palace of Westminster, also known as the Houses of Parliament or Westminster Palace, in London, is where the two Houses of the Parliament of the United Kingdom (the House of Lords and the House of Commons) meet. The palace lies on the north bank of the River Thames.


Big Ben

The Clock Tower is the world's biggest fourfaced, chiming clock. The structure is situated at the north-eastern end of the Houses of Parliament

St Paul's Cathedral St Paul's Cathedral is an Anglican cathedral in the City of London, and the seat of the Bishop of London. The cathedral is one of London's most visited sites

Reuters Building Daily Express Building

Market

Covent Garden

Covent Garden is a district in London. The area is dominated by shopping, street performers and entertainment facilities and contains an entrance to the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, which is also widely known simply as "Covent Garden" - an opera house and major performing arts venue

Fleet Street Fleet Street is a street in London named after the River Fleet. It was the home of the British press until the 1980s. The term Fleet Street is also used to indicate that a journalist is a member of the generation that worked on newspapers prior to their move away from the area


The Opera House The Royal Opera House is an opera house and major performing arts venue in the London district of Covent Garden, one of the foremost opera houses in the world. It is the home of the Royal Opera and the Royal Ballet

London Zoo London Zoo is the world's oldest scientific zoo and was originally intended to be used as a collection for scientific study. It was eventually made open to the public in 1847

London University A university based primarily in London. It is the largest university in the United Kingdom by number of full time students The University of London owns a considerable estate of 160 buildings centered on the Bloomsbury district of central London

London Eye The London Eye, also known as the Millennium Wheel, is the tallest (135 metres) Ferris wheel in Europe, and has become the most popular paid tourist attraction in the UK, visited by over 3 million people a year.


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Guildhall ●

The Guildhall is a building in the City of London and has been used as a town hall for several hundred years, and is still the ceremonial and administrative centre of the City of London

The Bank of England The Bank of England is the central bank of the United Kingdom It controls (i) the supply of money, (ii) availability of money, and (iii) cost of money or rate of interest, to attain the growth and stability of the economy.

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Lloyds Building The Lloyd's Building is the home of the insurance institution Lloyd's of London, and is located at One Lime Street, in the City of London

The Gherkin 30 St Mary Axe is a skyscraper in London's main financial district, the City of London. It is widely known by the nickname "The Gherkin".


Mayfair Mayfair is an area of central London, within the City of Westminster

Kensington

Kensington is a district of West London

An affluent and densely-populated area, its commercial heart is Kensington High Street

There are many major shopping streets such as Bond Street, Regent Street and Oxford Street

Kensington High Street

Oxford Street

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Sloane Square ●

Sloane Square is a small hard-landscaped square on the boundaries of the fashionable London districts of Knightsbridge, Belgravia and Chelsea

Soho Soho is an area in the centre of the West End of London, in the City of Westminster It is an entertainment district which and has a reputation for its night life and film industry


The Barbican Complex in the City of London:

The Barbican Estate is a residential estate in the City of London, in an area densely packed with commerce and finance

Bloomsbury Bloomsbury is an area of central London notable for its array of gardened squares, its literary connections and its numerous hospitals and academic institutions

The Barbican Centre is the largest performing arts centre in Europe

Islington

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Holburn

Holborn is an area of Central London

Islington is an inner-city district in London Upper Street is the main shopping street of the Islington borough of inner north London

High Holburn

In the modern era High Holborn has become a centre for entertainment venues


Fulham

Fulham is an area of south-west London in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham

Having been through many transformations, today it is a green London suburb within close reach of areas such as Chelsea and Kensington which is reflected in local house prices

The Strand The Strand is a street in the City of Westminster which became popular in Victorian times, but now has many prominent buildings such as Australia House, Bush House, King's College London and the Savoy Hotel

Craven Cottage Australia House ●

Bush House

Piccadilly Circus Piccadilly Circus is a famous road junction and public space of London's West End in the City of Westminster The Circus is close to major shopping and entertainment areas in a central location at the heart of the West End. Its status as a major traffic intersection has made Piccadilly Circus a busy meeting point and a tourist attraction in its own right

Leicester Square Leicester Square is a pedestrianised square in the West End of London Leicester Square is the centre of London's cinema land and is the prime location in London for major film premieres


Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square is a square in central London. With its position in the heart of London, it is a popular tourist attraction; its trademarks are Nelson's Column, which stands in the centre, the four lion statues that guard the Column, and the large number of pigeons that live in the square

Bond Street ●

Bond Street is also a major shopping street in London, one of the principal streets in the West End shopping district and is more upmarket than nearby Regent Street and Oxford Street

Regent Street Regent Street is a major shopping street and thoroughfare in London's West End, notable shops include Hamleys

Knightsbridge Knightsbridge is a famous London street and district, the district is notable as an expensive residential area, and for the density of its upmarket retail outlets, famously Harrods and Harvey Nichols Knightsbridge is home to many of the world's richest people. It has some of the highest property prices in the world


Oxford Street Oxford Street is a major thoroughfare in London in the City of Westminster. With over 300 shops, it is Europe's busiest shopping street, as well as the most dense Oxford Street is home to major department stores and numerous brands' flagship stores, as well as hundreds of smaller shops. It is the major shopping street in central London, though not the most expensive or fashionable


Tunnels Under the Thames

Greenwich Foot Tunnel The Greenwich foot tunnel is a pedestrian tunnel crossing beneath the River Thames in South East London, linking the London Borough of Greenwich in the south with the London Borough of Tower Hamlets to the north

Blackwall Tunnel The Blackwall Tunnel is a pair of road tunnels underneath the River Thames in east London, linking the London Borough of Tower Hamlets with the London Borough of Greenwich It is part of the A102 road


Famous London Bridges

London Bridge London Bridge is a bridge in London, over the River Thames, between the City of London and Southwark Tower Bridge Tower Bridge is a combined movable bridge and suspension bridge in London, England over the River Thames It is close to the Tower of London, which gives it its name. It has become an iconic symbol of London Westminster Bridge Westminster Bridge is a road and foot traffic bridge over the River Thames between Westminster and Lambeth in Greater London


With increasing urbanisation of London, some of the Royal Parks of London were preserved as freely accessible open space and became public parks

Royal London Parks

The open spaces of Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park, Green Park and St. James's Park together form an almost continuous "green lung" in the heart of London between Kensington and Westminster. ●

Hyde Park Hyde Park is one of the largest parks in central London and is used for recreation, concerts and has sites of interest Kensington Gardens Kensington Gardens, once the private gardens of Kensington Palace, is one of the Royal Parks of London, lying immediately to the west of Hyde Park. Richmond Park Richmond Park is a 955 hectare urban park near central London It is Britain's largest urban walled park, as well as the largest of the Royal Parks in London. The park is also famous for its Red and Fallow Deer


Victoria Coach Station

Victoria Bus Station

Victoria Coach Station is the largest and most significant coach station in London

Victoria Bus Station is the busiest in London

It serves long distance coach services

The second busiest is the iconic Vauxhall Station

Victoria Bus Station

Vauxhall Transport Interchange


2 London Hospitals

Royal London Hospital The Royal London provides district general hospital services for the City and Tower Hamlets and specialist tertiary care services for patients from across London and elsewhere Planning permission was granted for a £1 billion redevelopment and expansion of The Royal London Hospital. On completion of the project, the hospital will have London’s leading trauma and emergency care centre, one of Europe’s largest renal services and the capital’s second biggest paediatric service.

Great Ormond Street Hospital Great Ormond Street Hospital is thought to be the first hospital providing in-patient beds specifically for children in the Englishspeaking world


5 Main Railway Stations

Based on Annual entry/exit

London Waterloo Station London Borough of Lambeth

Liverpool Street Station

City of London

18 platforms in use, 50.5 million passengers

London Bridge Station Southwark 15 platforms in use, 37 million passengers

19 platforms in use, 62.4 million passengers

London Victoria Station London Victoria is a major London Underground, National Rail and Coach station in the City of Westminster 19 platforms in use, 48 million passengers

Charing Cross Railway Station Westminster 6 platforms in use, 28.8 million passengers


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Museum of London ●

The Museum of London documents the history of London from the Prehistoric to the present day.

3 Museums In The City There are over 240 museums in London, England, a number of them in 'Museum Mile' - a nickname for the area centered around South Kensington, London, England, between Cromwell Road and Kensington Gore, which contains a large number of educational and cultural sites

London Transport Museum The London Transport Museum, in Covent Garden, London, seeks to conserve and explain the transport heritage of Britain's capital city

Tate Modern The Tate Modern in London is Britain's national museum of international modern art

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London Underground Zone 1


Circle line (London Underground)

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3 Underground Lines in the CBD London effectively has two city centres, the City of London and the medieval City of Westminster The shape and type of a CBD or downtown almost always closely reflect the city's history

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The Cirle Line forms a loop line around the centre of London on the north side of the River Thames

Bakerloo line

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8th busiest line on the network

Jubilee line

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Brown

Runs partly on the surface and partly at deep level, from the south-east to the north-west of London 7th busiest line on the network

Grey

It was built in two major sections - initially to Charing Cross in Central London, and later extended to Stratford in East London


Tower of London

LONDON DOCKLANDS

Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress, more commonly known as the Tower of London is a historic monument in central London on the north bank of the River Thames.

Limehouse Studios

The studios were the home for the first nine series of Spitting Image from 1984 to 1989 and the first series of Whose Line Is It Anyway? in 1989.

Limehouse Studios was an independentlyowned television studio complex built in the South Quay Import Dock. This was located at the eastern end of Canary Wharf, opened in 1983. The building was demolished just six years later, in 1989, to make way for the massive development of Canary Wharf which now occupies the site.

One Canada Square One Canada Square (also known as the Canary Wharf Tower) is a skyscraper in Canary Wharf, London. It is the tallest building in England and the United Kingdom at 235.1 metres above ground

Wapping

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Wapping is a place in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets

Wapping was devastated by German bombing in World War II and by the post-war closure of the docks. It remained a run-down and derelict area into the 1980s

Printing plant was nicknamed "Fortress Wapping" when sacked print workers besieged it, with round-the-clock pickets and blockades in an ultimately unsuccessful attempt to prevent the move


London Arena The London Dockland Arena was an indoor arena and exhibition centre on the Isle of Dogs in London

The London Arena was demolished in June 2006 and is set to be replaced by a mainly residential development.

St Katherine's Docks St Katharine's 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

Butler's Wharf is an area on the south bank of the river Thames just east of London's Tower Bridge The main thoroughfare through the area is the historic and picturesque street Shad Thames

Beckton

Beckton is a place in the London Borough of Newham

Situated north and east of the Royal Docks, the area was formerly heavily industrialised, and was the location of Beckton Gas Works

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Butler's Wharf

In more recent times, industry has left the area, leaving huge areas of brownfield land, and Beckton has been redeveloped as part of the Docklands project. It now comprises mainly housing and several out-of-town shopping centres


Silvertown ●

Silvertown is an industrialised district in the London Borough of Newham dominated by the Tate & Lyle sugar refinery The area has been transformed since the 1970s by the construction of the Thames Barrier, an adjacent park, new housing areas and the London City Airport

City Airport London City Airport is a single-runway airport, principally serving the financial districts of London. It is located on a former Docklands site, in the London Borough of Newham in East London

Heron Quays Heron Quays forms part of the Canary Wharf area the Docklands, East London. Three skyscrapers dominate the area: 25 Bank Street, 40 Bank Street and 10 Upper Bank Street.  Isle of Dogs 

The Isle of Dogs is a former island in the East End of London that is surrounded on three sides (east, south and west) by one of the largest meanders in the River Thames.

It was the site of the highest concentration of council housing in England, but is now best known as the location of the prestigious Canary Wharf office complex


Poplar

Poplar is an area of the East End of London in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets

During the development of the Isle of Dogs the street signs pointed to the new development (by the London Docklands Development Corporation), and Poplar was lost for a decade or more

Docklands Light Railway The Docklands Light Railway is a light rail system serving the redeveloped Docklands area of East London. It opened on August 31, 1987. DLR track and trains are not compatible with those of London Underground, but the DLR is shown on the London Underground Tube map. The trains are computer-controlled and normally have no driver

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Canary Wharf Canary Wharf is a large business and shopping development in London, located in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, centred on the old West India Docks in the London Docklands Canary Wharf is built on the site of the old West India Docks on the Isle of Dogs. From 1802 to 1980, the area was one of the busiest docks in the world During WWII, the docks area was bombed heavily and nearly all the original warehouses were destroyed or badly damaged. The port industry began to decline

Canary Wharf contains the UK's three tallest buildings


Rotherhithe – Southwark

Rotherhithe is a district of central south-east

London in the London Borough of Southwark. It is located on a peninsula on the south bank of the Thames, facing Wapping and the Isle of Dogs on the north bank, and is a part of the Docklands area 

Because much of the former Surrey Docks had strong trade links to Scandinavia and the Baltic region the area is still home to a thriving Scandinavian community - Rotherhithe is home to a Norwegian, a Finnish and a Swedish church.

The Millennium Dome (Now the The O2 Arena) The Millennium Dome, is the original name of a large domeshaped building, originally used to house the Millennium Experience, a major exhibition celebrating the beginning of the third millennium. The project and exhibition was the subject of considerable political controversy as it failed to attract the number of visitors anticipated, leading to recurring financial problems The O2 arena is a multi-purpose indoor arena located at the centre of The O2, a large entertainment complex on the Greenwich peninsula in south-east London


Wimbledon

SUBURBS ●

Wimbledon is a suburb of London, part of the London Borough of Merton Wimbledon's attraction remains its combination of convenient access to central London with the benefit of plentiful recreational facilities. Strong demand for homes, especially the larger properties in the Wimbledon Village and Wimbledon Park areas, has seen prices increase to amongst the highest in the outer London area

Northwood Northwood is a suburb of London in the London Borough of Hillingdon. Northwood is the home to Northwood Headquarters, which is the location of the British Armed Forces Permanent Joint Headquarters for planning and controlling overseas military operations.

Northwood: High Street

Harrow Harrow is a town in the London Borough of Harrow, North West London Harrow features a moderately large shopping area in the town centre.

Hendon

Hendon is a London suburban development

Hendon’s claim to fame is in flying and Hendon Aerodrome is now the RAF Museum.


Golders Green Golders Green is an area in the London Borough of Barnet in London, England. Although having some earlier existence, it is essentially a 19th-century suburban development Golders Green also has a sizeable Japanese, Polish and Korean population

Enfield The London Borough of Enfield is the most northerly London borough and forms part of Outer London Enfield used to be a small market town on the edge of the forest about a day's travel north of London. As Greater London has grown, Enfield has become a residential suburb, with fast transport links into central London.

Borehamwood Borehamwood is a town in southern Hertfordshire, situated 16 miles north of London. It is part of the borough of Hertsmere within the London commuter belt Dartford Dartford is the principal town in the borough of Dartford. It is situated in the northwest corner of Kent, England, 16 miles east south-east of central London.

Dartford


COMMUTER SETTLEMENTS OUTSIDE THE M25


AIRPORTS ●

Heathrow

London Heathrow Airport is the principal and biggest airport serving the United Kingdom

Heathrow is the world's third busiest airport for passenger traffic Gatwick Gatwick Airport is London's second largest airport and the second busiest airport in the United Kingdom This year Gatwick celebrates 50 years of operations City Airport London City Airport is a single-runway airport, intended for principally serving the financial districts of London

Stansted London Stansted Airport is a passenger airport located in Essex about 30 miles north-east of London


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Croydon

Croydon is a large town and major commercial centre in South London, and the principal settlement of the London Borough of Croydon.

St Albans St Albans is the main urban area of the City and District of St Albans in southern Hertfordshire around 22 miles north of central London Population 64,038

Hemel Hempstead Hemel Hempstead is a town in Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom with a population of 81,143 at the United Kingdom Census 2001 On 11 December 2005 it was brought into the news by the Hertfordshire Oil Storage Terminal fire. Hatfield Hatfield, originally Bishop's Hatfield, is in Hertfordshire, in the south of England

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Harlow Harlow is a new town in Essex, England. It is located in the west of the county and on the border with Hertfordshire The town is near the M11 motorway and forms part of the London commuter belt


MAP OF LONDON SHOWING MAIN ROADS

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The M25 motorway is a 117 mile (188 km) orbitaL bypass motorway which encircles the city of London, United Kingdom. It is one of the busiest stretches of the British motorway network, and almost completely encircles London


A TRIP TO LONDON