Tips & Tricks
London, the capital of England, is a place that goes back in time. As confirmed by an accidental archeological find during the construction of a railway tunnel in London in October 2013, the city was first established as the capital of the Roman province of Britannia. With that settlement having been abandoned after the collapse […]
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 […]
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 […]
Boxpark (2010 Bethnal Green Road, Shoreditch) – this is the world’s first “pop-up mall” and the home of the pop-up store. Attracting mainly young, trendy 20-something-year old shoppers, various retailers have a presence here, including Farah Vintage, Marimekko, Monsieur London, Moxham, Nike Running, Puma, Samsung Galaxy, The North Face, and Vans (among others).