Tips & Tricks
London, the capital of the United Kingdom, 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 […]
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 […]
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).
Barbican (Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London) – this venue books a broad spectrum of “World Music” acts from South African jazz legend Hugh Masekela, to Benin diva Angélique Kidjo, and Kinshasa street stars Staff Benda Bilili, among others. A great place for local and international patrons to be exposed to new sounds and an eclectic […]
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 […]