London – a whole world in one city

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Is it a cube or a pyramid? What does it look like from the inside? And what’s in there? Switch House, the twisted brick tower extension to Tate Modern, has been named London’s most important new cultural building in decades. A holiday in London offers a hefty dose of the new and the old, classic culture.


London is without a doubt one of the most exciting cultural cities in the world, and much has happened there in the field of culture over the past few years. In addition to Tate Modern, London’s newly relocated Design Museum, for example, has received wide acclaim. The enormous British Museum and the many musicals are of course London’s best-known classics.


London has always been able to keep its eyes on the future, which shows in its constantly evolving architecture. Different periods and tastes amalgamate in this city into a fascinating mix of historical layers. Behind the Victorian Tower Bridge and the medieval Tower of London loom the futuristic skyscrapers of the City.  A similar intermingling and richness of origin is also true of Londoners themselves and the numerous accents of English heard around the city, in London’s restaurants, pubs and clubs. On a city break to London you can travel the whole world over in just one city.

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A pub Sunday roast never goes out of style. Roast meat, potatoes and vegetables are best washed down with local beer. The best way to enjoy this great tradition is at a cosy country pub on a warm sunny day. Among the best of London pubs to serve Sunday roast are The Drapers Arms in Islington, The Dove in Bethnal Green, East London, and The Bull & Last in Highgate.


The tallest building in Western Europe, the Shard, affords stunning views over London from its 72nd floor outdoor gallery of up to 60 kilometres on a clear day. Visitors are given a weather guarantee – if the view is spoiled by clouds, they can return another time for free. Sweeping views can also be seen from the Sky Garden in the City, free of charge.


The best souvenirs in London are found in museum shops. For example, the museum shop at the Twinings Museum sells an infinite number of different tea varieties and anything to do with tea. Admire the exquisite tea services and adorable gift boxes. You can also sample different flavours at the tea bar.

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