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By Steve Fallon, Damian Harper, Vensa Maric, Emilie Filou

“London’s wealth of old beauty attracts thousands of tourists each year, whereas its diversified cultural dynamism charms all who come to this such a lot overseas, yet intrinsically British city.” – Damian Harper, Lonely Planet Writer

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Inside This Book…

64 various local cuisines
53 of the city’s most sensible museums
45 web page colour map section
7 favourite perspectives over London
4 internal urban farms
Comprehensive map section
3D plans of iconic sights
Range of making plans tools
In-depth historical past on London’s literary heritage

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Org; Kensington Gardens W2; 10am-6pm; ; Knightsbridge) What resembles an unprepossessing Nineteen Thirties tearoom in the course of leafy Kensington Gardens is one in all London’s most crucial modern artwork galleries. Artists together with Damien Hirst, Andreas Gursky, Louise Bourgeois, Gabriel Orozco, Tomoko Takahashi and Jeff Koons have all exhibited right here. each year a number one architect (who hasn't ever inbuilt the united kingdom) is commissioned to construct a brand new ‘Summer Pavilion’ within sight, open from may well to October. analyzing, talks and open-air cinema screenings ensue right here in addition. a brand new 880-sq-metre exhibition area, the Serpentine Sackler Gallery Offline map Google map , will open in 2012 within the journal, a former Palladian villa-style gunpowder depot at the a long way aspect of the Serpentine Bridge, inbuilt 1805. most sensible attractions Hyde Park London’s biggest royal park spreads itself over 142 hectares of well manicured gardens, wild expanses of overgrown grass and sumptuous timber. Henry VIII expropriated the park from the Church in 1536, and then it grew to become a searching flooring for kings and aristocrats; later it turned a well-liked venue for duels, executions and horse racing. It used to be the 1st royal park to open to the general public within the early seventeenth century, the recognized venue of the nice Exhibition in 1851, and through WWII it turned a major potato mattress. West of the Queen Elizabeth Gate Offline map Google map is the Holocaust Memorial backyard Offline map Google map , an easy stone marker in a grove of bushes. Hyde Park is separated from Kensington Gardens through the L-shaped Serpentine , a small lake that would host the Olympic triathlon and marathon swimming occasions in 2012. lease a paddle boat from the Serpentine boathouse ( 7262 1330; adult/child consistent with 30min £8/4, consistent with 1hr £10/5). The Serpentine sun commute boat (adult/child £2. 50/1. 50) harnesses solar energy to ferry you from the boathouse to the Princess Diana Memorial Fountain in Kensington Gardens. Liberty Drives ( 07767 498096; loose) additionally ferries viewers round the large grounds in electrical buggies. Don’t Miss... » Serpentine » Serpentine sun travel boat Practicalities » Offline map » 7298 2000 » www. royalparks. org. united kingdom » five. 30am-midnight » Hyde Park nook, Marble Arch, Knightsbridge or Lancaster Gate Kensington Gardens Park ( 7298 2000; www. royalparks. org. united kingdom; 6am-dusk; Queensway, excessive St Kensington or Lancaster Gate) instantly west of Hyde Park and around the Serpentine lake, those gardens are technically a part of Kensington Palace. in case you have children, the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Playground Offline map Google map , within the northwest nook of the gardens, has a few beautiful formidable points of interest for kids. subsequent to the playground is the pleasant Elfin Oak Offline map Google map , an historic tree stump carved with elves, gnomes, witches and small animals. George Frampton’s celebrated Peter Pan statue Offline map Google map is with regards to the lake. at the contrary facet is a statue of Edward Jenner Offline map Google map , who built a vaccine for smallpox.

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