Sunday, 11 April 2010

Rafayel recommends: places to visit and things to do in London

Aside from the numerous wonderful iconic attractions London has to offer, there is so much more to explore in the city. Rafayel recommends places to visit and things to do in London
(Compiled from popularity index)

1. Gren Tours
Attraction type: Tour

Glen Portch is a qualified London 'Blue Badge' tour guide. For personal tours of London and Britain, whether on foot, by car or by Bus, the perfect guide to show you around. For more information, go to: Or call: 44-07949-185140

2. Fat Tire Bike Tours - London
Attraction type: Biking trail (road), Tour

Provides safe, active, and leisurely sight-seeing on comfortable California "beach cruiser" bicycles. With a license to move through the Royal Parks and knowledge of London cycle routes, leave it to them to show you the sights in an exciting and interactive way via two different tours. Check them out and contact them at: / or call +44(0)788.233.8779

3. Cycle Tours of London
Attraction type: Biking trail (road); Tour

…offer guided sightseeing tours by bicycle every day of the year. We are a family run business and take pride in showing London at its best, including famous landmarks and hard to find wonders. Contact them:
Address: 63 Shoe Lane London EC4A 3BE England
Tel: 020 7738 6310

4. smallcarBIGCITY
Attraction type: Group tour/boat, Tourist/visitor center

…provide retro tours of London in classic Mini Coopers. Your private chauffeur will be dressed in period 1960 attire and play a chic sound track from the decade… Contact them on:
Address: 23 Ivory House Plantation Wharf London SW11 3TN or call Tel: +44 (0) 2075 850 399

5. Grant Museum of Zoology
Attraction type: Natural history museum

The Grant Museum is the only remaining university zoological museum in London. It houses around 62,000 specimens, covering the whole Animal Kingdom. A fabulous secret gem… absolutely unique, educational, interesting and worth going to.
Address: The Grant Museum of Zoology, Malet Place, University College London, London WC1E 6BT

6. The Blood and Tears Walk
Attraction type: Tour

A psychological Horror and History walk around the city of London…Meet at Barbican underground station and finish at Holborn underground…£8 for adults, £6 for children (12-14) - book online for cheaper rates … Wednesdays at 7pm and 9.45pm / Thursdays at 7pm and 9.45pm / Fridays at 2pm and 7pm:

7. Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
Attraction type: Theater, Historic site, Architectural building, Theater district

Founded by the pioneering American actor and director Sam Wanamaker, Shakespeare's Globe is a unique international resource dedicated to the exploration of Shakespeare's work and the playhouse for which he wrote, through the connected means of performance and education.
Address: 21 New Globe Walk London SE1 9DT England
Tel: 020 7902 1400

8. Billy Elliot
Attraction type: Performance

A must-see musical…
Address: Victoria Palace Theatre, Victoria Street London SW1E 5EA, England

Tel: 0870 895 5577

9. Mamma Mia
Attraction type: Performance

Another fantastic production for theatre lovers…
Address: Prince of Wales Theatre, Coventry Street London W1D 6AS
Tel: 0870 850 0393

10. Royal Albert Hall
Attraction type: Performance, Theatre

If you’re coming to London, you have to include a visit to the Royal Albert Hall…
Address: Kensington Gore London SW7
Tel: 020 7589 8212

11. Barbican Centre
Attraction type: Neighbourhood; Library; Educational site; Theatre; Art gallery

The Barbican Centre is the largest multi-arts centre in Europe, featuring art, film, music, theatre, dance and education all under one roof and under one creative direction. There's a great choice of eating and drinking at the Barbican, with something to please every taste. /
Address: Silk Street London EC2Y 8DS
Tel: 020 7638 889

12. Borough Market
Attraction type: Flea/street market Activities: Shopping, Dining

An amazing food market dating back to the 13th century…

13. Victoria and Albert Museum
Attraction type: History museum; Art museum; Children's museum; Museum; Specialty museum / Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Arts and crafts

Quite possibly the largest museum of applied art in the world, the Victoria and Albert displays extraordinary collections from around the world from Venetian glass and Chinese art, to high-button shoes and tapestry cartoons by Raphael.,
Address: Cromwell Road, South Kensington London SW7 2RL England
Tel: 020 7942 2000

14. London Walks
Attraction type: Tour / Activities: Group tours/walking tour

Perfect for the outdoorsy types…London’s South Bank Walk. If you want an original, unguided walk, make your way with this walk from Westminster to the Tower of London…
Address: PO Box 1708 London NW6 4LW England
Tel: 44-20-7624-3978

15. Churchill Museum & Cabinet War Rooms
Attraction type: Military museum; History museum; Historic site

The underground headquarters of the British High Command served as the nerve center of Britain's war effort during World War II.
Address: Clive Steps, King Charles Street London SW1A 2AQ, England
Tel: 44 20 7930 6961

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing such a good post. Definitely it will
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