14 Words You Didn’t Know Were Hiding In The London Underground Map

14 Words You Didn’t Know Were Hiding In The London Underground Map Last year we told you about the endless animals that are hiding out in the Tube map, such as Barking the dog. Via animalsontheunderground.com And Wapping the bottlenose whale. Via animalsontheunderground.com However since then we’ve been doing some digging, and it turns out animals aren’t the only secrets Harry Beck’s... Read more »
November 28, 2015

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey Steeped in millennia of rich and often bloody history, Westminster Abbey is one of England’s most iconic buildings. An abbey has stood here since the 7th century, although the current building dates mostly from the 1240s. About 3,300 people, from kings and queens to artists and writers, are buried or... Read more »
November 28, 2015

Royal Academy of Arts

Royal Academy of Arts Burlington House was built in 1664, with later Palladian additions for the 3rd Earl of Burlington in 1720. The piazza in front dates from 1873, when the Renaissance-style buildings around the courtyard were designed by Banks and Barry to house a gaggle of noble scientific societies, including the Royal Society... Read more »
November 28, 2015

New cultural places

New cultural places ‘I want to maintain the capital’s status as one of the great world cities for culture and creativity. My job is not to back heritage over modernism, nor to allow the destruction of much-loved old buildings. It is to encourage all manner of artistic expression.’ Boris Johnson, Mayor of London.... Read more »
November 27, 2015

Cycling in the City

Cycling in the City The City’s approach to cycling The City of London Corporation wants at least 10% of people who come to the City to travel here by cycle. The 2011 census reported that 3.8% of journeys to work in the City were made by cycle. There is therefore a considerable way to... Read more »
November 27, 2015

Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge What trip to London would be complete without a visit to the spectacular Tower Bridge? The bridge offers fabulous views of London from its high-level walkways and the Tower Bridge Exhibition explains the history and engineering of this unique Victorian bridge – the views are all the more spectacular now... Read more »
November 27, 2015

Guildhall Galleries

Guildhall Galleries Guildhall Galleries Share Share this page on twitter Share this page on facebook Share this page via email Guildhall Galleries form a fascinating part of the City’s history. From walking through Roman ruins to seeing art, treasures and curiosities gathered together over the centuries, and more incredible experiences on offer... Read more »
November 27, 2015

Discover some of the best places to visit in London

Discover some of the best places to visit in London Visitors love coming to London because of the wide variety of things to do and places to visit in London. You can expect all and any passions and interests to be entertained with a range of unique landmarks, museums and monuments in this historic city. London’s newest attraction, the ArcelorMittal... Read more »
November 27, 2015

The river experience

The river experience The river experience The River Thames flows through the heart of London. It has a long history as a conduit for trade and is the perfect way to relax and see the city or to commute in a calm and comfortable environment. Facts about the river Ten things to do... Read more »
November 27, 2015

Penalties & enforcement

Penalties & enforcement Penalty Charge Notices Contravention date Penalty charge Discounted amount (if paid within 14 days) Charge Certificate From Monday 20 May 2013 £130 £65 £195 Time to pay: 28 days What is a PCN? If you haven’t paid the Congestion Charge when you should have, we’ll send you a formal notification... Read more »
November 27, 2015