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Inside the Tower Bridge Exhibition you will learn all about how the famous bridge works and the history behind its creation. Enjoy the panoramic views from the high-level walkways above the Thames and visit the original Victorian engines.Tower Bridge
Witness the sparkle of red carpet film (did you know there is an average of one premiere each week?)... Try your luck at a casino... Shop at M&M's World London... Visit Ripley's Believe it or Not! Leicester Square is London's home of entertainment and is sure to thrill.Leicester Square
Marvel at Nelson's Column, the iconic four lions beneath it and the fountains in this famous square.
You'll often find cultural events, performances, shows and other special activities taking place and at Christmas you'll find London's biggest Christmas tree.Trafalgar Square
Westminster has a large concentration of London's historic and prestigious landmarks and top attractions, including the Palace of Westminster, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey and Westminster Cathedral.Westminster
You can enjoy swimming, boating, cycling, skating, horse riding in this 350 acre park. And with the Diana Memorial Fountain, a playground and open air events throughout the year, there is for everyone to see and do.Hyde Park
Green Park is one of the Royal Parks of London. This peaceful 47 acre park is full of mature trees and was a famous duelling site until 1667.Green Park
Wonder around Sir Christopher Wren's awe-inspiring cathedral, try out the acoustic quirks of the Whispering Gallery and climb to the Golden Gallery to enjoy breathtaking panoramic views across London.St Pauls Cathedral
Often referred to as the Square Mile, the City is the financial and commercial heart of London.The City
Southwark Cathedral is the oldest cathedral church building in London.Southwark Cathedral
Walk the decks in the footsteps of merchant seamen who sailed this tea clipper over a century ago, explore her rich history and the cargoes she transported across the world. Then marvel as you stand directly beneath the ship to view the elegant lines of the awe-inspiring hull that made Cutty Sark the fastest and greatest of her time.The Cutty Sark
10 Downing Street is home to the British Prime Minister. Look through the gates from Whitehall and see the famous black door which can only be opened from the inside.Downing Street
Following the sensational 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the beautiful 560 acre park has been transformed into a unique destination for music, sporting and other fun events.Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
Built by Henry VIII, St. James's Palace has been the setting for some of the most important events in Royal history including the marriages of William and Mary, George III and Queen Charlotte, Victoria and Albert and George V and Queen Mary.St James Palace
Clarence House is the official residence of The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall. From 1953-2002 it was the home of HM Elizabeth The Queen Mother. It is open to visitors for two months each summer.Clarence House
The award-winning Lloyd's of London building is also known as the 'inside-out building' due to it's quirky design. 33,510 cubic meters of concrete, 30,000 square metres of stainless steel cladding and 12,000 square metres of glass were used during the building's 8 year construction.The Lloyds Building
Don't miss your chance to see London from the top of The Shard, the tallest building in Western Europe.Shard London Bridge
- Department Stores
Lavish window displays and the largest shoe department in the world! Selfridges was opened on 15 March 1909 and is a world famous department store on London's Oxford Street featuring international designer clothing brands, accessories, furniture and a food emporium.Selfridges
This long-established department store on Regent Street is renowned for is exclusive range of luxury gifts, edgy designer fashion and iconic print fabric. A Liberty print silk scarf makes the perfect gift!Liberty & Co
Harvey Nichols is an upmarket department store chain on the corner of Knightsbridge and Sloane Square. Founded in 1813 as a linen shop, it now offers many of the world's most prestigious brands in womenswear, menswear, accessories, beauty and food.Harvey Nichols
Often shortened to just "Fortnum's" this celebrated department store is a Royal Warrant holder. Opened in 1707, Fortnum's is a quintessential English store in a historic building opposite The Royal Academy of Arts. Famous for its Food Hall with delicious confectionery, fresh foods and hampers and its food outlets. The Parlour Restaurant is THE place for a gastronomic ice cream indulgence!Fortnum & Mason
Fenwick is an independent chain of English high-end department stores. The Bond Street store is a baby department store making it a great place to browse the upscale clothing and homeware and enjoy a spot of lunchFenwick
is chain of upmarket department stores. operating throughout Great Britain. The flagship store on Oxford Street is a one stop shop for electrical goods, homeware, furniture, toys and clothing.John Lewis
This iconic toy shop is named after William Hamley who established Hamleys in 1780. Hamleys is said to be the finest toy store in the world selling an eye-boggling array of toys and games. Every day is a magical day at Hamleys with a programme of children's activities. Hamleys holds a Royal Warrant. .Hamleys
A shopping Mecca! Topshop Oxford Street is the world's largest fashion store and is also the home of the brand's flagship store. Features include a nail bar, a one hour tailoring service, a hair salon by famed catwalk hairdresser Daniel Hersheson, and a one hour delivery service - One Aldwych falls within the delivery zone!Topshop Oxford Street
The world's most famous and largest department store in the world with over one million square feet of retail space and over 330 departments. This iconic store sells everything but is especially well known for its luxury gifts, themed departments such as The Egyptian Hall and its 32 food outlets.Harrods
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Apple's flagship store is housed in a beautiful Grade II listed building and stocks every Apple product under the sun.The Apple Store
Paul Smith is a celebrated and uniquely British brand. The designers clothing and accessories mix up one-off antiques with high quality tailoring and his Covent Garden shops reflect the character of Paul and his collections.Paul Smith
Shoreditch is renowned for its cutting-edge style and this new luxury quarter offers stylish boutiques, quirky independent shops and plenty of coffee houses.Redchurch Street
Holborn has many wonderful independent shops. Hidden gems include Jarndyce, a charming bookshop, which is housed in a building which dates back to the 1730s and James Smith & Sons where you can pick up a lovingly crafted umbrella.Holburn
This quaint old fashioned sweet shop sells retro and traditional sweets. Take a trip down memory lane with rhubarb and custard boiled sweets and liquorice wheels.Hope and Greenwood
Tucked away between Shorts Gardens and Monmouth Street, this pretty courtyard is home to the famed cheese shop, Neal's Yard Dairy and the renowned health shop, Neal's Yard Remedies.Neal's Yard
Established in 1870, Penhaligon's is an English perfumers with two Royal Warrants. Their scents are still made in England and use the finest rare ingredients - from hand squeezed bergamot, to jasmine at twice the price of gold.Penhaligons
Called simply Foyles, this bookshop spreads over five floors and opened in 1906. In 2013 Foyles were again named UK Bookseller of the Year - well worth a browse!W & G Foyle Ltd
Covent Garden is famous the world over as a shopping destination. Whether you want so-hip-it-hurts fashion, unique gift shops or rare sweet treats, you'll find it in Covent Garden.Covent Garden
Seven Dials, Covent Garden's only village, merits exploration for its seven streets of independent boutiques, heritage brands, quality British labels and indulgent beauty and grooming salons, all carefully selected for shoppers with discerning taste.Seven Dials
From the stylish and eclectic shopping streets around Marylebone High Street, to the world renowned medical destination of Harley Street, Marylebone truly is a delight of London.Marylebone High Street
From Gucci and Louis Vuitton to Bulgari, Bond Street is home to the most elegant designer shops in London.Bond Street
Home to the world's greatest tailors.Saville Row
- Food & Drink
This market is a gourmet food lovers paradise and sells delicious street food, cheeses, artisan bakery goods and fresh fruit and vegetables.Borough Market
The Ivy first opened in 1917 and is popular with celebrities and theatre goers. It serves simple yet modern British-European cuisine and boasts a long and interesting wine list.The Ivy
This award-winning two Michelin star restaurant offers a choice of counter and table seating and exquisite French cuisine.L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon
This iconic restaurant serves breakfast, morning pastries, afternoon tea, and an all day menu with sandwiches, salads, crustacea and plats du jour.The Wolseley
Elegant and sophisticated, Les Deux Salons provides French brasserie-style cuisine in a sophisticated setting. On William IV Street, Les Deux Salons is a short walk from One Aldwych.Les Deux Salons
In the heart of Covent Garden, J Sheekey is a fish and seafood restaurant offering the finest fish, oysters, shellfish and other fruits de mer.J Sheekey
The philosophy of Terroirs is simple: great food and great wine sourced with an eager eye for provenance. Delicious artisan style products and menus in a relaxed environment.Terroirs
Take a ride on the world's highest observation wheel and witness some unforgettable views of London. The London Eye the most popular paid tourist attraction in the United KingdomThe London Eye
is the nickname for the great bell of the clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster. It is the largest four-faced chiming clock in the world.Big Ben
The Queen's official residence is a magnificent building which opens up during the summer months (23 July to 3 October 2011) giving visitors a peak into the lives of the Royal Family. Don't miss The Changing of the Guard ceremony that happens every day in the summer and every other day in the winter at 11.30am.Buckingham Palace
The Big Bus Company stops right outside One Aldwych and offers an open-top bus tour of London's famous landmarks and colourful 2,000-year history. The hop-on, hop-off facility will enable you to get on and off the bus at many places of interest and the 24-hour ticket will give you plenty of time to explore London's popular attractions.London Bus Tour
See the colourful Beefeaters and the crown jewels at this 900 year old palace that was once a zoo! This historic castle was founded towards the end of 1066 as part of the Norman Conquest of England.The Tower of London
Madame Tussauds was founded by wax sculptor Marie Tussaud. It is a major tourist attraction in London, displaying waxworks of historical and royal figures, film stars, sports stars and famous murderers.Madame Tussauds
is a popular London tourist attraction which explores 1000 years of the capitals horrible history. With 13 shows, live actors and 2 hair-raising rides, it transports you back to the bleak times of Black Death and Jack the Ripper…. Are you brave enough?London Dungeon
A leisurely cruise down the River Thames is a great way to see London. Take the hop-on and hop-off options to visit London attractions along the way. Our Concierge would be delighted to arrange tickets as well as a picnic lunch.Thames boat trip
Hyde Park is one of the largest parks in central London, England and one of the Royal Parks of London, famous for its Speakers' Corner. The park is divided in two by the Serpentine. The park is contiguous with Kensington Gardens; although often still assumed to be part of Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens has been technically separate since 1728, when Queen Caroline made a division between the two.Hyde Park
One of the most powerful large light cruisers ever built, HMS Belfast is now the only surviving vessel of her type to have seen active service during the Second World War. Free for children under 15. Ship ahoy!HMS Belfast
Greenwich is a World Heritage Site and home of Greenwich Mean Time and the Meridian Line. Places to visit include the National Maritime Museum, the Royal Observatory, and Sir Christopher Wren's Old Royal Naval College.Greenwich
St James's Park is the oldest Royal Park in London and is surrounded by three palaces. Westminster Palace, which has now become the Houses of Parliament, St James's Palace and of course, the best known, Buckingham Palace. Enjoy a picnic by Duck Island with its many wild breeds of ducks and bird life.St James Park
Green Park is one of the Royal Parks of London. Covering 19 hectares (47 acres), it lies between London's Hyde Park and St. James's Park. Together with Kensington Gardens and the gardens of Buckingham Palace, these parks form an almost unbroken stretch of open land reaching from Whitehall and Victoria station to Kensington and Notting Hill.Green Park
Regent's Park is one of the Royal Parks of London. It is in the north-western part of central London, partly in the City of Westminster and partly in the London Borough of Camden. It contains Regent's College and the London Zoo.
One of Britain's best loved art galleries is home to a remarkable Impressionist and Post-Impressionist collection.Courtauld Gallery
Explore over 160,000 portraits of famous men and women from Henry VIII to Kate Moss.The National Portrait Gallery
is an art gallery situated on Millbank and is part of the Tate gallery network which includes Tate Modern. It is the oldest gallery in the network, opening in 1897, and houses a substantial collection of the works of J.M.W. Turner.Tate Modern
Based in the City, this gallery presents international artists with a dynamic mix of art, architecture, design and fashion.Barbican Art Gallery
is based in Burlington House on Piccadilly. The Royal Academy of Arts promotes the visual arts through exhibitions, education and debate. Don't miss the annual Summer Exhibition; the world's largest contemporary art competition.The Royal Academy of Arts
Discover the wonderfully eclectic Shoreditch and East End art galleries including the Electric Blue Gallery, a new concept gallery, and street art.Shoreditch
Hosts an impressive collection of over 2300 paintings including masterpieces by Renoir and Van Gogh. With the exception of some exhibitions, the National Gallery is free of charge.The National Gallery
The Hayward is an art gallery within the Southbank Centre. Discover works displayed by the world's most adventurous and innovative artists.Hayward Gallery
- Arts & Culture
Home of The Royal Opera, The Royal Ballet and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House. Just five minutes walk from One Aldwych, The Royal Opera House is a magnificent venue to experience a ballet or opera. This year sees everything from old favourites like Aida to the new opera, Anna Nicole.The Royal Opera House
is a 2,900-seat concert, dance and talks venue within the Southbank Centre. The London Philharmonic Orchestra performs the majority of its London concerts in the hall.The Royal Festival Hall
The O2 is a state-of-the-art concert arena including an indoor arena, a music club, a Cineworld cinema, an exhibition space, piazzas, bars and restaurants.The 02
is a major performing arts venue located in Rosebery Avenue, Clerkenwell.Sadlers Wells Theatre
Just 10 minutes by taxi from One Aldwych, see anything from contemporary dance to flamenco and ballet to hip hop.
The Coliseum is a 10 minute walk from the hotel and presents a fantastic programme of ballets and opera performance in a beautiful building. Home of the English National Opera.The London Coliseum
The BFI has regular film seasons, premieres, previews, talks, interviews, special screenings. The place for film fans!The British Film Institute
is the UK's national library and one of the world's largest holding over 150 million items from every country in the world, in virtually all known languages and in multiple formats, both print and digital. A researcher's dream.The British Library
Climb aboard a Victorian horse drawn bus and find out about London's transport heritage. Just five minutes walk from One Aldwych.London Transport Museum
This fascinating museum comprises the Cabinet War Rooms, a historic underground complex that housed a British government command centre throughout the Second World War, and the Churchill Museum, a biographical museum exploring the life of British statesman Winston Churchill.The Churchill War Rooms
This is the diosyncratic house-museum of the great Neo-Classical architect Sir John Soane whose best-known work is the Bank of England. This private collection includes antiquities, furniture, models and paintings as well as over 30,000 architectural drawings by Sir John Soane and a fine Library.Sir John Soane Museum
Somerset House is a large building situated on the south side of the Strand in central London, England, overlooking the River Thames. The central block of the Neoclassical building, the outstanding project of the architect Sir William Chambers, dates from 1776-96. It was extended by classical Victorian wings to north and south. A building of the same name was first built on the site more than two centuries earlier. The East Wing of Somerset House forms part of King's College London.Somerset House
Enjoy an an unforgettable journey through the capital's turbulent past. Discover prehistoric London, stroll in a recreated 18th century pleasure gardens and marvel at the magnificent Lord Mayor's CoachMuseum of London
- West End Theatres
The Lion KingThe Lyceum
A spectacular visual feast, this adaptation of Disney's much-loved film transports audiences to a dazzling world that explodes with glorious colours, stunning effects and enchanting music.
Charlie & The Chocolate FactoryThe Theatre Royal
Roald Dahl's deliciously dark tale of young Charlie Bucket and the mysterious confectioner Willy Wonka comes to life in a brand new West End musical directed by Academy Award winner Sam 'Skyfall' Mendes. Featuring ingenious stagecraft, a chocolate garden, an army of squirrels and the curiously peculiar Oompa-Loompas, this spectacular new musical must be seen to be believed.
You'll be transported back to the rocking world of the '60s with this new Beatles musical which traces the 'Fab Four's' history from Liverpool's Cavern Club to Beatlemania. It features all of band's top hits so get ready to wave your hands and sing-a-long to Hey Jude!The Savoy Theatre
It's time to put on your top hat and brush off your tails… Top Hat is a giddy, glorious celebration of 1930s song and dance, featuring magnificent sets, over 200 costumes and a love story that will set the pulses racing!The Aldwych
The BodyguardThe Adelphi
If you loved the smash hit film, you'll love this. If you don't know the story, The Bodyguard is a romantic thriller which sees Frank Farmer try to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Featuring some of Whitney Houston's greatests songs, you won't be able to resist singing and dancing along.
The Woman In BlackThe Fortune
The Woman In Black is a classic ghost story. It is not a horror story or a tale of terror, yet the events build up to a horrifying climax and create a sense of horror. Not for the faint hearted...
War HorseThe New London
Based on a highly original novel, War Horse is set during the First World War and tells the exciting tale of bravery and the extraordinary bond between a young recruit and his horse. Actors, working with magnificent, life-sized puppets, lead us on a gripping and emotionally charged journey through history.
The Book Of MormonThe Prince of Wales
After winning nine Tony Awards last year, this comic musical from the creators of South Park about a pair of hapless Mormon missionaries has arrived in London.
Roald Dahl's much-loved story bursts into life on stage in this brand new musical version by Dennis Kelly and award-winning musician and comedian Tim Minchin. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination.
Passion PlayThe Duke of York's
Olivier Award-winner Zoë Wanamaker and Tony Award-winner Owen Teale star in Passion Play, a provocative comedy about love, sex and infidelity.
Billy ElliotThe Palace
In a northern town where men box and work in the mines, lives Billy. Billy does not want to fight, but is enthralled by the grace and wonder of ballet. With gritty determination he attempts to prove doubters wrong by going all the way and becoming a star.
Jersey BoysThe Prince Edward
The story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons tells the rag to riches tale of four boys working their way from the streets of New Jersey to the heights of international pop-stardom. Featuring all the classic hits including Big Girls Don't Cry and Walk Like A Man.
Les MiserablesThe Queen's
The legendary London musical, Les Miserables is one of the most popular and enthralling plays in the history of entertainment. The multi-award winning masterpiece tells the tale of prisoner, Jean Valjean who has been released after nineteen years for stealing a loaf of bread.
We Will Rock YouThe Dominion
We Will Rock You is set in the future on Planet Mall in a time when musical instruments are banned and people are no longer individuals. Galileo makes it his mission to bring back rock and music to the people. Featuring all of Queen's greatest hits, this musical is certain to get you singing along.
Chorus LineThe London Palladium
Auditions are underway for a new Broadway musical. For everyone present, it's the chance of a lifetime. It's the one opportunity to do what they've always dreamed of - to have the chance to dance. Told through captivating song, riveting drama and stunning choreography, the auditionees describe the events that have shaped their lives and their decisions to become dancers.
The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-TimeThe Apollo Victoria
Based on the award-winning novel by Mark Haddon, adapted by Simon Stephens and directed by Marianne Elliot, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a thrilling new stage play from the National Theatre, hailed by the Times as 'A phenomenal combination of storytelling and spectacle'.
Set in the heart of Regent's Park, the wonderfully unpredictable nature of outdoor theatre makes each visit here extraordinary and thrilling.Regents Park Open Air
Shakespeare's Globe is a reconstruction of the Globe Theatre, an Elizabethan playhouse on the south bank of the River Thames that was originally built in 1599.Shakespeare's Globe
- Business Districts
Mayfair is one of London's most exclusive districts. Many top hedge funds, architects, law firms, international fashion headquarters and upmarket consultancies are based here.Mayfair
Often referred to as the Square Mile, the City is the financial and commercial heart of London.The City of London
Canary Wharf is home to the world or European headquarters of numerous major banks, professional services firms and media organisations including Barclays, Citigroup, KPMG, Clifford Chance, HSBC, Skadden and Thomson Reuters.Canary Wharf
Soho is a consistently great place to find live entertainment, exceptional food and pulsing nightlife, as well as a hub for celebrations such as Pride London. Whether you browse the quirky shops, go on a walking tour or relax in Soho Square, you'll soon feel yourself succumbing to Soho's irresistible charms.Soho
The Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn is one of four Inns of Court in London to which barristers of England and Wales belong and where they are called to the Bar. The other three are Middle Temple, Inner Temple and Gray's Inn.The Honorable Society of Lincoln's Inn
Covent Garden is unequalled in its mix of shops, restaurants, history, entertainment and culture. The neighbourhood's new take on luxury mixes premium retailers with one-off craft stalls, street theatre with the Royal Opera House and world-class brands with emerging designers, creating a vibrant retail and leisure district.Covent Garden
The neighbourhood isn't just about shopping, thanks to the diverse range of restaurants including cult favourite MEATmarket, Balthazar, the sophisticated Laduree and Jamie Oliver's bespoke Union Jacks concept.
The district is steeped in rich history spanning back to the sixth century and visitors can take their own Covent Garden Walking Tour, which provides fascinating commentary on historic Covent Garden.
Liverpool Street Station is a major railway and underground station in London. The station is in central London and close to The City, Shoreditch, The Barbican and Whitechapel, Spitalfields Market and The Bank of England. The Stansted Express offers a fast and direct link to London Stansted Airport.Liverpool Street
Holborn is the centre of London's legal district however it is also a great place to relax. Holborn's restaurants serve a range of international cuisine, the bars and pubs comprise some of London's most historic hostelries as well as cutting-edge drinking spots whilst the shops tend to be independent places that specialise in unusual stock.Holborn
The area has already been dubbed "silicon roundabout" for the number of internet firms in the area.Shoreditch
- TransportWaterloo Station
Ideally located, One Aldwych is a luxury 5 star hotel near Charing Cross station. Situated along the Strand, the station is within walking distance (8 minutes) to the hotel and easily connectable by bus, tube and taxi.Charing Cross
Ideally located, One Aldwych is a luxury 5 star hotel near Covent Garden station. Situated within walking distance (4 minutes) to the station, the hotel is perfectly placed for weekend leisure breaks in London and pre/post theatre dining.Covent Garden Underground
Ideally located, One Aldwych is a luxury 5 star hotel near Holburn underground station. Situated within walking distance (9 minutes) to the station, the hotel is easily connectable by bus, tube and taxi.Holborn Underground
Ideally located, One Aldwych is a luxury 5 star hotel near Victoria station. The hotel is a short drive (10 minutes) from the station and easily accessible by public transport (15 minutes).Victoria
Ideally located, One Aldwych is a luxury 5 star hotel near St Pancras Eurostar station. The hotel is perfectly situated within a short taxi ride (10 minutes) from the station.St Pancras Eurostar
Ideally located, One Aldwych is a luxury 5 star hotel near London Kings Cross station. The hotel is perfectly situated within a short taxi ride (10 minutes) from the station.Kings Cross
Ideally located, One Aldwych is a luxury 5 star hotel near Euston station. The hotel is perfectly situated within a short taxi ride (10 minutes) from the station.Euston
Ideally located, One Aldwych is a luxury 5 star hotel near St Pancras Eurostar station. The hotel is perfectly situated within a short taxi ride (10 minutes) from the station. For East bound trains including Norwich and Cambridge, as well as the Stansted Express with its fast link to London Stansted Airport.Liverpool Street London City Airport London Bridge