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281185 London City Guide 07

281185 London City Guide 07

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Yourguideto the best oLondon
+tube, bus andstreet maps
LONDON
Official
City Guide
2007
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 John Lewis,one ofLondonslandmark department storeswelcomes you to London
In the heart ofLondon’sWest End,our seven floors play host to hundreds oftop fashionlabels and homeware designers from around the world.From sportswear to formal wear and furniture to candles and cushions we’ve got something to suit everyone.Famous for our excellent quality,we are also Never Knowingly Undersold,promising yougreat value on all our products.First class customer service and complimentary services such as tax free shoppingand an excellent export service guarantee to make your shopping experienceas enjoyable as possible.
Call 020 7629 7711 orvisit www.johnlewis.com/oxfordstreet
Editor
Imogen Aylen
Art Editor
Asger Bruun
Picture Editor
Graham Harper
Picture Researcher
 Jenny Clarke
Chief Sub Editor
Paul Dimery
Sub Editors
Kerrie-Anne Love, Jo Mattock
Staff Writer
Alec Marsh
Contributors
Alison Cooper, Gemma Exley, Francesca Gavin, Christina Madden, Mike Pattenden, Scott Russon,Anna Wood
Production Manager
Simon Gandy
Creative Director
Chris Parker
Account Executive
Christine Cavaleros
Group Account Director
Rachel Butters
Photography
Britainonview.com, Ingrid Rasmussen for Visit London
Brand Manager
Liana Dinghile
Brand Executive
Emma Pretty
London Official City Guide
 © 2006 Visit London is published on behalf of 
Visit London
by
 John Brown
136-142 Bramley Road, London W10 6SR
Tel:
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Fax:
020 7565 3050; info@johnbrowngroup.co.uk; www.johnbrowngroup.co.uk. John Brown is a member of the APA.
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All information correct at the time of going to press and is subject to change.
All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part is prohibited without prior permission of theeditor. Opinions expressed are those of the author and not of Visit London. Although every effort has been made to ensure accuracy, JohnBrown and Visit London cannot accept responsibility for any errors in articles or advertisements, or changes to events after going to press.
Welcome to the Official City Guide to London2007 – brought to you by Visit London, everyvisitor’s first port of call for information onthis great city. This guide shows the rangeof activities and sights that the capital canoffer – whether you’re here for a weekend or a few weeks. And even the most experienced visitor still has a lot to learn about a city that continues to surprise and excite year after year.
4
We Love London
6
London by Area
9
Weekend Itineraries
14
An A-Z of London Facts
18
What’s On
21
Festivals 
23
Sightseeing 
37
Outdoors 
45
 Shopping 
51
 Food & Drink 
65
 Entertainment 
77
 Essentials78 Accommodation88 Transport93 Useful Tips 
94
 Index
96
 Tube & Bus Maps
98
 London Street Map
KnowLondon
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visitlondon.com
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We LoveLondon
With 25 million visitors flocking to the capital each year,there must be something pretty special about London.We asked residents and visitors what they love most about this dynamic and multi-faceted metropolis
London is a city thatdeserves its long-heldreputation as one of thegreatest on the planet.And if you are thinkingabout paying a visit, it’sworth bearing in mindthe vast range of experiences on offer.Culture lovers will besated by the 17 nationalmuseums and galleriesthat offer free entrance.Fans of fine dining will bedelighted to know that astaggering 53 internationalcuisines (and counting)are waiting to be sampled,while more than 35Michelin-starredrestaurants promise agastronomic treat. Withworld-class departmentstores, quirky boutiquesand 83 markets, there’ssomething to suit everyshopper’s pocket andtaste. Theatreland,cinemas, clubs, live gigs,comedy and cabaret –not to mention a pub on
Hitesh
Stallholder, Portobello Market 
“London allows meto be what I want tobe – and it’s always full of surprises” 
Zanzibar
Street performer,Covent Garden
“There’s such anincredible mix of cultures, combined with 2,000 yearsof history” 
every street corner andmore bars than anyonecould count – will ensure your days last long intothe night.But it’s not all thrillsand spills: London’sabundant public parksaccount for 30 per centof the city, so there’splenty of walks, wildlifeand relaxation, too.Exploring the river and80 miles of canals couldtake a lifetime – butdipping in often revealsa hidden side to the city.And thanks to theLondon transport network– 12 Underground lines, abus network and tramsconnecting every corner –getting around is easy.
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Razvan
Investment manager, from Romania
“It’s a very diverse city,I always feel at home inLondon. And it’s great tocycle around, too!” 
Andy
Horticulturalist,Kew Gardens
“You can always find a new greenspace, a secret parkor hidden square” 
Kanako
Fashion student, from Japan
“Shopping is great here.I can find interesting designs, from newtrends to vintage looks” 
Alvin & Nicola
Visitors, fromTennessee, USA,and the UK 
“There’s so muchopen space. We don’t  feel enclosed inLondon and can really enjoybeing outdoors” 

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