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SEE BELOW FOR INFORMATION AND CONTACT DETAILS ABOUT TRAVEL TO AND WITHIN LONDON, AND VISITS WHEN YOU ARE HERE.

Transport
Gatwick Express: 08458 501530; www.gatwickexpress.com (Gatwick to Victoria, 30 minute ride, up to 4 trains an hour)
Heathrow Express: 08456 001515; www.heathrowexpress.com (Heathrow to Paddington, 15/20 minute ride, 4 trains an hour)
Stansted Express: 08458 500150; www.stanstedexpress.com (Stansted to Liverpool Street, 45 minutes, up to 4 trains an hour)
London City Airport shuttlebus: 0207 646 0088; www.londoncityairport.com (to Liverpool Street, 30 minute ride)
Luton (trains or bus to London): 01582 405100; www.london-luton.com  trains to Kings Cross (35 minutes); or Express Coach to Victoria Coach Station (one and a half hours), 08706 087261, www.greenline.co.uk; or ‘Easybus’ to Baker Street (55 minute ride), 08701 417217, www.easybus.co.uk
London underground and buses, and Oyster cards: www.tfl.gov.uk

UK rail information :   www.trainline.com

Car Collection from/to airports
Drivers will meet you at the customs exit  and take you to your apartment .

 Billy Rowell  . Reliable driver service 07831 637659  billyrowell12@hotmail.com

www.hydeparkcars.co.uk           &         www.justairports.com

Theatre bookings and reviews
www.officiallondontheatre.co.uk

Visits and Tours
www.londonpass.com (once bought, free entry to over 70 attractions)
www.theoriginaltour.com or  www.bigbustours.com
www.hrp.org.uk (Royal palaces, eg Hampton Court, Kensington Palace, Tower of London)
www.royalcollection.org.uk  (Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle)
www.londoneye.com
www.parliament.uk (visits to Houses of Parliament)

 

 THOSE BELOW ARE ALL FREE  (there may be a charge for a special exhibit )

CHURCHES

www.westminster-abbey.org

www. stpauls.co.uk     ( it is   free to attend a  church service which is  a public occasion )   

 FREE BUS TOURS  .  

For the price of an Oystercard take a self-guided tour of all the sights.  See

www.londonforfree.net

GALLERIES AND MUSEUMS                             

 ( permanent exhibitions are free but special exhibits may be chargeable)

 www.nationalgallery.org.co.uk                (Trafalgar Square – paintings include those by da Vinci, Van Gogh and Boticelli)

 www.vam.ac.uk                                        The Victoria and Albert Museum  (South Kensington – fashion, jewellery, sculpture , furniture)

 www.soame.org                                        John Soame.s Museum  ( former home of architect of the Bank of England, Holborn, with works by Canaletto,  Hogarth and more)

www.wallacecollection.org                       The Wallace Collection (Manchester Square, Oxford St. Works include Titian, Canelletto and Rembrandt)

www.tate.org.uk                                        Tate Britain and Tate Modern   ( T.B., Millbank, has traditional works , and T.M., close Westminster Bridge ,includes works by  Picasso, Matisse and Dali )

 www.npg.org.uk                                       National Portrait Gallery  ( Covent Garden area , houses the largest portrait collection in the world.

 www.saatchigallery.com                          The Saatchi Gallery   (Close Sloane Square, exhibits new and upcoming artists )

www.britishmuseum.org                          The British Museum  ( Bloomsbury,  includes  Egyptian mummies and the Rosetta Stone)

  www.nhm.ac.uk                                       Natural History Museum   (S. Kensington,  includes dinosaurs )

 www.sciencemuseum.org.uk                   The Science Museum  (close NHM above,  includes Apollo 10  and Stepehenson’s Rocket)

  www.museumoflondon.org.uk               The Museum of London and London Docklands (close Barbican and St.Pauls : the history of London from prehistoric times. Dramatic and hands on exhibits)     ( Isle of Dogs, North side of the river . History of London’s river, from the Romans to today)

www.rmg.co.uk                                          National Maritime Museum Greenwich (Royal Museums Greenwich  –  Britain’s naval and exploration  history , famous ships, ancient maps. Walk on the Greenwich Meridian)

MORE FREE VISITS

 
www.changing-the-guard.com                             Close Downing St and Houses of Parliament
 
www.towerbridge.org.co.uk                                  ( see the opening/closing of the bridge free  but entry to the Bridge is chargeable)
www.changing-guard.com/ceromony-of-the-keys                                                  Watch the Ceremony of the Keys at The Tower of London – every evening when gates are closed.
 
www.stmartin-in-the-fields.org                              lunchtime  concerts at St. Martins in the Fields
www.royalparks.org.uk                                          Listen to free speech at Speakers’ Corner , on the N.E. corner of Hyde Park. Get up and give a speech yourself !
Watch street entertainers in Covent Garden.

Walks

FREE self- guided walks.  See   www.londonforfree.net

or if you prefer a guide :

Excellent guided walks  –www.walks.com

 

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