Many know London from numerous adventures and high-speed pursuits seen on TV and in cinemas. Always part of the action: The spy of Her Majesty, James Bond. Be it on a boat cruising Thames River, on foot in the streets of the metropolis or in the dizzying heights of the London Eye – 007 has already hunted many villains in his city. However, it is not only because of James Bond that the formerly largest city in the world, situated at the banks of the Thames, remains the most-visited metropolis in Europe.
Houses of Parliament
When you think about London, one of the first things that usually comes to mind is Big Ben. Many people are not aware that non-citizens are not permitted to tour Big Ben. Since 2010, only British citizens are authorized to attend guided tours through the tower. Located in the administrative district, the Big Ben is actually not the entire tower, but the largest bell out of five bells in the tower. The sound it makes often referred to as the voice of Great Britain. Even though foreign visitors are not allowed inside the tower anymore, the clock tower is still one of the most famous landmarks in London.
8 Lacy Road
The Coat & Badge Pub welcomes its guests every day from 11 am to 11 pm (Friday/Saturday 11 am to Midnight, Sunday Noon to 10.30 pm). It is located on Lacy Road (Tube Putney Bridge). The pub offers a cosy atmosphere with sofas and bookshelves on the inside and shaded spots on the outside. Enjoy freshly prepared entrees like fish & chips, canapés or salads. The menu is changes on a daily basis. Besides steaks, hot dogs and sandwiches, burgers are a specialty at the Coat & Badge. In the board room, you can enjoy TV sport events with a variety of beers and wines.
8 Lower Richmond Road
The Duke’s Head is located in Lower Richmond, more precisely in a grand Victorian building that was established the middle of the 19th century. The house contains the Duke’s Bar, the Coxswain Dining Room (restaurant), the Wolsey Room (ballroom) and the Rowing Club. At the restaurant, you will be served typically English specialties. Aside from soup, salad, pastries and pudding you can also have a taste of the delicious pork and beef dishes served with various sauces. The Duke’s Head´s wine list is tremendously extensive, even for London standards, with a variety of red-, white- and port wine.
49 Old Street
Guests of the Look Mum No Hands café can enjoy a freshly made coffee while their bike is repaired .This mixture of café and repair shop attracts bicycle enthusiasts from around the world. Look Mum No Hands´ successful concept has already found imitators in cities from Berlin to Tokyo.