“When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life”
— Samuel Johnson, 1777
This greatest of cities almost defies description – it’s cosmopolitan, trendy, fun and exciting 24/7, it’s also traditional, historic and gracious. All these characteristics – and more – are revealed as you wander from museum to gallery, along Victorian arcades and bustling streets, across vast parks and down cobbled alleys. The contrasts are endless: next to every historical sight, there’s a skyscraper gleaming with the confidence of modern life. Discovering these contrasts is one of the greatest pleasures of the city.
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Beat it beach, it’s all about our amazing city this year as we spring back into action ready for a long hot summer of sightseeing, eating out, shopping and culture.
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