Composition and Programming by JAP
London Attractions Main Gallery
No visitors to London seem to know why they come or what happens during the changing of the guards. They just know that they have to come. It's just one of those things, like riding a bus and eating scones. So, see the boys, ever inscrutable, in action outside Buckingham Palace every other day.
Welcome to the heart of London where Big Ben towers high above the birthplace of British democracy and the tombs of Kings and Queens long gone. Westminster offers up a wealth of treasures to the casual visitor and the more determined explorer.
Admiral Nelson proudly presides over London's most famous square and marks the point from which all distances to and from the capital are measured. Surrounded by the National Gallery, St Martin's Church and just a stones throw from Buckingham Palace, this grand plaza is home to much more than just pigeons.
Take a trip on the London Eye, a staggering feat of engineering that hovers over the river Thames like a giant Ferris Wheel. The Eye carries its passengers high over London, providing breathtaking views of the city and the surrounding countryside. On a good day you can see over 25 miles in each direction.
Step back into Shakespeare's time with a visit to the Globe Theatre in Southwark, a stunning reconstruction of the Bard's early playhouse. Founded by the actor Sam Wanamaker, this is not only a working theatre, but an educational centre and the world's largest exhibition devoted entirely to Shakespeare and his world.
London's famed Theatreland stretches the length of Shaftesbury Avenue, into Covent Garden and beyond. Drama-hungry visitors will find an expansive selection of plays to choose from and lovers of musicals might just think they've died and gone to heaven.
The bibliophiles amongst you will already know about the delights of Charing Cross Road. From the famed Foyles to specialist antiquarian book sellers, literary London starts here. Tweed-jacketed staff and dusty shelves keep the romance alive - all you have to do is browse and browse some more.
London's newest and most breathtakingly impressive gallery is home to one of the greatest collections of modern art in the world. Join the crowds at this exciting addition to the South Bank and join the debate about its contents. But is it art...?
Get ready for the biggest and best street party in Europe as over one million people join in the Notting Hill Carnival on the last bank holiday weekend of the year. Follow our guide on how to make the most of the experience and have a safe and happy carnival. Most of all, get your dancing shoes on and prepare to let loose.
Soho by night is inhabited by many a variety of creature of the night: you'll find the common or garden trannie, the lesser spotted clubber, the ever-ready ligger and the dazed and confused late-night drinker. Amazingly, they all happily rub shoulders with little more than the odd wink by way of greeting....?
By day, Soho is busy, walk, talk, think fast, just look like you're going somewhere. You can stop for coffee and cake, or perhaps a long lunch in an expensive restaurant, but, on the streets, don't dally. You don't have time and more than that, you don't want to look like you've got the time. Leave that till sundown.