Visiting London ? Here are my advice !


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The British Museum:

Everybody loves the Egyptian section of this museum !


Great Russell Street
London WC1B 3DG








The National Gallery:

The National Gallery, London, houses one of the greatest collections of European painting in the world. 

These pictures belong to the public and entrance to see them is free.


National Gallery
Trafalgar Square

Open Daily 10 am to 6 pm.


The Tower of London:

A must see - the most beautiful diamond in the world and an interesting location in terms of history :-)

Da non perdere - il diamante piu' bello del mondo e un posto storicamente interessante:


The London Eye (panoramic wheel):

Beautiful view from there - bel panorama da li'.




Sherlock Holmes Museum

Museum is situated at the northern end of Baker Street, a minute's walk from Baker Street Tube Station. It is a Grade II Listed lodging house. Holmes' apartment, comprising 2 rooms, is on the first floor. Large new souvenir shop, antique and ephemera sales on the ground floor. The entire second and third floors and attic contain the new exhibition area, featuring several life-size wax figures from the more exciting and best known Sherlock Holmes adventures.


Tube: Baker Street.
Rail: Marylebone.


2001: Open all year, daily, 0930-1830. Closed 25 Dec..
Open all year.




Camden Markets

Camden Market is made up of several markets, including Camden Lock Market, Stables Market and Camden Canal Market. You can find some crafts, antiques and jewellery stalls. There are shops and stalls open all week but the busiest times are Saturday and Sunday from 0800-1800 (8am-6pm).
Tube: Camden Town or Chalk Farm









Madame Tussaud's Waxwork

Museum Madame Tussaud's Waxwork Museum is the world famous collection of figures of the famous - and infamous. New for this year is a 'Superstars' area in a glamorous Hollywood setting, where Marilyn Monroe rubs shoulders with James Dean and Nicholas Cage. Also new for this summer are Who Wants to Be a Millionnaire? host, Chris Tarrant, and American President, George W Bush.
Tel: 0870 400 3000
Open daily, admission charge
Tube: Baker Street



Faraday's Laboratory and Museum
The Royal Institution 21 Albemarle Street, London, W1S 4BS
Telephone: (020) 7409 2992

The laboratory, where many of Michael Faraday's the most important discoveries were made, has been restored to the form it was known to have in 1852. The adjacent museum houses a unique collection of original apparatus arranged to illustrate the more significant aspects of Faraday's contribution to science. The museum is of particular interest to those interested in electricity and magnetism.


Tube: Green Park, Piccadilly Circus, Oxford Circus, Bond Street Bus: 9, 14, 29, 22, 25, 38.

2001: Open Mon-Fri, 1000-1800. Closed Bank Hols..
Open all year.

Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum

St Mary's Hospital Praed Street, London, W2 1NY
Telephone: (020) 7886 6528

A visit to the laboratory in which Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin in 1928, reconstructed to its original appearance, with bacteriological equipment and an exhibition telling the story of Fleming, the man, the scientist, and the impact of penicillin on modern healthcare. A video presentation completes the visit.


Tube: Paddington or Edgware Road.
Tube/Rail: Paddington.
Bus: 7, 15, 36.

2001: Open all year, Mon-Thu, 1000-1300. Closed Bank Hols, Easter (13-16 Apr), 21 Dec-2 Jan..
Open all year by appointment.

Courtauld Institute Gallery

Courtauld Institute of Art Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R ORN
Telephone: (020) 7848 2526


The finest collection of Impressionist paintings in Britain, as well as masterpieces by Botticelli, Tiepolo, Rubens and Goya housed in one of the most beautiful 18thC buildings in London. World-famous paintings include Manet's 'Bar at the Folies-Bergeres', Van Gogh's 'Self Portrait with a Bandaged Ear' and Renoir's 'La Loge'.


Open Mon-Sat, 1000-1800, Sun, Bank Hols, 1200-1800; from 15 Apr-27 Aug, daily, 1000-1800. Closed 24-26 Dec, 1 Jan..
Open all year.


Rainforest Cafe !

Nice tshirts and fluffy animals (peluches) !

Shopping guide on site







St Giles

Central position near the underground, look at the Offers page for prices:  (select the Ldn one)


London Lodge


Elegant English Hotels



Earl's Court Youth Hostel (good one, I loved it )
38 Bolton Gardens,
Tel: 0845 371 9114
Fax no: (+44) 20 7835 2034






Official tourist site (useful to plan in advance and for buying passes and tickets):


London transports:


London Tube journey planner:



London maps:

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