Classic London Entertainment

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Shopping in Harrods

Harrods is probably the most famous shop in the world, an iconic institution to fashion conscious individuals. Harrods is situated on the affluent Brompton Road in Knightsbridge. You can buy anything from fish to haute couture, cutlery to tennis racquets and the mouth watering food halls are second to none.

How to get there?

The tube is the best option; the nearest stops are Knightsbridge, South Kensington and Sloane Square.

Go to the Theatre

It was always a dream of mine to tread the boards in London’s West end. Fortunately for the acting establishment I will have to satisfy my theatrical ambitions from the other side of the stage. Top musicals such as Billy Elliot, Dirty Dancing and Mamma Mia are now showing at West End venues. The classic theatre lover will enjoy the likes of Blood Brothers, Chicago and GIGI.

How to get there?

You can travel by train, tube, taxi, and car or on foot but for hassle free travel to the West End I would recommend the tube.

Go to the Theatre Outside!

Regents Park Open Air Theatre celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2007 marking over 70 years of live theatre in one of London’s beautiful parks. From contemporary stand to comedy to Elizabethan drama, the variety is huge. Line ups for the outdoor amphitheater this summer include a children’s adaptation of the classic A Midsummer Nights Dream.

How to Get There?

The tube to Regents Park tube station is located in zone one and is easily accessible on other main tube lines. There are also 13 different buses to Regents Park that depart from various London areas.

Go to a Museum

London has some of the most famous museums in the world including the majestic Natural History Museum, Science Museum, British Museum, Design Museum and the Tate Modern. There are also smaller more specialist (or quirky you might say) museums such as the Sherlock Holmes Museum for all those literary enthusiasts.

Many of the museums are free to enter which is a rare occurrence in an expensive city like London. A great day out for all ages and especially children friendly, museums have certainly modernised in the past ten years!

How to get there?

Most of the museums have their own websites that include comprehensive instructions on how to get there. The most popular Natural History and Science museums are situated close together on Exhibition Road and Cromwell Road in South Kensington.

Go to a Hotel for Afternoon Tea

The Savoy is one of London’s most famous and acclaimed hotels but is closed until 2009 for refurbishment. Other hotspots include Claridge’s the Berkley and the Ritz. This is a popular idea however with the Ritz advising bookings of 6 weeks in advance to avoid disappointment. Claridge’s alone boasts a menu of over 30 different tea’s from around the world including fine cut sandwiches, dainty scones and mini macaroons but is rather expensive from ‘just’ £31.50 a head.
I have to stop writing about this now because it’s making me hungry.

How to get there?

If you really want to pamper yourself and you have that kind of money, hail a black taxi cab for the quintessential London experience. Claridge’s is situated on the corner of Brook Street and Davies Street and is within easy reach of Hyde Park, Park Lane, Bond Street and Oxford Street. The Ritz can be found at 150 Piccadilly.

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