The Bank of England traded on this site for 87 years, until 1975, when the premises were sold to a building society. In 1994 Fuller's Brewery took over the lease and began a major refurbishment with the aim of restoring it to its former glory. The building is Grade I listed (must be preserved) and Fuller's have done a grand job as the interior is opulent and the centerpiece bar is so tall a ladder is provided to read the higher shelves.
Nelsons Pharmacy is the first homeopathic pharmacy in London since 1860.
Launched in 2007, Rootmaster is a vegetarian restaurant located in an old Routemaster bus in the Old Truman Brewery.
Mildred's is a Soho institution and has been serving well-priced hearty, vegetarian meals for the last twenty years.
Mantra likes to describe itself as "an Indian Jewel in the heart of a heaving Metropolis". It is certainly a chilled place to dine with a tasty Indian vegetarian menu.
Eat and Two Veg is billed as the world's first meat-free Diner. Vegetarian burger and fries anyone?
The Washington Mayfair is a four star deluxe central London hotel. The building is stunning and the rooms are spacious. Close to the US Embassy in London.
The Trafalgar is modern and contemporary and provides an impressive contrast to the capitals more traditional hotels. With several deluxe and deluxe plus rooms offering stunning views across Trafalgar Square, this exciting new approach will appeal to those who enjoy a chic, comfortable yet minimalistic lifestyle.
In a quiet street near leafy Soho Square, this hotel is right in the heart of London's entertainment and creative community, and is surrounded by restaurants, bars, vibrant cafes, and the most exciting theater and nightlife.
Ideally located in the heart of London across from Hyde Park, this majestic hotel is just minutes from Harrods and the exclusive boutiques of Sloane Street and Knightsbridge.
The Dorchester has the well-deserved reputation as one of the world's greatest hotels. The mere fact that there are three members of staff per guest gives some idea of the level of service offered by this hotel. The Dorchester is located on Park Lane overlooking Hyde Park. Just five minutes walk from Hyde Park Corner underground station, with Bond Street, Piccadilly, and Oxford Street on the doorstep.
This well-priced hotel is within easy reach of the West End theaters and major attractions, making it a perfect base from which to explore London.
Set in the heart of Mayfair on Albemarle Street, Brown's was the first ever hotel to open in London. James Brown and his wife Sarah - a couple who had formerly been valet and maid to Lord and Lady Byron - established their hotel for 'genteel folk' in 1837.
The first Sunday in February is the annual clowns church service at Holy Trinity Church in Dalston, east London. Clowns attend a church service in memory of the clown Joseph Grimaldi. The clowns usually perform for the public after the church service.
Carnevale is a Mediterranean Vegetarian Restaurant & Delicatessen close to the Barbican Centre in London.
Beatroot in Soho serves hot and cold vegetarian and vegan food and offers healthy eating for everyone. The juices are recommended.
Serpentine Gallery is one of London's best-loved galleries for modern and contemporary art. Its Exhibition, Architecture, Education, and Public Programs attract 590,000 visitors a year and admission is free.
The Prince Charles Cinema in Leicester Square, London has had low ticket pricing policies since it opened in 1991. With membership (low cost) you can see films for as little as £1.50. Yes, in Leicester Square!
All the information you need for a trip on the London Eye: address, how to get there, other attractions in the area, how to book tickets, great deals, etc.
The Guildhall Art Gallery was established in 1885 to house and display paintings and sculpture belonging to the Corporation of London. Located in the historic heart of the City next to the medieval Guildhall, the present building opened to the public in 1999.
On 15 September 2009, The O2 London has the world premiere of BEN HUR LIVEİ, with two further performances on 18 and 19 September 2009.
Hope and Greenwood is a cornucopia of classic confectionery. Their Covent Garden shop has a huge array of much loved traditional sweets in old fashioned glass jars and pick & mix treasures, to a lavish selection of award winning, British made chocolates including Granny's favorite, Violet creams.
I Dream of Wires is a funky vintage boutique, just off London's trendy Brick Lane. This retro shop has a keen interest in everything from the 1980s, from fashion and toys t0 games and furniture.
Howies casual and sports clothes are designed to last to give them a 'low impact' on the environment. But don't think that this functional ethical clothing is uncool; Howies is super-cool and its jeans are some of the best in town. They are well-known for their connection with skaters and BMX riders so you get the idea how laid-back but well-dressed their style has become.
Equa is a women's wear boutique based in Islington's Camden Passage in London a short walk from Angel tube station off Upper Street that specializes in ethical fashion.