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All you need is a London city guide to take you to the right places without struggling too hard. This amazing city will make you want to stay and never leave! Take a look at our top 3 must stop in London during the ‘100% Design‘ event.
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One of the world’s most visited cities, London has something for everyone: from history and culture to fine food and good times.
Standing 135m high in a fairly flat city, the London Eye affords views 25 miles in every direction, weather permitting. Interactive tablets provide great information (in six languages) about landmarks as they appear in the skyline. Each rotation – or ‘flight’ – take a gracefully slow 30 minutes. At peak times (July, August and school holidays) it can feel like you’ll spend more time in the queue than in the capsule; book premium fast-track tickets to jump the queue.
Tickets are cheaper if purchased online, especially if you book in advance or combine the London Eye with other attractions. Feeling romantic? Hire a capsule for two (£425), with a bottle of champers. The London Eye has also been the focal point of the capital’s celebrated and dramatic midnight New Year’s Eve fireworks display. Our favorite spot in this top 3.
At 145 hectares, Hyde Park is central London’s largest open space, expropriated from the Church in 1536 by Henry VIII and turned into a hunting ground and later a venue for duels, executions and horse racing. The 1851 Great Exhibition was held here, and during WWII the park became an enormous potato field. These days, there’s boating on the Serpentine, summer concerts, film nights and other warm-weather events.
During winter, the southeast area of the park is the site of Winter Wonderland, with fairground rides, ice skating, and other seasonal London attractions.
Although – or perhaps because – it stopped being cutting-edge several thousand cheap leather jackets ago, Camden Market attracts millions of visitors each year and is one of London’s most popular attractions. What started out as a collection of attractive craft stalls beside Camden Lock on the Regent’s Canal now extends most of the way from Camden Town tube station to Chalk Farm tube station.
There are three main market areas – Buck Street Market, Camden Lock Market, and Stables Market – although they seem to blend together with the crowds snaking along and the ‘normal’ shops lining the streets. You’ll find a bit of everything: clothes (of variable quality) in profusion, bags, jewelry, arts and crafts, candles, incense and myriad decorative titbits. The perfect place to find inspiration for your mid-century modern and cute interior design.
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