Places To Shop

Visiting London? Love to shop? If you have a taste for the finer things in life, why not check out some of London’s hotspots for luxury retail as well as high street stores to satisfy your shopping desires!

Harrods:

Harrods, Brompton Rd

Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Prada? Harrods is definitely the place to be! Harrods is a luxury department store located on Brompton Road in Knightsbridge. Being the only one in the world, this 5 acre building luxury retail attracts customers from all around the world, so why not make a visit and give the friendly Harrods bear a cuddle, tingle your taste buds with some exotic foods from the Food Hall or even pick up a little souvenir to mark the day.

  • Monday 10AM – 9PM
  • Tuesday 10AM – 9PM
  • Wednesday 10AM – 9PM
  • Thursday 10AM – 9PM
  • Friday 10AM – 9PM
  • Saturday 10AM – 9PM
  • Sunday 11:30AM – 6PM*
*browsing only 11:30am – 12 noon

87-135 Brompton Road
Knightsbridge
London, SW1X 7XL
United Kingdom

Selfridges:

Selfridges, Oxford Circus

Regarded as one of the best department stores in the world, this Oxford Street behemoth boasts a high-glam beauty hall, sprawling shoe gallery, Cowshed spa, restaurants, and even an in-store psychic, so why wouldn’t you add it to your list of places to visit in London?!

  • Monday 9.30AM – 10PM
  • Tuesday 9.30 – 10PM
  • Wednesday 8.00 – 10PM
  •  Thursday 9.00 – 10PM
  •  Friday 9.00 – 10PM
  •  Saturday 9.00 – 10PM
  • Sunday 11.30 – 6PM*

*11.30am – 12 noon is browsing time only

Selfridges & Co
400 Oxford Street
London
W1A 1AB

Oxford Circus:

Oxford Circus Station

Oxford Street is a major road in the City of Westminster in the West End of London, running from Tottenham Court Road to Marble Arch via Oxford Circus. It is Europe’s busiest shopping street, with around half a million daily visitors, so why not be one of them?

*Some stores may vary, please check individual stores times

Westfield:

Westfield, White City

Effortlessly cool and always fashionable, London is home to two premier shopping destinations – Westfield London and Westfield Stratford City.

At both venues you’ll find haute couture alongside edgy urban trends and high street favourites, with hundreds of shops featuring thousands of leading fashion, home and lifestyle brands.

In addition you’ll discover an excellent selection of eateries showcasing global cuisine, and first-rate leisure and entertainment facilities including state-of-the-art cinemas, a bowling alley and a casino. Dedicated multi-lingual Concierge teams are on hand with world-class exclusive services.

A trip to Westfield is one of the best decisions you’ll make.

Visit the website below for more tourist and travel information:

https://uk.westfield.com/london/tourism/westfield-london

White City:
Ariel Way
Shepherds Bush
London
W12 7GF
Stratford:
Olympic Park
Montfichet Road
London
E20 1EJ

Places To Eat

Gökyüzü

One of the finest Turkish restaurants you could dine at with friends and family, an experience that you will never forget! “A warm welcome awaits you when you visit one of our restaurants: the Gökyüzü team is always happy to serve.”

Jumbo Platter
Full Platter

Book a table now:

http://www.gokyuzurestaurant.co.uk

Sahara Grill

At Sahara Grill, you will experience fine dining with the extremely friendly and helpful Sahara team. An exquisite menu of Mediterranean food is just what you need at lunch or dinner.

Steak & Chips

Book a table now:

http://www.saharagrill.co.uk/

Vapiano

“Vapiano make handmade pasta, freshly made pizza dough, & salads alongside the best buffalo mozzarella, meats & cheese antipasti plate.”

“Our restaurants  are spacious  with some seating looking over our open kitchen. A 100-year-old olive trees as part of the decor  & fresh live herbs pots on every table . It offers  diners a unique concept – with guests enjoying face-to-face interactions with chefs as they cook their dish to order, exactly as the guest likes it. Extra chilli? Sure. No garlic? No problem. Extra Chicken or King Prawns, easy!”

GAMBERETTI + GAMBERETTI E SPINACI

Visit website at:

https://uk.vapiano.com/en/home/

Bella Italia

“At Bella Italia, we find tradition and we treasure it. We’re passionate about bringing you a true taste of Italy, so you can experience the love, food, and magic of this amazing country first-hand in our restaurants.”

Gamberoni + Lenticchie + Chips

Explore the menu:

https://www.bellaitalia.co.uk/

Nandos

You can never go wrong with a cheeky Nandos. One of the UK’s most favorite hotspot for a tasty bite of succulent flame grilled PERI-PERI chicken!

Half Chicken + Regular Chips

Find a Nandos near you:

https://www.nandos.co.uk/

FiveGuys

“It’s your meal. So it’s our belief that you should get exactly what you want. With burgers, hotdogs, sandwiches and a multitude of toppings, you’ve got more than 250,000 possible topping combinations to choose from (not-to-mention the 1,000 mix-in milkshake combinations).”

Cheeseburger + Five Guys Style Fries

Explore the menu at:

https://www.fiveguys.co.uk/

Burgeri

“Another new burger joint! Burgeri is the latest addition to the halal burger scene in London and is a import from the a established chain in doha.”

Tasty Stacked Gourmet Burger

Give their site a visit:

http://burgeri.co.uk/

Tinsel Town

“We do things our own way. We make modern diner food: good food.
We make it ourselves, from scratch. All of our food is freshly prepared in our kitchens. So everything you eat here is proper comfort food – to enjoy together with friends, with family.”

Hotdog & Chips + Chicken Wrap & Chips

Check out their delicious menu:

http://www.tinseltown.co.uk/

Visiting Attractions

 

Buckingham Palace: Westminster, London SW1A 1AA
Hours: (Visit The Queen’s Royal Palace)

Opening time           Last admission

21st July – 31st August 2018                              9:30AM                          5:15PM

1st September – 30 September 2018               9:30 AM                         4:15PM

Visit website on:

https://www.royal.uk/search?tags%5B0%5D=Buckingham%20Palace

Hyde Park

Hyde Park: Central London, Kensington Palace through Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park
Hours:

Dates
Monday            5AM – 12AM
Tuesday            5AM – 12AM
Wednesday      5AM – 12AM
Thursday          5AM – 12AM
Friday               5AM – 12AM
Saturday           5AM – 12AM
Sunday              5AM – 12AM

Visit website on:

https://www.royalparks.org.uk/parks/hyde-park

The London Dungeon – Enter at your peril!

London Dungeon: Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 7PB

Hours: 2018 Standard Opening Hours

Dates                  First Tour         Last Tour
Monday              10AM                  5PM
Tuesday              10AM                  5PM
Wednesday        10AM                  5PM
Thursday            11AM                  5PM
Friday                 10AM                  5PM
Saturday            10AM                  6PM
Sunday               10AM                  5PM

2018 May Half Term Hours: 26/05 – 03/06

Dates                  First Tour         Last Tour
Saturday           10AM                  6PM
Sunday              10AM                  6PM
Monday            10AM                   6PM
Tuesday            10AM                   6PM
Wednesday      10AM                   6PM
Thursday          11AM                  6PM
Friday               10AM                   6PM
Saturday          10AM                   6PM
Sunday             10AM                   5PM

Visit website on:

https://www.thedungeons.com/london/en/

The infamous Madame Tussauds

Madame Tussauds London: Marylebone Rd, Marylebone, London NW1 5LR
Hours:

Dates
Monday               10AM – 4PM
Tuesday               10AM – 4PM
Wednesday         10AM – 4PM
Thursday            10AM – 4PM
Friday                  10AM – 4PM
Saturday              9AM – 4PM
Sunday                 9AM – 4PM

Visit website on:

https://www.madametussauds.com/?utm_campaign=coukredirect

Tower of London

Tower of London: St Katharine’s & Wapping, London EC3N 4AB
Hours: The Tower of London is open daily except between 24-26 December and on 01 January.

Summer (01 March – 31 October)

Tuesday – Saturday – 9AM – 5:30PM
Sunday – Monday – 10AM – 5:30PM

Last admission – 5PM

Winter (01 November – 28 February)

Tuesday – Saturday – 9AM – 4:30PM
Sunday – Monday – 10AM – 4:30PM

Last admission – 4PM

Visit website on:

https://www.hrp.org.uk/tower-of-london/#gs.U6E_a2Q

Lego at London Sea Life

SEA LIFE Aquarium London: County Hall, Westminster Bridge Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 7PB
Hours: 2018 Standard Opening Hours

Weekdays 10AM – 6PM – Last Admission 5PM
Weekends 09:30AM – 7PM – Last Admission 6PM

Visit website on:

https://www.visitsealife.com/

The Science Museum

Science Museum: Exhibition Rd, Kensington, London SW7 2DD
Hours:

Dates
Monday                 10AM – 6PM
Tuesday                10AM – 6PM
Wednesday          10AM – 6PM
Thursday              10AM – 6PM
Friday                   10AM – 6PM
Saturday               10AM – 6PM
Sunday                  10AM – 6PM

Visit website on:

https://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/

About Us

 

At Guide2London, we provide you with an easy website that allows you to see what London, one of the most popular cities in the UK, and also in the world!

If you are visiting short term, living in London, or just want to see what London has to offer, you have come to the right place!

London is a leading global city in the arts, commerce, education, entertainment, fashion, finance, healthcare, media, professional services, research and development, tourism and transportation. It is the world’s largest financial centre.

London is often regarded as a world cultural capital. It is the world’s most-visited city as measured by international arrivals. It is the world’s leading investment destination, hosting more international retailers and ultra high net worth individuals than any other city. London’s universities form the largest concentration of higher education institutes in Europe. In 2012, London became the first city to have hosted the modern Summer Olympic Games three times.

London has a diverse range of people and cultures, and more than 300 languages are spoken in the region.

 

Contact Us

If you require any assistance or would like to contact us, then send us an email, call us or use any of our social media!

Contact Number: 0800 123 4567

Email Address:

info@guide2london.org (Emails will be responded to within 48 hours)

If you would like for us to call you instead, leave your number and one of our experienced representatives will give you a call within 30mins!

Social Media:

Twitter: @Guide2London

Facebook: Guide2London

 

Events

Drone footage of London

Looking for something to do? You’ve come to the right place! Here at Guide2London, we understand that visits to London, both for a short or a long stay, can take place at any time of the year so we’ve found you some exciting events to keep you on your feet throughout the year!

Events:

June-

Zoo Nights: 

Location: London Zoo, Regents Park, London, NW1 4RY

Available dates:  Friday June 22 2018 – Friday June 29 2018

For more info, visit https://www.timeout.com/london/things-to-do/zoo-nights

Movies-on-the-River:

Location: Tower Millennium Pier, Aldgate

Available Dates: Until Saturday July 21 2018

For more info, visit https://www.timeout.com/london/film/movies-on-the-river

Zip-Now London:

Location: Archbishop’s Park, Lambeth

Available dates: Until Sunday September 9 2018

For more info, visit https://www.timeout.com/london/things-to-do/zip-now-london

Silent Disco at The View from The Shard:

Location: The View from The Shard, London Bridge

Available dates: Saturday June 30 2018 – Saturday July 14 2018

For more information, visit https://www.timeout.com/london/things-to-do/silent-disco-at-the-view-from-the-shard

Midnight Apothecary:

Location: Brunel Museum, Rotherhithe

Available Dates: Friday June 22 2018 – Saturday September 29 2018

For more info, visit https://www.timeout.com/london/things-to-do/midnight-apothecary

The ‘Great Gatsby’:

Location: Gatsby’s Drugstore, The Borough

Available Dates: Wednesday June 20 2018 – Sunday July 29 2018

For more info, visit https://www.timeout.com/london/theatre/the-great-gatsby-review

If you are interested in more events taking place in London throughout the year, take a look at the website below to browse through spontaneous activities which London has to offer:

https://www.timeout.com/london/things-to-do/london-events-calendar

News

Read about all current and relevant news in London!

Finsbury Park Attack: Minute silencefor the one year anniversary of this tragic attack!

A minute’s silence has been held to mark the first anniversary of the Finsbury Park terrorist attack.One man – Makram Ali – died, and nine others were injured when a van was driven into a crowdof people near a north London mosque on 19 June 2017.The prime minister said it was “an attack on all of us” and the community’s bravery “sent a message that terrorism will never succeed”.The silence was held outside Islington Town Hall at 09:30 BST.

Darren Osborne, 48, was jailed for 43 years for murdering 51-year-old Mr Ali after deliberately ploughing into the crowd on Seven Sisters Road during Ramadan. In a speech following the silence, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn praised the response of the community following the attack saying “those who seek to divide us by racism… cannot achieve anything”.”We will be united forever, they will never divide us,” he said. Muslim leaders, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and other politicians also gave speeches at the event in Islington.

Mr Ali’s daughter, Ruzina Akhtar, said: “Our father, like the victims of most terrorism, was entirely innocent which makes his death in this violent way all the more hurtful. “He was such a peaceful and simple man, he had no bad thoughts for anyone.” Councillor Richard Watts, leader of Islington Council, said: “One year ago, a terrorist attack took the life of Makram Ali, injured many others, and changed the lives of all those affected. “This was a hate-filled, targeted attack, designed to incite fear, but instead of driving us apart it has brought us closer together.

“I have been deeply moved to see our community stand stronger than ever to reject that message of hate and fear.” On Saturday, the Islington Faiths Forum will host a “Great Get Together” in the courtyard of Muslim Welfare House with the aim of “bringing the community together in peace and mutual understanding”. “The way the local community in Finsbury Park… came together and remains so strong together is inspirational”, Met Police Commissioner Cressida Dick said. “Our strength is our unity.”

Prince Louis to be baptised – 9th July!

Prince Louis, the third child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, is to be baptised on 9 July, Kensington Palace has announced. The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, will conduct the christening at the Chapel Royal, St James’s Palace, London.

Louis Arthur Charles – to give him his full name – was born on 23 April. The good news for his football-loving dad, Prince William, is that 9 July is one of the rest days in the World Cup. It falls neatly between the potential quarter-final and semi-final dates for England, should the team progress that far in the competition.

Last month, the prince, who is president of the FA, had to miss the FA Cup finalto fulfil best man duties at his brother Harry’s wedding. Prince Louis will be baptised at the same place as his older brother George. Their sister, Charlotte, had her christening at St Mary Magdalene Church at the Queen’s Sandringham estate in Norfolk.

BT fined for 5 million spam emails!

Monitor screen showing spam in the mailbox

BT has been fined £77,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office, after it sent nearly five million nuisance emails to customers.

The investigation found that the telecoms company did not have customers’ consent for such direct marketing.

The 4.9 million emails, sent between December 2015 and November 2016, promoted three charities.

BT said it was “disappointed” by the ICO’s decision to impose a fine.

“This relates to emails concerning charitable fundraising that were sent to some of our customers in 2015-16,” it said in a statement.

“There was no financial benefit to BT and minimal impact on customers – in fact, almost five million emails elicited just one complaint

“We are pleased that the ICO has acknowledged that this was not a deliberate contravention of regulations.

“In turn, we have accepted the facts set out by the ICO and have apologised.

“We immediately tightened our procedures when the complaint was originally raised in February 2017 – as part of our robust and ongoing commitment to the highest standards of data management.”

ICO head of enforcement Steve Eckersley said: “Organisations have a responsibility to ensure they are acting within the law.

“Where they do not, the ICO can and will take action.”

He said the inquiry had been prompted by a concerned member of the public.

“We investigated the matter and uncovered the full extent of this activity, which shows how important it is for people to report nuisance emails,” Mr Eckersley said.

The emails promoted three charities:

  • BT’s My Donate platform
  • Giving Tuesday
  • Stand up to Cancer

Tours/Travel

Buckingham Palace Tour:

Buckingham Palace is recognised around the world as the focus of national and royal celebrations as well as the backdrop to the regular Changing the Guard ceremony.

Explore the magnificent State Rooms which are open to visitors for 10 weeks each summer and on selected dates during winter and spring.

For more information visit:

https://www.royalcollection.org.uk/visit/the-state-rooms-buckingham-palace

Warner Bros. Studio Tour:

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London provides an amazing new opportunity to explore the magic of the Harry Potter™ films – the most successful film series of all time. This unique walking tour takes you behind-the-scenes and showcases a huge array of beautiful sets, costumes and props. It also reveals some closely guarded secrets, including facts about the special effects and animatronics that made these films so hugely popular all over the world.

For more information on visiting, check out the website below:

https://www.wbstudiotour.co.uk/

The Original Site Seeing Tour:

With a history dating back to the early 1900s, The Original London Sightseeing Tour is the first sightseeing tour of its kind. It was formally introduced by London Transport as ‘Service J’ for the Festival of Britain in 1951. The thousands of visitors descending on the capital were invited to take the tour “around the town for half a crown!”. At the time it was described as a non-stop circular tour of London operating with double-decker buses from Buckingham Palace Road in Victoria. As part of the tour, visitors were given a free London Transport Guide Book from which they had to identify the major sights of London. It was the first incarnation of the open-top sightseeing tours that are now a familiar sight in cities across the world.

If you would like to find out more, visit the following website:

https://www.theoriginaltour.com/about-us/