The London Map - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
360 Panorama showing the heart of London, taken at Charing Cross on the southern side of Trafalgar square, the central point of Greater London from which road distances are measured.
The London Map - FURTHER INFORMATION
The London Map - London visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'The London Map' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360Ã‚Â° panoramas from Greater London.
This map shows London, capital of England and one of the most visited cities on earth. London contains some of the most iconic buildings, landmarks and most famous museums and attractions in the world. Some visit London for the attractions, others visit London for the museums, concerts, theatres and famous hotels. For others a visit to London is not complete without the restaurants, nightclubs and shopping. Whatever your reason to visit London, the London Pass can offer huge discounts to some of the top London attractions, shops and restaurants.
This London map and guide shows hundreds of 360° panoramas taken around London linked to an interactive map. It covers many major landmarks, sights and attractions as well historical buildings, hotels and parks. For each location on the map there is some local and travel information, forming a growing virtual tour of London helping you plan your visit or explore it from home. Most of the important London attractions are gathered within the center of the city, marked as Zone 1 on travel maps.
London Map - Museums, Galleries and Historic BuildingsLondon is rich in history, having been occupied for thousands of years. Many of these buildings are open to the public, some containing exhibitions and museums:
- British Museum in Holborn - collections of antiquities from around the world throughout the ages.
- Natural History Museum (with Earth Galleries) for the natural history of the earth, next to the Science Museum and Victoria and Albert Museum in South Kensington. The most popular museums in London.
- London Museum in the City of London - see a history of London throughout time.
- National Portrait Gallery on Trafalgar Square.
- Tate Britain near to Vauxhall Bridge, and Tate Modern near Southwark Cathedral.
- Buckingham Palace state rooms open to the public, then walk down the Mall to Admiralty Arch.
- Imperial War Museum for a history of war through the ages, associated with HMS Belfast.
- Clustered around the Palace of Westminster (Houses of Parliament) are Westminster Abbey, Westminster Cathedral and Horse Guards Parade for the Changing of the Guard.
- Somerset House near to Waterloo Bridge.
- British Library for some of the oldest books on earth and important historic documents.
- The Monument to the Fire of London in 1666. At 61m it is the tallest, free-standing stone column on earth with panoramic views over the City of London
London Map - Shopping and MarketsThe shops and markets in London have long been a big draw for visitors. Whether these are the high-street chain stores or quirky market stalls, London has something for everyone:
- Covent Garden Market with various markets, street performers and surrounded by shops and restaurants in the west end. Nearby are fashionable boutique shops in Neal Street and the like.
- Street Markets scattered around, among the more popular are Berwick Street in Soho, Portobello Road market and Borrough Market.
- Camden Town for Camden Lock Market (arts and crafts), The Camden Market (clothes), Camden Canal Village (almost everything), historical Stables Market and Inverness Street market. All clustered around Camden Lock.
- Oxford Street for over a mile of flagship, highstreet shops including Selfridges, John Lewis, stretching for over a mile from Tottenham Court Road to . Nearby is Hamleys toy store.
- Harrods - one of the most famous department store in the world in South Kensington, luxury shops around Knightsbridge and Slone Square.
London Map - River Thames AttractionsThe River Thames passes many major landmarks as it meanders through London, as seen on this London map. Follow the Jubilee walk along the South Bank from Westminster Bridge to Tower Bridge and you will pass:
- London Aquarium - full of fish, sharks and all kinds of water life, and the Salvador Dali Exhibition.
- London Eye - fly up to a bird's eye view of the London Skyline - one of the most popular attractions in London.
- Pass Jubilee Gardens and Hungerford Bridge to the South Bank entertainment area, with the Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and National Theatre.
- Stop at Gabriel's Wharf to explore the arts and crafts, and a drink and snack at one of the cafes.
- Continue past the Oxo Tower and under Blackfirars Bridge to the Tate Modern gallery, the Globe theatre and Millennium Bridge.
- Explore Southwark Cathedral, the Clink prison and the Golden Hind, attractions between Southwark Bridge and London Bridge.
- The final stretch terminates at Tower Bridge, passing Hayes Galleria for shops and cafes, HMS Belfast, a floating museum, the More London development, outdoor Scoop theatre space, City Hall and then take a rest in Potter Fields Park before crossing the river to visit the Tower of London.
- Catch a river cruise from Westminster Pier downriver to Greenwhich or upriver to Richmond, Kew Gardens and Hampton Court.
Map of London - Royal Parks, Gardens and SquaresThe Royal Parks are the most important parks in London, several linking together to form a great, green lung running right through the center of the city. Few, if any, other cities on earth can boast a collection of parks like it. Attractions in their own right and full of monuments, they include:
- Regents Park with a boating lake, open air theatre, Queen Mary Rose Gardens, formal Avenue Gardens and open sports areas. With London Zoo and Primrose Hill and Regents Canal to the north, this is one of the most popular parks in London.
- St James Park next to Buckingham Palace and next to it Green Park.
- Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens containing Kensington Palace, the Princess Dianna Memorial Fountain, Italian Gardens, Speakers Corner, a boating pond, Serpentine Gallery and Albert Memorial.
- Battersea Park sitting along the River Thames, containing open spaces, the London Peace Pagoda, boating ponds, Pump Station Gallery, Festival Gardens, a zoo and other activites.
- Hampstead Heath with large open spaces, Parliament Hill, bathing ponds, hills and Kenwood House.
- Richmond Park, famous for deer and great walking, Pen Ponds and Isobella Plantation.
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Britain and London Visitor Centre (BLVC)
1 Lower Regent Street, SW1 4XT
Tube: Piccadilly Circus
Tel: +44 (0)8701 566 366 (08701 LONDON)
There are also London and UK tourist information centres at most of the main railway stations (Euston, Kings Cross / St Pancras, Victoria and Waterloo) as well as at most of the surrounding airports (Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton and Stanstead).
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Flight: London Heathrow (IATA: LHR), London Gatwick (IATA: LGW), London Stansted (IATA: STN), London Luton (IATA: LTN), London City Airport (IATA: LCY).
Rail: Eurostar from St Pancras Station. Other major mainline stations include Waterloo, Victoria, Euston, Kings Cross and Paddington.
Bus and Coach: International coaches from Victoria Coach Station or Green Line Coach Station near to Victoria Station.