Heritage Britain

The county of London, England



Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament

Londonís streets may not exactly be paved with gold, but they are rich in history, having seen everything from the Great Fire of London in 1666 to the Great Exhibition in 1851. Today, you canít fail to stumble upon the legacy of Londonís past whether youíre gazing up at the world famous Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament in the centre of this great city or visiting Hogarthís house on the outskirts of west London

The architectural ingredients that go to make up the capital are quite a visual feast, ranging from the elegant Georgian squares and terraces of Bloomsbury and Mayfair to the rather more austere Victorian wharves and warehouses of Londonís East End.

But perhaps one of Londonís greatest charms lies in the fact that even relatively mundane artifacts such as street signs and pillar boxes reveal something interesting about Londonís past.

London is really no more than a collection of villages that have spilled over into one another. But thatís not to say that each hasnít retained its own distinct character, nor does it mean that many Londonís Ďvillagesí are not still clearly visible today.

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Selected London hotels - Please Refresh for another random Hotel list

Westpoint Hotel, Paddington
Gallery Hotel, South Kensington
Clarendon Hotel, Blackheath
Arran House Hotel, Bloomsbury
Elizabeth Hotel, Victoria
Willett Hotel, Sloane Square
Knightsbridge Green hotel, Knightsbridge
Sumner Hotel, Marble Arch
Annandale House Hotel, Sloane Square
London Bridge Hotel, London Bridge

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London Tourist Information Centres

Britain Visitor Centre Tourist Information Centre
1 Regent Street,Piccadilly Circus
London, SW1Y 4XT
Tel: +44 (0)
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Camden Tourist Information Centre
Camden Direct Information Centre
Town Hall, Argyle Street, London, WC1H 8NN
Tel: +44 (0) 7974 5974
email: click here

Croydon Tourist Information Centre
Croydon Clocktower, Katharine Street,
Croydon, Surrey CR9 1ET
Tel: +44 (0) 8253 1009
Fax: +44 (0) 8253 1008
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Greenwich Tourist Information Centre
Pepys House, 2 Cutty Sark Gardens
Greenwich, London, SE10 9LW
Tel: +44 (0) 870 608 2000
Fax: +44 (0) 20 8853 4607
email: click here

Harrow Tourist Information Centre
Civic Centre, Station Road
Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 2XF
Tel: +44 (0) 8424 1102
Fax: +44 (0) 20 8424 1134
email: click here

Heathrow Airport Tourist Information Centre
Heathrow Terminals 1,2,3
Underground Station Concourse
Heathrow Airport, Middlesex. TW6 2JA
Tel: +44 (0) 9068 663344

Hounslow Tourist Information Centre
The Treaty Centre, High Street
Hounslow, Middlesex, TW3 1ES
Tel: +44 (0) 845 456 2929
Fax: +44 (0) 845 456 2904

Kingston Tourist Information Centre
Market House, Market Place
Kingston upon Thames, KT1 1JS
Tel: +44 (0) 20 8547 5592
Fax: 020 8547 5594

Lewisham Tourist Information Centre
Lewisham Library Building
199-201 Lewisham High Street
London, SE13 6LG
Tel: +44 (0) 20 8297 8317
Fax: +44 (0)20 8297 9241
email: click here

Liverpool Street Tourist Information Centre
Liverpool St Underground Stn
London, EC2M 7PN
Tel: +44 (0) 9068 663344

Richmond Tourist Information Centre
Old Town Hall, Whittaker Avenue
Richmond, Surrey, TW9 1TP
Tel: +44 (0) 20 8940 9125
Fax: +44 (0)20 8940 6899
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Swanley Tourist Information Centre
London Road, Swanley
Kent, BR8 7AE
Tel: +44 (0) 1322 614660
Fax: +44 (0)1322 666154
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Tower Hamlets Tourist Information Centre
18 Lamb Street,
London, E1 6EA
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7375 2539
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Twickenham Tourist Information Centre
The Atrium, Civic Centre, 44 York Street,
Twickenham, Middlesex, TW1 3BZ
Tel: +44 (0) 20 8891 7272
Fax: +44 (0)20 8891 7738

Victoria Tourist Information Centre
Victoria Station Forecourt
London, SW1V 1JU
Tel: +44 (0) 9068 663344

Waterloo Tourist Information Centre
London Visitor Centre, Arrivals Hall
Waterloo Int Terminal, London, SE1 7LT
Tel: +44 (0) 9068 663344

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