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United Kingdom holiday homes, country cottages, villas, flats and apartments for rent in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

When taking a holiday in the United Kingdom you will find that you
are never too far away from interesting or historic places to visit
along with an almost infinite variety of local and national events.

To
make the most of any visit to London and the UK we have produced a list
of some of the the most popular or interesting places to visit along
with sights to see in London and the UK.

100 places to see and visit while in London.

Top 10 attractions
British Museum, Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, WC1B 3DG
Tate Modern, 25 Sumner Street, Bankside, SE1 9TG
National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, Westminster, WC2N 5DN
Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, South Kensington,  SW7 5BD
Science Museum, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, SW7 2DD
Victoria & Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, SW7 2RL
The Tower of London,Tower Hill, City, EC3N 4AB
Madame Tussauds, Marylebone Road, Marylebone, NW1 5LR
The London Eye, Jubilee Gardens, South Bank, SE1 7PB
The Southbank Centre, South Bank, SE1 8XX

10 other popular sights and attractions
Buckingham Palace, London SW1A 1AA
Westminster Abbey, 20 Dean's Yard, London SW1P 3PA
Houses of Parliament/Big Ben, Victoria Embankment, SW1A 2HZ
Tower Bridge, City of London, EC4R 1
St. Paul's Cathedral, Saint Paul's Church Yard, London EC4M 8AD
Millennium Bridge, Thames Embankment, London EC4
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21 New Globe Walk, London SE1 9DT
National Theatre, South Bank, City of London SE1 9PX
Barbican Centre, Silk St, City of London EC2Y 8DS
Covent Garden, London, WC2E 7BB

10 other Galleries and Museums
Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J
Design Museum, 28 Shad Thames, City of London SE1 2YD
Tate Britain, Millbank, London SW1P 4RG
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, London WC2H 0HE
LondonTransport Museum, Covent Garden Piazza, London, WC2E 7BB
Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Rd, City of London SE1 6HZ
National Maritime Museum, Romney Road, Greenwich London SE10 9NF
Museum of London, 150 London Wall, City of London EC2Y 5HN
Serpentine Gallery, Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, London W2 3XA
The Saatchi Gallery, 77 Eaton Square, London SW1W 9AW

10 Royal Parks and Public Gardens
Hyde Park and Kensington Palace Gardens.
Green Park.
Greenwich Park and Royal Observatory.
The Regent's Park (London Zoo).
Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew Gardens.
Hampton Court Palace.
Richmond Park.
St James's Park.
Battersea Park.
Hampstead Heath.
In Britain you are never more than 60 miles from the sea or a public park.



20 Popular areas and streets for shopping
Oxford Street, Mayfair, W1C 2PQ.
Knightsbridge, SW3 1ED.
Regents Street, Soho, W1B 5SJ.
Bond Street, Mayfair, W1S 2YF.
Tottenham Court Road, Fitzrovia, W1D 1AN.
Leicester Square, Piccadilly,
Savile Row Tailors, London W1S 3QE
Jermyn Street, London SW1Y 6LT
Carnaby Street, Soho, W1F 7DN.
Chinatown, Soho.
Covent Garden Market and Piazza, London, WC2E 7BB
Columbia Road market, 3 Ezra Street, London E2 7RH
Spitalfields Market, 65 Brushfield Street, London E1 6AA
King's Road, London SW10
Fulham Road, Chelsea SW10
Portobello Road, Notting Hill, London W11 3DB
Borough Market, Southwark Street, London SE1 1TL
Islington, London N1 8ES
Camden, Chalk Farm Road, London NW1 8AH
Marylebone High Street. London W1

Music Venues
Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, London SE1 8XX
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AP
Royal Opera House, Covent Garden,  London WC2E 9DD
The Roundhouse.
The O2 Arena, Indigo 2. Millenium Dome.
Wembley Arena.

London and West End Theatres
Prince of Wales Theatre, W1D 6AS. (Mama Mia).
Apollo, Wilton Road,  SW1 1LG. (Wicked).
The London Palladium, W1F 7TF. (Sister Act).
Theatre Royal Drury Lane, WC2B 5JF. (Oliver!).
Dominion Theatre, W1T 7AQ (We Will Rock You).
Queen's Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D 6BA. ( Les Miserables).
Wyndhams Theatre, Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0DA.
Lyric, Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D 7ES.
Palace Theatre, W1A 4AF.
The Lyceum Theatre, WC2E 7RQ.
Her Majesty's Theatre, SW1Y 4QL.
Victoria Palace Theatre, SW1E 5EA.
Victoria Theatre, SW1V 1LG.
Phoenix Theatre, WC2H 0JP.
National Theatre, South Bank, London SE1 9PX.
The Royal Opera House, Bow Street, Covent Garden, London.

12 Restaurants
London now offers some of the finest dining experiences in the world....The following is a shortlist of popular restaurants in areas you might like to visit while in town.
Le Pont de La Tour, (French), Butlers Wharf, 36 Shad Thames, SE1 2YE
Babylon Roof Gardens, (British), 99 Kensington High Street, W8 5SA
Northbank Restaurant, Millennium Bridge, 1 Pauls Walk, EC4V 3QH
Mezzanine Restaurant, Royal National Theatre, Southbank,  SE1 9PX
Terra, (Mediterranean), 53 Cleveland Street, London, W1T 4JJ
Steff's, (Italian), 3 Berners Street, London, W1T 3LD
Scotts, (Fish), 20 Mount Street, London W1K 2HE
Bertorelli, (Italian), 37 St Martins Lane, London WC2N 4ER
Sheba, (Bengali), 136 Brick Lane, London, E1 6RU
Caf des Amis, 11-14 Hanover Place, London WC2E 9JP
Gordon Ramsay, 68 Royal Hospital Road SW3 4HP
Langan's Brasserie, 1-5 Stratton Street W1J 8LW 
As well as the many fine restaurants you can also enjoy traditional English cooking at a host of great Gastro Pubs or just enjoy a pint of beer and a plate of Fish and Chips or roast beef and Yorkshire pudding by the river.

Sporting Events.
The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Tennis at Wimbledon.
Horse Racing at Ascot.
Cricket at Lord's and The Oval.
The Boat Race and Henley Regatta.
Rugby at Twickenham.
Football at Wembley, Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham, West Ham, Fulham, Charlton, Millwall, QPR, Leyton and Crystal Palace.

General info about London and the United Kingdom.

Airports.
London is served by five major airports: Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, London City and Luton.
The high-speed Heathrow Express train takes 15 minutes to Paddington Station.
Gatwick is 28 miles from London and a 30-minute train ride on the Gatwick Express gets you to Victoria Station.
The Stansted Express connects Stansted Airport and Liverpool Street Station.
Luton Airport is 34 miles from London and is served by several coach companies.
London City Airport with fast check in and check out is conveniently located near the city of London on an old docklands site and is served by the DLR which connects to the Underground.



Tower Bridge

Public transport in London
Taxis:
Londons famous black cabs are an excellent way to get around with lots
of space for shopping and bags. Licensed Minicabs are also available
for out of town trips.
Red Double decker Buses:
There are numerous buses you can hop on and off that run at frequent
intervals, however, you may still wait ages and find three come along at
once.
London Underground:
You can traverse across the city on on the London underground or "the
Tube" as it is popularly known. A high speed trains are available to and
from most major airports.
Victoria Coach Station.
Situated in the heart of London. The station supports all forms of
coach activities, including scheduled express and commuter services, day
tours, coach holidays and private hire.
DLR:
The relatively new DLR docklands light railway now connects central
London to other places in East London and the South East such as London
City Airport, The O2, Greenwich and will include a new extension for
theOlympic games in 2010.
Bike Hire:
From 2010 you can hire a bike from self service docking stations
provided by Barclays Cycle Hire, bike hire is available 24/7 and riding
them is currently free for first 30 minutes.

Post.
Postage Stamps are available from post offices and newsagents and WH
Smiths. Post offices are generally open Monday-Friday 9.00-17.30. Larger
post offices are open Saturdays 9.00-12.30.

Telephone. Country code: +44. Area code: 020

Electricity. 230/240V. AC, 50Hz.

A
holiday home, flat or cottage for rent in the UK offers you a home away
from home to enjoy all that UK has to offer. For further information on
any location you can contact us or the owners about making a booking
enquiry.

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Westminster

Top holiday attractions and destination in the rest of England are:

Windsor Castle
, Slough, Windsor.
The Brighton Pavilion
, the seaside palace of King George IV in Sussex.
Canterbury Cathedral, Leeds Castle and Hever Castle in Kent.
Lakeside Shopping Centre in Thurrock, Kent.
White Cliffs of Dover, Kent. Dover Castle.
Thorpe Park, Staines Road, Chertsey, Surrey.
The Roman Baths, Royal Crescent, Jane Austen Centre and Spa water in Bath, Somerset.
Stonehenge, Longleat and Salisbury Cathedral.
The Eden Project, Paignton, Brixham Harbour, Dartmoor, Devon, Cornwall, Tintagel, Lands End.
Stratford upon Avon, Shakespeare's birthplace and theatre.
SS Great Britain, Isambard Kingdom Brunel's wrought iron ship in Bristol.
Cheddar Gorge and Caves.
Oxford and Cambridge Universities.
Manchester United and tour of the world's most famous football club.
The Beatles Story, Brittania Vaults, Albert Dock, Liverpool.
Blackpool illuminations.
York, The historic city.
The Lake District and Wordsworth's birthplace.

Other popular destinations in the rest of the UK are:
Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh Festival and the Highlands of Scotland.
St. Andrews Golf and Charriots of Fire Beach at West Sands.
Snowdon Mountain Railway in Wales.
The Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland.

Although we could list many more
places of interest, I am sure you will always find there are many new
and interesting things to do and special events happening in
the UK. If you choose to stay in a holiday rental direct from the owner you
can ask for more suggestions in your chosen area but wherever you stay
you are never too far away from things to do or places to visit when you book a holiday home away from home in the UK through Internet Villa Holidays.com .

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