The West End and Kensington tour is both historic and contemporary and comes with links, chat and our own exclusive pictures on every page. For the City and river Tour, press here

PICCADILLY CIRCUS
From the epicentre of Eros - the famous statue of love, the tour begins. It is a hop on hop off tour if you wish to travel by bus at various times, then commence or continue the tour. From here you may go backwards to
Leicester Square, or detour to Regent Street ( the Regency genius of Nash, and home to some very fine stores) | Shaftsebury Avenue, (the heart of theatreland and the big shows)| Soho, (club and restaurant-land)| Jermyn Street, (a Victorian enclave of gentlemans outfitters) | Carnaby Street, (a birthplace of the swinging sixties) or simply go on forward to

PICCADILLY
Travel along this ancient and elegant highway, then either take a detour to
Bond Street (home of world famous names in art) and Burlington Arcade or continue to

MAYFAIR
This large block is made up of six great estates and has the most expensive real estate in Britain. Detours available to
American embassy or Oxford Street (nearly two miles of huge department stores) or continue to

VICTORIA
This is the land of the civil service with many huge government departments. Also here Westminster Cathedral and Victoria Station, main gateway to the south east and also Europe. Detour available to
Buckingham Palace (along with a mini tour of the guards and palace interior) or continue to tour to

KNIGHTSBRIDGE
Between Kensington and London, this ancient village became home to Harrods and many other top shops

KENSINGTON
This graceful outpost of ancient London has many facets and here we embark upon a mini tour which includes
Kensington Gardens | Exhibition Row | Commonwealth Institute | Regency Kensington | and| Kensington Palace

CHELSEA
To the south of Kensington lies another historic area, Chelsea, a stopping point for kings en route to palaces along the Thames and here we go on another mini tour, starting at the
Kings Road, going on to Cheyne Walk, and the Royal Hospital. Continue to

EARLS COURT
To the west of Kensington and Chelsea Earls Court has a large international exhibition hall and is a favourite staging post for many young travellers with many hotels and bedsits to choose from. Continue to

NOTTING HILL GATE
To the north of Kensington the cosmopiltan and bohemian Notting Hill Gate with its famous Portbello Road (site of one of London's finest markets). Detours here include the trendy nightspot of Camden Town or the fashionable village of Hampstead with its many attractions. Alternatively you can check out the British Library or timetables of trains from Euston and Kings Cross Continue tour to

OXFORD STREET
If you like to shop till you drop here is nearly two miles of department-store paradise including the Marks and Spencer megastore, Selfridges, John Lewis, Debenhams and many others. Detours here include Regent Street, | Soho, and Carnaby Street, Continue to

CHARING CROSS ROAD
This major London artery has many large bookstores (new and used) as well as many antiquarian ones.

COVENT GARDEN
London's old flower market has been transformed into a large car-free arena of cafes, shops, free shows and fun. It's a very pleasant way to spend time, and many London locals find themselves enjoying the market and shops on a sunny day. From here you may join the city tour at
Trafalgar Square or continue to

LEICESTER SQUARE
This car free square is at the heart of West End nightlife with big luxury cinemas, clubs, discos, large weekenight crowds, and food food food.... Here we finish the West End and Kensington Tour, so you should now start our other tour - the historic city and river tour


To start the historic city and river tour, press here. You can also plan more London tours & things to do in London. For German speakers it will be easier to book on the German language version of this tour site: London Touren, Sehenswürdigkeiten, London Aktivitäten, Unternehmungen. Other sites are available in other languages, and these will be posted as time allows.

 

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