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From the bright lights of the West End and Theatreland to the smart streets of Kensington and Chelsea and the busy bustle of the City and Canary Wharf, London is a great, sprawling melting pot of a city, a fascinating blend of history and modernity.
And 2012 has been an exciting year for the city, with the London Olympic Games and Diamond Jubilee both being a storming success.
Visit-London-Christmas-video

VIDEO: London at Christmas time

This video from Visit London is making us feel all festive and it has a starring turn from one of our favourite Londoners, Paddington Bear.

Jumeirah Carlton Tower, Chinoiserie Entrance

London hotel review: Jumeirah Carlton Tower

This luxurious hotel in Knightsbridge offers sumptuous suites, plus a delectable Champagne afternoon tea.

The Eelbrook, Putney, London restaurant review

London restaurant review: The Eelbrook, Fulham

Small but neatly designed and perched perfectly on Eel Brook Common in southwest London, the Eelbrook is an ideal stop for affordable-good-food fanatics.

Review: The Halkin by COMO, London

Unparalleled luxury suites and Michelin-starred food makes a stay at this boutique hotel in chic Belgravia something to write home about

Joanna Lumley reveals her hidden London gems

Voices At One: Leading personalities including Joanna Lumley reveal their Covent Garden hidden gems on film

Harrow School. Credit Peter Dazeley

Unseen London: behind the capital’s closed doors

Come with us as we take you on a photographic tour inside some of London’s most iconic buildings, courtesy of new book Unseen London, revealing a side to them rarely seen before, plus some of…

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Known as the lungs of London, the capital’s parks and green spaces are steeped in history and ripe for exploration Words Steve Pill For centuries, London’s many parks and green spaces have been providing the…

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London West End

Five ideas for rainy days in London

It’s official: this January has been the wettest on record, and with no sign of the rain abating, here are our top tips for spending rainy days in London. 

Gordon's Wine Bar, Embankment

Best cosy London pubs

Brrr… it’s cold out there, so here is our pick of the best London pubs for a winter warmer, complete with log fires and hot toddies a plenty