London – Useful Links

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Useful External Links

Royal London

Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace:
British Army – Changing of the Guard – schedule updates
Buckingham Palace – Changing of the Guard – Basic Schedule overview

British Monarchy:
British Monarchy – Official Site
Official Royal Collections and Celebrations
The Gunpowder Plot Society
The 794th Lord Mayor’s Investiture, Parade and Fireworks Show

Buckingham Palace:
Buckingham Palace – The State Rooms tour

The Ceremony of the Keys – Tower of London:
Tickets for the Ceremony of the Keys!
Famous people and parts of the Tower of London
Other tickets for The Tower of London
What’s On at the Tower of London!

What’s On!

One-time Events
Ghost Forest Organization
Ghost Forest video – Telegraph newspaper, London

London’s Annual Events

Syon Park – Historical Celebrations and Robert Adams masterpiece
The 794th Lord Mayor’s Investiture, Parade and Fireworks Show

Art Fairs
December:
Performances for Children and Carols by Candlelight

October: The Craft Council
The Last Free Art Fair in London
Frieze Art Fair – Regent’s Park
Zoo 2009 Art Fair, London
Pavilion of Art and Design – winning architects 2009
Pavilion of Art and Design 2009 galleries and patrons
Pavilion of Art and Design 2009 – notes
Islington Arts and Design Fair

Freesport on 4 Freeze 2009
Official site LondonFreeze sports and music festival, October 2009.

Dance Umbrella 2009
London – Dance Umbrella Festival 2009
London – Dance Umbrella
History of Dance Umbrella

Diwali – Hindu Festival of Light and Annakut – Hindu New Year
Diwali at Trafalgar Square, London
Videos of the amazing preparation and celebration of Diwali at the Neason Hindu Temple, London.

Matsuri – Japanese Festival
London – Matsuri Festival

Chelsea Flower Show
Chelsea Flower Show

Artists and Galleries

ARTISTS
Stephen Wiltshire, extraordinary London artist
Angela Palmer – British artist

Museums

BRITISH MUSEUM
Overview – Garden and Cosmos Exhibition, British Museum
Information for Families, Garden and Cosmos Exhibition
Plants of the India Landscape
British Museum store, India Exhibition pages

British Museum current Moctezuma II Exhibition
Manchester Guardian background article about Moctezuma II and Mexica society

VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM
London’s Victoria & Albert Museum – World Beach Project homepage
Victoria & Albert Museum, London – World Beach Project, Interactive Map

TATE BRITAIN – ART GALLERY / MUSEUM
London – Tate Britain, Millbank
The Turner Prize
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775-1851, England’s greatest artist
Tate Britain, London – current exhibitions

THE GEFFRYE MUSEUM
Geffrye – Museum of the People

THE CARTOON MUSEUM

The Cartoon Museum London homepage
Detail of past exhibitions – Heath Robinson
The British Cartoon Archive at University of Kent
Updated site for Cartoon Archive, University of Kent, Canterbury
Punch Magazine, Archive
The Political Cartoon Society
H. M. Bateman – retrospective
The Art Fund

NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM
Natural History Museum – main page
Darwin Centre

ROYAL AIR FORCE MUSEUM
Royal Air Force Museum – official site

Sites for Visitors of All Ages

The Medieval Banquet
Medieval Banquet near the Tower of London

The London Eye
Stephen Wiltshire, extraordinary London artist
London Eye – Basics

Musical Performances and Music Lessons for Children and Carols by Candlelight at Christmastime

Famous English Gardens

Find renowned English gardens and Royal Horticultural Society Events.

Stately English Historic Homes

Kenwood House on London’s Hampstead Heath
Landmark Trust – Historic Properties, Special Openings
Landmark Trust’s regularly open historic properties
Syon Park – Historical Celebrations for Bonfire Night

Best London Restaurants

BREAKFASTS
Fleet River Bakery, Camden
Traditional British Breakfast at Brown’s Hotel
British Traditional Breakfast – Menu, Simpson’s in the Strand

VEGETARIAN
Beatroot Vegetarian Restaurant, Soho, London
Beatroot’s Menu

TRADITIONAL BRITISH
Traditional British Breakfast at Brown’s Hotel
British Traditional Breakfast – Simpson’s in the Strand

Landseer British Kitchen homepage
Landseer British Kitchen’s Children’s Menu
Traditional English Breakfast or Buffet
Landseer’s Dinner Menu

Traditional English Afternoon Tea at Brown’s Hotel, London 2009 Award Winner
Traditional English Afternoon Tea at Claridge’s, London
Traditional English Afternoon Tea at The Dorchester Hotel, London

Traditional British Lunch and Dinner, Simpson’s in the Strand, London

Fixed price Traditional British Dinner, Simpson’s in the Strand
Rules – London’s oldest restaurant.
Lindsay House moves.

NEW BRITISH
Landseer British Kitchen homepage
Landseer British Kitchen’s Children’s Menu
Traditional English Breakfast or Buffet
Landseer’s Dinner Menu

Corrigan’s, Mayfair, London – Best Restaurant 2009 – 2010

London Accommodations

HISTORIC BUILDINGS
Landmark Trust – Roster of Properties to Rent
Landmark Trusts Handbook

London Shopping

CLOTHING

Bond Street and Savile Row
Savile Row bespoke tailors.
Daks – Famous British store
Bond Street details
Savile Row details

DEPARTMENT STORES:
Harrod’s, London
Harrod’s Food Hall
Fortnum & Mason>
Selfridge’s, London
Daks, London – Tailored, Classic Clothes
Debenhams

Oxford Street
Oxford Street shopping – step by step.

Fortnum & Mason>
Selfridge’s, London
Daks, London – Tailored, Classic Clothes
Debenhams

OTHER SHOPS ELSEWHERE IN LONDON
Harrod’s in Knightsbridge, London
Harrod’s History:
A Lion called Christian
Born Free
More about Christian

Know Before You Go!

DRIVING REQUIREMENTS and ROAD SAFETY:
American Automobile Association IDP application page.
US State Department Overseas Travel Safety Portal

AIR TRAVEL:
Expert Flyer
SeatGuru
Fear of Flying phone app

TRAVEL GEAR
portable Taylor travel scale
PlaneCleanAir Filter
Cup Pilot
Bucky Headrests

NeilMed
Nasal-Xylito solution

Evernote
Citizen’s foldable bikes

Gorillapod
Lowepro Backpack Flipside 300 Camera Bag
Final Approach, Etsy.com

London Services

TRAIN TRAVEL
RailEurope’s Chunnel train information page.
Eurostar

BUDGET TRAVEL
How London Pass works.
Where you can visit using your London Pass.
More information about the London Pass Top 10 sites.
London Pass prices and order link.

Day Trips From London

KENT
Kent’s Thanet Coastal District
Explore Kent
Turner – Dickens Walks. Where the great men painted and wrote, on the coast.
Whistable Oyster Festival
Whitstable Horsebridge Arts Centre
not-for-profit Fish Slab Art Gallery, Whitstable
Folkestone Creative Quarter

English Heritage homepage – learn about their castles to visit.
National nature reserve, Dungeness
Dungeness desert information
Shell Grotto, Margate, information
The Dining Club, Deal, Kent
Maps and information about White Cliffs country, Kent.
Southeastern Railways
National Rail information
Avis Rental Cars
Thrifty rental cars.

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