London was originally founded by the Romans and called Londinium from which the modern name is derived. It has been the capital city of England for over 1000 years. Strategically placed besides the river Thames London dominates the South Of England, is far the biggest city in England and the United kingdom and also in Europe.
London is a city full of history, fine buildings, parks, museums and galleries with a comprehensive public transport system to assist tourists and visitors.
London is renown for its Theatres and Concert Halls both historic and new.
London and the surrounding region is also a centre for many major sporting events. London recently hosted 2012 Olympic Games to world wide acclaim.
Below are listed a selection of useful links to London websites of both general interest and specific usefulness to visitors.
Do not forget to visit Lambert Souvenirs (formerly Tostig) big souvenir shop at 3 Whitehall just beside the south side of Trafalgar Square and opposite Drummonds Bank and Trafalgar Studios/ Whitehall Theatre.
A useful facility for booking hotel accomodation with a wide index of useful London links
London! Airport Hotels Gatwick offers the best rates on hotels near London Gatwick Airport. All of our hotels have been inspected and rated by AAA and the Mobile Travel Guide, the authorities in hotel inspection.
This extraordinary architectural edifice dominates London N8 like some Moghul emperor's mislocated monument and is well worth a visit and the tour. There are also some major cultural events staged there
A London Guide
Extensive and useful guide for tourists coming to and already in London.
All In London
An extensive London directory
Anything Left Handed
All countries have them as do many families. In fact there are left handed people everywhere yet not all manufacturers let alone service providers take note of this largest of minorities.
Anything Left Handed puts that right with a comprehensive range of left handed items, themes and contentions on its extensive web site. The shop is at 67,Brewer Street, London W1.
Claims to be Europe's largest multi-arts centre with theatre,cinema,concert hall and much more.
An extensive BBC web section devoted to London-Information,Travel, TV and Radio Programmes plus daily news including Sport.
BBC Promenade Concerts
Founded by Sir Henry Wood the 'Proms' season based on the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington has become an intrinsic part of London's summer.
Big Bus Tours
Big Bus tours of London and elsewhere and the website comes in many languages.
The Official Website of the British Monarchy with details about the Royal Palaces in and around London, history and news about Queen Elizabeth II and her family.
With much recent refurbishment this fascinating Museum should be a must for all London's visitors and the web site is well worth many visits in itself.
A useful business web directory
Open seven days a week this lively market beside Camden Lock in inner north London may be reached via the Northern Tube Line.
Covent Garden Market
London's former Fruit and Vegetable market has been transformed into its most attractive social and entertainment centre with restaurants, bars, cafes, live performers and big screen relaid performances from the Royal Opera House.
Changing The Guard At Buckingham Palace
Changing The Guard At Buckingham Palace-a great tourist attraction.all you want to know with schedules.
Crossrail is two railway line projects to create rapid interchange between East and West and secondly between South West and North East London..and the sooner the better!
Dining Guide For London
A good dining guide throughout Central and Greater London.
A comprehensive dictionary combining an encyclopedia and a web directory
Docklands Light Railway
The Dockslands Railway connects the tube system with a large number of stops all over the fast developing former docks land area.
London's leading online information centre for Lesbian and Bi-Sexual Women
This year is the Golden Jubilee of the Accession of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and this is the official website commemorating the celebrations all over London and elsewhwere in UK.
Good service at better prices at the Grange group of London hotels.
Guided Walking tours of London
After the Bus tour try the guided walks,just fascinating and usually much more fun.The website tells you where and when.
Heathrow Airport Hotels,London
Book your hotel at Heathrow Airport through this useful online booking service.
Historic Royal Palaces
HRP manages five Royal Palaces in London and this website tells you all about them.
Houses Of Parliament
At the other end of Whitehall from Tostig, Lambert Souvenirs shop are the Houses Of Parliament also known as the Palace Of Westminster which houses both the elected (Commons) and nominated, formerly hereditary,(Lords). this web site tells you all about them and about tours around them.
LBC 1052 AM
LBC is an independent specialist London Radio Station with a daily recipe of programmes and data about London.
Official Web site of the Society Of London Theatres provides a most fulsome guide to London vibrant theatre scene
A useful London online database
London Bus Services
All you need to know about London's Red Buses and other Bus services from and to London.
For the best view of London book your berth on the London Eye.Erected for the Millenium it has proved too popular to be removed since.
London first was set up in the temporary absence of a London Government with a mission statement to 'improve and promote' London which it still does. An interesting website.
A useful list of most of London's Hotels.
All about the biggest people's marathon held every April.
London Metal Exchange
An interesting website about London's historic Metal Exchange.
London Net Music
An very extensive Music guide to what's on in London but part of a larger guide.
The Rest of the World especially the Schools from USA bring a splash of colour and fun to London's New Year's Day Parade yet after 21 years the local London and Borough participants have a great deal to learn or spend on their floats and costumes.
London's Art Galleries
London has numerous Art Galleries, large and small,public and commercial designed traditional and modernist styles. This website gives a comprehensive view of them all with a guide to current and forhcoming special exhibitions.
London's Churches-The Story
The Story of London's many great and humble Churches.
London's English Restaurants Guide
The Earl of Bradford opened Porters in Covent Garden several decades ago-a bastion of ethnic English cuisine. This is his restaurant guide to similar establishments in London.
London's Street Markets
London's Street Markets are among the oldest and most extensive in the world.There are over 65 of them.
London Stock Exchange
A busy site with lots of data about London's famous Stock Exchange.
London Theatre Tickets
A most useful website facility for tourists finding you those tickets for West End Shows and Plays,information about them and all at the last minute. A bit confused as to whether to spell Theatre as in English or Theater US English but who cares it's the performance that matters and being there to enjoy it.
London Tourist Board
The Official web site of London's Tourist Board and thus full of useful information.
London Town Online
An extensive Guide to what's on in London
London Transport Museum
A fascinating rumble through LT's history with lots of exhibits.
Everything you need to know about London Underground-map,journey planner, history.
London Underground Guide
Metazone is the tube traveller's bible.The easiest way to find tube station information, tube maps, tourist attractions, pubs and hotels in the capital
London Visions is a very useful website for those visiting London.
Established 1960 and claimed to be the 'Original'London Walks organisation the website gives lots of information on where and when to join its comprehensive list of guided walks about London.
London Waterways Tours
Information about tours on London's rivers and canals.
London wetlands includes pond,rivers,canals,lakes and marshes to which 1000s of birds comwe every year.This excellent website introduces you to an alternative view of London as well as all the work being done to preserve its wetlands.
Articles on Tours in and around London
Mayor Of London
London was without a government and chief executive for a decade following Mrs Thatcher's rather personal abolition of the former Greater London Authority of which Ken Livingston was chief executive.When the position of Mayor/Chief Executive was invented by the Labour administration of Tony Blair & Gordon Brown the people of London voted overwhelmingly for Ken Livingston. Ken then ran for a third term and people wanted a change, and what a change Boris Johnson is Mayor and narrowly won a second term.
Metropolitan Social Club
A Community 'Free' Service for all those in London
Museum Of London
The Museum of London claims to be the most comprehensive city museum in the world and is therefore well worth the visit. This extensive well presented site gives a flavour of the delights you will enjoy as well as news about the museum and its Archaeological activity.
One of the largest Galleries in the world situated beside Trafalgar Square.
Natural History Museum
This magnificent museum dedicated to Taxonomy and Bio-diversity is situated in South Kensington on the north side of Cromwell Road.
A another useful database for London.
Notting Hill Carnival
Information about the famous London street carnival with the Caribbean flavour.
Official London Theatre Guide
A Comprehensive list of all London's theatres and the current shows giving website details and contact numbers.
Painting The Weather
BBC and The National Gallery have brought together a collection of 50 paintings by masters over several centuries where the essential subject is 'The Weather'-an endless subject of conversation and concern for Londoners.
Pettycoat Lane Market
London's oldest market over 400 years old and open on Sunday mornings.Nearest tube station Aldgate East,Aldgate and Liverpool Street on the district Line
Pollock's Toy Museum
Located at 1,Scala Street London W1T 2HL Pollock's Toy Museum provides a wonderful atmospheric insight to the world of toys, doll's houses and toy Theatres from the early 19th century and the shop has lots to sell.
Porter's English Restaurant
London is probably the most international city for restaurants in the world but Porters brings you traditional English fare in the heart Of Covent Garden at a reasonable price.
The world's largest antiques market Potobello Road stretches from Notting Hill Gate in the Royal Borough Of Kensington,Through Paddington and on to Harlesden in Brent via W10 & W11.
The Regent Street Association represents London's leading shopping street designed by John Nash in 1811 and named in honour of the Prince Regent later King George IV. On September 15th 2002 the third Regent Street Festival was held
RV1 is a brand new bus service that links Covent Garden, South Bank, Waterloo, Bankside, London Bridge and Tower Gateway a fast growing alternative centre for Londoners and its visitors including the National Theatre, Festival Hall and NFT amongst others..
Royal Opera House Covent Garden
The Royal Opera House stages both Opera and Ballet and in summer shows some of their productions on a big screen for those in Covent Garden outside and perhaps unable to afford or secure a ticket. If Opera and or Ballet is your cup of tea then a visit to this beautiful theatre will be well rewarded. The web site is most informative.
Founded in 1660 and given a Royal Charter by Charles II the Royal Society is an independent scientific academy dedicated to promote excellence in science. It gives lectures open to the public and its excellent website is full of information.The Royal Society is located at 6-9 Carlton terrace SW1 Y 5AG, a short walk from Lambert Souvenirs' shop Tostig at 3 Whitehall.
Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club
The home of Jazz in London
Roules Restaurant is claimed to be the oldest in London and it specialises in high quality traditional fare.
Simpson's in the Strand Grand Divan & Tavern
Samuel Reiss founded this establishment way back in 1828.Twenty years later John Simpson joined and so became called Simpson's Grand Divan & Tavern. John Davey one of the first Autocrat Cooks insisted everything must be English and banned the use of the word Menu replacing it with Bill Of Fare. A very English Cuisine restaurant.
The South Bank has become a most vibrant part of London including the National Theatre, National Film Theatre, Festival Hall and a host of restaurants, cafes etc. This site gives a useful guide to all the events and locations in this fast developing area.
London's favourite streets. Entire streetscapes showing over 3000 shops, bars and restaurants in the liveliest areas of London
Modern and International Art Gallery
Modern International Art at this new stunning gallery
10 Downing Street
Number 10 Downing Street is some 500 yards from Lambert Souvenirs' retail shop Tostig at 3 Whitehall.It has been the Official residence of the UK Prime Minister since Sir Robert Walpole's Premiership in the 18th century. This website is the Official one of the UK Government.
The Government Of London
London's government for the visitor who wants to know about London in detail and Mayor Boris Johnson in particular.
The London Parade
Every New Year's Day there is a great parade and this is the web site telling you all about the next one and past parades.
The London Taxi
London's Premier Taxi Web site maintained by cab driver Jamie Owens, a fund of information and useful for ordering a cab too!
The Original London Open Bus Tour
A good way to get a taste of London's famous sites as well as your bearings before more you make detailed expeditions.Tickets available from Lambert Souvenirs
The Story Of London
A website giving a good historical background for London.
This is London
Teamed up with The Evening Standard this is the most comprehensive news and feature on line facility about London.
Ticket on Line
This new website provides an online services for the London Underground selling 2,3,4 or 7 day tickets with a choice of zones allowing the visitor to come 'prepared'
Time Out Online
Time Out is London biggest and most comprehensive weekly guide to what's on in London. This is their website
Trafalgar Square has a summer programme of events. The Square opened in 1829 but has only recently been reclaimed for pedestrians thus allowing an endless stream of great events in the summer months. Lambert Souvenirs is but a stone's throw from Trafalgar Sqare.
UK London Theatre Tickets - London West End Theatres
London theatre tickets for London West End theatres and worldwide entertainment.
University Of London
The web site of London's leading University which encompasses many equally well known colleges with much of interest to general visitors as well as academics and students.
Veggie in London
A useful guide for vegetarians in London.The site has over 120 restaurants listed.
The Official web site for Visitors to London.Most useful for planning your next visit to London