Country retreats neaer London
Uncover the capital's secret gardens and lose yourself along a path less travelled. And all located a short train journey from central London and the major airports.
If you’re looking for peace, tranquility and a healthy dose of the great outdoors, these country retreats are just the ticket.
London Syon Park, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel, brings contemporary luxury to London’s urban countryside with 137 elegant rooms and suites. Featuring dedicated function space for groups of up to 500.
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Borough Market's gourmet food market consists of up to more than 100 stalls selling fish, meats, vegetables, ciders, cheeses, breads, coffees, cakes and patisseries.
The British Library offers a range of exhibitions, some of them free. The Treasures Gallery tells the remarkable story of over two thousand years of human experience. The British Library also runs a lively events programme.
Visiting the British Museum in London is free. It's one of the greatest museums in the world!
Camden Lock is one of London’s most vibrant shopping and entertainment areas. And with live music and comedy venues, café’s and bars it’s a brilliant place.
Covent Garden Market
Once home to the world-famous fruit and vegetable market, Covent Garden’s Apple Market continues to support market traders, offering a range of unique handmade crafts and goods throughout the week.
Harrods continues to astonish and intrigue customers from around the world with first-class service, retail theatre and product quality, not to mention an unmatched international brand selection
Houses of Parliament
Inside one of London’s most iconic buildings: tours of the Houses of Parliament offer a unique combination of 1,000 years of history, modern day politics and stunning art and architecture.
Hyde Park is one of the greatest city parks in the world. Covering 142 hectares (350 acres) with over 4,000 trees, a large lake, a meadow and ornamental flower gardens.
Explore the palace that once housed Queen Victoria and is now home to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Museum of London
The Museum of London tells the story of the world's greatest city and its people, from prehistoric times to the present day.
Natural History Museum
Meet London's new icon, Hope the blue whale, newly installed in Hintze Hall before you explore hundreds of exciting, interactive exhibits in one of London’s most beautiful landmark buildings.
Notting Hill and Portobello Road Market
Famous street market with stalls offering everything from fruit and bread to posters, vintage clothes, ceramics and music.
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
New green spaces and the ArcelorMittal Orbit at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park are the latest attractions to reopen to the public for the first time since the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Interactive and thought-provoking, the Science Museum is a great place to see, touch and experience science first-hand. From space travel to IMAX, there's something for all the family. Free entry.
Selfridges & Co
Selfridges is one of the world's finest department stores. From high fashion to hi-fi, wardrobe co-ordination to wedding lists, it's every shop you'll ever need.
St Paul's Cathedral
Plan a visit to the iconic St Paul's Cathedral and discover the awe-inspiring interior and facinating history of this London landmark.
Tower Bridge Exhibition
Book a visit to the Tower Bridge Exhibition and enjoy panoramic views from the walkways, situated 45 metres above the Thames, and visit the original Victorian engines that make the bridge open and close.
Victoria and Albert Museum
Where can you see ceramics, furniture, fashion, glass, jewellery, metalwork, photographs, sculpture, textiles and paintings? Where else but the V&A, the world's greatest museum of art and design.
ZSL London Zoo
Enjoy a great day out that makes a real difference. There’s nothing quite like life at the zoo. Unrehearsed, unexpected and unbelievable.
BAA Plc - Corporate Office
The following airports are subsidiary companies of BAA Plc: Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Southampton.
Biggin Hill Airport
Gatwick Airport is south of London. It takes 30 minutes by direct train to travel from Gatwick Airport to central London.
London City Airport
Located six miles from the City of London and two miles from Canary Wharf, London City Airport is the obvious airport for travel to and from London for business and leisure.
London Heathrow Airport
London Luton Airport
London Luton Airport is one of London's major airports. The airport has fast connections to central London by train and coach.
London Southend Airport
London Stansted Airport
London Stansted Airport is the UK's third largest airport, handling 20 million passengers.
London Waterloo Station
Waterloo Station is a major railway and underground station in London. Waterloo Station is near many tourist attractions including The London Eye, The South Bank and County Hall.
Charing Cross Railway Station, London
Charing Cross Station is a major railway and underground station in London. The station is in central London and close to Embankment, Covent Garden and The Strand.
Euston Railway Station, London
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Fenchurch Street Railway Station, London
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King's Cross Railway Station, London
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Liverpool Street Railway Station, London
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London Bridge Railway Station
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Paddington Railway Station, London
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St. Pancras International Railway Station, London
St Pancras International Railway Station is home to the Eurostar for services to Brussels and Paris. The station has Europe's longest champagne bar, shops, restaurants and cafes.
Victoria Railway Station, London
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Watford Junction Railway Station
Use Watford Junction Station to travel to Warner Bros. Studio Tour London.
Alexandra Palace Railway Station
Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester
Enjoy a special meal at this three Michelin starred restaurant in one of London’s most iconic hotels.
Alyn Williams at The Westbury
Awarded a Michelin star, 4 AA Rosettes and granted a top 15 spot in the UK's 100 Best Restaurants, Alyn Williams brings contemporary fine dining to the 5-star Westbury Hotel.
Situated where Belgravia meets Knightsbridge, Amaya is an Indian Grill with a theatrical open kitchen.
Ametsa with Arzak Instruction
Ametsa with Arzak Instruction is a Michelin-starred Basque restaurant featuring inventive cuisine.
A stunning 7th-floor restaurant perched atop the exclusive South Place Hotel, Michelin-starred Angler offers a quintessentially British menu, specialising in seafood and shellfish sourced from across the British Isles.
Discover the best of contemporary Nordic cusine at this stylish eatery near Piccadily Circus.
Take a seat at the chef's table in this Michelin-starred sushi restaurant.
Enjoy great Spanish tapas in this Michelin-starred restaurant.
Benares Restaurant and Bar
Situated in the heart of Mayfair, Benares is Atul Kochhar's Michelin-starred modern Indian restaurant.
In the spectacular Lanesborough Hotel, Céleste offers French fine dining to match the sophistication of the setting.
A Michelin-starred French restaurant opposite the green space of Wandsworth Common in London
Restaurateur Jason Atherton showcases his culinary expertise at this restaurant on the 24th floor of Tower 42, in the heart of London's financial district.
Claude Bosi at Bibendum
Experience fine-dining in grand surroundings at this restaurant in South Kensington.
The Clove Club
The Clove Club is an award-winning restaurant in Shoreditch Town Hall in East London.
Club Gascon offers a menu of mouth-watering selections. Inspired by the gastronomy of the chefs' native South-West France.
The Dining Room at the Goring
Walk into the beautiful The Goring hotel and sit down for breakfast, lunch or dinner at The Dining Room at The Goring.
Dinner by Heston Blumenthal
Discover classic British recipes with a modern twist at Heston Blumenthal's restaurant near Hyde Park.
Dine on tasty classic British dishes in Chelsea.
Fera at Claridge's
Inspired by the constant changing of the seasons, Michelin-starred Fera at Claridge's is a creative and natural take on modern British cuisine.
The Five Fields
Galvin at Windows Restaurant
Located on the 28th floor of the London Hilton on Park Lane and awarded a Michelin star, Galvin at Windows Restaurant and Bar has become one of the most talked about restaurants since opening in May 2006.
Galvin La Chapelle
The third London restaurant run by Jeff and Chris Galvin, this elegant restaurant is set beneath a magnificent vaulted ceiling. Serving up sophisticated modern-French dishes to match its grand setting, La Chapelle gained a Michelin star in 2011, only a year after its opening.
The Glasshouse has been a Michelin-starred restaurant since 2002.
Luxurious French cuisine in a discreet setting in Mayfair.
Gymkhana restaurant and bar in the heart of Mayfair has a modern Indian menu with a focus on the tandoor oven and sigri charcoal grill.
Hakkasan Hanway Place is the original Hakkasan restaurant.
Opened in November 2010, Hakkasan Mayfair is the second London edition to the acclaimed Hakkasan brand.
The Harwood Arms
A rural haven in the middle of Fulham, the Harwood Arms provides diners with a really relaxed venue for eating the finest British produce, cooked amazingly well, accompanied by excellent beer and wine at a great price.
Hélène Darroze at the Connaught
Located in the Connaught, one of London’s most legendary hotels, Helene Darroze’s elegant and stylish restaurant has two coveted Michelin stars.
The Hakkasan Group's HKK is a Michelin-starred restaurant, offering a single, ever-evolving Chinese and Cantonese tasting menu.
I'Atelier De Joel Robuchon
Michelin-starred L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon's philosophy is based on serving simple cuisine of the most exceptional quality.
Become immersed in Indian grandeur in Mayfair.
Kai of Mayfair
Voted the ‘Best Chinese’ in London by Harden’s Guide 2009, Michelin starred, Kai Mayfair combines warm and attentive service in surroundings that whisper luxury- perfect for ‘romance or business’
Discover an exclusive dining spot at the back of hot dog and champagne eatery Bubbledogs on Charlotte Street.
Kitchen W8 opened in October 2009 in Kensington and gained a Michelin star in 2011. The space has been designed with comfort in mind and the food and wine are guaranteed to revive your spirit.
La Dame de Pic
Be treated to a contemporary take on fine French cuisine by a Michelin-starred chef.
Sample the finest French fare at La Trompette.
The Ledbury opened in 2005, with Brett Graham as head chef, supported by a young and energetic team including sous chef Greg Austin, and restaurant manager Darren McHugh. The restaurant has gained many accolades including the much-coveted second Michelin Star.
Acclaimed for its high-end and formal French dining, two-Michelin-starred Le Gavroche is headed by Michel Roux Jnr.
The first Peruvian restaurant in London to gain a Michelin-star, Lima presents cuisine from the "Land of the Incas" in a contemporary style.
The atmosphere is both intimate and social depending on where you are seated at this Italian institution.
Walk into Shoreditch’s Tea Building and take a seat at Michelin-starred Lyle’s.
One of London’s most acclaimed restaurants, Marcus combines two-Michelin-starred cooking with a relaxed, contemporary space.
Set in the heart of Mayfair, one Michelin-starred Murano restaurant is the home of renowned chef Angela Hartnett. Cuisine is modern European with a strong Italian influence reflecting Angela’s heritage.
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Outlaw’s at The Capital
Award-winning Outlaw's at The Capital focuses on simply prepared, ecologically sound seafood.
Gordon Ramsay's successful award-winning London restaurant Petrus in Knightsbridge offers a modern European menu.
Pied a Terre
Pied à Terre is an independently owned West End gastronomic restaurant located in the heart of Fitzrovia.
Pollen Street Social
Jason Atherton's Michelin-starred restaurant serves modern British food with international influences. The menu has been designed for maximum flexibility, with a wide choice of snacking plates.
Award-winning Portland serves simple, carefully prepared food.
Elegant, Michelin starred Quilon doesn't shout about its refined menu of South Indian coastal cuisine, which specialises in tangy seafood; it's far too discreet.
Restaurant Gordon Ramsay
Restaurant Gordon Ramsay is the flagship of the Gordon Ramsay Group. Established by Gordon Ramsay in 1998, the restaurant has held three Michelin stars since 2001.
Chef Tom Sellers has transformed an old toilet block in Bermondsey into a Michelin-starred restaurant with an adventurous menu.
The Ritz Restaurant
The magnificent Ritz Restaurant is one of the most beautiful dining rooms in the world, and it leaves an indelible impression on all who dine there.
The River Cafe
The Thameside setting of the Michelin star awarded The River Cafe sets the laid-back tone for this legendary restaurant with its blend of sleek modern décor and accomplished Italian cooking.
Seven Park Place by William Drabble
With an exceptional Michelin star and 4 AA Rosettes, Seven Park Place at St.
Sketch: Lecture Room & Library
Conceived by French master chef Pierre Gagnaire and restaurateur Mazouz, Sketch has attracted unprecedented media attention since it opened in 2002.
Social Eating House
Set in Soho, Social Eating House serves bistro-style food in a relaxed yet modern environment.
Treat yourself to a fine dining meal at this elegant Mayfair hotspot.
St John Restaurant
St John restaurant and bar is a British restaurant which specialises in nose-to-tail eating – using traditional recipes to serve up offal and other cuts of meat less commonly found on a menu.
As Tamarind enters its eleventh year, the Michelin starred Indian Restaurant continues to be instrumental in changing the perception of Indian cuisine.
Texture offers modern fine dining, contemporary decor and the most extensive champagne list in London, matched by the most creative dishes with a light touch.
Discover the coastal cuisine of south west India in this Michelin-starred Marylebone restaurant.
Umu serves timeless Japanese cuisine in the heart of Mayfair.
Situated in a prime location overlooking London’s Regent Street, Veeraswamy has been offering the finest classical Indian cuisine since 1926. As the first of its kind, it is celebrated as the Grand Dame of Indian restaurants, known for its refined cuisine & opulent Raj-inspired style.
Vineet Bhatia London
Discover the flavours of Indian-inspired cuisine in a classic British setting.
Michelin-starred Yauatcha, in the heart of Soho, is an informal dining dim sum teahouse offering an all-day grazing experience by providing modern authentic dim sum, petit gateaux and teas at exceptional quality and value.