London's attractions

London's Coolest New Attractions - Articles  May 20, 2013 – 06:28 am

London's coolest new attractions: The Emirates Air LineTransport for London

Emirates recently held a test flight over London, but it didn’t involve any planes. The Dubai-based airline is the primary sponsor of a new cable-car service suspended high across the Thames and capable of carrying 2, 500 passengers.

As Western Europe’s most populated and dynamic city, the British capital isn’t short on diversions. London’s intoxicating world beat plays out across cobbled alleyways, leafy parks, and gilded avenues oozing with history. And the Thames already has its iconic landmarks, from Tower Bridge to the London Eye Ferris wheel.

But the city isn’t resting on its laurels. London, which just celebrated the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with great pomp, is already on to the next big things: new arts venues, parks, and thrill rides like the Emirates Air Line cable car. Even locals are taking notice. These cool attractions are all in the process of being unveiled as London welcomes the world for the Games of the XXX Olympiad.

Many sights are naturally in East London in proximity to the Olympics or make up part of the Games complex itself. Olympic Park, for starters, spreads over 247 acres of parkland in a feat of bioengineering that includes wildlife habitats, a riverside promenade, and trees planted as a hedge against climate change—proof that there’s literally room to grow in this chaotic city. Man-made attractions within the park will also vie for your attention, notably the ArcelorMittal Orbit, a twisting steel tower with a viewing platform.

But not all the buzzed-about attractions are in East London. Near Tower Bridge, in a development called More London, Renzo Piano’s 1, 016-foot-high Shard skyscraper has taken shape and set a record as Western Europe’s tallest building. And about a mile to the west, just past the Globe Theatre, the first expansion phase of the Tate Modern—which receives more than 5 million annual visitors—is well under way. Architects Herzog & de Meuron’s addition is a striking latticework brick edifice with two former oil tanks repurposed as performance and exhibition space.

Source: www.travelandleisure.com


Garmin Garmin City Select v7 North America Street Map CD-ROM (Windows)
GPS or Navigation System (Garmin)
  • Updated US Version
  • Automatically Route
  • Download to GPS Unit
  • 5 New Canadian Cities

You might also like:

London tourist attractions
London tourist attractions
London Attractions
London Attractions
The Top 10 Most London Attractions
The Top 10 Most London Attractions

Coming to London next week

I am coming to London next week (03/11 - 03/13) Please be kind enough to provide some information as to where I can stay so I am nearby attractions or close by trains. I live in NYC so traveling through the tube/train system is not an issue.
I need to know about specific hotels within my price range of 100 pounds/night. Looking for a place that's nearby descent bars, nightclubs, shopping, etc.
I would be glad to be of assistance if you are visiting New York.
Thanks! Plus, anyone know if staying near Southall(the South Asian) community is recommended?

London: 5 Great Attractions
London: 5 Great Attractions
London top attractions - things to see and …
London top attractions - things to see and …
London - Top Attractions Landmarks
London - Top Attractions Landmarks

Related posts:

  1. London 2 For 1 Attraction
  2. London Passes attractions
  3. London's Best Attractions