One of the world's great cities. Westminster, Covent Garden, Soho and Cambridge University are just a few reasons why you must visit London.
London, a vast and almost overwhelming city, constantly fascinating and always an adventure. Icelandair offers cheap flights to London to give you a glimpse of the wonders of this city.
More than queens and princes in London
Everyone has an opinion on London, having been there or not. Once you arrive there for the first time you will feel like you have been there before. If you have been there before, you are happy to be back since you know how much there is still left to do. Piccadilly, Soho, the changing of the Queen’s guards, the bulky taxies, the red double-decker buses, Westminster, Covent Garden, Buckinham Palace, Hyde Park, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, Tower of London, Oxford Street and….we could go on forever.
Culture and sub-culture in London
Then there are the more personal traits such as the very special English pub culture. There you will encounter the English people at their best, having a pint or two at the end of the day. London also offers some of the best theatrical productions in the world, just remember to book in advance. Same goes for the top class restaurants as well as the soccer matches. London has some of the very best Premier League soccer teams, Arsenal, Tottenham, West Ham, Fulham and last but not least the reigning English champions Chelsea. The English are very passionate and tribal about their soccer and a trip to any one of these venues for a match leaves a lasting memory. As you will have guessed already, there are so many things to do you will hardly know where to start.
Shopping? Try Oxford Street, London’s biggest shopping street, Selfridges shopping centre, Paul Smith, 40-44 Floral Street, Covent Garden, king of British fashion, New Bond Street, many famous labels here, likewise in Kensington High Street. Covent Garden offers many interesting shops and Kings Road has many big- label shops and restaurants. V.A.T. is 17,5% which can be refunded for purchases min. of 50 pounds. You need to ask for a V.A.T . form when you pay for the goods and then you collect your refund at the airport as you leave the country.
Hungry? Try The Fat Duck, one of the finest restaurants in the world, with three Michelin stars to it´s name since 2004. The Pie Man in Chelsea and Kensington, London’s best pies. The Bombay Brasserie, Courtfield Close, Courtfield Road, excellent Indian food. The Berkley, Wilton Place, five stars in a Sunday Times review, The Wolseley, 160 Piccadilly, new and popular, Fifteen, 15 Westland Place, Jamie Oliver’s restaurant. Neal Street Restaurant, 26 Neal Street WC2H 9PS, Italian, one of the best and Monkeys, 1 Cale Street, SW3 3QT, British fare and very good!