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The London Pass
The London Pass is a sightseeing card which gives holders FREE ENTRY to over 55 sights and tourist attractions in London.
Customers simply pay the one off price for the London Pass of their choice (there are 4 durations to choose from) and then can enter as many of the tourist attractions included on the pass that they wish to, without paying.
Some of the most popular attractions which can be visited free with the London Pass are the Tower of London, Kensington Palace, St Paul's Cathedral, Windsor Castle, London Zoo, the London Aquarium and Shakespeare's Globe – to name but a few.
The London Pass is an ideal addition to a family holiday, romantic weekend or group trip - in fact, anyone who is travelling to London can enjoy and benefit from the pass. Customer survey results show that over 95% of London Pass users are more than satisfied and would recommend the pass to others.
Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharoahs Exhibition
Exhibition curators were finally able to reveal what is on show in the London exhibition of treasures from the tomb of teenage Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun.
There are 130 items on show in "Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharoahs", some up to 3,500 years old.
More than 325,000 tickets have already been pre-sold for the London show, which runs until 30 August 2008.
Most of the exhibits, including fifty from his tomb, did not feature in the record-breaking show that attracted eight million visitors in the United States and 1.7 million in Britain thirty years ago.
The famous death mask, which was on show last time around, is now considered too fragile to be moved from the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.
Prince Charles and Camilla formally opened the show, the first to be staged at the O2 venue on the banks of the River Thames in southeast London, formerly known as the Millennium Dome.
Tutankhamun's tomb was discovered at the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, Egypt, in 1922 by Britons Howard Carter and Lord George Carnarvon.
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Terracotta Army Exhibition at the British Musem
One of the most exciting exhibits to reach London for many years can be seen at the British Museum, until 6 April 2008. The Terracotta Army is a collection of figures made over two thousand years ago to protect the tomb of the First Emperor of China.
Although called an army, the seven thousand figures include representatives from the whole of the Emperor's court, including bureaucrats, acrobats and musicians. Over one hundred items, including the largest ever collection of the life sized figures ever seen outside China, will be on display in London and it would be well worth while to visit the Terracotta Army Exhibition at the British Musem if you are having a weekend in London.
Remember the Tutunkhamun Exhibition is also on, at the O2 Complex at Greenwich. Why not book a London weekend break with accommodation, tickets for the Terracotta Army Exhibition plus tickets for the Tutunkhamun Exhibition, with Tutunkhamun Exhibition Rapid River Boat Transfers if required. Click here to book your London weekend
Weekend breaks in London
Weekend breaks in London have been so popular over many years that most of us will have enjoyed a short break or maybe a longer holiday in the capital city. Not only is London the most popular destination for British people, London has always been popular with visitors from the rest of Europe, the USA and further afield, particularly the Middle East, Japan, and more recently China.
So, what is it about London which draws us back for many return visits? The answer is London has everything, sightseeing, shopping, theatres, music, fashion, museums, zoos, everything you could want.
London can be as expensive, or almost as inexpensive as you want it to be, there are luxury hotels, medium range hotels, budget hotels, hostels (click to book), bed and breakfast, something for everyone.Getting around London is easy, again there is something for everyone. London is fairly flat, so walking is fine, it is a very safe city, the centre of London where most of the places you will want to visit will be, is very busy, with lots of people walking around, so keep to the busy areas, keep with the other people and you'll be all right.
London Underground is fast, safe and easy to get around, and the famous red buses and black cabs are everywhere. There are many good quality hotels right in the centre, beside the main attractions, so it is easy to plan a busy weekend, packed with visits and activities.
London Fashion Week is in the Autumn and finishes with London Fashion Weekend, where you can see the very latest from the top international fashion designers, set off to best advantage by all the top fashion models.
Travelling to London is easy, all roads and other forms of transport seem to lead to London. The main airports are Heathrow, Gatwick, Stanstead and Luton, with fast train and bus connection with the centre of the city. Book your plane and train tickets as early as possible for the best prices, and think about one of the very reasonable coach services, again, booking early for the best deals.
Theatre tickets are easier to get if you book well in advance, and check out the theatre breaks (click to book), which offer hotel accommodation and tickets at a package price. Don't miss the London Eye (click to book tickets) , which provides stunning views of the city, and has been used for many film, fashion and advertising shoots.
Buckingham Palace is one of the most popular places of interest, as are the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, London Bridge, the British Museum, the list is endless.
Stag weekends and Hen
weekends are now very popular, whether
there is a wedding to celebrate, or a group of people just decide to have
a weekend break. There are night clubs in London for every
taste, London is just buzzing with entertainment, clubbing, pop
music, rock music, jazz,
classical music, everything you could possible want can
be found in London.