London, the capital of England, is a place that goes back in time. As confirmed by an accidental archeological find during the construction of a railway tunnel in London in October 2013, the city was first established as the capital of the Roman province of Britannia. With that settlement having been abandoned after the collapse […]
British Museum (Great Russell Street, London) – this famed museum exhibits include the works of man from prehistoric to modern times from around the world (such as the Parthenon sculptures, the Rosetta Stone, Ancient Egyptian mummies, as well as Viking and ancient Colombian artifacts, Japanese art, and other renowned exhibits). Admission: free (visitors are free […]
Boxpark (2010 Bethnal Green Road, Shoreditch) – this is the world’s first “pop-up mall” and the home of the pop-up store. Attracting mainly young, trendy 20-something-year old shoppers, various retailers have a presence here, including Farah Vintage, Marimekko, Monsieur London, Moxham, Nike Running, Puma, Samsung Galaxy, The North Face, and Vans (among others).
Barclays ATP World Tour Finals (O2 Arena, Peninsula Square, London) – held every November, this event hosts men’s tennis matches between the world’s best (such as Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal). The Barclays ATP World Tour Finals has established itself as one of the must-see annual international sporting events. The prestigious season-ending tournament at The […]
Barbican Centre (Silk Street, London) – this venue (which is London’s answer to New York’s Lincoln Center) hosts classical and contemporary music concerts, theatre performances, film screenings and art exhibitions. It consists of a concert hall, two theatres, three cinemas, two art galleries, a library, two trade exhibition halls, five conference rooms, foyers, shops and […]
Akari (196 Essex Road, Shoreditch, London) –– Akari is a recreation of an izakaya, a Japanese ‘pub’ with food, serving delicious Japanese food with a fair selection of dishes for the adventurous as well as plenty for the more conservative.
Big Ben (House of Parliament, Westminster, London) – Elizabeth Tower, commonly known as “Big Ben”, is among London’s best-known landmarks. The nickname “Big Ben” actually refers to the name of the huge bell inside the clock tower, which weighs more than 13 tons (13,760 kg). The clock tower stands out when the four clock faces […]
Santiago Museum of Contemporary Art / MAC (Ismael Valdés Vergara, Santiago) – created in 1947, this is one of Santiago’s main museums (run by the University of Chile Faculty of Arts). The museum has collected around 2,000 works by Chilean artists as well as some international pieces – consisting of artists such as Roberto Matta, […]