Hotels in London
Hendon Hall Hotel Hendon London
Hendon Hall originated as a 16th century mansion and was converted to a Hotel in 1911. A strong, bold, enchanting place, this Hotel is ideal for a relaxing break, while enjoying a cosmopolitan atmosphere on the edge of one of the world’s greatest cities.
There is plenty to see and do in London. This county has it all, a selection of top visitors attractions as well as historical London landmarks.
Things to do around Hendon
Hampstead Heath is one of London’s most popular open spaces, situated just four miles (six kilometres) from Trafalgar Square. An island of beautiful countryside, the magic of Hampstead Heath lies not only in its rich mosaic of flora and fauna and extensive recreational facilities, but also in its proximity and accessibility to millions of people. The Heath's landscape is varied with woodland, meadows, and fragments of heath-land and strings of ponds along its valleys. With its origins in former countryside, long-established features such as hedgerows and ancient trees provide links with the past. The range of wildlife is impressive for an urban site visited by so many people. Kingfishers, reed warblers and all three species of British woodpecker breed. Over 300 species of fungi have been recorded and it is one of the best places in London to see a number of species of bats.
Set in tranquil parkland with panoramic views over London, Kenwood House boasts sumptuous interiors and important paintings by many great artists. Brewing magnate, Edward Cecil Guinness, first Earl of Iveagh, bought Kenwood House in 1925. Thanks to him, you can admire masterpieces by Rembrandt, Turner, Reynolds, Gainsborough and Vermeer. Admire the Suffolk Collection, with its magnificent full-length Elizabethan portraits and stunning costume details. Or take a turn outside, in parkland influenced by the great English landscape gardener, Humphrey Repton. There are also lakeside walks and meandering woodland paths to explore and enjoy.
The British Museum
Founded in 1753 by Act of Parliament, from the collections of Sir Hans Sloane, the British Museum is one of the great museums of the world, showing the works of man from prehistoric to modern times with collections drawn from the whole world. Famous objects include the Rosetta Stone, sculptures from the Parthenon, the Sutton Hoo and Mildenhall treasures and the Portland Vase. There is also a programme of special exhibitions and daily gallery tours, talks and guided tours.
The London Eye
Paris has the Eiffel Tower, New York the Empire State, and now London has the London Eye - an extraordinary symbol for an extraordinary city. The world's largest observation wheel offers a spectacular way to take in over 55 of London's most famous landmarks in just 30 minutes! Combine your flight on the Eye with a 40 minute circular cruise on the Thames. Departing from the London Eye pier the commentary takes you from the Houses of Parliament to the Tower of London and back to the London Eye.
The Tower of London
The ancient stones reverberate with dark secrets, priceless jewels glint in fortified vaults and ravens strut the grounds. The Tower of London, founded by William the Conqueror in 1066-7, holds some of the most remarkable stories from across the centuries. Despite a grim reputation as a place of torture and death, this powerful and enduring fortress has been enjoyed as a royal palace, served as an armory and for a number of years even housed a zoo!
RAF Museum London is Britain's only national air museum dedicated to aviation and has a total collection of well over a hundred full-size aircraft from all over the world which are displayed under cover on the historic site of the original London Aerodrome. The London collection includes some very early airplane designs, war planes including the legendary Battle of Britain Spitfire airplanes and Lancaster Bomber of World War II, through to the latest modern day jets and military aircraft. This site contains a comprehensive library of pictures, photos and detailed information about all of the airplanes in the Museum's different collections.