Welcome to Welge Travel Report's guide to the best of London. WTR's London map shows you the location of the Tate Modern - see new Switch House and the London Eye.
WTR's Carlota Cuisine describes the signature dish at St. John’s Bar & Restaurant and what to order at Fortnum & Mason. Then you're off to Dublin.
Welge Travel Report Notables for London
Getting around in London
Public transportation in London
WTR's Tony Transit highly recommends purchasing the Visitor Oyster Cards (visitlondonoffers.com/oyster-card/index.htm) - A Visitor Oyster card is easy to use and offers substantial savings when travelling by bus, tube or tram in London. The Visitor Oyster card adjusts automatically to help you get the least expensive price for all the trips you make in a day.
Tony's update on the new Elizabeth line - Heathrow Airport to Paddington Station in 25 minutes.
People Watching in London
Our Francois Flaneur say the best "PW" is on The South Bank.
Beverages in London
First off they speak English (British), not American. Our Larry Lager says your best bet is to find a pub that suits your fancy and you'll discover 4 or 5 beers on tap that are served by the pint or the 1/2 pint.
Now you need to know the basic terminology and the differences between lagers, ales, bitters and stouts. This will take practice.
Dining in London
WTR's Carlota Cuisine thinks the best lunch is at Soif - L: W-Su, D: M-Sa, 27 Battersea Rise, 44 20 7223 1112
Big wine list and interesting food: Charcuterie, small plates (oysters & octopus) and large plates (breem & duck breast).
Nightlife/Entertainment in London
WTR's Shauna Showtime says the best nightlife is found in Covent Garden, Leicester Square, Piccadilly, The Strand and if you're really hip - Shoreditch & SOHO.
Shopping in London
Our Shari Shopper likes Harrod’s, and Bond Street and, of course, but Shari thinks the best is those wonderful shops on Jermyn Street that are particularly well known for their bespoke shirt makers. Fret not about shopping in London. There are also shops within easy walking distance of your hotel.
Exchange Rates (http://www.x-rates.com/)
Recognition for London
We extend special thanks to the people who manage and/or own the institutions, museums and restaurants featured in our guides. In some instances we have relied on their descriptions and photos.
Lagniappe for London
WTR's Ernie Exhibit provides information on special current exhibitions for our featured museums such as: Tate Modern
Now to September 9, 2018 see The EY Exhibition Picasso 1932 - Love, Fame, Tragedy
1932 was an intensely creative period in the life of the 20th century’s most influential artist.
This is the first ever solo Pablo Picasso exhibition at Tate Modern. It brings you face-to-face with more than 100 paintings, sculptures and drawings, mixed with family photographs and rare glimpses into his personal life.
Three of his extraordinary paintings featuring his lover Marie-Thérèse Walter are shown together for the first time since they were created over a period of just five days in March 1932.
The myths around Picasso are stripped away to reveal the man and the artist in his full complexity and richness. You will see him as never before.
Lagniappe 2 for London
WTR's Greta Gardner says you must visit The Garden Museum - Daily: 10:30 - 5, F till 9, Sa till 4, 5 Lambeth Pl Road, 020 7401 8865
The Garden Museum explores and celebrates British gardens and gardening through its collection, temporary exhibitions, events and garden.
Visitors will also see a permanent display of paintings, tools, ephemera and historic artefacts: a glimpse into the uniquely British love affair with gardens.
Whether you are an enthusiastic amateur gardener, more of a specialist or someone with a passion for museums, history or architecture, the Museum has something for you.