Full of character and olde worlde artifacts, and frequented in days of yore by everyone from Queen Elizabeth I to Oscar Wilde.
London is in a near-constant state of excavation and astounding artefacts continue to emerge from the rubble.
Few London neighbourhoods are as walkable, intriguing or inspiring as Bloomsbury.
Virgin Atlantic wants to launch a non-stop route between London and Australia "as soon as possible", Sir Richard Branson has said.
Using old maps, an archaeological team dug into a car park on its original location and discovered the battle-scarred royal skeleton.
London's canal system might not be the industrial thoroughfare it once was but there are still plenty of things to trouble the first-time boater.
London now boasts the "world's most exclusive form of theatrical escapism."
It remains one of the most idyllic and idiosyncratic restaurants in the British capital.
For many, this is the base of many adventures, and what a beginning, for England's vast and bloodthirsty history is intertwined in our own. Let imaginations run wild during visits to intact castles, mysterious ancient standing stones and quaint seaside villages. Wonder at the eccentricities and obsessions of its characters, from tea to tennis. And don't forget to sample its more modern day culture such as music and comedy that lie in a class of their own.