London was a thriving port in 1894 when elegant Tower Bridge was built. Designed to be raised to allow ships to pass, electricity has...
HMS Belfast is a magnet for naval-gazing kids of all ages. This large, light cruiser – launched in 1938 – served in WWII, helping to...
Tower Bridge Exhibition
This fascinating exhibition explains the nuts and bolts of Tower Bridge. If you’re not technically minded, it’s still fascinating to get...
You can’t go wrong with this formal dining room, where the welcome is warm and the service excellent. The Modern British fare adds its...
Queen's Walk · interesting places nearby
City Hall information
Home to the Mayor of London, bulbous City Hall was designed by Foster and Partners and opened in 2002. The 45m, glass-clad building has been compared to a host of objects – from an onion, to Darth Vader’s helmet, a woodlouse and a ‘glass gonad’. The scoop amphitheatre outside the building is the venue for a variety of free entertainment in warmer weather, from music to theatre. Free exhibitions relating to London are also periodically held at City Hall.