This Complete Audio Guide contains five fascinating London audio tours: The City, Covent Garden, South Bank, Spitalfields and the West End. In the City, the fascinating Square Mile at the heart of London, you'll walk alongside famous figures from history, and be amazed as modern streets reveal their ancient past. You can explore St Paul's Cathedral and Fleet Street, home of legendary 'demon barber' Sweeney Todd. Of course, don't miss Tower Bridge and the Tower of London, home to Beefeaters and the Crown Jewels. You can soak up the atmosphere in bustling Covent Garden, the main stage in London's teeming theatre, where you can shop, people-watch or simply enjoy the street theatre. Discover the exact centre of London: iconic Trafalgar Square, and why not visit the National Gallery, which contains over 2,300 works of art. The South Bank, by the River Thames, is where you can admire the London Eye as it rotates at only twice the speed of a sprinting tortoise. As well as the Houses of Parliament, you can discover the Southbank Centre, the main site for the Festival of Britain, and then step back in time at Shakespeare's Globe, when stage performances used to include live canons. Marvel at Tate Modern's 60,000 items of art in this architectural masterpiece, and end your journey at the sinister Cross Bones Graveyard...
And in Spitalfields immerse yourself in the culture of Brick Lane, an engrossing and cosmopolitan part of London, where enticing aromas compete for your attention. You can discover the famous Old Truman Brewery, then 'catch history with its pants down' at Dennis Severs' House before pausing by the Charnel House - where the remains of long-dead Londoners were kept. There's also Whitechapel Gallery - said to have introduced Pop Art to the UK.
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