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London

You can fly with Austrian Airlines to London! Visit the historical city and pay a visit to the majestic Buckingham palace and view the notorious changing of the palace guards. London is one of the cultural capitals of the world with a whole host of tourist attractions such as the magnificent British library, home to the famous Magna Carta or the British Museum where the glorious Rosetta stone resides. Take a ride on one of the famous red London buses or black taxis to get to where you need to be around the sprawling city center. But don't miss out on a visit to the imposing houses of parliament or the immense tower clock Big Ben. If you are hungry make sure to order the traditional dish of fish "n" chips which is usually available from most restaurants in the capital.

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Worth knowing

Worth knowing

Great Britain
  • Currency: Pound sterling(GBP)
  • Language: English
  • Capital: London
  • Austrian flight destination: London (Heathrow)

Airbus 320

Airbus 320 side view Airbus 320 seats
Type of aircraftShort- & medium-haul passenger aircraft
ManufacturerAirbus Industrie, France
Names - Austrian Airlines paintingOE-LBI/Marchfeld, OE-LBJ/Hohe Tauern, OE-LBK/Steirisches Thermenland, OE-LBN/Osttirol, OE-LBO/Pyhrn-Eisenwurzen, OE-LBP/Neusiedlersee (Retro-look painting), OE-LBQ/Wienerwald, OE-LBR/Bregenzer Wald, OE-LBS/Waldviertel, OE-LBT/Wörthersee, OE-LBU/Mühlviertel, OE-LBV/Weinviertel, OE-LBW/Innviertel, OE-LBX/Mostviertel (Star Alliance painting)
Number of aircraft16
Seating capacity168 C/Y (variable)
Min. Legroom30"=76.2cm
Wing span34,1 m
Length37,6 m
Height11,8 m
Max. cruising speed980 km/h
Max. cruising altitude11,920 m
Type of engineCFM International, CFM 56-5B4/2P
Max. thrust2 x 27,000 lbs
Fuel capacity19,100 kg
Max. range fully payload4,300 km
Max. payload16,790 kg
Max. take-off-weight75,900 kg / 77,000 kg
Max. landing weight64,500 kg

Airbus 321-111

Airbus 321-111 side view Airbus 321-111 seats
Type of aircraftShort- & medium-haul passenger aircraft
ManufacturerAirbus Industrie, France
Names - Austrian Airlines paintingSalzkammergut, Pinzgau, Südtirol
Number of aircraft3
Seating capacity200 C/Y (variable)
Min. Legroom30"=76.2cm
Wing span34,1 m
Length44,5 m
Height11,8 m
Max. cruising speed980 km/ h
Max. cruising altitude11.900 m
Type of engineCFM International
Max. thrust2 x 30,000 lbs
Fuel capacity19,000 kg
Max. range fully payload2,360 km
Max. payload21,100 kg
Max. take-off-weight83,000 kg
Max. landing weight75,000 kg

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EAT in London

Eat in London
Harwood Arms

Then, in pre-Jamie Oliver times, in the fish-and-chips era when England was still a culinary nobody, the following slogan applied quite fittingly: Who wants to eat well in England eats Indian food. But that's not true any longer: Even the Indians orient themselves along England's new cooking wave, and they have to work hard for not being crushed by the Empire's chefs.   People have started to eat English again, and they still do it at pubs. But even pubs, as we can see with the Harwood Arms, have undergone a facelift. Instead of the former dark and decent atmosphere you enjoy your meals in a bright and friendly, albeit still rustic ambience. And you are served all kinds of venison. From pigeons to deer the English shoot everything that is not quick enough to fly or run away only to serve it thereafter as excellent venison on your plate.   There, it tickles your palate in liaison with carrots, beans and mint, only to be followed by a butter milk pudding and chef de cuisine's Mike Robinson's recommendation. The latter, by the way, is also the head of a cooking school.

Babylon

The English love their gardens. No wonder because there's little effort and garden hoses are unnecessary. The result is the most beautiful uncontrolled growth no matter what comes out from the ground. The Rooftop Gardens, a fantastic example of English Garden design, is not only home to narcissuses, crocuses and lavender but also to a few ducks, fish as well as Bill, Ben, Splosh and Pecks.   The four flamingos have always been there, they are life-time VIPs causing the envy of the few visitors. It's not easy to see the gardens as they are used for private functions most of the time. But if you are lucky and no celeb is throwing his birthday party in paradise at the moment, you can go inside - just call! But there is a simpler way as well: Have lunch or dinner at Babylon which offers a view of the gardens. It's even better, to be true, as apart from the fantastic vista you also get the best modern-day British cuisine.   The interior designer could have spared his efforts because what you can see outside would be more than enough. However, he was ambitious enough to compete with nature and created an interior equivalent with patterned wallpapers, natural materials and green chairs inside.

Fish Club

The Fish Club catapults fish & chips into the new millennium, transforming any fat into valuable Omega 3: The restaurant is no fish in troubled waters but the culinary catch of the day. Fresh sea fish is served to guests daily.   The small restaurant with rustic wooden benches has haddock, Dorade Royal and calamari on its menu (or in the aquarium and in between displayed on ice - so you can follow the food chain quite easily). The before/after picture is similar, however, once the fish is on your plate it comes with chilli sauce or garlic or hides beneath a cake. You should definitely not miss out on Fish Pie. And if fish and cake is not your thing anyway, try fish and chips instead - the classic for fast food fans, but much fresher here than elsewhere.   The chips taste better, too, the bread has a lovely smell, and the dish of the day is cheaper. A word to fish bones: If you are scared of the ricochet in your windpipe, have something else instead, for instance Chorizo Kebab.  Because it's not only a matter of fish bones at the Fish Club, after all.

SIGHTS in London

Sights in London
London Eye

London has had its own Giant Ferris Wheel for ten years, stealing the show from Vienna with a height of 135 metres compared to the Viennese landmark of a mere 60 metres of height. But the Giant Ferris Wheel in Vienna's Prater amusement park is faster, one round-trip taking 10-12 minutes depending on the visitors that want to get on it at the bottom.   The London Eye won't stop but takes on visitors at full speed - and still it takes 30 minutes for one round-trip. You won't get bored anyway as on clear days the view takes in 40 kilometres. That means you can wave all the way from the glass capsules to Windsor Castle. In the mood for a stylish party? The London Eye can be rented for birthdays, weddings or Halloween, and if you feel like cuddling up you can also rent yourself a private capsule along with champagne and caviar. What the Vienna Giant Ferris Wheel and the London Eye have in common: they were both designed by Britons.   The occasion in London was obvious: The Giant Ferris Wheel, after all, symbolises the wheel of time and the movement into a new millennium, whereas in Vienna it was only the Emperor who celebrated an anniversary.

Hydrohealing

Standing in the centre of London doesn't mean you've connected with your own centre. The only remedy against the ongoing traffic noise and the never-ending hunts for fashion labels is fuelling your energy flow with water. Day Spa Hydrohealing has the right elixir against the hustle and bustle outside, cradling the inner peace in bottles.   Once you leave this place, you will feel deeply relaxed even in the longest tourist queue. And that's how it works: enter, close the door, leave the noise behind, and relax. And you need to be truly relaxed to face the acupuncture and colon irrigation treatments waiting for you. First, they prick you with needles, and then they put a hose into somewhere else?but all in a very exclusive atmosphere, of course. To round off this tortures, your skin is put into a glass to create a vacuum, the process being called cupping therapy. But if you have survived all this, you can relax during foot and face massages - to the benefit of the immune system. If you don't belong to the brave ones, you can still have yourself wrapped in foil to improve your body shape line or minimise cellulites with diverse anti-something treatments. While the bikini waxing is painful again, it adds the final touch though before you are sent back onto the street again: deeply relaxed and one with yourself.

Marble Hill Park

Once the private playground of ladies and lords, Marble Hill Park is open to the public now. With a fantastic view of the Thames, the park is not the largest but the most beautiful park in London. On the hill you still find the villa of the Countess of Suffolk, but a sport event has become the real highlight here: Ultimate Frisbee. Do you remember the time when Frisbee was a mere pastime between sunbathing and plunging into the water? That's over now: Today, the flying disk is thrown professionally, in a team, with shirts, on a court and the like. If you want to take a look at the new trend sport, you should pass by on Sundays. From 11:30, a corner of Marble Hill Park hosts Ultimate Frisbee contests.   The rules are simple: There is a pitch, the goals are called end zone, and the teams are made up of seven players each. If you throw the disc, you are not allowed to run; if you run, you are allowed to catch and whenever the Frisbee is on the ground, it's time for the opponent to go for it. It can't be long before the sport becomes an Olympic discipline. Ultimate Frisbee is still very new, but if you want to be part of it right from the beginning you should come by and have a couple of beers with the fans.

STAY in London

Stay in London
Town Hall Hotel

Apartments have advantages: You can cook yourself and save money on expensive restaurants plus you have more rather than limited space. But what if you are in the mood for service, spa or the attentive waiter anyway? Then you should check into the Town Hall as the hotel is both hotel and holiday apartment, offering the best of both: a restaurant, for instance, or even a Personal Trainer at the gym.   Design is not an issue here - there are so many styles, you won't find a favourite. The building is Art Deco, the pool is white marble, and the interior is Vintage, i.e. brown sofa with wooden feet of granny's era. But then you will be surprised by the ultra-modern bath in the glass cube with curtain. While the blend is bold, everything matches in the end, ranging from ancient hall to chic design hotel. That has its price - despite the little interesting, somewhat remote location: One apartment from 380 Euros per night.

No. 11 London

What's the Private Members Club all about? Come on in and find out. The No.11 is not only a luxurious boutique hotel but also a private club. That, of course, leads to questions. Private, after all, can mean a lot: Escape from a nagging wife or sherry in front of the fireplace, or both.   If you are curious now you won't be disappointed at the entrance: While the red heavy velvet curtains and the matching wallpapers are suspicious in the beginning, you will soon find out that visitors who register here will not be offered pole-dancing but limitless admission to the spa and gym. The club also stages wine tastings regularly here, or you can just hang out the noble way - so it's sherry in front of the fireside anyway and none of the notorious establishments. That would be strange anyway as rooms cost more than the usual hourly hotel.   Exquisite fabrics, noble canopy beds and luxury toiletries add up to create an unparalleled all-out Victorian atmosphere. Ancient English charm reigns supreme here everywhere: You get the noble variants of sausage, bacon and eggs in the morning, Earl Grey at the salon in the afternoon and a sandwich at the bar in the evening. But they will offer the private variant as well: If you feel like it you can also book a Private Dining. Double rooms from approx. 200 Euros per night.

Metropolitan

If you are notoriously sleepless, here's the solution: By offering that much Feng Shui, the Metropolitan Hotel will heal your Qi and make your energy flow again. After such a good night's sleep you will feel as fresh as a daisy in the morning and you might even see some from your large windows - many of them offering a view of Hyde Park.   The stylish toiletries by COMO will add to your freshness and you will feel fit for early morning exercises. Hyde Park's jogging map will come in handy here. Or the yoga kit available at your room. Ready for breakfast? At the White Room, a kind of glass pyramid, they offer you English Breakfast or a healthier alternative plus fruit juices, coffee or tea. If you want to plan a perfect day, ask the staff for advice. The hotel has an IT Butler, a Personal Shopper and a Personal Trainer, all of them ready to devote themselves to your needs.   Then there is time for an experiment: At the Nobu they will serve you a blend of Japanese and Peruvian food, i.e. Sashimi with Jalapenos, but what sounds weird tastes delicious. And as a crowning final have a cocktail at the stylish Met Bar as afterwards you will be ready for the Egyptian linen at your room - another gentle Feng Shui-type temptation. Double room from approx. 390 Euros per night.

SHOPPING in London

Shopping in London
Honest Jon?s

Rumour has it there are people who go on holiday, pop in the next record store and leave it only two weeks later. If you are such an enthusiast you should not miss out on Honest Jon's. Here, they sell any record that is launched onto the market.   Specialising on jazz, funk and reggae, you will also find an "outernational" department. At a closer look it reveals a creative name for ethno, i.e. music from countries that you've always wanted to visit yourself. As you will probably never get there anyway, you are buying a record on the topic in rainy London.   Apart from competitors Honest Jon's also sells its own cult label supporting, among others, the Trembling Bells, Katell Keineg or Africa Boogaloo. What is served here on the turntables is the rhythm that is en vogue at the moment.

Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood has always been keen on what is contrary: When the hippies were in, she dedicated her designs to Elvis Presley. When shoulder pads were in, she highlighted the hip. When the heroin chic was in, she revived the rococo. Even today she still doesn't give a damn about traditions, designing fashion that is as opulent as it is eccentric, as unusual as unwearable.   Vivienne Westwood's credo is anti: anti-establishment, non-conformism and anti-fashion. Despite or because of it she has been nominated one of the six major fashion designers of our time. And justly so, because her fashion is art and statement at the same time, a political manifesto, so to speak, to be hung in your wardrobe.   Her numerous shops all over the world display her radical chic. You can also touch it at Mayfair's, her flagship store. There, the shop assistants are as cynical as Westwood's style, but the shop is worth a visit anyway for the sake of its dramatic interior, its exclusive clientele and of course, for its couture. While you won't be able to afford or wear it, you can at least have a close look at it.

DSM

Cynics say Dover Street Market is just another shopping mall. There are six floors, there is something like a café and there are shops and labels in the shops. But it's not that simple as Dover Street Market offers an ultra cool concept store instead of the usual shop windows.   With unique items instead of off-the-peg clothing it offers something like shopping 2.0 for intellectuals. The construction-site look does make you wonder though whether the shops are open already, but one glance at the label shows you that you are at the right place -  at Nina Ricci's, for instance, or Ann Demeulemeester's - despite the casual industry-look interior. Even Ferragamo has found out that shoes can sell in a minimalist, non-Baroque atmosphere as well.   And while the fashion by Comme des Garçons has the effect of being thrown into the room, there is a sophisticated and avant-garde concept behind it that draws exactly these kinds of clients: eccentric but perfectly styled.