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Great Britain

Great Britain
Great Britain: Discover a country of great contrasts! If you are a fan of big cities, you shouldn't miss London, the capital city. It's one of the most vibrant cities not only in Great Britain, but in the world. It's full of history, art and heritage. Castles and historic houses on the one hand and modern architecture, top-class restaurants and designer fashion stores on the other. If you are visiting Great Britain and are based in London, we highly recommend some day trips to the city Bath, Stonehenge and Windsor Castle. Great Britain also offers popular seaside cities like Brighton at the coastline.

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Worth knowing

United Kingdom
  • Currency: Pound sterling(GBP)
  • Language: English
  • Capital: London
  • Austrian flight destination: London (Heathrow), Manchester
Airport
  • London Heathrow Airport (LHR): The airport is located 24 km (15 miles) west of central London.
  • Address: Heathrow Airport Ltd., The Compass Centre, Nelson Road, Hounslow, Middlesex, TW6 2GW
  • Telephone: +44-844 335 18 01
  • Airport London You will be directed to a possibly non-accessible site. Take care. Be careful.


What to see in Great Britain

What to see in Great Britain
Tower of London
Here's a short who's who of noble prisoners: Edward V was here because his uncle wanted the throne. Anne Boleyn was here because of high treason, just as Catherine Howard. Jane Grey and Maria I. fought for the throne - Jane Grey lost the fight, was imprisoned and lost her head on the scaffold. Elisabeth I was also accused of high treason, however, got free and took over the throne. Later, Henry Oldenbrug was imprisoned here for dangerous endeavours, and also the only American - Henry Laurens - was here, and much later on Josef Jakobs as well. Accused of espionage, the latter was the last candidate on death row in 1941. However, the nobles were not only killed in the Tower of London. Many lived there as well, at least up to the 17th century. Later, the kings and queens moved out and the armoury, the crown jewels and a few lions moved in - a birthday gift, so to speak, with warmest wishes. Conclusion: The Tower of London is a neat potpourri of what life is made up: life, death and diamonds.
Brick Lane
Fireworks

Where to shop in Great Britain

Where to shop in Great Britain
Absolute Vintage
The reference point for English shoe sizes: 5 equals size 38. If you want to test this we suggest you pop in the Absolute Vintage as its name holds what it promises: You will find any, truly any shoes of yesteryear. From fashion's point of view, yesteryear means really old but the notion also applies to decades when bright yellow stilettos were seen as often on the streets as Margaret Thatcher on TV. Or when belts where narrow and silver-coloured but shoes wide and high. Or when boots were tasselled, for sure. From the fifties to the eighties you find anything here that was expensive then and is en vogue again: Top-Gun shades for watery eyes or shoes by Chanel, the latter of timeless beauty anyway. If you throw another eighties party and you weren't able to afford the Gucci purse then, we suggest you make a detour to  the Absolute Vintage. And if you think that the stuff in your wardrobe will be out the next day anyway, you are wrong - and also wrong at this place. Simply wait for the next revival!
Vivienne Westwood
Blitz

Where to stay in Great Britain

Where to stay in Great Britain
The Soho Hotel
Don't panic: The huge cat at the entrance won't hurt you. Made of bronze and by Fernando Botero, it won't even play with you, so don't allow yourself to be intimidated, just continue to the reception. It pays off to check in here: The luxury boutique hotel is the first of its kind in Soho. While the neighbourhood is not that great - surrounded by bleak blocks of flats, the windows of your room facing them - the guests come anyway. Soho is Soho, after all, and it is chic. And it doesn't matter at all that the hotel once used to be a multi-level parking garage. But you won't notice that on the inside which boasts friendly very British interior, a kind of modern cottage style. While there's an open fireplace, there's modern art as well. While there are striped wallpapers, there are bathrooms of granite as well. While there is tea at the salon, you won't find creaking stairs. And even hard-core history fans have to admit: There's something about having a gym at the hotel. And having a cinema of your own at that will take the cake. You don't need to step outside at all anymore. Double room from 290 Euros per night.
No. 11 London
The Milestone

Where to eat in Great Britain

Where to eat in Great Britain
L'Atelier
Joel Robuchon is world-famous: the high priest of Foie Gras, the master of truffles, the star winner of Michelin. He has earned himself two stars already for his artworks, which are even eatable. Not at all intending to rest on his laurels, he has now opened an atelier in London following those in Paris, New York and Tokyo. The culinary workshop is a true stage, enthusing the audience with a show-kitchen of secret recipes before - abracadabra - the rabbit lands on your plate. In the form of a terrine, that is, and the onlooker wonders how the heck he has managed to do that. The menu reads like a what-is-what of elite cuisine, enchanting gourmets with combinations they have never seen before. This, after all, has made the chef famous. This and the interior of his restaurant, a blend of sophisticated black and noble red, especially appreciated by Covent Garden visitors. And they are sure to be applauding!
Barrafina
Fish Club

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