London

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

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

Timetable

from to dep. arr. travel duration validity
VIE LHR 05:40 08:15 02:35 30.01.2017 - 25.03.2017
VIE LHR 16:15 18:40 02:25 01.01.2017 - 25.03.2017
VIE LHR 19:05 21:25 02:20 20.02.2017 - 26.02.2017

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

Eat

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.
Wolseley
Bubbledogs

Sights

Sights in London
Buckingham Palace
Life at Buckingham Palace is life in a glasshouse. But you don't have to refer to the Yellow Press if you want to take a look behind the scenes. Quite officially, you are allowed to visit nine of the 775 opulent rooms - but only when the Queen is not at home.   A flag on the roof shows you whether she is or not. If you see the red-gold-blue Royal Standard, you can forget about a visit. But if the Union Jack is on, you can step inside. Inside precious paintings by Rubens and Rembrandt as well as valuable antiques wait for you. Outside, you can see the gardens with its varied species - and you can watch the famous Changing of the Guard every second day at 11:30.   If you've always wanted to see the march of the fur caps you should join the tourist crowds. But the question remains open whether they can guard Buckingham Palace as well as they can present their rifles. Every year mentally confused persons, protestors against nuclear power or tourists on their wrong track get behind the walls, after all, to take a stroll. But despite all these security gaps the guards are still THE attraction of the Empire.
Fireworks
Marble Hill Park

Shopping

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.
Camden Markets
Unconditional

Stay

Stay in London
The Halkin
While the sister of the Metropolitan Hotel also subscribes to the principles of Zen, you will hardly notice it. But if you really want to know: Each floor's design is shaped according to a different element. But you will see little of it because the Italian design diminishes the Eastern philosophy with subdued colours, and the large windows direct your gaze outwards instead of inwards.   Inside, however, the aroma reminds of Bulgari. And, in fact, shampoo, shower gel, soap and other toiletries at the marble bath are made by the Italian brand. But enough of Italy and back to the East. The hotel's Restaurant Nahm serves the best Thai kitchen in Europe, at least according to Michelin, who decorated the cuisine with a star. After so much culinary indulging you can work out your bad conscience at the gym, or relax during a yoga session, or pass by the Metropolitan. There, you have access to the Como-Spa.   Afterwards we recommend a drink at the bar, the latter in a somewhat bland design like the other public rooms, but that doesn't matter, really. The rooms are truly beautiful and eventually only the inner values count, right? Double room from approx. 450 Euros per night.
Town Hall Hotel
Hazlitt?s Hotel

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