Piccadilly Circus The Circus lies at the intersection of five main roads: Regent Street, Shaftesbury Avenue, Piccadilly Street, Covent Street and Haymarket. It was created by John Nash as part of the future King George IV's plan to connect Carlton House - where the Prince Regent resided - with Regent's Park. The creation of Shaftesbury Avenue in 1885 turned the plaza into a busy traffic junction. This made Piccadilly Circus attractive for advertisers, who installed London's first illuminated billboards here in 1895. For some time the plaza was surrounded by billboards, creating London's version of Times Square, but Eros statue currently only one building still carries large (mostly electronic) displays. At the center of the Circus stands the Shaftesbury Memorial Fountain. The name 'Piccadilly' originates from a seventeenth-century frilled collar The Circus at night named piccadil.
Greenwich Winter Wonderland 2011 gogoparis.com London Travel Guide - Hotels, Restaurants, Sightseeing in London - New York Times Travel Carnaby Street Carnaby Street is a pedestrianised shopping street in the City of Westminster, London, located in the Soho district, near Oxford Street and Regent Street. It is home to numerous fashion and lifestyle retailers, including a large number of independent fashion boutiques. Streets crossing, or meeting with, Carnaby Street are, from south to north, Beak Street, Broadwick Street, Kingly Court, Ganton Street, Marlborough Court, Lowndes Court, Fouberts Place, Little Marlborough Street and Great Marlborough Street. The nearest London Underground station is Oxford Circus tube station (on the Bakerloo, Central and Victoria lines). History Irvine Sellars and other boutiques, Carnaby Street, 1968. 20th century In October 1973, the Greater London Council pedestrianised Carnaby Street. Cultural impact Carnaby Street in 2006. Carnaby Street was an already well-enough established phenomenon to be satirised by the 1967 film Smashing Time. Carnaby Street The Musical opened in 2013.
Les bons plans mode à Paris Old school: Europe’s historic college towns Ah, those halcyon student days. Picture cafes buzzing far past midnight with wine-fueled debates on the nature of love and mortality. Ancient libraries rich with the scent of arcane knowledge. Combining books and bars, the scholarly and the social, the following historic cities are home to some of the oldest universities in the world. Bologna, Italy It may not predate the Roman Empire, but the venerable Università di Bologna –founded in 1088 – remains the oldest university in Europe. Remember, you’re in Italy: lì si mangia bene (or, as Italians say, the eating’s good here). Montpellier, France Take one part sun-drenched Mediterranean coast, one part medieval treasure, and one part youth culture, and you’ve got – voila! Take time to wander aimlessly though the old quarter, where the mysterious labyrinth of narrow stone lanes opens up onto fetching, palm tree-lined squares. Oxford, England Come late spring, graduation fever rules Oxford. Coimbra, Portugal Salamanca, Spain
Londres :: Guide de voyage Londres Londres a franchi le millénaire en s’offrant une cure de jouvence. Dopée par la croissance économique, elle s’est offert un lifting architectural spectaculaire, affirmant ainsi son rôle de mégalopole multiculturelle. Le cosmopolitisme et la tolérance, l’esprit d’entreprise, les hauts salaires et le (presque) plein emploi ont attiré une nouvelle vague d’immigration jusqu'à l'automne 2008. Même si la crise a changé la donne, Londres a toujours la cote et les jeunes Frenchies sont près de 300 000 à avoir franchi le Channel pour tenter leur chance dans cet eldorado européen, devenu de facto la capitale économique et culturelle du Vieux Continent.
The 50 best foods in the world and where to eat them | Life and 1. Best place to eat: Oysters.Strangfor Lough, Northern Ireland "If I were to die tomorrow, I'd walk to Strangford, get a couple of bottles of really cold Chablis, and eat as many Strangford Lough oysters as I could. Then I'd die very happily indeed. There are very few places you can get Strangford Lough oysters now. Last time, we bought some from a company called Cuan and went to a beautiful local pub and opened them ourselves. Cuan Oysters, Sketrick Island, Killinchy, Newtownards, County Down, Northern Ireland, 02897 541461, www.cuanoysters.com 2. "The aubergines were slow- baked for six hours, brought to the table whole, and skinned in front of us. Dinokratous & An, Polemou 22, Kolonaki, 11521 Athens, 0030 210 7400150, www.takioupia.com 3. There are many fine hamburgers in New York, even the most mediocre of which would put its British counterparts to shame. 90 Bedford St, New York, 001 212 741 4695, www.thelittleowlnyc.com 4. Via Lago, 26 Corgeno, 0039 0 331 946 337 5. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.
Top 10 London Attractions From the modern London Eye to the historic Tower of London, below are London's most visited tourist attractions. Many of London's top 10 attractions are free, making them affordable places to soak up some culture – you can book to visit others via the buttons below. Whether you prefer history or modern art, you'll find it at one of these must-visit spots. The list below is in order of popularity based on the latest available visitor numbers. For accessibility information see our Attractions Accessibility page British Museum The world-famous British Museum exhibits the works of man from prehistoric to modern times, from around the world. National Gallery The crowning glory of Trafalgar Square, London's National Gallery is a vast space filled with Western European paintings from the 13th to the 19th centuries. Natural History Museum As well as the permanent (and permanently fascinating!) Tate Modern The London Eye The London Eye is a major feature of London's skyline. Find Prices Science Museum