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A Celtic city that was later fortified by the Romans who used it as their harbour on the river Thames. All the Kings of England were crowned in Westminster Abbey from the Middle Ages onwards. With the passing of time, London’s financial district (the City of today) grew up on the remains of the old Roman settlement and the rest of the city gradually spread out in all directions from here. It was the capital of the British Empire from the 16th century until the first half of the 20th century. The Great Fire of 1666 destroyed much of the City and its reconstruction took about ten years. Christopher Wren designed many of its great monuments, rebuilding some of the destroyed churches, including St. Paul's Cathedral. London was the largest city in the world in the 18th and early 19th centuries. The Metropolitan Board of Works was set up in 1855 to superintend the construction of the necessary infrastructures. The MBW was closed in 1889 and replaced by the County of London, governed by London County Council. London was bombed by the Luftwaffe during the Second World War. The air raids killed many Londoners and destroyed various parts of the city, which were all rebuilt after the war. The expansion of London slowed down considerably during the Second World War thanks to the adoption of various town-planning schemes. Until 1997, London was also a regular target for IRA bomb attacks in an attempt to force the British Government to negotiate with the Sinn Féin in Northern Ireland.


Waverley House Hotel
The memory of the Hotel Aviz and its equally acclaimed Restaurant, which has been frequented from 1930's to 1960's by famous personalities such as Maria Callas, Frank Sinatra and Calouste Gulbenkian...

Clarion Shaftesbury London Hyde Park
Location...Location...Location. A rising success of the Shaftesbury Hotel collection brand and part of the Shaftesbury Hotel Complex Hyde Park - Bayswater.

St Giles Hotel & Leisure Club
Arguably the most central hotel in London, located in the heart of the West End at the foot of Oxford Street with the whole of London on your doorstep.


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