The Ovarian cancer committee would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to London for The International Conference on Ovarian Cancer Screening. One of the reasons OCS is taking part in London is due to the heritage and attractions on offer. For those of you who will be extending you stay, we do hope you take time to explore the wonders of London. We therefore thought it would be useful to recommend the committees top 10 attractions.
Facts and figures about London
· London is home to the headquarters of more than 100 of Europe's 500 largest companies.
It has the most international visitors of any city in the world.
London attracts 27 million overnight-stay visitors every year.
In 2012 London will become the first city to host the Summer Olympic Games three times.
More than 300 languages are spoken within its boundaries.
London attracts over 15 million international visitors per year, making it the world's most visited city
The total population of London is: between 12 and 14 million
London's most popular sport is football and it has fourteen League football clubs, including five in the Premier League: Arsenal, Chelsea, Fulham, Queen Park Rangers and Tottenham Hotspur
Top 10 recommendations
1 Big Ben
- This is what we think of when we think of London
- You get a great view from Trafalgar Square
- See Big Ben up close from Westminster
- Trivia fact: It is the bell, not the clock that is called Big Ben
2. Double Decker Bus Ride
- Take the regular city buses and sit upstairs
- Take the 'Official London Sightseeing Bus' for narration, get on/ off at your leisure
3. The West End
- Take a walk from Covent Garden to Leicester Square to Piccadilly Circus
- Take a detour anywhere that looks interesting (Soho, Chinatown)
- The areas are safe
4. Afternoon Tea
- For a break from the tourist sites stop for "Afternoon Tea"
- Our favourite is clotted cream and jam on scones at the Wolseley Hotel!!
- Harrods: Knightsbridge
- Oxford Street: Hyde Park Corner to Oxford Circus
- Regent Street: Oxford Circus- many shops
- Covent Garden
- Portobello Road (antique market), Notting Hill Gate
- Hyde Park: Speakers Corner a must on a Sunday morning
- Kensington Palace Gardens: connected to Hyde Park,
- Regent's Park: Our favourite, flowers even in the winter
- Buckingham Palace: Nice walk from Trafalgar Square
- Kensington Palace: Located in Kensington Palace Gardens
- Windsor: A day trip from London
- St. Paul's Cathedral
- Westminster Abbey
- British Museum: Russell Square
- Natural History: Free Admission
- Science Museum: Free Admission
- And many more......
1 Tower Of London
- Tower Hill Tube
- Look around the outside, or go inside to see the Crown Jewels