London's become an interesting mix of refinement and ultra-coolness. Dabble in a bit of both at museums, West End theaters, elegant restaurants, and riotous clubs.
- Peek into a more Dickensian London with a visit to the dark and dank Gordon's Wine Bar. Located underneath Kipling House, it features an excellent wine selection and surprisingly edible repasts.
- Apparently, royalty just isn't what it used to be. No matter what, the Queen is forbidden from entering the House of Commons because of its governmental independence.
- Save yourself a pound (or, ahem, several) and skip the London Eye observation wheel in favor of the perfectly free view from the balcony at Royal Theater Hall.