Thames Barrier


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Tourist attractions

The Thames Barrier is a flood control structure on the River Thames at Woolwich Reach in London. It is the world’s second largest movable flood barrier after the Oosterscheldekering in the Netherlands.

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Chiswick Bridge


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Bridges

Chiswick Bridge crosses the River Thames in London in a North-East to South-West direction. It joins the areas of Mortlake and North Sheen in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames on…

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Hampstead Heath


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Parks and Open spaces

Hampstead Heath (locally known as “The Heath”) is a park in the north of London, covering 791 acres (3.2 km2). It has 25 main ponds and areas of ancient woodland, bog, hedgerows…

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Purcell Room


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Live music venues

The Purcell Room is a concert and performance venue which forms part of the South Bank Centre, one of central London’s leading cultural complexes. It is named after the 17th century English…

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Dick Whittington’s cat


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Sculptures and statues

Dick Whittington is a character in British pantomime, very loosely based on the real-life Richard Whittington. There are several versions of the traditional story, which tells how Dick, a boy from a poor family,…

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Apollo Theatre


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Theatre

The Apollo Theatre, designed by Lewin Sharp, is on Shaftesbury Avenue in the West End of London and was opened on 21 February 1901, making it the first West End theatre of the…

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