Fortnum & Mason

Located almost directly opposite the Burlington Arcade, Fortnum & Mason is best known for its food hall, which stocks traditional British produce such as preserves, biscuits and tea.

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Royal Academy of Arts

Run by artists and architects elected by their peers, the Royal Academy of Arts’ permanent collection includes works by John Constable, Sir Anthony Caro and Tracey Emin. Look out for its Summer Exhibition, an annual highlight.

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Piccadilly Circus

The bustling, illuminated junction of Regent Street, Piccadilly, Haymarket, Glasshouse Street and Theatreland’s Shaftesbury Avenue, anchored by figure of Anteros at its centre.

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Savile Row

This street is so synonymous with tailoring that the Japanese word for a suit, ‘sabiro’, is a corruption of the name ‘Savile Row’. Look for bespoke suitmakers include Henry Poole & Co, Gieves & Hawkes and Ozwald Boateng.

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Buckingham palace

The official residence of the Queen, the state rooms are opened to the public for most of August and September each year. Visitors from across the globe flock to watch the Changing of the Guard ceremony.

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Hyde Park

This 350-acre oasis in the heart of central London provides a unique habitat for wildlife like butterflies and native songbirds, as well as activities including boating and horse riding.

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