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We'd like to welcome visitors to the Inside Guide to London. What's this guide about? People who live and work in a city like London, are always closer to visiting tourists than you might think. If you're adventurous - why not try visiting some of the places that tempt local Londoners, as well as a handy guide to the popular sights and attractions? That's where the Inside Guide to London begins.
Visiting London Attractions
There are only two types of visitor in London, right? The global traveller who wants to see the authentic underbelly of every location or city, and the tacky tourist in a shell-suit - visiting restaurants with picture-menus and buying Buckingham Palace snow globes. Wrong! Most people lie somewhere between. They’d like to see the best sightseeing opportunities, and experience some real London flavour too. The Inside Guide to London offers that balance.
We're not listing every attraction in London here - that would take too long to read. We're sifting heavily for you, and our interest, is in presenting the best of what London has to offer. Consequently, there's an element of trust involved. To understand a traveller, you need to have been one, so we’ve included the best of what widely-travelled Londoners, think London does best. Subjective, yes, but we want you to leave London feeling like you've experienced its unique character. There are no renowned critics (so no biased red carpet is extended for reviewers), they see what you see. Rising stars get added, fading stars get pruned. No exhausting listings - just the cream of the crop. You can't buy a listing in the Inside Guide, you just have to be good at what you do - then you get listed for free.
Not-to-be-missed Attractions, Original photos, city sightseeing tips, maps and videos are important, so you’ll find lots here. More importantly however – ‘less is more’. The Inside Guide to London is manageable and readable. You’re not studying for an examination on London restaurants, you just need to eat.
Under a covered gallery in Postman's Park, Little Britain - is a memorial. Erected to the memory of heroic deeds which ended in fatality. George Watts, a respected painter of the late Victorian era, attempted to garner support through The Times newspaper and many other initiatives, but received little interest. Undeterred, he championed the project over a period of 34 years, completing the memorial just four years before his death.
Over the road from the Royal Courts of Justice is a black gate with two smaller black doors, go through the ajar door and head down the road (Middle Temple Lane) behind the gate. The Temple Church is signposted, bearing to your left (east).