Somewhere to its own surprise, London is still one of the world’s great cities. It’s not the loveliest in the world, nor the most antique, romantic, or mysterious. Far from exotic, it’s not the richest, largest, or even the most happening place on the planet either. Notwithstanding all of this, it’s still impossible to resist. Civilized, improvised, sophisticated and alive, London wins all comers over in the end. A workaday, endlessly surprising mess, very much the capital of the UK, and very British, it’s also a global town that has grown up thanks to other nations. Neither ancient nor modern, though erudite and grand, much of it hardly feels like a proper city at all. It’s not Gotham or even Paris. The Romans, who founded Londonium in the first century AD, failed to impose any kind of order on its street plan, and no one has succeeded since. In fact London’s streets, despite their enormous extent, are small, haphazard and human in scale. But they hold a world of artistic wonder within their mixed-up planning. London still does tradition, with its Tower, Buckingham Palace and Trooping the Colour, but there’s a new London too: the London Eye, Tate Modern, Millennium Bridge, even the ill-fated Millennium Dome, and the new-found self-confidence afforded by the successful Olympic bid. With such magnificent trees, river views and murky weather, with its thriving culture and driven soul, like nowhere on earth this teeming muddle works its way into your heart.
Trafalgar Square is the centre of London. The Strand runs east out of square from Whitehall and Westminster, the seat of central government, to the City, east of St Paul’s Cathedral. Just north of the Strands is Covent Garden and, to the northwest of Trafalgar Square, Leicester Square and Shaftesbury Avenue are the showbiz centre of the West End with Chinatown next door. Soho is the West End’s late-night party zone, with Oxford Street forming its northern boundary. West Regent Street, Mayfair remains the swankiest end of town with the gentleman’s clubland and royal stamping ground of St James’s next door. Beyond Piccadilly Circus, Piccadilly heads west to Hyde Park Corner with panache. West of here, Knightsbridge and South Kensington boast luxury shopping and a trio of great museums. Regent’s Park and London Zoo are northeast of Hyde Park, above Marylebone with its low-brow tourist attractions around Baker Street. Bloomsbury, to the east, is the academic heart of London, home to the British Museum. Further east are Holborn, with its Law Courts, and buzzing Clerkenwell. South of the river, Southwark, Bankside and Borough are laden with attractions and reached from St Paul’s across the Millennium Bridge, or along the river from the South Bank and the London Eye. Out in the East End, some of London’s most happening nightlife is in Shoreditch, Hoxton, Brick Lane and Spitalfields, while Greenwich, across the river from Docklands, has the National Maritime Museum and Royal Observatory.
This could be the way your day looks like with your favorite Escort Lady: In order to see much of London as possible in a day, it's best to avoid public transport. An easy three-mile stroll takes in several of the major sights. From Trafalgar Square, walk down Northumberland Avenue to the Embankment and cross over the Golden Jubilee footbridge to the South Bank, from where there are great views of Big Ben and Houses of Parliament. Unless you want a closer look at the attractions of County Hall, turn left to walk along the river, past the Royal Festival Hall and Waterloo Bridge, to Tate Modern and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre before heading over the Millennium Footbridge to St Paul’s Cathedral. After a look around St Paul’s, the restaurants and clubs of Clerkwell and Smithfield or Shoreditch are close at hand for an evening’s entertainment with your charming Escort Girl. Rest luxuriously and romantically together at the Claridge’s, the Dorchester or the Savoy in favour of more intimate and cosy moments with the Escort Lady of your dreams.