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Only a few places in the world can boast a bridge made of a jagged and twisted cluster of aluminum squares. Luckily, London is one of those places. The Bridge of Aspiration sits high above the street and connects the Royal Ballet School and the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. It was designed by Jim Eyre of Wilkinson Eyre and is meant to evoke the spirit of ballet dancers as one walks through it.
Known for handling some of the most notorious cases in history, Bow Street Magistrates' Court served England for over 267 years before plans were made to convert it into a hotel. Under the plan, the Grade II listed former court and police station was to be refurbished and extended to transform it into a 99-bedroom hotel with two restaurants and a bar. It will also house a police museum on the ground floor. After having seen various cases like Oscar Wilde, Jeffrey Archer and the Kray Twins pass through its docks, only time will tell how the building shapes up in the coming years.
Known for a number of clothing and lifestyle shops, Neal Street is a popular place to be with the young crowd. It also has a number of restaurants and bars to end your day after a tiring shopping spree.
In the heart of London stands a huge, not entirely inconspicuous, gray building. This is the headquarters of the United Grand Lodge of England, the governing body of English and Welsh Freemasonry, and, surprisingly, its open to the public. Built in 1931, after the original 1776 building was declared structurally unsound and demolished, it was paid for by private contributions and stands as a memorial to those who gave their lives in the First World War. Hourly tours of the Halls nineteen lodge rooms and Grand Temple are available and you can also visit the library and museum, if you so desire - and no, you don't need to know the secret password or handshake to get in.
If you're looking for fun, this is the place to visit. A thriving cultural spot in London, this place has an ice rink and holds special workshops, events and world class exhibitions. This magnificent 18th-century building houses the celebrated collections of the Courtauld Institute of Art, Gilbert Collection and Hermitage Rooms. Enjoy the wonderful outdoor space with the incredible Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court and pop into one of the many cafes and restaurants that dot the promenade.
St Martin's Theatre first opened in 1916, and has been showing the world's longest running play, Agatha Christie's 'Mousetrap', since 1974. Visitors can only conclude that a play that can continue to enrapture and enthrall audiences for more than 50 years, must be worth seeing. With a licensed bar on every floor, comfortable seating, wheelchair access and box seating you can be sure of a pleasant and memorable experience.