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Understand about the culture of London as you visit the Jermyn Street. This street has a rich historic background and is more than 300 years old. Jermyn Street gains its name from Earl of Saint Alberns, Henry Jermyn and features many European style buildings. Now, this street is surrounded by many shops, eateries and entertainment venue and is one of the must-visit attractions of London. Right from fashionable clothing to art and antique shops, this street is a rich cultural heritage of London.
Explore the history of London and its transport since 1800, with the history and origins of buses, trams, trains, taxis, river boats, cycles and walking. Also in the museum are films, posters and working models of modern and older transportation modes. Displays and shows include the role and varied experiences of women working for London Transport, and the history of London Transport during World War II. Utilizing actors, interactive displays, and even bus simulators, this really is a journey you wouldn't want to miss. Other highlights include Harry Beck's original 1930s artwork for the famous Underground map and interactive 'Futures' and 'Coming Soon Galleries', which showcase our impact on the environment of future London. If you thought you had seen it all, think again.
As the outbreak of war became ever more likely at the end of the 1930s, this maze of interlocking rooms and tunnels was constructed under civil service buildings close to the Houses of Parliament at Westminster. The purpose was to provide safe haven to government officials in the event of Nazi aerial raids. Thus, a sick room, dormitories, a refectory and even a shooting gallery were built. Winston Churchill held vital cabinet meetings and orchestrated military operations here throughout the war years, and in the Map Room you can trace the actual position of allied forces as they triumphed on VJ Day in 1945. Impeccably preserved, the Cabinet War Rooms convey the perilous atmosphere of wartime, and give a fascinating insight into the workings of the war machine. The rooms remain closed on the 24th, 25th and 26th of December.
Move over Broadway. The Shaftesbury Avenue of London certainly gives that famous New York City street a run for its money. Plays and musicals draw theater-goers from all over England. The avenue was created to improve London traffic conditions and is now home to notable venues and Shaftesbury theaters.