Where do you begin in a city of this size? How about at the lively South Bank of the Thames, near Waterloo Station? Start with a spin on the London Eye, a colossal Ferris that will take you up 130 meters for an unmatched view of the city.
AN URBAN MAKEOVER for the ages is taking place in Beijing in preparation for the 2008 Olympic Games. When the festivities begin next August, China's capital will be home to a dozen new competition venues, 17 miles of new subway lines, and three times as much new greenery as New York's Central Park. The centerpiece is the soon-to-be-completed National Stadium, dubbed the Bird's Nest (right), which will host the opening and closing ceremonies and major track and field events.
After a season in the African outback, the homeward itinerary read Nairobi-Paris-London-New York, but I got seriously snagged in London: I fell in love! Not with London, but with a foxy French girl who was living there. We embarked on a whirlwind transatlantic romance, and six months later I found myself living in London -- whereupon I promptly fell out of love. With London.
The Scene returned to London to spend the day with superstar photographer David Bailey. What's your favorite David Bailey photograph? Do you prefer the Streets' London or Dylan Jones's London? And where do you hang out in the English capital? Send us your suggestions and ideas and read your comments below.