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Nobody knows the SWISS destinations better than our staff. A restaurant that is not listed in every travel guide, an original bar, a charming café, or great tours with spectacular lookout points. Let our travel professionals inspire you with their tips.

The Ferris wheel «London Eye» is for most tourists high on the to-do list. But there is a cheaper and much more romantic alternative: the Monument. The 61-meter high memorial pillar reminiscent of the great fire that devastated almost the whole of London in 1666. It was built in 1677 and has since been regarded as the highest free-standing stone column in the world. The «monument» has a viewing platform from where you can enjoy a magnificent view over the whole of London. But beware: the prospect has to be earned – the memorial column does not have a lift. For this, the entrance fee is only 3 pounds.

Karl
(Flight Attendant)
The Monument
Junction of Monument Street und Fish Street Hill
Tube (District und Circle line) until station «Monument»
+44 207 626 2717
themonument.info

Wines and spirits – and a treat for the eyes! Gerry’s has probably the widest selection of spirits and liqueurs in the United Kingdom. However, the shop's attractions aren’t just the delightful staff and the wide selection; it also has visual appeal! Every single bottle bears a handwritten label with details of the origin and information on the contents. Thanks to the perfect location – right at the heart of pulsating Soho – customers will never have more than a few steps to walk to one of London’s famous pubs before or after shopping at Gerry’s Wine & Spirits.

Claudio
(Maître de Cabine)
Gerry’s Wines & Spirits
74 Old Compton Street, Soho
City of Westminster
London W1D 4UW
+44 20 7734 2053
gerrys.uk.com

This is where you experience a touch of Africa in the middle of Stuttgart. The food is delicious and authentic, the interior colourful and comfortable and the prices are fair. In the back of the restaurant the floor consists of sand, which is perfect for a cosy and pleasant evening in the African desert.

Harold
(Business Analyst & Project Leader Senior)

Luckily not many tourists make it to these rather remote royal Botanical Gardens. You could easily spend an entire day amidst lovely blooming plants here. For example the Treetop Walkway, where you can explore treetops in dizzying heights, is worth a visit. The Kew Gardens are easily reached by Tube.

Harold
(Business Analyst & Project Leader Senior)
Kew Gardens
Richmond
Surrey TW9 3AE
+44 20 8332 5655
kew.org

There are loads of Indian restaurants in London, but one of them is unique: Chor Bizarre. The restaurant is extremely central, at 16 Albemarle Street – opposite Brown's Hotel. The laid-back atmosphere, the traditional Indian cuisine and the extremely friendly staff turn a meal here into an unforgettable experience. I can recommend the Royal Platter for twenty-five pounds. Starters and main courses comprising a range of delicious dishes whisk you away to the culinary realms of India. This platter is also available for vegetarians, and is just as delicious. Don't forget to order naan bread on the side for the ultimate dining experience.

Alban
(Business Analyst & Project Leader E-Commerce)
Chor Bizarre
16 Albemarle Street, Mayfair
London W1S 4HW
+44 20 7629 9802
chorbizarre.com

In London I recommend the Asian restaurant Benihana – an absolute insider tip for the city on the Thames. Some really top-class show cooking is done here! The food is fantastic and the chefs are very chatty. Eating here isn't cheap, but it really is worth it. As far as I'm concerned it's London's best restaurant. It's best to book a table in advance.

Soeren
(Senior Manager Service Oriented Architecture PM)
Restaurant Benihana
37 Sackville Street
W1S3DQ London

+44 20 7494 2525
benihana.uk