The Olympics kick off in under 3 weeks as part of a British summer of sporting events. If you’re visiting the capital we have also blogged about the 10 Best Shopping Locations in London and 10 Cultural things to do in London. Enjoy your visit!Royal Opera House, WC2E Situated in London’s Covent Garden, the Royal Opera House has been a performing house for over a century. It was destroyed and rebuilt twice, today in English Baroque style, and to the front stands a statue of a dancer by Enzo Plazzotta. First open to the public in 1732 today the opera house is a major performing-arts destination, holding some 2,256 people. Trafalgar Square, WC2N Trafalgar Square, in Westminster, central London, is the scene of many statues and monuments, including the Nelson Column and a statue of George IV on horseback. There are fountains here, too, though they were originally placed as a space- reducing measure.