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London Travel Guide
London tourism provides you both, the famous and infamous places in London. Tower Bridge is one among the popular structures that open in the middle to let the taller boats pass through. Another of the elegant building includes the tower of London and the Shard. The Tower of London is home to the Crown jewels, and its history dates back to almost a thousand years. Also, being the tallest building in Europe, this also serves as a high-end restaurant and a hotel.
History of London
The city of London has an ancient origin, as it dates back all the way to the Roman times when it was the capital of the province of Britannia. After the collapse of Roman rule and a couple of centuries later, the city was attacked and ruled by the Vikings in the early medieval period. The Duke of Normandy won the Battle of Hastings in 1066 and over the next few years, the Tower of London was constructed. In 1666, the Great Fire of London destroyed several areas of the city. It was the world’s largest city during the Industrial Age from 1831 to 1925.
Language in London
English is the official and lingua franca of the city of London. A lot of foreign languages such as French, German, Italian, and Hindi are also spoken by a majority of city residents coming from Commonwealth countries.
Main Food in London
English Breakfast which is a mix of eggs, bacon, sausages, and pudding is a popular meal. Shepherd's Pie, Cottage Pie, Yorkshire Pudding, and Roast Beef are other famous dishes. Fish and Chips is a go-to meal of the day. Cooked with spices, Chicken tikka masala is among the most popular dishes in the UK.
Romantic Places in London
A ride on the London Eye is one of the best things to do in in London on a honeymoon. Another worthy attraction, Hyde Park is a great spot to explore flowers and trails in the summer season. In the afternoon, taking a boat cruise on the Thames River will make your romantic trip to London more memorable.
Shopping in London
The West End is the largest shopping district in London. Home to many retailers and department stores, the Oxford Street is among the busiest shopping places in Europe. Piccadilly Street, Bond Street, Convent Garden, and Sloane Street are other prominent places to shop in London. Camden Market and Borough Market are other places to hunt for cheap souvenirs and fresh produce.
Main Festivals in London
There is a variety of events in London all around the year. From the New Year's Day Parade to a fireworks display at the London Eye, tourists can attend vibrant festivals on a holiday. The Notting Hill Carnival, held in late August each year, is a colorful Caribbean party. London Pride, Taste of London, BBC Proms in the Park, and London Games Festival are other notable events.
Major Attractions in London
If anything, London is among those places in the world that one shouldn't miss to visit. So, plan your itinerary for London trip with the help of our London Tour Guide. The Buckingham Palace is a working royal palace which are very few in the world. The visitors can go around the lavishly decorated rooms and look at the Royal possessions, the Royal paintings are major attraction here. Another legendary palace which is a must visit is the famous Kensington Palace in London.
A London travel guide takes you around Westminster Abbey, Kensington Palace, and the Windsor Castle. The Westminster Abbey is a UNESCO world heritage site and was a coronation site since the 11th century. It has also served as a burial ground to some of England's legendary author's, great thinkers, and scientists. Kensington Palace is made for the royal fanatics. It was the childhood home of Queen Victoria and was also home to the late Princess Diana.
In the Victoria and Albert museum, one could see the world's most beautiful decorative designs, and arts. This priceless museum includes a collection of paintings, ceramics, and fashion. Madame Tussaud’s Museum is a place where you can come face to face with many renowned people of the world. From Shakespeare to Lady Gaga you find wax statues of different personalities here. It has many influential figures from the world of show business, sports, politics and royalty.
How to Reach London by Air, Road & Train
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London has 5 major airports. Gatwick Airport, Heathrow Airport is the busiest Airport, Stansted Airport is where cheap flights between Europe and Mediterranean land and depart. City Airport is the closest to central London. Luton Airport and London Southend airport are some of the major and busy airports in London. Flights like Lufthansa, British Airways, Euroair, Ryanair, Jet airways, Cathay are essential airlines to London.
London is a well-connected city and one can easily travel to almost any part of the UK from it. Eurostar is a high speed service to London, It operates between London to Paris and Brussels. Also many cities can be reached via and to London.
The city has a very well developed network of public transportation. The city has bus service, tube or underground services and DLR services. Double decker red buses have been pride for London, they help you see the beautiful sites in the city entails. London has very well developed network of tube services which has 11 lines and are easy to understand. Maps for these lines are available at every station.
DLR services are driverless metros which gives you a tour of places near the dockyard. It is a widely used train in London. One can take Gatwick express to reach London centre from Gatwick Airport. Heathrow express from Heathrow Airport and Stansted express from Stansted Airport. National Express also functions from London Southend. There is also a travel pass which can be bought from nearest station to save money and to avail discounts at various tourist attractions.
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FAQ's of London
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The nightlife of London is pretty famous, with a plethora of pubs and cars keeping open till the wee hours of the morning.
No, the church does not charge any added fee for a daily service.
No matter the weather, the London Eye is open on all days except on Christmas.
Tickets to the city’s local attractions can be purchased online, in advance to save time.
For travel and transportation purposes, the Oyster card is one of the cheapest ways.
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