Before you begin your visit to the beautiful city of London, it will be extremely helpful to know a few of the basics to make your trip as wonderful as possible. Following are a few useful tips for your trip:
Capital: London is the economic, cultural and political capital of Britain. Visitors are even allowed to visit Buckingham Palace, which is the Queen’s official home. You will also be able to take a tour of the Houses of Parliament which is a historic dwelling of the government in the UK
Connectivity: London is remarkably well connected. It has a high-speed Eurostar rail and five international airports. Over 50 countries are in the interior of a flight-time of only three hours. Not only that, but there are 310 international termini that have direct connections to London.
History: London City’s rich history extends over thousands of years. London possesses four World Heritage Sites: the infamous Tower of London, the Palace of Westminster and the famous Westminster Abbey, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and Maritime Greenwich. Fascinating historical sites, indeed.
Diversity: The city of London is actually a city that is the center of the world, also known as a world in one city. There are over 300 languages that are spoken in London and visitors will find an abundance of different communities and a variety of cultures throughout the world in one city – London.
Attractions: London City’s world-class sightseer attractions are known around the world. And the best part is that a number of the world famous attractions are free to visitors such as free to the public is the National Gallery, the famous Victoria and Albert Museum, and Tate Modern.
Outdoors: Just about a third of London City is dedicated to open spaces and parks. On fine days, and maybe just slightly rainy days, there are a number of places to relax. While enjoying the outdoors, be sure to visit Hampstead Heath in North London and the Royal Parks that offers remarkable view of the city.
Thames: The Thames River runs directly through the heart of the city of London. It runs from Richmond through Westminster, the central borough in London, to Greenwich. A great plus for sightseers is the fact that there are river buses and river cruises that gives a tourist a fabulous method of seeing the city.
Restaurants: London has over 6,000 restaurants so tourists and sightseers will never run out of places to eat. The city asserts that it has a number of celebrity chefs and 55 Michelin Star restaurants. Not only that, there are hundreds of good, less expensive options too, such as the Lina Stores – most popular pasta restaurant in London.
Hotels: Whether or not you would like to stay in a famous 5-star hotel, an inexpensive backpacker’s hostel or a comfy bed and breakfast, London presents an expansive range of excellent accommodations.
Transport: London has an incredible transport system with its red buses, the Tube and their black taxis. No matter the method of transportation, you will be able to get around easily and quickly.