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"London: The heritage of England"

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London is the capital city of the United Kingdom and is located in the southeastern part of England. Situated on the River Thames, London is a global metropolis and one of the most visited cities in the world. London is a vibrant and diverse city, offering a multicultural atmosphere and a melting pot of different cuisines, languages, and customs.

It is a city rich in history and culture, with iconic landmarks that have become symbols of the city and the entire country. London is also known for its world-class museums and art galleries, such as the British Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and the National Gallery. These institutions house impressive collections, including ancient artifacts, masterpieces by renowned artists, and exhibits that cover a wide range of subjects.

The city has a vibrant culture and a vivid culinary scene because of its multicultural status. Visitors can indulge in diverse culinary experiences, explore various neighborhoods like Chinatown or Brick Lane for international flavors, or enjoy the traditional British pub culture. The city's afternoon tea culture is worth exploring through its myriad Instagram-worthy tearooms, as well.

London is also renowned for its theater scene in the West End, featuring numerous shows, musicals, and performances. The city is also a well-known sports hub as well, hosting several sporting events, including Premier League football matches, Wimbledon tennis championships, and the London Marathon, attracting sports enthusiasts from around the world.

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Must Know Before You Travel to London

  • Public transportation: London has an excellent public transportation system. Utilize the Underground (Tube), buses, and trains to get around the city efficiently. Consider getting an Oyster card or using contactless payment for discounted fares.
  • Stay to the left: In London, people walk on the left side of escalators and sidewalks, allowing others to pass on the right. Keep to the left to avoid any confusion or disruptions.
  • Cross pedestrian crossing when green: When crossing the road, use designated pedestrian crossings and wait for the green signal.
  • Mind the traffic: London has a lot of traffic, especially during rush hours. If you're taking a taxi or using ride-sharing services, factor in potential delays and plan accordingly.
  • Be prepared for the weather: London's weather can be unpredictable, so be prepared for rain or sudden changes. Pack a lightweight waterproof jacket or carry an umbrella to stay dry.
  • Visit free attractions: London offers a variety of free attractions, including museums, parks, and galleries. Make sure to explore these options to save money while experiencing the city's cultural offerings.
  • Stay aware of your belongings: Like in any major city, be mindful of your belongings and avoid displaying valuable items. Stay alert, especially in crowded areas and public transportation.

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Nightlife in London

London's nightlife is legendary, offering a vibrant and diverse scene. From buzzing nightclubs in Shoreditch to elegant cocktail bars in Soho, live music venues in Camden, and traditional pubs scattered across the city, London comes alive after dark with endless options for entertainment, dancing, and socializing. Here is the list of some of the best clubs to check out while you are in London.

Shopping in London

London is a shopper's paradise, offering a plethora of options for retail therapy. Visit the world-famous Oxford Street for high-street fashion, and explore luxury brands in Knightsbridge's Harrods or Selfridges in the West End. For unique finds, head to Covent Garden or Carnaby Street. Don't miss the vibrant markets like Camden Market or Portobello Road for eclectic shopping experiences. Check out some of the shopping options in London, here.

Daily Budget for London

On a budget, in London, you can find affordable options like street food, fast food chains, and casual eateries, which can cost around £10-£15 per meal. If you opt for supermarkets or grab-and-go meals, you can reduce costs further. Utilizing public transportation, such as the Tube, buses, or trams, is a cost-effective way to get around. A pay-as-you-go Oyster card or contactless payment can be used, with daily caps ranging from £7-£12, depending on the zones traveled. Some popular attractions and museums may have admission fees ranging from £10-£25. Consider exploring free parks, street markets, and walking tours to minimize costs. Overall, a daily budget of approximately £40-£60 should be reasonable for food, transport, and a few attractions.

History of London

The Romans conquered England in 43 BC and named it as Londomium. The landscape of London was quite similar to one of those quintessential Roman colonies. The two main streets of the city intersected at the basilica and that is exactly the place where the Bank of England stands now. The Romans abandoned the empire and the Saxons entered around 5th century AD. London's population was blooming and various unique neighbourhoods were laid out. England was blended with France for the Norman conquest of 1066. London then emerged as the national capital of commerce especially for trading wool with other countries like Denmark. London also became a major religious centre during the 13th century . The city has survived numerous natural disasters and crisis situations. There was a great plague of 1665, followed by a great fire. London grew during the Edwardian and Victorian days during 1840 and 1914. London has experienced social, cultural as well as youth revolutions and evolved as one of the biggest cities in the world as it is now.

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What are the things to do in London?

The top things to do in London are Buckingham Palace, St. Paul's Cathedral, London Eye, Westminster Abbey , Tower Bridge , British Museum. You can see all the places to visit in London here

What is the best time to visit London?

The best time to visit London are the summers and late spring as the winters are freezing here. The holiday season during the winters in December is another favourite time of the year where London is most crowded. Snow is not very common here, though it occasionally happens during the New Year time. Early spring and autumn can be put as the shoulder season, yet unlike other tourist destinations, this season also welcomes a swell of tourists. July and August attract the maximum number of visitors because of their comfortable climate. There is a lot to do in these months; April holds the London Coffee Festival while one can visit the Museums at Night Festival in Mid May. Finally, the months of January and February where the temperatures dip considerably can be accounted as the least attractive time to visit the city. The airfares to London are a bit cheaper during the winter months apart from the New year time. The temperatures do fluctuate according to seasons, however, what remains constant are the rains. London is prone to storms almost any time of the year and hence while visiting London always carry an umbrella.
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What is the local food in London?

In such a huge city like London, finding the prefect place to eat is a difficult thing. There are just so many options for a person to choose from. Thousands of options are available for food lovers ranging from posh restaurants to fast food joints. London has so many options that it caters to people of all tastes and budgets. In London, the chefs combine the traditional English approach of cooking with the modern multiculturalism to create a unique cuisine. For breakfasts, one can go to some English Pub for a classic English Breakfast which includes bacon, eggs, sausages, and some beverage. Other major food items that one should definitely try are fish and chips, Sunday roast and Yorkshire pudding, Eton Mess, Pie and Mash and many others. London is filled with pubs where people can go to drink or have a bar meal.
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How much does a package cost for London?

The packages for London start at INR 27993 which can be further customized based on number of people, days, hotel category, vehicle type and customizations. You can have a look at all packages here

What are the top hotels in London?

There are 9200 in London which can be booked through Holidify. The most popular hotels in London are Veeve - Four Bedroom House in Hackney, The Rubens at the Palace Apartments, London House, Putney., Blades Court, Avant Garde Penthouse, Apartment Cheshire.11. You can see all the hotels in London here

What are the places near London?

The top places near to London are Bath which is 155 km from London, Liverpool which is located 286 km from London, Manchester which is located 262 km from London, York which is located 280 km from London, Blackpool which is located 323 km from London

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Ushni Dasgupta

5 years ago
First of all, I must recommend travelling on the Tube and/or the double decker bus. I would recommend taking the Thames cruise for a view across the two banks. Get off at The Tower of London for a Be (Read More)ef Eater's tour around the castle. My favourite attraction at London was, however, the British Museum! Evenings at Trafalgar Square are magical!

Kovid Kapoor

on Natural History Museum 4 years ago
This is an amazing museum with some brilliant exhibits. The curation of the museum is simply outstanding, specially in the dinosaur and mammals section, where you get to see many recollected bones of (Read More) huge creatures. Great place to spend time on a rainy day, or after a walk in the Hyde Park.

Joysurjya Hagjer

5 years ago
Summer time in London, is probably the best time to visit. The weather is really nice with a bit of chilly winds in the evening on odd days. The mood of the people can be determined by the way they c (Read More)arry themselves and dress for the summer. Here, you can walk through history itself by visiting the various monuments, buildings and listening to stories from your guides about London's history. If history is not your cup of tea, then you can visit modern attractions like Madame Tussauds and the London Eye. The various parks around London are also popular sites to visit with Hyde Park being the biggest and most visited. In these parks you can come for picnics, strolls or to just to take a breather from the rush and it is worth every second you spend there. Be sure to at least book a stay for a week, to completely know London from the inside and out as this vast city has a to offer.
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