London is a common stop on most backpacking trips, European vacations, or two-week holidays.
Everyone wants to come to London! People are drawn to it by images of pubs, museums, history,
attractions, theater, and diverse culture. England is full of pageantry and tradition, and nowhere else is
that on display so vividly than in London. Yet the capital of the United Kingdom is hardly living in the
past, continually courting innovation and growth in its art, architecture, restaurants, and hotels. From
the burgeoning East End to the well-established City Centre, T+L’s London travel guide proves the
world-class destination continues to evolve.
How did a 2,000-year-old settlement with such a deeply entrenched history—and such familiar-to-thepoint-of-predictable iconography—come to stand at the leading edge of design, fashion, fine art, and
pop culture? By embracing international styles and influences (and people) as much as passionately as
its own. The city's millennial resurgence resulted from a blend of clear-eyed preservation, savvy
reinvention, and bold innovation.
Places to Visit:
- Westminster Abbey
- St Paul’s Cathedral
- Natural History Museum
- Tower of London
- Tate Modern
- British Museum
- National Gallery
- Shakespeare’s Globe
- British Library
- Houses of Parliament
How to Reach
Air: 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.
Train: 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.
Road: 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.
Weather:England has a reputation of being wet and unfortunately that reputation is completely true
for the majority of the year. Summers are mild and wet and winters cool and wet also. The weather can
vary greatly from day to day and just because it is summer doesn’t mean it will be warm.
Having all weather clothing and clothing suitable for hot and cold temperatures with you at all times is advisable as conditions change quickly.
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