London is a stable and inclusive city. It is the capital and the most famous city of England. Its eminence is due to the presence of river Thames.
History of London:-
As every city has some history, so does the London, It possesses a history of more than 2000 years but even then it is totally modern. Romans laid its foundation, and they called it with the name Londinium. In 2011, its population was 7,375. In 1889, the city was given the name London. Since that time, it has also recognized as the Country of London and now Greater London.
It is the modern city as well. It possesses the elegant and stylish features in Mayfair, Hampstead, Knightsbridge, and Chelsea. It also provides the distinct features in Shoreditch, Camden, and Dalston. Moreover, its vast business and the educational center provides the professionals and artists with too many opportunities.
London is based on many cultures. It is stated as the multi-cultural city, and that’s the main reason for me for liking this city. Anyone can learn different cultures from here. Anyone can make friendships and relationships here.
Inhabitants of this City:-
Also, another feature which makes the city most favorite for anyone is the behavior of its inhabitants. British people are very loving, well- mannered, and considerate.
Museums of London:-
The city is well known for its museums which make it the finest city in the world. Most of the museums are free there. The British museums are big, and few of them allows free entry. It’s too big that you cannot look all the things by visiting only once. Other art museums include Victoria, Tate galleries, and Albert Museum. London provides the outstanding exhibitions at the Science Museum, Museum of London, London Transport Museum, Design Museum, and Natural History Museum.
Music in London:-
Everyone likes music, so does I. London offers an unconquerable music legacy. The fact that there born a lot of music legends makes the city an awe-inspiring one.
Cafes and pubs of London:-
As we know that there exist many cultures in London, so this feature offers us with a variety of food. This includes the appetizing tastes of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, etc. you can also have traditional British food out there at many places like Rules, which is the oldest restaurant in London, and also in the pubs.
Different scenes and sights of London:-
London comprises of many historical places like House of Parliament, St. James Palace, The Tower Bridge, Westminster Abbey, and St. Paul’s Cathedral. These places are well organized and are looked after carefully.
Recreational areas of London:-
The city is full of greenery as there you can see many gardens, parks, and green open places. You will enjoy the walk here and never feel tired because of the greenery present around. There you can come across about 2000 flowery plant species that are growing. So you can say that the city is full of greenery.
Species of birds and animals present in London:-
There exist 120 species of fish. London’s history shows that there are 60 species of birds which resides in Central London. Moreover, research shows that there survive almost 47 species or groups of butterfly, 270 types of spiders, and 1173 moths. Among others, you can also find 10000 foxes out there. These foxes frequently creep into the House of Parliament. In addition to that, other living creatures that are located in Greater London are mice, rabbit, rats, squirrels, hedgehogs, vole and shrew.
Transportation system of London:-
Transportation is very easy in London. You can reach anywhere you want within time as the bus facility never stops and the bus comes on exact time. This bus system has 8,500 buses with more than 700 routes. It’s one of the best transportation systems in the world. Moreover, London’s metro system is the ancient and second biggest system in the world. It operates 270 stations. About three million travelers travel every day from an underground metro system.
London cable car which is known as Emirates Airline launched in June 2012. It crosses the river Thames and links Greenwich Peninsula and the Royal Docks together and carries 3,500 people a day.
The city has a great administering system on airports. It comprises of eight airports out of which six are the busiest. West London and London Heathrow Airport are the busiest airports in the world.
Education in London:-
London is the chief universal hub for education as many big universities including the University of London and Westminster University are here. People from all around the world come here to approach higher studies.
Shopping in London:-
London is my favorite city as it offers the best stores for shopping. One of the oldest departmental stores named Selfridges is recognized as the best stores in London.
Weather of London:-
Weather of the city is cold. It possesses a moderate climate. It is one of the things that most people like about London. It’s a rainy city of England. Usually, summers are warm and occasionally hot. The winter season here is cool and moist. You can see snowfall also which can create a disturbance while traveling. In London, autumn and spring seasons are pleasant and enjoyable.
To sum up, all the features mentioned above make London a favorite place for everyone. It’s each and every feature and advancement flourished it as the darling place for us.
London for me is the best place to enjoy vacations whether you are traveling alone, with friends, family or kids. London is a place for all kinds of people and people of all ages.London has that vibe of happiness and welcoming smiles from people making you feel like a part of their city. London still has its rich culture and heritage intact along with its tremendous growth as a powerful city. It is the central hub for retail, fashion, IT, films, and theatre, finance et all, hence has one of the busiest and beautiful airports in the world.
It has numerous tourist attractions and sight-seeing places to visit. They are unique in their style, architecture, and history, awe-inspiring and lovely. The mode of transportation in London is so systematic and the sign boards throughout the city are self explanatory and never make you feel lost. The London Underground, popularly called tube stations have tube maps and are very easy and cost effective mode of traveling. Even buses are a good option. The trademark London black cab is very good to try a small distance just for the experience sake of it and not a preferable mode to travel, they very expensive. There is a hop on hop off tour bus which tours along London Attractions and major landmarks of the city. There are night tour buses too. Cycling is also an option for tourists.
There are innumerable eat outs, cafes, pubs and restaurants in London. Being a foodie myself, trying out English food is what I enjoyed the most. English people prefer breakfast as the biggest meal of the day, big breakfast with English Tea is sumptuous, tasty, healthy and soul gratifying. English desserts are a must try, they are gooey, sweet and juicy (yum yum).
People of any place represent their Country’s culture and ethics. English people come across as the most warm and friendly people, I have had an amazing experience with locals and some of them helping me during my travel, hence making my trip a memorable one. London is one of the most fashionable cities in the world. I was amazed by their impeccable dressing sense and the way they carry themselves. There are many places to shop some exclusive designer clothes, trendy dresses and shoes et all. Central London is the shopping hub and you can find almost all major brands and designer shops here.
There are many bed and breakfast options available for people looking for cheaper accommodation, there are many hotels across London which fits in your budget.
Weather is unpredictable in London, and you can expect spells of rain at odd times of the day even during off seasons, nevertheless the spirit of Londoners and the lively attitude of making tourists feel at home make London the most happening city in the world for me.
The Nightlife in London is just wow. The young and the old enjoy alike. The clubs are safe for women and the music is upbeat and trendy. Some clubs do have a dress code. No stags allowed in most of the clubs. My favorites are ministry of sound and tiger tiger.
There are many kids entertainment spots and hang out places. Special attention is given to kids at several stores. There are many easy travel access options for physically challenged, elderly people and pregnant women. 24 hours police helpline is available for safety and protection.
River Thames flows across the city, giving London an awesome look and feel. The city itself is very clean and they have well-kept it. The theatre urbanity is very good as someone who loves watching plays; I had time to watch a play called ‘The Suit’; I thoroughly enjoyed the performance of the artists. The Royal Albert Hall and O2 arena always have concerts happening almost every weekend and its bliss for all the music lovers.
London is a cosmopolitan city and you find people from almost every part of the world. Of all the places I visited in London, Greenwich is my favorite spot; this place is away from the hustle bustle of the city and is very calm, especially cutty sark overlooking the river. The royal Naval College is nearby and allowed for public view. The prime meridian or mean time at Royal observatory is one of its kinds in the world and a part of National Maritime Museum situated here. The Greenwich market exhibits antique and vintage things on display and sale and there are many street food stalls to try out. I plan a London trip almost every year and now it feels like my second home.
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