London is the capital city of England. Being one of the world's most famous cities means London is a very popular tourist destination and home to the busiest airport in the world known as London Heathrow Airport. London’s unique history, architecture dating back to medieval times has something for any interest.

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Transport in London

London was the first city in the world to have an underground railway known as the Tube. Taxis in London are generally fairly expensive so the London underground is the best way to explore the city. The underground is very reliable and will stop at almost every point of interest around the city centre and greater London.

London Airports and Flights

There are 4 international airports and many budget carriers that offer discount flights to destinations around Europe. Heathrow is the biggest London airport. Gatwick, is known as the world busiest single runway airport. Luton and Stansted connect London to many short haul European destinations. All airports in London are accessible by the rail system.

Shopping in London

Seen as one of the world's most greatest cities anything you could possibly want to buy is available in London. Most stores and shopping areas in central London are open late on Wednesday nights. Popular London shopping districts include:

  • Oxford Street, a seemingly never ending strip of flagship stores showcasing British and global brands.
  • Covent Garden, known as a chic, fashionable area is home to smaller outlets often expensive designer stores.
  • Camden Town just north of London’s city centre has a great array of alternative clothing and other items that are usually less expensive in comparison to other areas in London. Camden also has great food markets and is popular with teenagers and young adults.
  • Knightsbridge in West London, famous for Harrods department store. It’s worth the trip just to walk around and enjoy this iconic store even without shopping there.

London Top Attractions

The Tower of London

The Tower of London built and used 3 primary functions: a fortress, royal palace, and a prison. The tower also served as a place of: execution and torture, treasury, a zoo, the Royal Mint, a public records office, and observatory. Today the tower is home of the Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom.

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace in London is home to the Queen of England. During August and September when the Queen goes on her annual visit to Scotland the State Rooms in Buckingham Palace are open to the General Public. 

Big Ben

In London, Big Ben is one landmark tourist cannot miss. The clock tower stands 96 metres tall, with 4 clock faces. The tower was named after Sir Benjamin Hall, who among other achievements, oversaw the installation of the hour bell, in the Big Ben clock tower.

St Paul’s Cathedral of London

St Paul's Cathedral and with some debate is considered to be the fifth, St, Paul’s cathedral of London. The building as it stands today dates back to the 17th century, and is famous for its inspiring dome and unusual architecture for building / cathedrals of it's time.

London eye

The London eye is a large ferris wheel, located on the Thames River bank. It's a popular tourist destination and a great way to get unique view and perspective of the London city and greater London area. This relatively new attraction draws large crowds daily, it's advisable to book your ticket in advance.

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