Holidays In London

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London is the capital of England and United Kingdom (UK). The city history goes back to the Roman city “Square Mile” which became the greater London after absorbing many surrounding districts and towns.

The city’s expansion took place from both west and east. It constitutes a combination of 32 boroughs together with the City of London. Its famous culture, music, education, fashion, politics, finance and trade, makes London an international capital.

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It will bring you among the four most popular different airport choices. London Heathrow Airport is the biggest and busiest Europe airport. Gatwick Airport is also very busy taking under consideration its sinlge runway. London Stansted Airport is mostly used by Easyjet and Ryanair airlines as well from some holiday charter airlines.

Luton Airport is a third airport option smaller from the rest but with equally modern facilites which serves over 10 million passengers each year. London City Airport serves mostly short distance flights within European cities and some holiday destinations like Malaga, Ibiza and Majorca.

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Travelling to London is a rich experience with a variety of things to do and share. You will find numerous of beautifull sightseeing, places to enjoy a hot coffee or chocolate and admire the city’s architecture. Samuel Johnson once said: “When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford”.

Something interesting about London is that its centre is considered to be two different cities at the same time. Actually, the one is the City of London which consitutes a commercial capital consisting of walls, a castle, a cathedral, and semi-independent city government. The second is the Westminster where the government capital is located together with the famous Westminster Abbey (monarch crowning church) and palaces.

Westminster Abbey
Westminster Abbey

If you find yourself to London near December and January keep in mind that temperature reaches its maximum at 8°C. Rent a car in London but watch out for the snowy days where the roads are slick because it is not cleared by shovels or ploughs until the sun melts the snow.

Using public transportation is a good way to explore the city. Buy the electronic Oyster Card which you can charge depending on the routes and the means you are planning to use. It is the most cost effective way of transportation since you are going to stay to London for several days. The London Underground or “The Tube” is the biggest underground rail network and can get you to every district or borough.

Some of the landmarks you should visit during your holidays in London are the Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, Marble Arch, St Paul’s Cathedral and Tower of London. Museums like British Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, Tate Modern and many others will share with you London’s cultural inheritance.

Shop on Oxford Street for many British known brands, on Regent Street for the famous Hamleys toy store and the London Apple store and on Covent Garden for tha latest fashion brands.

When it’s time to eat you can choose among plenty restaurant and fast food options for every budget. The same holds for London’s nightlife where you can select to have a great time to pubs, bars or nightclubs.

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