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WHY TO VISIT LONDON

In London too many years have passed since the lords with bowler and black umbrella populated the city. Even since the Beatles crossed on the pedestrian crossing, and from the period when the Clash made it the capital of Punk.

In the UK's caputal, only the Queen still drinks tea at 5PM: Londoners are too busy making money in the City and at best prefer to eat "Fish & Chips" or something fast in an ethnic fast food restaurant.

The very serious English gentlemen walk side by side with Sri Lankans, Indians, Jamaicans, Africans and some other hundreds of ethnic groups from all over the world. Something in London has irretrievably changed, and it is up to you to decide whether for the better or worse.

Remains the charm of monuments to see absolutely like the Big Ben and the House of Parliament that never go out of fashion, but try to see London even from points of view a bit more unusual: take a ride in the footsteps of Jack the Ripper, unexpected scenarios could open up.

WHAT TO SEE IN LONDON

Top attractions not to be missed are:

  • Piccadilly Circus
  • Regent Street & Oxford Circus
  • Big Ben & Houses of Parliament
  • The Queen's Walk
  • Tower Bridge
  • Tower of London
  • Westminster Abbey
  • St. Paul's Cathedral
  • Guildhall
  • Marble Arch, Hyde Park & the Serpentine
  • Trafalgar Square
  • Covent Garden
  • Buckingham Palace
  • West End district
  • Chelsea district
  • Southwark district & Millennium Bridge
  • Mayfair district
  • South Kensington district
  • Notting Hill district
  • Soho district
  • Kensington district
  • Camden district
  • Knightsbridge district & Harrods
  • Selfridges Department Store
  • Tate Modern Gallery
  • National Portrait Gallery
  • British Museum

Following instead some hidden spots of the city that only locals know!

  • Sky Garden (20 Fenchurch Street | 1 Sky Garden WalkLondon)... check the dress code before
  • Neal’s Yard
  • Amy Winehouse Statue in Camden
  • Camden's Sluice
  • an interesting itinerary is walk along the Regent Canal from Camden to Little Venice
  • Abbey Road crossing (2 Abbey Rd)

WHEN TO GO TO LONDON

Best period to visit London is from May to September.

Following a list of main events and typical festivals and celebrations of London.

  • Twelfth Night (January, 5)
  • Chelsea Flower Show (late May)
  • Trooping the Colour (June)
  • Meltdown Festival (June)
  • Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships (June)
  • Notting Hill Carnival (August)
  • The Mayor’s Thames Festival (September)
  • Bonfire Night (November, 5)

HOW TO REACH AND MOVE IN LONDON

main airports are:

public transport

download the transportation map

download the transportation APP

 

WHAT TO DO IN LONDON

typical dishes of London are fish and chips – a plate-sized fillet of cod or haddock, battered and deep-fried until crispy, served with freshly fried chips (thick-cut French fries) and doused in malt vinegar and salt. For drink off course a pint of beer or, for breakfast a cup of tea.

typical souvenirs of London are:

  • biscuits
  • tea
  • scones
  • artisan jams and marmalades

The main theatres of London are:

  • Apollo Victoria Theatre - Wicked
  • London Palladium - The King and I
  • Theatre Royal, Drury Lane - 42nd Street
  • Lyceum Theatre - The Lion King
  • Dominion Theatre - Bat Out of Hell The Musical
  • Prince Edward Theatre - Aladdin
  • Victoria Palace Theatre - Hamilton
  • Adelphi Theatre - Kinky Boots
  • Palace Theatre - Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
  • Shaftesbury Theatre - Motown: The Musical
  • Cambridge Theatre - Matilda the Musical
  • Piccadilly Theatre - Strictly Ballroom
  • Aldwych Theatre - Tina
  • Her Majesty's Theatre - The Phantom of the Opera
  • Prince of Wales Theatre - The Book of Mormon
  • Savoy Theatre - Dreamgirls
  • Novello Theatre - Mamma Mia!
  • Gillian Lynne Theatre - School of Rock
  • Queen's Theatre - Les Misérables
  • Phoenix Theatre - Chicago
  • Gielgud Theatre - Imperium: The Cicero Play
  • Lyric Theatre - Thriller – Live
  • Theatre Royal Haymarket - Heathers: The Musical
  • Noël Coward Theatre - The Lieutenant of Inishmore
  • Harold Pinter Theatre - Pinter at the Pinter
  • Playhouse Theatre - The Jungle
  • Apollo Theatre - Everybody's Talking About Jamie

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