It doesn't matter if you're visiting London for the first time
or have lived in the city all your life, you will never discover
all that this huge city has to offer. London grows, changes and
evolves everyday. So rich is its history, so huge is its
population, so bright is its future London really can lay claim
to the role of the millennium city of the world.
In recent years the city of London has completely re invented
itself, the skyline on the Thames is now dominated by the Worlds
largest observation wheel, the magnificent London Eye. There is
now a sprinkling of Modern architecture throughout the city to
mix with the historic buildings of times gone by.
So Much to see and do
The size of London is often under estimated by
those that have never been before - who would believe that London
has more theatres than New York and more artists than Paris?. There
are untold numbers of restaurants featuring fine cuisine from
all over the world. Museums and art galleries too many to
mention but its fair to say you will find a museum that tells
some part of the story of mans development somewhere in the
city. For those who love to shop London is the city of your
dreams, from chic designer shops to the huge and world famous
Harrods, to the market stalls of London Town, the choice goes on
The daily life
in London has changed much over the years, especially with the
decline in population since the start of the 2nd
world war as people have moved out to the suburbs and some have
moved as far away as Oxford and Brighton. However London is now
becoming the place to live again, and when you take into account
the fact that London gets some 28 million visitors a year,
London as you can guess is a city that rocks 24 hours a day, 352
days of the year.
The shops in
London open later by UK standards, often as late as 10am, however
there are parts of the city that come alive a lot earlier.
The famous Smithfield meat market is open, believe it or not from
midnight. Traders in the city who work on the Fair East markets
are working well before dawn.
In the evening
many Londoners don't rush home, but instead flock to the pubs,
clubs and theatres. Those who have to commute home have to face
the prospect of travelling on the underground trains, which
invariably at peak times are very crowded and often
It is not
uncommon now for Londoners to eat out at least once a week, which is understandable as London has the
biggest range of cuisines found anywhere in Europe. After the
restaurants have closed many younger Londoners move on to the
many city clubs and party late into the night, often they return
home as the early workers make their way to the office.
4 Seasons in London
The weather in the springtime is not good, temperatures can be
low and there is usually plenty of rain. So donít forget to
pack an umbrella.
Even at the height of summer London weather can
be unpredictable, however London does get its fair share of very
The months start to get colder and the nights draw in faster,
however you can get some very nice Autumn days
Cold nights, frosty mornings but thankfully the "pea soup
fogs" of London are now a thing of the past.
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