London, England's capital with a population of 8.9 million people, is where we currently call home. London is also the capital of the United Kingdom, which includes Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
With historical buildings dating back to 190-225 BC, London is so vast and full of so much adventure, history and excitement. London is notoriously known as the business hub of the country and tourist epicentre. The city is filled with green parks inbetween historic buildings, with the famous river Thames dividing the city into two.
England is popular for many things; drinking tea, the grey and rainy weather, football (soccer), the Royal Family, various accents, Harry Potter and music legends, The Beatles, Queen and Oasis.
This city guide will direct you to all the best places to explore throughout London as well as the United Kingdom.
British money is called Pounds. £1 roughly equals:
European Euro: €1.14
Australian Dollar: $1.97
USA Dollar: $1.25
Brits love nothing more than a pub and a beer. There are many distilleries around Greater London and the UK or you can try many locally brewed beers in the pubs. A beer will set you back between £4.50-6.50 in London. Outside of London in other cities, you will notice beer is considerably cheaper in local pubs, £2.50-3.50.
London is a safe place to visit but like any European cities, you will need to aid caution of pick-pocket and theft. Ensure you always check your Government's travel advice before travelling.
London is full of wonderful masterpieces ready to be snapped. From parks to buildings to people and art, London truly has everything a city should offer plus so much more. Enjoy exploring and with every corner there is something different around the other side.
London experiences all seasons throughout the year. Being part of the Northern hemisphere, the summer months sit between June-August with 14-18 hours of sunlight and in the winter months of December - February where daylight is as little as 6-8 hours per day.
The best time to travel to London is of course in the warmer periods betweem April - October with weather ranging between 12-28+ degrees. In winter, tempratures can drop to the minus' during the day and generally fluctuates to no more than 10 degrees.
WHAT TO DO IN LONDON
1. Visit the Markets
There are many popular markets in London scattered from North, East, South to West. Some markets are notorious for their street food, bread or coffe. Others are known for the best place to purchase flowers. While there are plenty of markets selling antiques, clothes and books. Try some of these popular markets:
Borough, Portobello, Camden, Maltby street, Colombia road and Greenwich.
2. Wander the Parks
Spend some time walking around the beautiful parks throughout central London. If you want to be particuarly British, buy some beers or a bottle of wine, some food and have a picnic in the park.