Status: Capital of UK Population: 8,278,251 (2012) Language: English Currency: Pound Sterling (GPB) Time zone: +0 GMT Summer UTC +1 Web check in: not available
Climate and Nature
London summers usually reach up to 24 degrees Celsius and the winters rarely dip below 0. The city is famous for its fog and rain which lead to its many green parks. Walk around the lake in centrally located Hyde Park or admire the rose gardens in Regent’s Park. It you are hoping to cross paths with wildlife then Richmond Park or St. James’s Park are for you.
Museums and Historic London
London has over 200 museums including:
The British Museum
The Victoria and Albert Museum
The Natural History Museum
Travel through time from Roman London, discovering the amphitheater and old city wall, to the iconic reminders of the Tudor dynasty such as Hampton Court, the Tower of London, and the Globe Theater. See the influence of the Victorian era in Big Ben, Tower Bridge, and the Houses of Parliament. Or why not step inside one of London’s many historic pubs for a pint.
London is a foodie paradise. Whether you are looking for luxury dining at Roka Charlotte Street or Mere, a unique experience at Mad Hatter’s Afternoon Tea at the Sanderson, or for a more affordable but still delicious option hit the streets and try some of London’s famous street food such as House of Dodo, Makatcha, or Allihopa. Still hungry? Be sure to swing by London’s beloved food markets without skipping the essential Borough or Camden markets.
Little Venice A neighborhood full of beautiful canals which evokes just a bit of Venetian charm.
Whispering Gallery Whisper secrets to your friends from the opposite end of the curved wall of St. Paul’s Cathedral.
Royal Observatory the Royal Observatory in Greenwich is the best place to gaze into the night sky and find the constellations.
Primrose Hill For a beautiful view of the London skyline grab a warm coat and blanket and head to primrose hill north of Regent’s Park.
Kyoto Garden Located in Holland’s park, Kyoto garden offers a peaceful escape to a world of waterfalls and lanterns.
Hampton Court Maze the UK’s oldest surviving hedge maze is worth the trip to Surrey, get lost and then found.