No experience can be compared to the first taste of London –it is a 21st-century city with a history dating back to Roman times. At its centre stands the imposing Houses of Parliament, the iconic ‘Big Ben’ clock tower and Westminster Abbey, site of British monarch coronations. Across the Thames River, the London Eye observation wheel provides panoramic views of the South Bank cultural complex and the entire city.
Far more than being the capital of the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland, it is a city filled with remarkable beauty and excitement; it is bustling, vibrant, multicultural and cosmopolitan. It is a place where traditional pubs rub shoulders with the newest cocktail bars. Its most ancient castle is right next door to its latest skyscrapers. It is tangible in every journey on the Underground and every walk along the banks of the River Thames. From the palaces of shopping to the real Buckingham Palace, London really does have it all.
London is incredibly well-connected, with five international airports. More than 50 countries are within a three-hour flight time and upwards of 300 international destinations have direct links to London. Not failing to mention the well-defined underground train system connecting different parts of the city, making transportation easy and affordable.
Over one-third of London is devoted to parks and open spaces, so there are plenty of places to relax on beautiful days. Make sure you visit The Royal Parks as well as Hampstead Heath in North London, which offers fantastic views over the city. The River Thames runs through the heart of London, from Richmond in the west, through the central London borough of Westminster, to Greenwich in the east. London river cruises and river buses are a great way to see the city.
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Things to do in London

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