London

The City

The capital and largest city of England, is London. Running through its veins is the River Thames. At its heart rest ‘Big Ben’, the Tower of London, House of Parliament and Westminster, which can be seen while taking a spin on the London Eye. A diverse and exciting city that’s both a  brand name in the tourism industry and history.

London Travel Tips: Top things to do 

Adventure

  • Big Ben
  • London Eye
  • Thames Rockets high Speed Boat Ride
  • Welsh Harp Sailing & Windsurfing Club
  • Go Ape Battersea
  • Bungee jump O2 Arena
  • Horse Riding in Hyde Park
  • Kayaking London
  • Hampstead Heath Swimming Ponds
  • The Snow Centre

Culture: 

The culture of London concerns the engineering, music, museums, festivals and other entertainment in London, the capital city of the United Kingdom. London is widely believed to be the culture capital of the world, although this title is disputed with a number of other cities internationally.[1][2] The city is particularly renowned for its theatre quarter, and its West End theatre district has given the name to “West End theatre”, the strand of mainstream professional theatre staged in the large theatres in London. London is also home to notable cultural attractions such as the British Museum, the Tate Galleries, the National Gallery, the Notting Hill Carnival and The O2.

Through music, comedy and theatre, London has a lively nightlife with approximately 25.6 events per thousand people, 44.1% of those events being theatre based. [3]

A variety of landmarks and objects are cultural icons associated with London, such as Big Ben, Buckingham Palace and the tube map. Many other British cultural icons are strongly associated with London in the minds of visiting tourists, including the red telephone box, the AEC Routemaster bus, the black taxi and the Union Flag.

Sights

  • Big Ben
  • London Eye
  • Tower of London
  • Buckingham Palace
  • British Museum
  • River Thames
  • Tower Bridge
  • Hyde Park
  • Trafalgar Square
  • National Gallery, London

Notable Holidays and Festivals

  • Good Friday – last Friday in March
  • Easter Monday – first Monday in April
  • Early May Bank Holiday – May 6th
  • Spring Bank Holiday – May 27th
  • Summer Bank Holiday – August 26th