One of Europe’s biggest and most important states (well, at least for a while), the UK has always been a major tourist destination, not just because of its status in the world, but also due to its vast and unique culture, its beautiful natural scenery and its cosmopolitan society.
Acting as an emblem and gateway for the United Kingdom is the metropolis on the Thames, London.
Probably, one of the few truly global cities in the world, London boosts a population of around 10 million and an influence spanning to way more than that. It is one of the main financial and cultural centers of the world and, with 65 million visits, the most visited city in the world. The city is well connected with the rest of the world, and it has plenty of accommodation spots and some of the best restaurants you can find.
As always on a trip to London, don’t forget your travel insurance.
London has plenty to offer to its visitors. Classical spots include well-known monuments such as: the Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, the residence of the British Royal Family, the Tower of London, probably the most famous castle in Britain, Tower Bridge, Piccadilly Circus and many others icons. Being a constantly changing urban area, numerous new places have appeared in London, in the last decade, including the London Eye, one of the highest Ferris wheels in the world, the Olympic village built for the 2012 games that includes a spectacular cable-car, or the O2 Arena, one of the best and biggest concert venues in Europe.
Nightlife and food are not to be neglected in the UK capital.
The city is full of bars and clubs, but be mindful of the prices and for the queues. Known worldwide for the numerous theatres located in the West End, London boosts a vibrant cultural scene, being home to numerous artists from all fields from all around the world. Eating won’t be a problem, not because British food might be in any way tasty or special, but, because of the multicultural nature of the city, you can try out loads of national cuisines, from African, to Asian to Middle Eastern.
Finally, we cannot end our description of London without mentioning the price for all these wonders: a very high one. London is one of the most expensive cities in the world so save up, because you’re going to need it if you want to visit this bustling metropolis. Enjoy!