About the city of LondonThe capital city London is a mega city - a huge city that is one of the largest in the world. It covers 1,000 square kilometers and has 8.5 million residents.
In London, the best of Western culture was created. Great monarchic figures, from Henry VIII, through Queen Victoria, Elizabeth I and Elizabeth II. From here, warlords and legendary leaders from Wellington to Churchill determined and shaped the world we live in today. The greatest playwright in the history of the world theater, also worked, created, and directed groups of actors in London, William Shakespeare.
Among the somewhat grayish houses of this conservative, traditional city, among its great palaces and gardens, a vibrant young life developed, full of sounds and modern art. This is where the Beatles started the revolution in the world pop. From here Rock 'n Roll regiments were sent from England to invade American soil, where the mini skirt and the bikini swimwear were developed and adopted. Here the punks of the '70's operated, and today some of the most fascinating artists of modern art do their work.
Oh, and London operates the best public television station in the world, BBC, but who wants to watch TV when they are in London?
SavingsFor public transportation - Buy an Oyster Card.
Supermarket - the Asda and Tesco chains are cheap and very available. The first is very economical but not always pampering or luxurious, and the second is a bit more expensive, but still cost effective and offers a large variety of products.
The museums - some of London's best are free and amazing.
Bus - a great way to get to know London.
ShoppingTwo great shopping spots are Oxford Street and the Westfield London - the largest mall in Western Europe, which has the quantity and variety parallel to those of Oxford Street.
Must SeeWant to see the most popular destinations? - Click on the tag Must see in London.
With ChildrenFamily Vacation? - Click on the tag Attractions for children in London.
FoodUnforgettable meal? - Click on the tag Must eat in London.
TipIn most European countries service fees are already included in the check, so it is customary to give a 2 euro tip, regardless of the price of the check itself.
UK Country Code+44
Electric OutletsThe required type of plug is only Type G.