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The capital of England and of the United Kingdom is a major global city. London is one of the most important and influential financial centers in the world. It is a magical city where anything is possible, and it's also a cultural paradise with more than 200 museums.

 

 

 

 

 

     

 

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London is the capital of England and of the United Kingdom. London Downtown is home to the headquarters of more than half of the top 100 UK companies and more than 100 of the 500 largest ones in Europe. London has a strong influence in politics, finance, education, entertainment, media, fashion, arts and culture in general, which contributes to its global position. There are over 300 languages spoken within its territory. Its largest industry is the financial sector. The impressive city that was built around the River Thames has many activities for people who spend the holidays there, with numerous amazing tours, such as climbing to the top of The Shard, a pyramid shaped skyscraper that takes over the bank of the Thames. Among the list of the 10 most famous museums and galleries in the world three are located in London, as well as more than 857 art galleries throughout the city.

 

 
London
London, England

Language: English

Currency: Pounds
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Heathrow Airport
Gatwick Airport
London Luton Airport
Stansted Airport
King’s Cross St. Pancras
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Where to stay in London:


London is huge and it has tourist attractions scattered throughout the city, so it may seem difficult to choose a place to stay. However, staying close to one of the many subway stations the city has, you will be able to get around easily. The city is divided into 9 zones, zone 1 and 2 are the most central ones, where tourists usually like to stay as it is close to everything. For those wanting to save money, there are less expensive options of lodging on areas far from the touristic ones, such as Paddington, Bayswater, and Earls Court.

 

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The public transport system in London is great and it is known for being one of the best in the world. The city allows you to go anywhere easily by subway, train or bus. There are over 400 km of fast and comfortable subway lines.

 

The best means of transport to get around London is without a doubt the subway, also known as tube. On rush hour it can be a little uncomfortable, but it is still the best way of crossing the city. There are 9 zones in total, with zones 1 and 2 being the most touristy. The ticket price may vary according to how many zones you travel.

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    The Oyster Card is a refillable card, the single ticket costs £2.80, for unlimited travel during a whole day, the maximum daily cost for Oyster (zones 1 and 2) is £8.40.

 

Riding the bus in London is another good option, although it is not as fast as the subway. At bus stops you will find signs that tell what buses are arriving and where they go. The bus entrance is on the same level as the sidewalk, making it easier for those with baby stroller or wheelchair, for example.

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    The Oyster Card is a refillable card, the single ticket costs £1.45, for unlimited travel during a whole day, the maximum daily cost for Oyster (only buses) is £4.40.

 

The Thames is a route with a beautiful landscape, full of sights to enjoy. So, taking a boat ride along the river is a great option, besides the beauty of the route, it is more convenient and faster to get to several destinations.

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The Barclays Cycle Hire is a public system, a partnership of the city of London with the Barclay's bank, and it is available 24 hours a day. The rental process is quite simple, you need to register online on their website or you buy access at any station and follow the onscreen instructions with a credit or debit card.

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    To rent a bike for 24 hours costs £2.00 and the first 30 minutes of each ride is free. Longer trips cost £2.00 for every extra 30 minutes rode.
London taxis are called "black cab" and "minicab", famous throughout the world; you will find one anywhere in the city. "Black cab"s usually are big cars, and even though they are called black cabs they may or may not be black. "Minicab"s are common private rental cars which can be taken only at special stops or by scheduling one. They are not the best transport option due to heavy traffic and expensive fares.

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The DLR - Docklands Light Railway is a surface metro, and it covers the whole area of Docklands, and much of the east and south of London. Trains run every 4-10 minutes from Bank and Tower Gateway stations, en route to Docklands. This is also a great option for those who need to get to and from London City airport.

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London has a temperate oceanic climate, similar to much of the southern Great-Britain. Winters are usually cold, with frosts avaraging twice a week, from November to March. The city is known for the rainfall throughout the year, and it happens with greater intensity between October and December. It usually snows in London about four or five times a year, mostly between December and February. Londoners summers are usually hot, with average temperature of 24°C (75.2°F). The central area tends to be 4°C higher than the suburbs due the formation of "heat island".

 

 

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