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Art & Culture

Culture, shopping, going out to the theatre, London is the place to be. This metropolis filled with iconic landmarks and attractions. Many of these sights are easy to access via subway or are within walking distance. Enjoy a beautiful night view of the Tower Bridge or look up to the best known clock tower in the world: Big Ben. Just outside London you’ll find the majestic Windsor Castle. This enormous castle is the world’s oldest and largest still inhabited castle. Some of the State Apartments are open to public. Most of the State Apartments are decorated with nice artwork from the art collection of the Royal family.

Events

The United Kingdom is a sporting nation which also reflects in London. In 2012 London was host to the Olympic Summer Games. The famed London Marathon, the impressive Wembley Stadium and of course the many football teams that find their home in London. Tennis is a very popular sport in the United Kingdom. For many tennis players it is a dream come true to play at Wimbledon. Annually over 35.000 runners compete in the London Marathon. Some just run for a personal record, others run for charity. The route passes by the Tower Bridge, The London Eye and the Tower of London and finishes in front of Buckingham Palace.

Museums

London has plenty of museums where thousands of years of history are displayed. At the British Museum you’ll find the Rosetta Stone and various Egyptian Mummies. The ancient stone is covered in Egyptian hieroglyphics and has been an exhibit in the museum since 1802. Another informative museum is the Natural History Museum. Perfect for children but adults will enjoy the interactive displays as well, in particular the dinosaur gallery and the lovely mammal exhibition. If you’re fonder of art exhibitions, then The National Gallery is the place for you. Many praised and world renowned artworks of Da Vinci, Rubens, Monet and Van Gogh are on display here.

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Within a couple of hours travel you´ll find yourself in a true metropolis. The City of London is known for the Big Ben and the London Eye, however it has a lot more to offer. It is full of impressive buildings and traditions. For instance, visit Buckingham Palace, go see a football match or stroll through the graceful botanic gardens in Kew.

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Time zone
-1
Visa
Not required
Vaccinations
None required
High season
July - August
Currency
British pound (GBP)

Where to stay?

Where to stay?

London is well-known for:

  • Tons of cultural and royal history
  • Many impressive sights
  • A city full of tradition

Keep in mind:

  • London is the most visited city in Europe
  • The weather plays an uncertain role

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Windsor Castle
Art & Culture

Culture, shopping, going out to the theatre, London is the place to be. This metropolis filled with iconic landmarks and attractions. Many of these sights are easy to access via subway or are within walking distance. Enjoy a beautiful night view of the Tower Bridge or look up to the best known clock tower in the world: Big Ben. Just outside London you’ll find the majestic Windsor Castle. This enormous castle is the world’s oldest and largest still inhabited castle. Some of the State Apartments are open to public. Most of the State Apartments are decorated with nice artwork from the art collection of the Royal family.

Emirates Stadium of Arsenal
Events

The United Kingdom is a sporting nation which also reflects in London. In 2012 London was host to the Olympic Summer Games. The famed London Marathon, the impressive Wembley Stadium and of course the many football teams that find their home in London. Tennis is a very popular sport in the United Kingdom. For many tennis players it is a dream come true to play at Wimbledon. Annually over 35.000 runners compete in the London Marathon. Some just run for a personal record, others run for charity. The route passes by the Tower Bridge, The London Eye and the Tower of London and finishes in front of Buckingham Palace.

National Gallary on Trafalgar Square
Museums

London has plenty of museums where thousands of years of history are displayed. At the British Museum you’ll find the Rosetta Stone and various Egyptian Mummies. The ancient stone is covered in Egyptian hieroglyphics and has been an exhibit in the museum since 1802. Another informative museum is the Natural History Museum. Perfect for children but adults will enjoy the interactive displays as well, in particular the dinosaur gallery and the lovely mammal exhibition. If you’re fonder of art exhibitions, then The National Gallery is the place for you. Many praised and world renowned artworks of Da Vinci, Rubens, Monet and Van Gogh are on display here.

Shopping London
Shopping

If you want to go shopping for the best brands not too far from home, London is your shopping metropolis. Small boutiques or streets filled with luxurious brands. Big warehouses and nice markets, wherever you set foot in London you’ll have great fun.

Tower Bridge
Sights

Enjoy a beautiful night view of the Tower Bridge or look up to the Palace of Westminster, with its well-known clock tower: Big Ben. This massively large palace is situated right in the heart of London, right next to the River Thames. You’ll have a truly magnificent view of the palace from the Westminster Bridge. Other iconic landmarks are The London Eye and the majestic Windsor Castle, the world’s oldest and largest still inhabited castle. Warehouse Harrods is world renowned for its architecture and beautiful interior. At the base of the Egyptian escalator you’ll find the Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed memorial, made after their death in 1997.

Royal Albert Hall
Theatre

West End is a well-known entertainment and theatre district in London. In this district, Shaftesbury Avenue and Charing Cross Road are the main roads where most theatres are found. Both roads connect to Piccadilly Circus. It is a much visited tourist attraction that is known for its large, over the top billboards and neon signs. Other buildings with entertainment purposes are the Royal Opera House and the Royal Albert Hall, where regularly art performances and concerts are held.

Tower of London
Historical

Situated near the River Thames, the Tower of London has been admitted to the World Heritage list of UNESCO. Throughout centuries the Tower has gathered over 900 years of cultural history. Have a Yeoman Warder, or Beefeater, take you through this confounding complex. Back in the day they were the guards of the Tower, nowadays they’re just there for commercial ends. Get to know this sight and its history as a royal palace, a prison and a place of execution. These days it’s where the crown jewels are kept and it is even home to a zoo.

Buckingham Palace
Local culture

It is full of impressive buildings and traditions. For instance, visit Buckingham Palace, go see a football match or stroll through the graceful botanic gardens in Kew. If you have the chance you should pay a visit to the Buckingham Palace. If not for the grand exterior, then for the fascinating Changing the Guard ceremony. It is the official residence of Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II. At the start of summer, Buckingham Palace organises a special exhibition where you can get a glimpse of royal life. Naturally you can’t miss the Throne Room, with the majestic throne of the Queen!

Covent Garden
Markets

Covent Garden Market is very nice because of its shopping and entertainment facilities in the same complex in Covent Garden. At the Piazza, the half covered market hall, you’ll find a variety of street artists, nice pubs, restaurants and souvenirs shops. Furthermore, there are many other markets where you can buy your fresh food daily. For instance, visit the Borough market where on Mondays and Tuesdays you can get nice hot meals. Rest of the week there is an array of fresh produce like fish, meat, veggies, bread and pastry. If you want take it down a notch, then perhaps a visit to one of London’s markets is an option.

Hyde Park
Hiking

Feel like relaxing after a long day of sightseeing? Then walk through the lovely Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens or the Royal Botanic Gardens. With Hyde Park being one of London most known parks, you can still easily walk around and enjoy the serenity. The Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew were established in 1759 and have been a World Heritage site since 2003. Special is the Princess of Wales Conservatory, where you will walk through 10 different climate zones discovering various plant species.

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