The capital of England and United Kingdom, London is the largest metropolitan area in the kingdom and the largest urban area in Europe.
London occupies a global leadership position in areas such as art, economics, commerce, education, fashion, finance, entertainment, tourism.
It is a very important financial center, the city with the highest GDP / inhabitant in Europe. Here are established more than 100 companies from the top 500 companies in Europe.
Also, London has the higher education in Europe.
What to expect in London
√ Language: English
√ Currency: British pounds, £ 1 = 100 pence
√ Clime: temperate climate with plenty of rain during the year.
British cuisine includes dishes less demanding, but made with local ingredients, seasoned with simple sauces that emphasize the flavor.
We recommend some traditional British recipes that you really need to try:
– fish & chips – fish with fries, is the most popular recipe in the UK. You can serve it in any restaurant. It is usually served over cod or plaice.
– Sunday roast – Sunday roast, served with mashed or gratin potatoes, vegetables and sauce.
– steak & kidney pie – pie with meat and kidney.
– bangers & mash – fried sausages and mashed potatoes.
Modern British cuisine is also based on traditional recipes with modern innovations like Slow Food and adapted according to ethnic influences established in the Kingdom.
√ Inamo (Wardour Stree,t Soho), an oriental fusion restaurant, with a vibrant atmosphere and quality service.
√ Locanda Locatelli (Seymour Street, W1, Marble Arch Tube) an Italian restaurant, probably one of the most famous of London where you can have traditional rustic dishes.
√ J Sheekey (28-32 St.Martin’s Court, WC2, Metro Leicester Square) is an elegant restaurant renowned for seafood.
√ Duke of Cambridge (30 Saint Peters Street, N1, Metro Angel) famous for slow food and organic ingredients used in preparation.
√ Shepherd’s (Court Marsham, Marsham Street, SW1, Metro Pimplico) located near Parliament House is a traditional British restaurant, where you can enjoy dishes such as steak marinated lamb, Cumberlang sausages, fish fingers and a wide range of pies.
√ Buckingham Palace is the capital of the british royal family.
Located in Westminster, the palace was built in 1705 for the Duke of Buckingham. In the 19th century, the building was extended, thus forming the 3 buildings around the central court.
√ Westminster Palace, also known as the Houses of Parliament, is the meeting place of the two chambers of the Parliament of the United Kingdom House and House of Commons.
Big Ben (Clock Tower) is the most famous of the three towers of the palace, because its main bell, is an iconic landmark in London and one of the popular tourist attractions in the city, an emblem of parliamentary democracy.
√ Tower of London, the Royal Palace and Fortress of His Royal Majesty, a historic castle located in central London, on the north bank of the Thames, whose construction was started by William the Conqueror around 1076.
√ Tower Bridge is a suspension bridge built over the Thames river linking the historic center of London from Southwark district. It is located close to the Tower of London.
√ London Eye is the biggest wheel of its kind in Europe. From its cabins you can admire London, and if the sky is clear you can see up to 40 miles away.
Where to stay in London (our proposal)
1. Lancaster Court – 202-204 Sussex Gardens, Paddington, W2 3UA London
Location: Hyde Park
̶ Single: 59 Euro / night
̶ Double: 84 Euro / night
2. Ascot Hyde Park Hotel – 11 Craven Road, Paddington, W2 3BP London
Location: central, in Paddington
̶ Single: 63 Euro / night
̶ Double: 92 Euro / night
3. Cheshire Hotel – 110 Great Russell St, Bloomsbury, WC1B 3NA London
Location: Just 200 meters from Oxford Street
̶ Double: 91 Euro / night