London, the capital of England and the United Kingdom, is one of the most important cities in the world with deep rooted history. It is known that the first settlers of the city were Celts. But the city has taken its name from the Romans. In 43 BC, the Roman Empire gave the name of the city Londonium. This means “the flowing river”. Over time, because of its long interaction with different cultures, London has become one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world, fused with many different cultures.
You can go to London any time of the year. Remember that there is usually a closed and rainy weather in the city. For this reason, summer months can be a much better option. London has five major airports: London City (LCY), London Gatwick (LGW), London Heathrow (LHR), London Luton (LTN) and London Stansted (STN).
Heathrow Airport has good links to central London, so landing at this airport can be a great choice.
Monarchy still exists in UK and Buckingham Palace is the London residence and administrative headquarters of the reigning monarch of the United Kingdom. Some areas of this palace is open to the public. So, don’t miss your chance to see it. In addition to this, there are also world-famous and magnificent museums in London.
Entrance to the museums which are belonging to the state such as the British Museum, National Gallery and National History Museum are free of charge. Especially, the collections in the British Museum are valuable archaeological remains. There are many historical places that you definitely need to see in London as well as the green areas. You should definitely see them, too. There are 143 parks in the city, plus the Thames River. In the early hours of the day, you can go to the Hyde Park which is one of the largest parks in the city, or run along the river Thames.
In time London has become a popular city on the finance to music and art. More than 300 languages have been spoken in the city where immigration has taken place all over the world, and a cosmopolitan structure has been achieved. With this structure, especially the food culture have improved.
With a population of over 8 million people, nightlife in London is very famous in the world. You can come right on top of concerts of many famous artists or you can find DJ set-ups or parties. London is world-famous for its non-stop party life.
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