London, the capital city of the United Kingdom, is world-renowned as a city of outstanding charisma, historical splendour, fascinating culture, excellent transport, remarkable economy and compelling attractions. This book presents the most fascinating features and visitor attractions in London, which collectively assert its reputation, as one of the most fashionable and beloved tourist destinations on earth. Your visit to London will enrich and enlighten you in a multi-dimensional and comprehensive manner; in grace and style, leaving you wanting for more of its overwhelming enchantment and breathtaking vibrancy.
Majestically nestled along the legendary river Thames, London is an illustrious global city with remarkable performance in education, finance, commerce, healthcare, professional services, scientific research, technology, literature, fashion, media, transport, tourism etc; which are collectively responsible for London’s international prominence. In conjunction with New York, London is one of the leading financial centres in the world. Based on international arrivals, London is the most visited city in the world, and has one of the world’s largest airport systems as determined by passenger volumes. With respect to scholastic resources, London has 43 universities, rendering it the highest concentration of tertiary education in Europe. In 2012, London became the first city in the world to host the Summer Olympic Games three times.
London is a city with immense cultural diversity. Indeed, almost every single country in the world is represented in London, rendering it one of the most culturally assorted and cosmopolitan cities in Europe. London has one of the most extensive, dense and efficient transport networks in the world, comprising buses and trams, both underground and over-ground rail system, road, cycling, river and canal transport systems.
London is considered the world’s best served city by air transport; and about 150 million passengers used its six airports in the year 2005.
London boasts an excellent bus network that is perfectly integrated with the tram and rail systems.
The standard currency used in the United Kingdom is the pound sterling (GBP/£). Though the United Kingdom is a member of the European Union, it has retained its own currency and not adopted the Euro.
Visitor Information Centres are vastly available throughout the city of London. These centres are staffed by friendly and knowledgeable enthusiastic personnel, who can respond to all your enquiries and concerns about any matter regarding your stay in London; from information about public transport to the various fascinating visitor hotspots available in the city.
The United Kingdom is one of the world’s providers of high quality tertiary education; and London is a key city for higher education in the United Kingdom. In fact, students come from all over the world to pursue higher education in the United Kingdom; rendering it a country with an extensive presence of international students.
About 20% of the United Kingdom’s gross domestic product (GDP) is generated in London. This charismatic city is also the United Kingdom’s premier leisure and entertainment city, with virtually every form of leisure and entertainment activity in the country, extensively represented in London.
London is also graced by a luxurious spectrum of excitement-gripping museums, galleries, public squares, parks, enchanting gardens, fascinating historical buildings, and a wealth of other visual icons, which will be at your express disposal; embellishing your presence with a compelling and spectacular visual feast like never before. Make London your visitor destination; and indulge in the most exquisite moments in your entire life. Additional information and very important links are provided at the end.