London, United Kingdom

London, England, United Kingdom

London is known to be the most exciting city in the world. It is located to the south east of England or United Kingdom and is situated on Thames River. London is also the capital city of England. The city comprises of two significant parts namely the Westminster and the main City. It ranks 9th in terms of area in the whole world.

Historical background

London has a history of over 2000 years. The name London is derived from the word Lun, which means a pool or a lake. In the prehistoric times, London was not a proper settlement. It was however a significant place. Roman London dates back to 43 to 410 AD when the Romans ruled the city. The declining years were seen in the 5th century. Britain was now attacked by the Angles, the Jutes from Holland and Germany and the Saxons. They were in fact farmers and lived outside the city. By the 7th century, the city has regained its part glory and important buildings such as the St Pauls cathedral were built. Not much is known as to the life in London in the 9th and 10th century. At the beginning of the 11th century, the city was attacked by Viking, then the Normans who build the Tower of London.

Slowly Britain became a powerful nation by 18th century and gained importance in the trading capabilities. It was a great financial center in the world. In the 19th century, Britain has expanded enormously and in many fields. Today London still retains to be one of the powerful cities.

Tower bridge river Thames

Why visit

From the historic Tower of London to the most modern London Eye, there are plenty of attractions that you can find in London. Some of the most visited ones are the British Museum that comprises objects from the prehistoric era to modern times. The Tate Modern is also a grand site on the Thames River. Various exhibitions are held that are not to be missed. Tower of London is a famous building here that houses the royal palace, jewel house, prison and also a zoo. Visit the world famous Madame Tussauds where you will meet prominent figures of the world. There are many beautiful Royal gardens all over London that you can visit.

London being a historic city boasts of four world heritage sites that should not be missed.

Look at the photos below for more places to visit while in London, England.

What not to miss

There is a lot you can do in London. The city is a metropolitan and that is why various activities in the day as well as night will provide you great entertainment. There is something for everyone. There is a lot in terms of cinema, theater, music shows and fashion shows. Besides, one can enjoy nature at its best in various gardens that are so different from each other. One can also go biking in the London streets to experience the essence of the city. Various sports activities are also run actively here. There are plenty of night clubs and bar along with restaurants that offer various cuisines and a great time.

Accommodation in the nearby

Whatever your budget or your preference, you can find the best deal here in London. If you love adventure, you can try the caravan or camping here. It is more fun to camp outside and is cheap as well. You can also opt for home stay accommodation with your host and their family in their home. Apart from this, there are many 3 stars, four stars, five stars along with boutique hotels and heritage hotels as well. If you have a low budget, then you can choose the hostels that are comfort as well as economical.

 

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