There's nowhere in the world quite like the capital of England and Britain, and the biggest city in the EU, the City of London. London is a vibrant, multicultural, 24-hour city. Stimulating blends of old and new, the buzz of this huge city and the tranquillity of its many open spaces make London unique for both tourists and locals alike. Over 300 languages are spoken in London, contributing to the city's own fascinating culture and making it a fantastic place to travel to and experience culture from all over the world. London has the greatest concentration of major attractions in Britain. There are 238 attractions which are free to enter, and there's nowhere else in the world where you can see so much for so little.Sport
Football is Britain's most popular sport. London is home to many Premiership teams, and boasts 13 professional teams altogether - more than any other city in the world. The Premiership teams here include top teams Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspurs. If you're a football fan then why not include a sports package with your tour? Our packages include match tickets, dinner at the ground and champagne receptions.
London also plays home to 4 Rugby Union teams and has 2 test Cricket grounds (Lord's and the Oval) which will host international Test Matches. The city also hosts the most famous tennis tournament in the world - Wimbledon. Why not take a tour of one of London's great football stadiums such as England's International ground Wembley Stadium, or take a tour of Twickenham - the home of English Rugby. You can visit Lord's the International home of cricket, take a tour of the Wimbledon Tennis museum or take a guided tour of the 2012 Olympic stadium.
With over 30,000 shops to choose from and a burgeoning reputation in the fashion world, you won't be disappointed with London's shopping options. Oxford Street is Europe's biggest shopping area, Bond Street is designer label paradise, and the street markets of Camden, Portobello Road and Brick Lane are heaven for vintage hunters.
London boasts a wealth of unique attractions that make the city even more special. These attractions range from the Historic Nelson's Column or Westminster Abbey right up to the ever popular London Eye and the new 'Shard'- the very best view of the cities skyline. A Thames river cruise is a great way to enjoy the city from a new perspective and the city is simply bursting with world famous free to enter museums. These include The National Portrait Gallery, The Natural History Museum, The Science Museum and literally dozens of others. The Cabinet War Rooms allow you to see where the Second World War campaign was run from and the mighty HMS Belfast is part of the Imperial War Museum and docked right in the centre of London.
Theatre, Music and Nightlife
London offers some of the world's best theatre and musicals in its famous 'West End'. The city's music scene is something to behold, with 400 live music venues catering for everything from opera and jazz to rock and hip hop. Summer is a particularly great time for live music in London and includes world's largest classical musical festival - the Proms.
The pub is the focus of social life, and it's not hard to find somewhere to sink a pint right across the city. The variety of clubs across the city is mindboggling with the big nights being Friday and Saturday.
Food and Drink
London is a world-class destination for food-lovers. Smart restaurants, informal gastropubs, superb delis and buzzing cafes offer something to suit all pallets. In fact there is cuisine from over 70 countries and over 6,000 restaurants from which to choose: 45 of which are Michelin-starred!
Culture and Heritage
London's ever-changing and diverse culture means there is always something new to see or do in London. At the same time, the city retains its fantastic historical features, such as the Royal Botanic Gardens, Tower of London, Westminster Palace, Westminster Abbey and St Margaret's Church and Maritime Greenwich, which are all UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Of course a visit to London wouldn't be the same without seeing the famous political landmark; the Houses of Parliament on the banks of the city's Thames river.
Just outside the city Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world and The Queen's favourite weekend home.
By Ruth Lancey
Date: 2018-01-16 16:53:41