London

Introduction

London is the capital city of England and is a leading global city with strengths in art, entertainment, finance, fashion, tourism and healthcare.

London boasts four world heritage sites including: Westminster Abbey, The Tower of London, Maritime Greenwich and The Royal Botanic Gardens. It is also home to the Queen’s Buckingham Palace, The Houses of Parliament and The West End.

Language Spoken

The primary language is English, however you will find over 280 different languages spoken in the city.

Currency

The currency in London is the British Pound Sterling . 1 GBP = [CCExhange base="GBP" currency="GBP"] GBP*

Time Zone

GMT

International Dialing Codes

+44 (+ local number)

Climate

London has a predominantly oceanic climate. Despite the reputation of rain and cloud every day of the year, London actually receives less rain per year than Rome and Naples. When the sun does come out central London can become very humid and on the rare occasion it does snow, the whole city comes to a stand still.

Emergency Numbers

All emergency services: 999

Public Transport Information

In London you are spoilt for choice with the tube, buses and taxis. London’s bus network is one of the largest in the world and the underground the oldest. If you are feeling more adventurous you could take a river bus along The Thames or if you are brave enough travel the city on one of the famous Boris Bikes.

Airport Code

Again you are spoilt for choice with eight airports in and around London. However the main three are London Heathrow (LHR), London Gatwick (LGW) and London Stansted (STN).

There is also a Eurostar link from London St Pancras station.

And Another Thing...

There are more than 6000 restaurants in London, 65 of them Michelin-starred.