Sometimes, writing travels can open you to accusations of hyperbole, as you seek to emphasise the various qualities and attributes of a particular place. London however is different, it’s one of a select bunch of places where hyperbole is not simply unnecessary, but rather impossible. Everyone loves London, and to be fair, it’s with good reason.
Situated in the south east of England, running along both banks of the River Thames, London is home to almost 20 million people of all races and nationalities. A genuine cultural melting pot, London is a successful blend of everything, thrown together in one huge and hectic city.
For fans of royalty (the English really do know how to do monarchy), there is a huge array of tourist attractions to visit, from the sheer splendor of Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey, through to the more serene surroundings of Windsor Castle, the presence of the English Monarchy can be felt running through the very veins of London.
No trip to London would be complete without a tour of the Tower of London, where the legendary Beefeaters have stood guard over the crown jewels for hundreds of years. Situated in close proximity to the main ‘city’ district, the Tower of London typifies the varied appeal of London, where the ancient sits comfortably alongside the modern and comtemporary.
For those seeking a more cultural experience, London is home to a huge range of galleries and museums. From the stunning National Gallery in Trafalgar Square, through to the National History Museum and Tate Modern, there is something for everyone in what is one of the world’s most diverse cities.
Every year, over 20 million tourists visit London, making it one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations. With over 13% of London’s workforce coming from the tourist sector, tourism in London is a huge business, with visitors to the city spending an average of £15bn each year.
If you are planning on visiting London, it is certainly worth taking note of the weather! Whilst London has an almost unparralleled array of activities, the weather can be cold and wet during the winter months, with temperatures dropping to around 5-7 degrees celcius. The summer period however can see temperatures rising to around 25 degrees, allowing you to enjoy the delights of Wimbledon without worrying too much about the rain!
For more information on the various tourist attractions when visiting London, have a look at the official Bestow tour packages website, where you can find a wealth of information about London and the various activities on offer.