Travelling from the Airport we head to the City aiming to see (in no particular order) Harrods, Big Ben & the Houses of Parliament. Stopping off to have a walk around Buckingham Palace (possibly to catch the Changing of the Guard) before heading to the City of London to catch a glimpse of the Tower of London, St Paul’s Cathedral. Lunch (optional) would have to be at one of London’s many public houses (perhaps for Fish and Chips) and a quick visit to the British Museum if time allows.
Noisy, vibrant and truly multicultural, London is a megalopolis of people, ideas and frenetic energy. The capital and largest city of both England and of the United Kingdom, it is also the largest city in Western Europe and the European Union. Situated on the River Thames in South-East England, Greater London has an official population of a little over 8 million. However, London‘s urban area stretched to 9,787,426 in 2011, while the figure of 14 million for the city’s wider metropolitan area more accurately reflects its size and importance. Considered one of the world’s leading “global cities”, London remains an international capital of culture, music, education, fashion, politics, finance and trade.