IN A NUTSHELL
London never feels like it’s preserved in aspic. Across the city, the old – Georgian townhouses, Victorian warehouses, Tudor pubs – rubs shoulders with the new. There’s no ‘old town’ historic district of cobbled streets and horse-drawn carts: brilliant steel-and-glass edifices soar among buildings centuries their senior. And the locals have the same eclectic approach to life. Across the city you’ll meet Bangladeshi mothers and Jewish pensioners, Polish builders and Swedish bakers.
The result can be overwhelming – but if you’re looking to lose yourself in the urban tapestry, no other city comes close.
London is a big city so your best best would the the tube or the classic double decker.
The Queen, Buckingham Palace, London Bridge, Big Ben, Pubs.
WHAT TO EAT
Booming Haute Cuisine scene with plenty of five-star restaurants by world-class chefs.
Dinner for 2 – £50.00
Beer – 3£- 4£
WHEN TO GO
Spring, summer and fall.