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London has five main airports; Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton, London City Airport, and Sothend Airport. The main airport being Heathrow which lies 32km west of central London, followed by Gatwick, which is situated 48km from the south of central London.
There are various modes of transport from the airports into the city.
With history dating back to Roman times, London houses the the iconic ‘Big Ben’ clock tower, Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and a site of British monarch coronations in its centre. The London Eye observation wheel across the River Thames offers breathtaking views of this beautiful city. A popular location with tourists, it is a city well worthy of a visit or more.
The most visited city in Europe, London attracts up to 27 million visitors every year. With some of the best shopping, art, entertainment and dining, there’s no wonder why. It is almost impossible to stay bored in this location that is split into distinct areas of the commercial and tourist hub of Central London as well as North, West, South and East London. Each neighbourhood quite different and recognizable.
One of the most diverse cities in the world, there is lots to do in London.
Home to the world-famous Big Ben and Houses of Parliament, Westminster is known as the political hub of London. Here you will find Westminster Abbey, and the iconic clock tower, which chimes at the turn of every hour.
You can also take some time to relax in Parliament Square, where you will find such statues of political individuals like Winston Churchill and Mandela.
Be sure to try the famous London fish and chips, or a true English breakfast, which consists of bacon, eggs, sausages, mushrooms, baked beans, black pudding and fried bread. Other tasty foods you could try are bangers and mash, a Yorkshire pudding, roast beef or a Ploughman's Lunch.
It will be difficult to find Welsh rarebit with sprinkled baked cheddar. But if you do find it, get also Old Specled Hen beer. Or cider with rich, sweet taste. By the way, takeaway food is cheaper thus more common in London.
Portions are usually large. For breakfast, you can have beans or mashed green peas with toasts. On weekends farmers gather on market sqaures and cook food on the streets. Here you can try Asian or Turkish cruisine, mushroom pies and baked potatoes, Spanish sausages, cottage cheese and even dandelion lemonade. Also, you haven’t truly visited London until you’ve had English tea or a beer at a pub. Many delicious feasts await those who buy tickets to London.