London, political and economic capital of the UK, is one of the most visited cities in the world due to its special and cosmopolitan character. Impossible to describe through a text, it is necessary to know London visit and live, letting the special touch of the city and its people seduce us through his welcoming immensity.
London has something engaging and all like London is fun, culture, light and color. A city capable of surprising both those who visit for the first time, and those who fell in love with her and can not help but visit regularly.
In London you can feel small next to the impressive Big Ben, see the world at your feet from the London Eye or witness the world famous Changing of the Guard in front of Buckingham Palace.
Shopping in London:
Traditionally, London has always been a shopping paradise. His lead in the world of fashion, music, books or antiques, among other possibilities, the city has become a place of pilgrimage for fashionistas, collectors and shopaholics.
For everything related to fashion and accessories, Covent Garden district is perfect for its large number and variety of shops. Local luxury of large firms are in Knightsbridge and Kensington.
For those looking for books in the Bloomsbury district, home to London’s diversity, as many bookstores concentrated.
As for antiques, elegant district of Chelsea hosts a large number of shops and art galleries.
But to buy a little of everything, and the best price, clothes, accessories, records, books and antiques are concentrated in the famous markets of Portobello, Camden Town or Notting Hill.
Not to miss their two most charismatic stores, Harrods and Liberty.
Eating in London:
Although the English cuisine does not enjoy a good reputation internationally, the fact is that in the city of London can eat everything really well.
The first thing to consider is that in London and eats dinner well before the time at which we are accustomed in Spain and other European countries. Still, many of the restaurants, especially those found in the more touristy areas, serve meals at any time of day.
If you just want to try traditional English fare, will have to order fish and chips (fish & chips), stuffed beef and kidney pie, Yorkshire pudding, roast beef or sausage with mashed potatoes and peas; for dessert, the best are their cakes (foot), especially apple, crunchy crumbles or fruit fillings.
In London, also you can find all kinds of restaurants with international cuisine, Chinese, Indian, Japanese, American and even Spanish. The areas with the economic premises are Soho, Camden or Chinatown.
Transport in London:
London has an excellent, albeit expensive, transport network, consisting of subways, buses, taxis, ferries and trains. To save on transportation cards can be purchased as TravelCard, OysterCard, the Bus & Tram Pass London or the London Pass.
London has 50 railway stations and five airports, although the main and busiest are Heathrow and Gatwick.
Most of London’s museums are free, while the remainder of the great monuments offer free admission.
Smoking is prohibited in all indoor public places and, as well as drinking alcohol in the street; pole plugs are, so an adapter for small appliances such as hair dryer or shaver is needed; phone booths accept credit cards and pre-paid cards, and do not forget to pack umbrella, raincoat and waterproof hats, since rain is a common weather phenomenon in London.