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London is the largest city in the UK and stands apart from the rest of the country in almost every way. The depth of history is immense and dates back to when the Romans occupied the centre of the city and were responsible for much of the architecture that still remains today.
The unique fact about this city is that there are hidden gems on almost every street corner nestled amongst the bustling districts. Don’t forget to visit the skyscraper buildings in the Square Mile that is home to Europe’s tallest building The Shard.
It would take a whole month to view the sights and experience all the delights in London and even then you would only skim the surface. London is home to one of the largest selection of nationalities in the world and can take you from Mosques to St Paul’s Cathedral to Westminster Cathedral. Other highlights include Buckingham Palace, The Royal Opera House, the numerous West End Theatres in Covent Garden and the bars and clubs of Camden Lock.
There is a wide selection of restaurants to choose from ranging from Chinese in Soho, French in South Kensington to Indian in Brick Lane, East End of London to Michelin star Bistros in Knightsbridge. In addition there are thousands of Gastro pubs that offer a combination of great food, great beer and a great environment all for a reasonable price.
London offers the best shops in the country including designer labels and bargain stores. Try out the famous streets of Oxford Street, Bond Street and Knightsbridge and embrace the crowds. For something slightly different try Camden Market or Brick Lane in East London.
The city is best explored for scenery first thing in the morning shortly after sunrise and the views along the River Thames in central London are breathtaking. On a warm day head to Richmond Park to see the thousands of wild deer placed by Henry the VIII or take a boat trip from Westminster to Tower Bridge.
London has a reputation for a bustling nightlife with the largest selection of nightclubs in Leicester Square and Oxford Circus which are thriving until the early hours.