London is the imperial city that once saw over an empire that famously, never saw the sun set. In modern times, London still has the cosmopolitan underpinnings of running such an empire in its restaurants, cultural events, and fashion. A city filled with traditional monuments and banging clubs the past and present have fused together into a wonderfully unique city that literally begs people to visit it. The reasons for seeing London at least once are long and many, and here are just a few of them:
Brits know how to handle a hangover
In a nation that enjoys a good beverage, even during the work week, good hangover food became a national must. There is always a diner serving up full English breakfasts of eggs, bacon, sausage, tomato, chips and toast with a cup of piping hot strongly brewed tea. Hundreds of years worth of testing can’t be wrong, when you are feeling hung over be sure to head to places like the Regency – a 55 year old London hall mark – for some good comfort food and a moments respite from your hangover.
One of the great things about London are the sheer variety of ways to get to and from and around the city. There are few travel hubs in the world that offer a better array of cheap flights across Europe – with Ryan Air and Easy Jet – and abroad. When you come to London, the whole of Europe is at your finger tips via short flights. Getting around the city of London itself, do as the locals and get yourself an Oyster card… it will save you money in the long run and get you feeling like you belong in the swarming halls of London’s major stations like Victoria and Waterloo.
Cosmopolitan, cosmopolitan, cosmopolitan…
There are few places on earth that boast the range of different people as London. Every person, and every nationality for that matter, under the sun live in this city. The boundaries of London see 300 different languages spoken. Not surprisingly there are areas of the city that cater to specific nationalities – there are Spanish bars, Italian bars, and even a Canadian bar. Any type of food can be found and the mixture of cultures creates an always buoyant art scene.
Like any nation on earth Britain has a variety of different customs that can seem strange to others. Though easy going about many things – drinking for one, even on the streets – the Brits like a well ordered line up, or queue as they call it. If you want to see, for your own cultural enjoyment/exchange a Londoner’s temperature rise just stand to the right of a queue in the London underground… you will get a sense that the entire matrix of society has fallen apart as you are met with angered stares. In London it is always stand on the right of the escalator and walk on the left… you will understand when you see the mammoth length of some of the city’s escalators that seemingly descend to the centre of the earth.