Area Guide: London
A DIVERSE CAPITAL CITY…
London is the capital of the UK and is situated in the South East of England, split by the River Thames. London is a very well known trading and manufacturing capital and was also the place of residents to several prominent historical figures including Shakespeare, The Kray Twins, Ronnie Biggs, Idris Elba, J.M.W. Turner, Charlie Chaplin and Twiggy just to name a few.
It’s also home to some iconic landmarks such as Big Ben, the London Eye and Houses of Parliament. These landmarks attract thousands of tourists from around the world and are notorious hotspots for some amazing pictures.
In the city centre there is plenty to see and do from attending shows at popular west end theatres and clubs to north London’s renowned Camden Town market area, popular for home made craft items and rustic food. There are also a number of museums on offer including the natural history museum and London’s aquarium.
London through the ages
London has developed significantly over the centuries, starting out as a small town trading throughout Europe and Russia before the 1600’s. Over time, London began grew rapidly and developed its industry and trade dramatically.
In 1666, the Great Fire of London took place burning around 60% of the city which proved a massive blow to its economy. However, it took with it the deadly Black Plague, which had spread throughout the city killing thousands of people.
After the fire, London began to rebuild around the 16th century and into the 17th century, generating stronger business than it had previously done.
Today, London is one of the major capital cities of the world, known for the incredible opportunities it provides for entrepreneurs and small businesses. It is also known for outstanding education from the likes of City University, Imperial College and Kings College London.
Easy Commute in London
Accessing London is super easy with plenty of train links from all directions. International trains can run from Kings Cross Station allowing easy transport in and out of the UK. There is also TFL which provides plenty of buses around London for easy commuting.
Places of Interest:
- Tower Of London
- London Eye
- St Paul’s Cathedral
- Big Ben
- Tower Bridge
- Buckingham Palace
- British Museum
- London Dungeon
- Natural History Museum
- Sea Life London Aquarium
Greater London Authority
Travelling by Car?:
London has plenty of routes, one in particular is the famous M25 which encircles London and has plenty of exits inwards towards London’s centre.
Travelling abroad is very easy in London as there is London City Airport. There are also plenty of train routes that go straight to airports such as Gatwick Airport.