London Travel Guide

London Travel Guide and Online Tourist Information including beaches, attractions, maps, hotels, tips and more

Introducing London

Tower Bridge, London.
Tower Bridge, London - photo by Diliff (wikipedia)

Named capital of the world for the 21st century, London is one of the most diverse cities on the planet. There are over 300 languages spoken in the city; and over 12 million people call the metropolitan area of London their home. More international travelers pass through London’s Heathrow Airport than any other airport in the world; and over 100 of Europe’s top 500 companies call London their home. The city is rich in history, the arts, entertainment, politics, fashion and education. There are four Heritage sites: the Royal Botanic Gardens, the Tower of London, the site that includes the Palace of Westminster, Westminster Abbey, and St Margaret’s Church and the historic settlement of Greenwich. It’s no wonder tourist flock to city by the millions; it offers guests luxury hotels, eclectic restaurants, a very active nightlife. A diverse and fascinating group of residents make the city what it is; a incredible mix of cultural tastes that continue to demonstrate exceptional creativity and value in terms of world productivity.

Economy and The Districts

London is divided into 32 boroughs, as well as the ancient city of London and is usually described by district names.

London Eye, London, England
London Eye, London, England - photo by Diliff (wikipedia)

The City of London is one of the world’s largest insurance and financial centers and the City of Westminster is the government center.The West End is the shopping district, which is the home of Leicester Square, Covent Garden, Oxford Street and Piccadilly Circus, which is a big tourist attraction. West London is one of the most expensive areas of the city. The Notting Hill, Chelsea and Knightsbridge areas are known for exclusive shops and boutiques as well as multi-million dollar residences. The East End is home for London’s immigrant population and is considered the poorest area of the city.

London Districts
London Districts