London

London

LONDON
Noisy, vibrant and truly multicultural, London is a megalopolis of people, ideas and frenetic energy. The capital and largest city of both the United Kingdom and of England, it is also the largest city in Western Europe and the European Union. Situated on the River Thames in South England, Greater London has an official population of a little over 8 million. You can visit the Queen's official residence at Buckingham Palace and tour the House of Parliament, the historic home of the UK government. Considered one of the world's leading "global cities", London remains an international capital of culture, music, education, fashion, politics, finance and trade.
The Thames flows through Central London and provides a stunning backdrop to many of the city's top tourist attractions. River Tours are great ways to beat the traffic and enjoy wonderful views.
WEATHER
If travelling in December and January be prepared for snow. February and March can be damp, more-so than the winter months. September can be a very pleasant month, with mild days and clear but cool nights. May through July tend to have the best weather conditions! Regardless of the weather there is an abundance of indoor and outdoor things to do, so come and enjoy all London has to offer no matter what time of year!
CURRENCY
The UK's currency is the pound sterling (£ / GBP). Despite being a member of the European Union, the UK has not adopted the euro.
Top Ten Things to do:
1. Buckingham Palace
2. Westminster Abbey
3. Tower Bridge
4. London Eye
5. Piccadilly Circus
6. St. Paul’s Cathedral
7. Houses of Parliament
8. Big Ben
9. Convent Garden
10. National Gallery
SPORTS
• London hosts the famous Tennis tournament Wimbledon in August
• Rugby Teams:
o London Irish
o London Wasps
o Harlegquins
o Saracens,
o London Broncos
• Cricket season lasts from April to September.
• Horse-racing: Royal Ascot occurs every June.

City/Province: 
London
Country: 
United Kingdom
Region: 
Great Britain