London Travel Guide
London is everything you would expect from a Capital City with a lot of history and more, and the good news now thanks to the irresponsibility of bankers worldwide is that London is not as expensive to visit as it has been for the last 10 or more years .
The pound has not quite sunk without trace though, it still has some value but because the London's economy is so closely linked to banking and financial services the pound was hit pretty hard and that means that your dollar, yen or Euro is going to buy so much more.
When people talk about London or indeed England they usually mention rain, but because of global warm summers in London are warm to hot these days, and that makes sightseeing a dream and it has so many said old and new to see, the Queen and The London Eye are on the top of most people's list, but those lists will just go on and on.
One great way to take in most of the sights of London is a river trip, because like most very old cities London was built on first one then both banks of a river, in London's case the River Thames.
From a river boat you will be able to take in the Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, The Houses of Parliament, The South Bank Arts Complex, The Globe Theater a reproduction of a theater from the time of Shakespeare, the Tower of London while gliding effortlessly under famous bridges like London Bridge and Tower Bridge and of course see so much more.
As well as the river London is famous for large open spaces of green and you can escape from the almost constant noise of this City that simply refuses to sleep for a moment into the delightful parks like St. Louis. James' Park which lies behind Downing Street where the British Prime Minister has his official residence.
Surprisingly you can wander the length of the Mall and still be in St James' Park down passed Duck and even Pelican Ponds to Buckingham Palace where the Queen of Great Britain has her official residence.
You can even check to see if she is at home by looking to see if the Royal Standard is flying above the Palace. You will be lucky to see her 'at home' because because the Queen favors Windsor Palace which is about 20 miles to the west of London where it is quitter and less polluted.
London is a sightseers' dream, there is always something around the corner, from the blue plaque on the wall of the flat where Jimi Hendrix died at the back of Oxford Street to the beautifully restored St Pancras station now home to the International Rail (Channel) Tunnel) Rail Service but for so many years a derelict condemned building.
At night even more of London comes alive and as well as being able to enjoy some excellent free live music in the cafés and bars there is the exciting sight of the river-scape alive with lasers lights and often fireworks.
London is not to be missed and that is why it is one of the most popular travel destinations in the world and so it is probably no surprise that there are enough hotel beds in London to sleep the populations of dozens of major cities worldwide!
The surprise would be that most of these hotel beds are booked well in advance and so careful planning is required to get a great hotel at just the right price.
A good way to do that would be to use a website where you can compare prices and availability, though there are dozens of these here is an honest recommendation bookingspot.