Destination Guide - London
Contrary to what the tabloids would have you believe, there’s much more to this
city than a royal family. London has made its mark as a destination boasting classic
manners and rebellious fashion, high tea and an even higher cost of living. It’s
home to more icons than places to put them: Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Westminster
Abbey and the Tower of London, to name a few. Seeing a show on London’s West End,
a stroll in Hyde Park, shopping at Harrods’ and enjoying a night out in Soho are
just some of the ways to live like a Londoner.
Known for its grey, rainy climate, London’s summer (June to August) does see some
sun, with the average temperature hovering around 23°C. In winter (December to mid
March) the average is 2°C.
Getting there and around
London’s underground public transport network, The Tube, is efficient and economical.
The taxis are reliable, however they can be expensive, especially during peak hour.
There are tolls for entering the city in a car and it’s extremely difficult to find
parking but a car can be a good way to see the greater area. The iconic double-decker
buses are a nice way to see the city and the bus network (including night buses)
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