You can still find the imprint of the glory of British Empire which was also called ‘Empire on which the sun never sets’ in London nowadays. British people still keep their pride from the old times and already start to launch innovations to welcome the new times.
You can say that London is a city of too much lures. That’s true. As long as you have enough money in your pocket, you can get whatever you want in London. Luxury brands are displayed in Harrods which is the most expensive shopping mall in the UK to wait for you.
You can also say this is a city of too many world top universities. That’s true. London is home to London Business School which is the world’s best business school, Imperial College, London School of Economics and Political Science, UCL, King’s college and so forth. People consider it as a honor if you can study in one of them.
You can not deny that this is a city of too many attractions either: Bucking Palace where the Queen lives; Tower Bridge which is a bridge over Thames, an iconic symbol of London; the Big Ben which is a bell of the clock with a 151 years history; London Eye which is the tallest Ferris wheel in Europe, and the most visited paid tourist attraction in the United Kingdom.
Transportation in London
As we all know, for a capital city, traffic congestion seems too common to be mentioned. The situation in London is not that satisfactory as well which may be the reason why the mayor of the city advocates people to take a bicycle which is called a two-wheel revolution.
There are eight airports in London if you just tell it from their names, but in fact only five of them are mostly used.
The largest and busiest airport in London is Heathrow which serving around 68 million passengers each year and located 22 km away from central London.
Gatwick Airport is London’s second busiest airport after Heathrow throughout the UK. It is located 45.7 km south of Central London, 5 km north of the centre of Crawley, West Sussex. There is no big difference between Gatwick and Heathrow.
In terms of for low-cost short-haul flights, you can go to Stansted Airport, situated north east of London in Essex.
For business travelers, London City Airport may be the best choice which is the smallest yet most central airport.
If you prefer to hire a car to get to the airport, there are a number of regional and national car hiring suppliers who will offer you a reasonable price as well. Here are several most popular companies: Avis, National, Sixt, Thrifty, Hertz, 1car1 Car Hire Manchester, and Super Car Hire Ltd.