You cannot deny that London is one of the most famous, cosmopolitan, vibrant and economically-important cities in the world, and is a top tourist destination for discerning travellers from all over the globe.
In fact when it comes to London there are many ‘facts’ that we cannot deny. Here’s just a few facts about London that make it such an impressive city.
With five international airports that connects the city to 310 international destinations, a high-speed Eurostar link and with an underground network that comprises of 274 tube stations, there is no getting away from the fact that London is well connected.
A fascinating history
With a history that stretches back more than 1000 years, London’s past is about as varied and exciting as a city’s history can get. Comprising of four world heritage sites, including the Royal Botanic Gardens, the Palace of Westminster and Westminster Abbey, Maritime Greenwich and the Tower of London, it is no wonder that London attracts more than 26 million visitors each year.
The River Thames
Running through the heart of London from Richmond in the west to Greenwich in the east, the River Thames is the hub of London life. From river cruises to river buses, taking a relaxing voyage down the River Thames is one of the best ways to discover and explore the city.
In 2011 visitors to London spent a record £8.6 billion. From Harrods to Harvey Nichols, Camden Market to Knightsbridge, we cannot deny that London is one of the best shopping destinations in the world.
With more than 6,000 restaurants in the capital, you can rest assure that you will never be short of somewhere to eat in London. From wining and dining in one of the exclusive 55 Michelin Star restaurants that London boasts, to tucking into a hearty fry-up in a quirky back-street café, London’s tremendously diverse cuisine and restaurant scene caters for all taste buds and desired ambiences.