|Lonndon City Facts|
|Total Area||606 sq miles|
|Lat Long Coordinates||51.5171° N, 0.1062° W|
|Museum||Museum of Science & Industry, Greater Manchester Police Museum, Greater Manchester Police Museum, Imperial War Museum North|
|Universities||University of London, London's Global University, London Metropolitan University|
The name of London is borrowed from the term Lyn-dun which stands for the fortified town on the lake. The history of London dates back to 43-50 AD. During this era, London was controlled by Aulus
There are hotels of all types in London, ranging from luxury hotels to discount hotels. Some of the top hotels of London whose reviews you can read here are Blakes Hotel, Grosvenor House, and The Capital. The Grosvenor House was originally the London residence of Richard, the first Earl of Grosvenor. The present day Grosvenor House has a gymnasium, swimming pool, squash courts, and also a huge ice-skating ring.
To narrow down your search options, we have profiled some of the best restaurants serving various cuisines in London. For instance, if you would like to taste authentic British cuisine while you are in London, then some of the best restaurants that you can find, which serve this type of cuisine are Boisdale, Brian Turner Mayfair, and Butlers Wharf Chop House. Boisdale Restaurant is full of old regulars and delighted new customers throughout the week. The live jazz music, the collection of fine cigars, and the food are all sure to please you. Some favorites on the menu are the aged steaks and some eats that are sourced from Scotland.
Rocking night clubs can be found all across London, but they are found in greater concentration in the West End, where Soho is still the most popular place. Two other areas where many popular nightclubs are located are the Notting Hill/Ladbroke Grove area in the west and the Old Street/Shoreditch area in the east. Many other areas like Camden, Angel, Brixton and Clapham also have some fabulous bars and clubs. The age above which drinking is permissible in London is 18 years. Mostly all clubs charge an admission price. Clubs generally open by 2200 and stay open till 0200/0300 during the weekdays and 0500 at weekends. Some of the most popular night clubs in London are Fabric, Ministry of Sound, and London Trocadero.
Brent River, Cray River, Thames River, Regent's Canal, Grand Union Canal and London basin are the famous rivers of london.
The leading industries of London like manufacturing, food processing, information technology, healthcare, construction, chemical, automotive parts, etc. contribute significantly to the economic progress of the country. The tourist attractions and well-developed infrastructure of the city also plays a major role in the development of another major industry,Tourism. Some of the famous companies here include cox&Kings, Brithish Airways and Marks and spencer.
London has a rich cultural heritage. Many colorful, vibrant, and joyful festivals are celebrated by the people of London. Some of the festivals that are celebrated throughout London are Guy Fawkes Night, New Year's Day Parade, Regent Streets Festival, and City of London Festival. Guy Fawkes Night is celebrated on the 5th of November to remember the failure of outlaw Guy Fawkes to blow up the Parliament for his religious beliefs. On this cold November night, people gather in parks to appreciate the display of fireworks and to burn an effigy of the brigand, Guy Fawkes, in a bonfire. Along with this, many parks have fairs, food stalls, and games. The party hosted by Battersea Park of London is extremely popular among the people of London.
Customs and Traditions:
Outside the Buckingham Palace, you can see guards dressed in their trademark bright red uniforms accompanied by bearskin hats. These guards are the bodyguards of the Queen. Every day, a new troop of thirty guards march to the palace and replace the old guards. This is called the Changing of the Guards ceremony. This ceremony was started in the year 1660, since which time the King or Queen of England have been guarded by the Household Troops.
Last Updated on 28 March 2013