"London, Misty Albion" London by kris-t

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Modern London is not one city that has steadily become larger through the centuries; it is a number of cities, towns, and villages that have, during the past centuries, grown together to make one vast urban area.
London is situated upon both banks of the River Thames, it is the largest city in Britain and one of the largest in the world. Its population is about 7 million people.
London dominates the life of Britain. It is the chief port of the country and the most important commercial, manufacturing and cultural centre.
There is little heavy industry in London, but there is a wide range of light industry in Greater London.

London consists of three parts: the City of London, the West End and the East End.

London is one of the most visited cities on Earth.

Tourist attractions are located mainly in Central London, comprising the historic City of London; the West End with its many cinemas, bars, clubs, theaters, shops and restaurants; the City of Westminster with Westminster Abbey, the royal residences of Buckingham Palace, Clarence House and St. James's Palace; the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea with its museums (the Science Museum, Natural History Museum, and Victoria and Albert Museum) and Hyde Park. Other important tourist attractions include
St Paul's Cathedral, the National Gallery;
the South Bank and Bankside areas of Southwark with the Globe Theatre and the Tate Modern;
London Bridge;
Tower Bridge;
the Tower of London;
the Tate Britain on the Embankment;
the British Museum in Bloomsbury.

There are many other places of interest across the city.

The George Pub

Dating back to 1723, when it was a coffeee house frequented by fops and dandies (like us), this is a fine old pub with mock medieval half-timbering both inside and out plus the odd spot of stained glass.

(for more - Nightlife tips)

Tower of London

Every night at 9. 53 p. m. the Chief Warder of the Yeomen Warders (Beefeaters) of the Tower of London lights a candle lantern and then makes his way towards the Bloody Tower.
In the Archway his Escort await his arrival. The Chief Warder, carrying the keys, then moves off with his Escort to the West Gate, which he locks, while the Escort "present arms". Then the Middle and Ryward Towers are locked.

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  • Last visit to London: Aug 2005
  • Intro Updated Mar 2, 2013
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  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Feb 27, 2011 at 11:41 AM

    Kris and Tim! You have created a very interesting & useful page here, thanks!

  • mvtouring's Profile Photo
    Jan 29, 2011 at 12:08 PM

    I loved reading your tips, brought back some nice memories

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Jan 18, 2011 at 12:11 PM

    Back again to look at the rest of your very interesting and informative London page. You have a fine collection of old London pubs in your nightlife tips. Good transportation tips, too!

  • OlenaKyiv's Profile Photo
    Apr 25, 2007 at 9:02 AM

    Great tips on London! Thanks. Olenka

  • vichatherly's Profile Photo
    Dec 19, 2006 at 4:56 AM

    Excellent London tips!

  • Diana75's Profile Photo
    Nov 14, 2006 at 4:37 AM

    Congratulations for these wonderful pages, Chris. Great work! A real London guide, full of interesting details and beautiful pictures.

  • Oct 15, 2006 at 1:27 PM

    lovely page! Nikos

  • Apr 23, 2006 at 10:36 AM

    Hi Kris, Thank you for dropping by. Yes, Your flowers are very special. Best regards.

  • scottishvisitor's Profile Photo
    Mar 21, 2006 at 2:49 PM

    Enjoyed your local customs tips & yes the London Dungeon is a tourist trap but great for kids!

  • mazzap's Profile Photo
    Mar 12, 2006 at 4:38 PM

    What a great job you've done on my capital city - I really need to go there again soon! I shall come back to your pages for more tips before I go too! Marion x.


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