"London - Europe's thrilling metropolis" London by HORSCHECK

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Since 1987 I have been to London more than 10 times for both holidays and business trips. London with an estimated population of more than 9 Mio. inhabitants is huge, exciting, multi-cultured, cosmopolitan and always worth a visit. In fact it is among my favourite cities in Europe.

It offers countless historic sights from Big Ben to the Tower of London. The newer must-see activities include the London Eye and the Tate Modern. Famous squares, markets and events don't let you feel bored. Green Parks like Hyde Park or Regent's Park invite for a relaxing rest in between a busy sightseeing day.

Last but not least London is well placed for daytrips by public transportation to the surrounding area. Among these are the royal enclave Windsor, the university town Oxford or the resorts on the English southcoast with Brighton being the most popular.

"On arrival buy a local paper and go for a drink."
--- First Rule of Travel by Pete McCarthy ---

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Plenty to see and do for everyone.
  • Cons:Not the cheapest place on earth, but worth every penny!
  • In a nutshell:Europe's thrilling metropolis.
  • Last visit to London: Feb 2008
  • Intro Updated Aug 8, 2011
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  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Feb 9, 2014 at 8:41 AM

    Hi, Holger! Thanks for sharing your memories! You have created an interesting page about the World City!)

  • wabat's Profile Photo
    Feb 9, 2014 at 3:42 AM

    Holger , while your tips are aging they are still very up to date ... Thats one of the nice things about London, the old familiars never change, i enjoy reading peoples take on what's probably my favourite city.

  • davidjo's Profile Photo
    Feb 2, 2014 at 4:46 AM

    Great photo by the way

  • King_Golo's Profile Photo
    Feb 13, 2012 at 10:26 AM

    Hallo Holger, vielen Dank fuer deine informativen London-Tipps! Trotz etlicher London-Besuche habe ich noch was Neues erfahren. Gruesse aus Oxford!

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Oct 23, 2011 at 12:03 PM

    Hello, Holger! London is so beautiful and picturesque and your page here is so informative!... Vielen Dank!

  • Regina1965's Profile Photo
    Oct 10, 2011 at 4:42 AM

    I got quite nostalgic while reading your tips. I have been to London so many times and am just waiting to get back there. Unfortunately when I was there in 2010 I lost 500+ photos I had taken all over London.

  • Marisola's Profile Photo
    Aug 7, 2011 at 10:14 AM

    I like your definition as well. I'm going to have to check out this British band! What are some of your favourite songs of theirs?

  • giampiero6's Profile Photo
    Jul 21, 2011 at 3:07 PM

    Glorious opening shot of London!

  • Roadquill's Profile Photo
    Jun 21, 2011 at 4:24 PM

    After I noticed how wonky the photo was, I straigtened it using my photo software and re-uploaded it. Nice London photos, I need to visit again. Best, Karl

  • DAO's Profile Photo
    Jun 5, 2011 at 2:09 PM

    That is a cool photo!!!! How are you? Great to see you in Macedonia!!


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