London, Multicolored city
One of the world's most visited cities, London has something for every visitor: from history and culture to fine food and good times.
London is deeply multicultural, with one in three Londoners foreign-born, representing 270 nationalities and 300 tongues. Despite Brexit, London remains one of the world's most cosmopolitan cities, and diversity infuses daily life, food, music and fashion.
The city has been built over centuries and many of its buildings are instantly recognizable landmarks; the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben. But London is full of innovation; the Shard, the Tate Modern extension, the Sky Garden, that blend perfectly in the centuries-old landscape.
Founded in AD 960, Westminster is considered the finest example of Early English Gothic. It's not merely a grandiose place of worship but it is also the stage for coronations, royal weddings and funerals since the 13th century?
The Tower of London:
The Tower of London (actually a castle of 22 towers) offers a window into a gruesome and compelling history. A former royal residence, treasury, armory and zoo, it's perhaps now most remembered as the prison where a king, three queens and many nobles met their deaths.
London Eye :
Standing 135m high in a fairly flat city, the London Eye affords views 25 miles in every direction, weather permitting. Interactive tablets provide great information (in six languages) landmarks as they appear in the skyline. Each rotation – or 'flight' – takes a gracefully slow 30 minutes.
With more than 2300 European masterpieces in its collection, this is one of the world's great galleries, with seminal works from the 13th to the mid-20th century, including masterpieces by Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Titian, Vincent van Gogh and Auguste Renoir.
British Museum :
The country's largest museum and one of the oldest and finest in the world, this famous museum opened in 1759 and boasts vast Egyptian, Etruscan, Greek, Roman, European and Middle Eastern galleries, among others. It's London’s most visited attraction, drawing 5.9 million people annually.
HISTORY OF THE CITY
43 A.D : The Romans, who invaded Britain, established the first permanent settlement, their city of Londinium as a remote outpost of the Roman Empire.
5th Century : After the collapse of the Roman Empire, The Anglo-Saxons would form a settlement called Lundenwic which would grow slowly until year 950 when it will see dramatic growth and by 11th century, the city would become the biggest city in the region.
1066 – 1097: After a successful excursion during the Battle of Hastings, William, Duke of Normandy was crowned King of England and immediately after this started constructing the Westminster Hall, which was later to be the basis of Westminster Palace.
1831 to 1945 - During this time, London was the largest city in the world and the overcrowding brought many diseases such as Cholera. It is also during this period that the city of London was bombed by the Germans during the WWI. During the WWII, the bombing of London by German Luftwaffe, popularly known as the Blitz killed about 30,000 London Residents.
Today, London and its metropolitan area is home to more than 20 million people and in 2012, it became the first city to host the modern Summer Olympics for 3 times. It is the cultural capital of the world, with more than 300 languages being spoken within its precincts.
- Buckingham Palace
- Tate Modern
- St Paul's Cathedral
- Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens
- Oxford University
The London Tube and the Double Decker buses and their very dense network are the best ways to travel in London and its vicinity.
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London is famous for its rain and fog ... which gives it a certain charm. In the spring, colors are present. Summer and fall are very pleasant seasons to visit.
Raincoats and umbrellas are mandatory, especially in autumn and spring. In the summer the temperatures are mild.
London is 3h15mns away from Enfidha Airport
From the beginning of April to the end of September no time difference with Tunisia (GMT+1). From the start of October to the end of March, London is one hour behind Tunisia (GMT)
Gatwick International Airport is 45 km south of London.
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