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London is one of the most glamorous cities in the world. It is a world leader in finance, eclectic architecture and design, and a cosmopolitan melting pot. It is home to cultures which span the globe. With a history forged through the centuries, London is steeped with proud tradition. It’s the perfect place for an ultimate journey.
When you get to the tube station at LHR and hear the sound of the train coming, you’ll know it could be no other place than London. The Tube and train systems in London and the U.K. are so easy to use and they can get you anywhere.
London’s vast expanse is home to over 7 million people. Its historical buildings are world-famous and breathtaking and you will love places like Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London, Windsor and St. Paul’s Cathedral and Hampton Court. Its remarkable historical sights and fascinating history, architecture, and homes in the neighbourhoods such as Mayfair, Belgrave and Notting Hill are a recipe for a deeply rewarding but simple endless adventure, most of them best enjoyed on foot. You can spend all day just walking around and seeing new delights around every corner. The next street is delightfully different from the last.
There are wonderful surprises that put London on the map. London has more open space than any other European city. Its parks are a sight not to miss, you can take time out surrounded by works of art. A great aspect about London is a combination of its friendliness and walkability. You will love taking long walks, hanging out in the various neighbourhood squares like Leicester, Soho, Berkeley, Russell, and the parks, especially Hyde Park and St. James, and exploring neighbourhoods such as Kensington and Little Venice. Hampsted Heath is 791 acres of semi-wild parkland, a few miles from the city centre. Out here you can unwind with the North London crowd, clear your head, and enjoy the simple things in life. It is a hotspot for kite flyers and a great place to exercise. It has a fantastic view from the top of Parliament Hill, all the way to St. Paul’s.
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There are many markets in London. Columbia Road flower market first started trading in 1869. Its 52 stalls assemble every Sunday from about 4 a.m. and traders come from miles around. You can buy every sort of flower and the sights, sounds and smells are worth the early start. The stall owners add to the atmosphere and it’s fun to listen to the vendors hocking their pots and blooms. Stop for a coffee and a bagel at one of the many cafes, take in the happy atmosphere of an East London Market and enjoy.
Speaking of food, London is a world-class city for eating and drinking. It would not be complete without the pub culture--a British heritage that is alive and well. Drop in for a few pints at the local dive bars and microbreweries, with fish and chips to match: mouth-watering, succulent fish enclosed in crispy-fried golden batter served with fluffy chips. This British favourite is widely available throughout London. There are fascinating watering holes with funny names such as Cheshire Cheese, The Swan, Hand in Hand Bar, Crooked Billet and The Glassblower. The Charing Cross wine bar is like an old cellar, cosy with great food. The surroundings are relaxing and seeing people conversing is great. You can hear hundreds of different languages, and you can eat whatever you want at practically any time of the day. Every single type of food is at your fingertips and London has something for you whatever your evening demands. London has a vast menu that caters to everyone.
London is friendly and fascinating. If you are a tourist, staying for 7 to 10 days at a time, you’ll find out at the end of your journey that you’re worn out, but in a good way. It is a place of possibilities, despite having the same problems of any great city. Look at the good things the London has to offer and enjoy them whilst you are here because you might just regret not doing them once you leave. Cheers to London, its historic sites, people, and everything else about it that’s to love.
Greens Lettings is a property management company based in Shooters Hill, London. As your HMO expert in SE18, we continue to serve places in South East London such as SE2 (Abbey Wood), SE3 (Blackheath), SE7 (Charlton), SE9 (Eltham), SE10 (Greenwich South St), SE18 (Woolwich), SE23 (Lewisham) and SE28 (Bexley) — just to name a few. We are your local online letting agent specialising in HMO conversions and full management. We offer free consultation and free property valuation. Contact Greens Lettings here.