General information

Before organizing your trip to the English capital, it is good to take into account general information about your destination. For example, what are the entry requirements in terms of documentation to submit, the official language of the city and how to make it understood on a day-to-day basis (restaurant, hotel, means of transport , streets, shops, emergencies) and how it is the time in London according to the time of the year, to assemble the corresponding suitcase.

On the other hand, among the general information of London that you can not miss, the official currency of the United Kingdom stands out and how much is the euro or dollar, what are the estimated prices for a hotel night, a dinner in a restaurant, a Ticket on the subway or an excursion and on holidays where some attractions close their doors or services are limited.

Do not hesitate to look for general information about the phones before any inconvenience, the Embassy of your country and the type of electricity used.

Westminster Palace

Westminster Palace

The Palace Westminster is known as the Parliament (The Parliament) and is considered a World Heritage Site since it was declared by Unesco in 1987. It is located in the Westminster area, next to Westminster Abbey and Big Ben , and houses the two chambers of the British...
Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

The Westminster Abbey is an Anglican Gothic church located next to the Westminster Palace and Big Ben and represents one of the most traditional places of the city of London. In this abbey have taken place coronations and monarchic burials of great importance and is one of...
Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge

The Tower Bridge or Tower Bridge is the monument of London in which you can not miss a photograph. In fact, traveling to London and not having a photograph with Big Ben behind or with Tower Bridge in the background is not a trip to real London. Leaving the jokes aside, the...
London Eye

London Eye

The famous London Ferris wheel that is seen from different points of the city is known as the London Eye or as a Millennium Wheel and represents a ferris wheel, with capsules turned into lookouts, reaching up to 135 meters Tall. The London Eye is located in the Lambeth...
Tower of London

Tower of London

It is not a single tower, but a set of towers with different stories: The Beauchamp tower (with the engravings of the prisoners of the Tudor dynasty), The Bloody Tower (where the little princess was murdered), The Bowyer Tower ( arsenal for the royal guard), The Broad Arrow...
Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace

The famous Buckingham Palace, built in 1703, is the residence of the British royal family since 1837. It is now the residence of the English monarchy. Despite the tight schedule of Queen Elizabeth II, the palace, with its 775 rooms, 188 bedrooms and 78 bathrooms, remains...
Big Ben detalle del reloj

Big Ben

The Big Ben is the most representative icon of London and not visit the city without going through the Westminster area in which it is located, to take a photograph with him behind conceived. It is worth mentioning that since last year 2012 his real name is the Torre de...
Piccadilly Circus

Piccadilly Circus

Piccadilly Circus is the best known area of ​​London for tourists and is located right in the center, in the West End area. It can be said that, next to Big Ben and the London Eye , it is one of the most visited areas by tourists who come to the city. It represents an...
Change of Guard

Change of Guard

The Changing of the Guard is a spectacle that no tourist visiting the city of London can miss. It takes place in the courtyard of Buckingham Palace and, apart from being free, is something very curious to see given that it is not usual in other countries. What is the change...
St. Paul's Cathedral

St. Paul's Cathedral

The Cathedral of San Pablo (St Paul 's Cathedral) built by the famous Christofer Wren and is the second largest cathedral in the world , being just below the ranking of the Basilica of San Pedro, located in Rome. This cathedral is located in the district called City of...
Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square is the most important and emblematic square of the city of London for several reasons: Its location: it is located in the heart of London (Charing Cross is the nearest metro station). Transportation: most night buses depart from this square to reach the...
Covent Garden

Covent Garden

Covent Garden and its market form one of London's most famous neighborhoods and is surrounded by High Holborn to the north, Kingway to the east, Charing Cross Road to the west and one of the city's most popular streets to the south (Strand Street) . Covent Garden, market...
London City Hall

City Hall

The City Hall is a futuristic building in the city of London that, to the surprise of many, represents the town hall of the city. The main London authorities are represented in this building and its facilities are used as a chamber for the Assembly. What makes it...
Entrance to Chinatown

Chinatown

Chinatown is the name by which the famous Chinatown of London is known. This neighborhood is located in downtown, in Soho, and stands out for the large number of Chinese restaurants, bakeries, shops and other Chinese establishments that you can find there. So read maybe you...
The Monument

The Monument

The Monument to the Great Fire of London is popularly known as The Monument (Monument) and is located in the area called City of London, very close to the London Bridge that, we clarify, is not the Tower Bridge as many travelers confuse . The Monument: history and...
The Shard

The Shard

The Shard is one of the names by which the popular skyscraper of London is known, which has been considered as the highest structure of the European Union until the end of 2012. This skyscraper is also known as the Shard London Bridge or Shard of Glass and is located in the...
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

Shakespeare's Globe Theater

The Shakespeare's Globe Theater was originally built in 1599, the year in which Shakespeare took his most popular works to the stage. Its history makes it one of the most artistic tourist spots in London and it is worth visiting it. History of the Shakespeare's Globe...
The Old Operating Theatre

The Old Operating Theater

The museum known as The Old Operating Theater , which in Spanish comes to mean Museum of the Old Operating Theater , is located in the attic of the Church of Santo Tomás , right next to the Tower Bridge . What can you see in this museum? Well, basically, everything related...
Apsley House

Apsley House

Apsley House is a London mansion that has been occupied for many years by the Wellington family. It is known as the Wellington Museum in the city due to the great variety of art collections that can be found there and that are open to the public. Apsley House: history and...
Green Park

HMS Belfast

The ship HMS Belfast is anchored in the Thames River, next to Tower Bridge and is owned by the Imperial War Museum . And what makes a warship anchored in the Thames River? Good question. It is a floating museum formed by several exhibitions that show the life that was...
Palacio Kensington

Kensington Palace

The Kensington Palace is the residence where several members of the British royal family was staying and residence of the Princess of most famous of history until the day of his death Wales: Princess Diana. This palace is open to the public today and it is home to the Dukes...
Old Royal Naval College

Old Royal Naval College

The Greenwich Palace, built by Henry VII hosts the headquarters of the Old Royal Naval College (ORNC) since the late fifteenth century. Its proximity to the river Thames makes it a privileged strategic location. It is a sophisticated residence for the British navy that did...

Top attractions in London

It is impossible to summarize in a few brief lines what to see in London , a city that has attractions for all tastes, ages, styles, stays and budgets. Travel experts have also ranked the most outstanding tourist attractions, especially for travelers visiting the English...
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