Fun Thing to Do in London this Summer
If you are willing to plan your trip in London this year, that`s the best decision that you could ever take! Go ahead and continue your plan, but take into consideration all the following things described in this piece of writing in order to have a wonderful vacation and pleasant days spent in London.
Let`s start with a short description of the city. As we all know, London is the capital city of England and the United Kingdom. It is considered as being the most important political and financial center of the UK and one of the most important cities of the world. However, London attracts millions of tourists each year, especially in the hot days of summer, when walking on the roads of the city, you gain unique experience that you`d never be able to do in other cities. London is highly appreciated for its uniqueness, culture and touristic attractions.
We find an immense diversity of ethnic, culture and religions here. London is being one of the most cosmopolitan cities in Europe and also worldwide. This is the city where most of the rich people live.
In London are the headquarters of many institutions and corporations of global importance: palaces, museums, theatres, concert halls, airports, railway stations, numerous embassies and consulates. These are all buildings that a lot of tourists are interested to visit, and this is the reason why so many people love to come back again and again in each year for a short vacation! Your reason should be the same, so it`s worth to be the tourist of this fantastic city for a few hot summer days.
London`s climate is temperate, with warm, rarely hot summers. In summer the temperature rarely exceeds 33 °C (the absolute record is 37.9 °C, which was recorded in 2003). Because of the extent of the built environment in London is often a microclimate, where temperatures are approximately 5 °C higher than in the exterior, because the buildings and concrete retain the heat much better. However, the temperature is not lower than 25 °C. An interesting thing is that London gets new temperature records each year.
London has a few divisions. Let`s see, which these are and what is said about each of these divisions.
City of London is the historical center of the city and the most important financial district of the UK in the same time. This is administered by the Corporation of London, led by the Major Lord of London. The quality of the city`s financial center began to be diluted in recent years, with the opening in Docklands, east of the city, Canary Wharf complex.
West End is the commercial and entertaining district of London. Trafalgar Square is the most important objective here. Oxford Street is one of the well-known streets for shopping, on which we find numerous popular shops, such as Selfridges, John Lewis, Marks and Spencer. At the south of the eastern end of Oxford Street is Soho, London`s bohemian district, full of cafes, pubs, clubs and sex shops.
In West London are luxury residential districts, such as Notting Hill, Kensington, Chelsea, parks like Richmond (which is the largest in London) and sport arenas like Twickenham and the home stadium of the English national rugby team. In the White City is situated the general district of BBC and farther to west, in Hillingdon Borough can be found the Heathrow airport.
South London hosts various districts, such as Wimbledon, with the park and tennis arenas where the Tennis tournament from Wimbledon is organized, but also Brixton, Peckham and Camberwell, where important afro-American communities are living who emigrated in the 50s and 70s from Caribbean.
North London is a hillier region; many hills provide excellent views of the city.
Now you know how the city looks in districts and you are able to organize your vacation depending on the district you wish to visit each day. How can you miss to see so many beautiful things in this popular city?
In case that you don`t choose to travel all day long by your car in the city, you might be interested in the travel for London. Transport is one of the four domains of politics, being administered by the Major of London. The public transportation network, administered by the Transport for London (TfL), is one of the largest worldwide. London is appreciated like the best city providing public transportation.
London Underground is one of the eldest, longest and largest subway systems of the world. It carries 3 million passengers per day and over one billion passengers every year. Docklands Light Railway is the second underground system, with smaller and easier trains.
London bus network is one of the largest in the world, operating 24 hours a day, with 8,000 buses, 700 bus routes and over 6 million passengers who use this transportation each weekday. Decker red buses are internationally recognized and are a brand of transportation in London, together with the black taxies.
So, there are enough options for transportation wherever you want to go, and there`s no need to spend your money on fuel. There are also a lot of hotels in London available for you and your entire family, where you can take your rest, when it`s needed. Some dream hotels in London are: The Marylebone Hotel, The Montcalm, Hotel Russell, Ascott Mayfair etc.
In summer take place a lot of events and festivals in London you can`t miss to participate on. For example, if you choose to go for the music festival in June, Leona Lewis will sing for you in this vacation of yours! London Olympics is another event that you can`t miss seeing. Be there for the opening ceremony that is organized every year at the beginning of the Olympics. There are also film events organized in London every year and it`s worth to try the unique experience of going to the cinema and watching a movie right there.
Summer is the season when London and every other place get life. You can do whatever you want to, you are able to freely plan your trip in London in the way you want to spend your glory days there. A lot of entertaining places are available for you and you really have a large variety to choose from. Perhaps, your time won`t be enough to visit everything you wanted to!
In addition, don`t forget to relax on the terraces of pubs and restaurants on London`s streets, which provide warm and friendly atmosphere. For a little help, here are a few restaurants that are worth visiting: The Phoenix, The Curtains Up, Hawksmoor Seven Dials and Hereford Road.
Have a lot of fun in the most exciting city of the world!