10 Reasons why we love London – by Stay.com
We absolutely love London and we could go on about it forever, while we know that time is precious we cut it down to ten reasons why you need to see it!
Free Culture for Everyone
London has a rare commitment to free culture for everyone, the National Gallery, for example, has not one but seven paintings by Van Gogh exhibiting for free, here you can also see the works of Masters such as Da Vinci, Rembrandt and Van Eyck just to mention a few! There are so many free entry Museums to choose from, The British Museum, the National Gallery, the Natural History Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Wallace Collection and the Science Museum are just a few examples….
London is Green
Even though many think of it as a grey city, London is, in fact, a Green city with millions of trees, thousands of gardens and world famous Parks. They come in all forms and shapes, including Greens, Commons and Cemeteries. From Hyde Park to Richmond, from Greenwich to the Hampstead Heath, they are greatly embedded in the Londoner’s lifestyle, be it for running, dog walki
ng, romance or just reading a book near the ducks.
The Melting Pot
By far one of the most multicultural cities in the world, this melting pot has been welcoming people over half a century and now houses 270 nationalities speaking more than 300 languages. Whoever you are, wherever you are from, you will find someone or something that shared a place, a story or a memory with you. There isn’t a culture, nation or tribe that isn’t represented in this town. Everyone is welcome.
Vibrant Food Scene
With more than 70 restaurants with at least 1 Michelin star, a vibrant street market scene and covered with neighbourhood pearls, London is one of the world capitals of food. There’s something delicious for everyone in this town, additionally, we can’t forget the funny menus and boards all over town and the fact that you are never too far from delicious chips.
It’s Easy to get around
London saw the birth of the first underground system 155 years ago, today it still is the main world reference in public transportation. With a single travel card, you have access to the Trains, the Tube, the Bus network and the Overground. We also find it one of the nicest cities in the world to walk or cycle in. And you can easily travel in time!
Capital of Performing Arts
From Shakespearean Theatre to the world-famous Hyde Park Concerts there are hundreds of events daily to choose from. You have the Musicals at the West End, the Theatre at the Southbank, the O2 in Greenwich and Wembley in north London just to mention a few. There’s underground experimental theatre spread across, there’s world famous orchestras and ballet dancers at the Royal Albert Hall and Sadler Wells. There’s the Barbican, the Roundhouse, the Royal Opera House….
English Humour and Etiquette
Britain has always been famous for its hospitality, blunt humour combined with flawless etiquette sets ground rules and trust, attracting tourists from all over the world. Rich history, a popular monarchy and great television shows also contribute for people visiting and enjoying London.
London is exceptional in music culture, from Mozart to Amy Winehouse, David Bowie to George Michael, history has been made in this city! Denmark Street in Soho is entirely dedicated to musical instruments, there’s live music in every corner of London, from giant arenas to famous Jazz venues to local pubs there’s something for every music aficionado.
The word Pub originates from Public House, a Pub is not just a place to drink it’s a second home. It’s estimated that thousands exist in London, some say they date back to 1666. Pubs are a part of English culture, they come in all shapes and sizes, and this all means you’re never too far away from a comforting smile and a pint (beer yes).
Keep calm and carry on – London has been burnt, bombed and attacked, but never taken. There’s a defiant brave aura of its inhabitants where no matter what happens, business runs as usual and we carry on head high.
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