London Review

London Review

According to legends, Romans are the ones who founded London during the 1st century AD.

The origin stories behind the name London are uncertain. Some say that it was derived from the word Londinium, which was the commercial centre of the 1st century. Historia Regum Britanniae of the 12th-century says that the name London was a tribute to honor King Lud who controlled the city ones.

There are more theories, but that’s not important, because after everything London’s been through, the city stands out as one of the greatest these days.

Weather Conditions:

The situation today is different from what it was before. The Ozone Layer’s hole keeps on expanding, which results in the temperature rising. If the layers continues to disintegrate, then the world will be eaten by flames. But things are not too late, we can still turn this around, if we change this default ignorance of us or banish it completely.

Weather patterns:

London has an Oceanic climate and experiences all seasons. Summer reaches 24°C (75.2°F) from June to August is generally warm, with July being the hottest month. Autumn begins in September and ends in November. According to some articles and forums online, the best season to visit London is Winter and Spring. Winter is the coldest season, with the average temperature of 2.7°C (36.86°F) that lasts from December to February. Spring is the time for pleasant rain showers and blossomings from March to May.

Activities & Outdoor Adventures:

The city of London is home to many world-renowned museums and landmarks. This city is also a contender for the title “Greatest City on Earth” just like New York. Over 16 million international travelers pay a visit to London. What’s in it for them? What are the things to look forward to? Here’s a list of activities and destinations available in London.

If you’re up to catching some live performances watch theater shows like Lion King, Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables and War Horse.

LocationDestinations and ActivitiesHours of Operation
Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG,EnglandBritish Museum10AM - 8:30PM (FRI)
10AM - 5:30PM (Sat - Thu)
South Bank of the River Thames, London SE1 7PB, EnglandThe London Eye10AM - 8:30PM (Sat - Sun)
South Bank of the River Thames, London SE1 7PB, EnglandUp the O210AM - 8:30PM (Sun - Sat)
169-171 Caledonian Road, London N1 0SL,EnglandClueQuest - The Live Escape Game11AM - 11PM (Mon - Thu)
9AM - 11PM (Fri - Sun)
Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN,EnglandNational Gallery
10AM - 9PM (Fri)
10AM - 6PM (Sat -Thu)

For more activities and destinations click here.

Places to Stay:

The Arch London – London

Online reviews described this hotel to be “calm, friendly and a good location.” One of the recipients of the 2015 Travellers’ Choice Award, the Arch London is perfect for travelers looking for a hotel with great quality and reasonable quantity. Click here for more information.

Rosewood London – London

The design of this one-of-a-kind hotel is truly amazing. The inner and outer interior is said to be “absolutely perfect” according to online reviews. The hotel has a very simple innovation design coinciding with a vintage touch of London.

Tune Hotel – London, Canary Wharf – London

Tripadvisor.com gave Tune Hotel a star ranking of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Every single factor of this hotel is said to be perfect for travelers on a budget. The rooms are big enough to enjoy a relaxing stay with efficient hotel service.

Tourist Attractions:

Big Ben – London

Big Ben is just a nickname of the Great Bell of the Clock in the Palace of Westminster in London. This landmark played a huge role for tourism and history of London. Other than Big Ben, the names Elizabeth Tower and Clock Tower are given to the structure. But there is something really catchy with the name, Big Ben.

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Tower of London – London

The Royal Palace and Fortress of Her Majesty’s located in central London. The tower is a major part of English history, especially when it comes to royalty and control over the country.

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Buckingham Palace – London

(Changing of Guards)

The residence and headquarters for the Monarch of the United Kingdom. Knights stood inside this palace, some of them kneeled before being dubbed by the Royals. The Royal Coat of Arms the front gate and the entire layout design really says chivalry is alive. One more thing to look forward is the Changing of Guards, it’s like watching a show of synchronized and strong men. The ceremony lasts about 45 minutes and takes place everyday at 11:30. For more information click here

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Festivals:

Merge Festival – London

This 1 month festival offers Music, Art and Performance to honor the “rich heritage and contemporary culture” of Bankside, London. International artists gather and collaborate to give the audience one hell of a show. Exhibits, shows, performances, educational programs, culinary programs and more await the participants of the prestigious festival.

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Bonfire Night – London

This is not the usual gather around the fire and tell scary or war stories. Bonfire Night is a celebration to commemorate the end of the plan to blow up the House of Parliament in 1605. The celebration starts with a wonderful firework display making the sky and people’s hearts ignite, followed by a set of events on the weekend to come.

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Restaurants or Bars

Just like other major cities in the world, London shelters different kinds of restaurants which cuisines are inspired from different countries around the world.

PimpShuei – London

PimpShuei is a bar and an arcade, no doubt it was the ranked 1st on Tripadvisor’s top restaurants in London. Their theme probably attracts most of their customers, PimpShuei is a Kung-fu themed bar in located in 59 Mount Pleasant | Pooles Buildings, London WC1X 0AY, England.

Loyal customers have been coming back day after day because of the bar’s delicious cocktails and friendly atmosphere.

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Le Gavroche – London

Since its establishment in 1967, Le Gavroche maintained their high standards in terms of food and service. Their amazing French haute cuisine and efficient service paid-off when Food and Travel Magazine Reader Awards named Le Gavroche as the winner of the award Timeless Classic Restaurant of the Year in 2015. There are over 1,900 positive reviews on Tripadvisor saying that Le Gavroche is excellent.

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Tourist/ Traveler information:

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Conclusion

In terms of modernity and tradition, London has improved so much throughout the years and managed to preserve the essential factors that make the entire city of London alive. If you are looking for new experiences for different interests like leisure, art, food, business and more, consider going to London right away. Hope this London Review is helpful for travel references. Feel free to leave your comments below.

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  1. I think London has a little edge over New York for being the greatest city in the world. Im going to london next month and excited to meet big ben. I also want to go to that Pimpshuei bar.

     

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