Flight tickets from Polokwane to London

London is one of the most remarkable cities in the world. From its spectacular architecture to its deep history and vibrant culture, it is no wonder that London is one of the world’s most visited cities. From centuries-old monuments to cutting-edge modern buildings and the icons that adorn them, the city has something to offer everyone. Not only is London the political and financial capital of Britain, it is also one of the top destinations in the world for tourists. Whether you’re looking for history, culture, entertainment or shopping, London has it all! In this text, we'll explore the city’s incredible sights, attractions and activities.

Getting to Know London

London is the capital city of England and a major global city, located in the south east of Great Britain. It is one of the most populated cities in Europe, with a population of over 8.9 million. London is in the Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) zone and officially uses British Summer Time (BST), which is GMT+1 during the summer months. London is a truly multicultural city, with a wide variety of languages spoken. These include English, Polish, Urdu, Bengali, Punjabi, Irish, French, French Creole and Dutch. The official currency in London is the British Pound (GBP), which is also the currency used elsewhere in the United Kingdom.

Climate and Weather

London has a temperate oceanic climate, with mild temperatures all year round. The city enjoys mild winters with an average temperature of 5.2°C and cool summers with an average temperature of 17.5°C. The city is known for its unpredictable and often changeable weather and gets a fair amount of rainfall throughout the year, with an average of 567 mm during the winter months, and only 46 mm during the summer. Despite the city's reputation for drizzly days, London can actually enjoy a mix of decent weather. Springtime marks the beginning of damp and warm weather, with March typically the wettest and sunniest month. Summer months are generally mild but there can be some long, hot periods of weather. Autumn is mild and wet, although the mornings and evenings can be cold, and winter brings the days, although frost and snow are not common.

Touring London: Airport and Transportation

There are six international airports in London: Heathrow, Stansted, Luton, Gatwick, London City, and Southend. The main airport is Heathrow but the other major airport serviced by the most airlines is Gatwick Airport. You can get to downtown London from Heathrow or Gatwick Airport using the public transportation. There are direct trains that connect both airports to city centre. You can take the Heathrow Express or Gatwick Express. The cost is around £22-25 (one way) and tickets can be reserved in advance. You can also take the London Underground, Heathrow Connect and buses. It is cheaper than train services, but it takes a longer time. You can change money at London airport, but the best rate is usually not in airports. You can withdraw money from a bank ATM machine, which can be found in airports.

Exploring the Rich History and Culture of London

  1. London is home to many grand and historic buildings, including the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, Tower of London, and St Paul's Cathedral.
  2. London’s culture draws in people from a variety of different backgrounds making it a great melting pot of culture, music, art, and cuisine.
  3. Several prestigious museums and art galleries including the British Museum, Tate Modern, and the National Gallery, also provide insight into the historical and cultural background of the city

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