Flight tickets from Sishen to London

London is one of the most vibrant and exciting cities in the world. With its unique blend of history and modernity, London offers reams of attractions - from iconic historical sites that come alive with colour, to modern art galleries, theatres and world-class shopping districts. Whether you’re a first-time visitor or long-term resident, London’s rhythms will capture your heart. Here is a comprehensive guide to London and all the attractions that make it such a great place to visit.

Getting to Know London

London is the capital and largest city of England and the United Kingdom, situated on the River Thames. As of the 2011 census, its population was estimated at 8.17 million people, making it the most populous city in the European Union. London follows Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). It is in the UTC+0 time zone and uses daylight saving time (British Summer Time) during the summer months. English is the official language in London, though English is spoken alongside many other languages, such as Polish, French, German, Spanish and Chinese. The currency of London is the Pound Sterling (£), which is the most widely accepted form of payment in the city. Other accepted currencies include the Euro, US Dollar, and other major international currencies.

Climate and Weather

London is a city located near the Thames River in the south of England and has a temperate maritime climate. The summers are warm and comfortable with occasional short bursts of heat and occasional showers. The average high in the summer months (June-August) is 19°C. The winters are mild with average lows at around 4°C. It does snow occasionally in London especially in the winter, but it does not usually stay for long. The autumn and spring months tend to be mild and wet. London experiences an average of 17 days of rain per month, with November being the wettest month and April on average the driest. It rarely gets too hot or too cold in London, which makes it an ideal holiday destination year-round.

Touring London: Airport and Transportation

There are six airports in London: Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton, London City and Southend. The main airport is Heathrow. You can get to downtown London from Heathrow Airport by train, bus, or taxi. The average fare by taxi or private car hire ranges from £45 - £60 while the train is around £20 - £25. There is also the Heathrow Express that runs between Heathrow and Paddington station, however that costs £35. Yes, you can change money at the airport. There are various currency exchange kiosks in the arrivals hall of Heathrow Airport.

Exploring the Rich History and Culture of London

  1. London is one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world and has held a place in world history for over 2,000 years
  2. It has an iconic skyline filled with landmarks such as the Houses of Parliament, the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace and the Shard
  3. Home to some of the world's premier museums, galleries, and theatres, such as the British Museum and the National Theatre, London is a hub for art, culture, and entertainment

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