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Royalty, palaces, and monuments mix with world-leading fashion, music, and theater, ensuring you’ll never run out of things to do in this illustrious capital.
Trendy shops sit alongside prestigious stores carrying royal warrants - these have been awarded to firms supplying the royal household with goods and services since Henry II's reign in 1155. Theaters present plays by Sophocles, Shakespeare, Dickens, Ibsen, Hart/Kaufman, Albee, Shaffer, Lloyd Webber – the list goes on and on. World-class museums feature not only art but also toys, transportation, medicine, fashion, Florence Nightingale and even Sherlock Holmes!
A visit to London is like a tour through a history book. It’s hard to resist watching the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace or checking your watch with Big Ben, but there’s much more to London than castles. Many visitors make use of the Underground or “Tube” to get around the city, or stay above ground and travel in the iconic red double-decker bus or the familiar black cab. It’s a great walking city, with interesting sights, sounds and even smells around every corner, as the world’s cultures mix and mingle with ease.
There is a very special English pub culture: simple food and an amenable atmosphere are the trademarks of a typical neighborhood pub, even in the heart of the city. Enjoy a pint or two along with a chat about the latest soccer match - the locals call it football, so be sure to do the same. If you’re lucky enough to get tickets, London’s Premier League teams, such as Arsenal, Chelsea, Crystal Palace or Tottenham, will provide thrilling and truly British memories. There simply is no end to the familiar – and the secret. London simply has everything!
No, the currency used in London is Pound sterling.
If your cell phone is locked to your home network it won't work in the UK. There are, however, free Wi-Fi spots throughout the city as well as at cafes, restaurants, hotels and stores, so you should have no trouble getting connected during your stay.
The London transport system is world-renowned. Its buses, trams and both the underground and over-ground rail networks all work together to get you around safely, so hiring a car shouldn’t be necessary. If you want to explore further afield than the Big Smoke, you may wish to hire a car, but the national rail network in the UK will usually get you where you need to go.
An Oyster card is a pay-as-you-go travel card that you can use on all London public transport. London is separated into travel zones 1-6, and each zone has its own pricing system, so be sure to check before you travel.
US travelers do not need a visa to visit the UK for a period of less than six months, so you’ll be fine for your vacation.