London! I’m glad I met you…

The first time I went to Europe, I spent around 20 days in England. I visited some places, but I can’t really describe what I felt when I arrived in London. The word that I most like to use to categorize London is diversity. Its a beautiful, cultural and amazing city, that everyone should have the pleasure to meet.

It is the capital city of England and the United Kongdom. London has been a major settlement for two millennia, its history going back to its founding by the Romans, who called it Londinium. Lndon’s ancient core, the City of London, largely retains its square-mile medieval boundaries. Since at least the 17th century the name London has also referred to the metropolis developed around this core. The bulk of this conurbation forms the London region and the Greater London administrative area, governed by the elected Mayor of London and the London Assembly.

London is a leading global city, with strengths in the arts, commerce, education, entertainment, fashion, finance, healthcare, media, professional services, research and development, tourism and transport all contributing to its prominence.It is the world’s largest financial centre alongside NY and Tokyo, has the largest city GDP in Europe and is home to the headquarters of more than 100 of Europe’s 500 largest companies. It has the most international visitors of any city in the world and London Heathrow is the world’s busiest airport by number of international passengers (haha they treated me really badly there, and when I started to complain they gave me a first class ticket :D). London’s 43 universities form the largest concentration of higher education institutions in Europe. In 2012 London will become the first city to host the Summer Olympic Games three times.

London has a diverse range of peoples, cultures and religions, and more than 300 languages are spoken within its boundaries. In July 2010 Greater London had an official population of 7,825,200, making it the most populous municipality in the European Union. The Greater London Urban Area is the second largest in the EU with a population of 8,278,251, while London’s metropolitan area is the largest in the EU with an estimated total population of between 12 million  and 14 million. London had the largest population of any city in the world from around 1831 to 1925.

London contains four World Heritage Sites: the Tower of London; Kew Gardens; the site comprising the Palace of Westminster, Westminster Abbey and St Margaret’s Church; and the historic settlement of Greenwich (in which the Royal Observatory marks the Prime Meridian (0° longitude) and GMT). London’s Chinatown is the largest in Europe. The London Underground network is the oldest underground railway network in the world and the most extensive after the Shanguai Metro.

I will write here some of the places I saw:

Madame Tussauds:

The National Gallery:

The National History Museum:

Camden Town: Camden Town was named after Charles Pratt, first count of Camden, being the name derived from his property, Camden Place, near to Chislehurst, in Kent. Before that, Camden Place belonged to the historian William Camden. Camden is colorful, full of different people and lots to buy, at least that was my impression in 2006. Nowadays the place is known by its market, pubs, clubs and food from different countries. At start, because of the irish immigration, lots of pubs and dancing clubs have appeared, but since the 60′s, the Rock in Roll started to call for attention and brought people to hear music there. The first big event was with Pink Floyd, playing with other bands of rock in a psichodelic performance.;

The comedy Theather: where I saw a play called the Rocky Horror Picture Show

I also recommend going to (although I need to come back to check it too):

The London Eye:

The Big Ben or doing a Free Tour

Tip of hostel: piccadilly hostel (although is cheap is quite dirty).  


Love  Actually

The King’s Speech

Harry Potter

>>Books: And Then There Were None 

Animal Farm (


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