Considered one of the world’s leading «global cities», London remains an international capital of culture, music, education, fashion, politics, finance and trade. You can find out what fare you will be charged, as well as alternative routes for cheaper fares on using the TFL fare finder. The airport authorities have been making an effort to increase passenger processing times. One of more than 800 Blue Plaques throughout London Blue Plaques With nearly 900 of them found in all but three of London’s boroughs, Blue Plaques are among the most familiar features of the capital’s streetscape. Some of these operators can be fairly aggressive in their attempts to find customers, and it’s now barely possible to walk late at night through any part of London with a modicum of nightlife without being approached.
Lord Mayor’s Show — November, Mansion House and Tower Bridge It has been a London institution since the time of King John, 400 years before Shakespeare and even a century before Chaucer. The lovable ‘Cockney’ of film and TV is seen as the exception. From the Chinese cuisine and festivals in China Town, Soho to Irish music in Kilburn, to Polish delicatessens and Italian pasta and pizzas, each ethnic group in London brings its own colour and flavour. London has hundreds of venues spread out over the city and the best way to know what’s going on where is to browse on-line ticket agencies and music magazine’s gig directories.
The land to the east was flat, marshy and cheap, good for cheap housing and industry, and later for docks. Travelcards are valid only within the zones you buy. One way £23.40, round trip £33.20. Cheaper if you book 7 days in advance or travel in a group. Since Oct 2015 Terravision is no longer allowed to transfer people to and from Stansted: be careful, since this is not advertised on the website (check the news on the Guardian). Be aware that lines are very common at Stansted. The land to the west of the City (part of the parish of Westminster) was prime farming land (Covent Garden and Soho for example) and made good building land. Hampton Court Palace was built from 1515 to 1530 under the reign of Henry VIII with traditional Renaissance lines.