London: Good to know
Must do’s in London
Musical- and theater shows: London always has a brilliant selection of musicals and theatre performances on. Tip: check out last-minute theatre tickets at Leicester Square. You may get lucky though queues are long.
Tate Modern: gigantic modern art museum spread over 5 floors. here you can admire works of art by Warhol, Picasso and Monet. Admission is free. The restaurant of the museum offers a magnificent view over the city.
London Eye: to go for a ride on Europe's largest Ferris wheel situated on the south bank of the Thames - opposite Westminster Palace is an absolute must during your citytrip to London. From atop the you can enjoy spectacular views of London and its attractions: Big Ben, St Paul's Cathedral ... Please plan ahead as queues are long.
Shopping: shop 'til you drop in Oxford Street, Regent Street and Bond Street. This is where you will find large retailers such as Topshop, Primark, H & M, Marks & Spencer and Harrods. Take a walk to nearby Soho; a hospitable, multicultural neighbourhood with tons of lively bars and restaurants.
London: Insider tips
Do as the locals do and head to Brick Lane Market on Sundays. Hundreds of stalls sell antiques, vintage clothing, gadgets and freshly prepared delights from all corners of the world here. And, why not visit Columbia Road Flower Market in Bethnal Green? It is an attractive and colorful flower market off the beaten track and unfamiliar to most tourists.
Want to shop elsewhere in London? Carnaby Street is nestled between the major shopping areas of Oxford Street and Regent Street. You'll find designer shops, small boutiques and flagship stores. Pop in at Spitafields. The East London neighbourhood offers vintage shops, markets and lesser known brands.
How to explore London?
The fastest means of transport in London is definitely by metro, familiarly known as the 'tube'. Tip: buy an Oyster Card.
An cheap alternative is to travel by bus. Hop on, hop off are moer expensive but also worth your while.Rent a car and visit London’s neighbouring cities. Beware of toll and congestion charges!
London Travel information
Travel documents: a valid Belgian identity card will suffice to board your flight to London.
Local time: - 1 hour in comparison with Belgium.
Currency: British Pound (GBP). 1 GBP = 1,255 EUR (Euro)
Climate: London enjoys a temperate climate. Winters are mild and wet, evne snowy; summers enjoy moderation too.
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