Traces of Roman London are still clearly visible above ground by Tower Bridge Tube Station, where they have preserved a few feet of the old Roman wall that used to surround the garrison of Londinium. The old Roman wall protected its Mediterranean soldiers from Celtic barbarians that hid in the mists and bogs of a cold, alien island on the fringes of an empire. From this ancient Roman garrison, sprung a lively medieval settlement, centered in an area currently called the ‘City of London’, and today you can stand above Tower Bridge Tube Station and be literally surrounded by over 2000 years of visible history: From the Medieval rock walls of The Tower of London, to the Victorian ironworks of Tower Bridge, to the glass towers of 21rst century stock trading houses and the sleek lines of the millennium bridge, to the Renaissance styled dome of St Paul’s Cathedral and back to the old walls of the ancient Roman trading post. It’s this very center of commerce, culture and history that gives us a West End and an East End, as the rest of London takes its cue from ‘The City’: Centered between iconic Tower Bridge and the current London Bridge (the original London Bridge was sold to the Americans and now resides in the middle of the Arizona desert).
London is served by 5 international airports: Heathrow, Gatwick, London City, Stansted & Luton, all connected to the city center by express rail lines. Once in town, get an Oyster card, valid in for all London Transit: The Underground, Buses, Light Rail and some boats on the Thames River.
Things To Do:
You will never get bored in London England: From West End shows like ‘Mamma Mia’ & ‘Avenue Q’, to world class free museums like the British Museum and the National Gallery, to historical walks around Whitehall, the City and on its many famous lanes like Carnaby St, Bond St, Fleet St, Abbey Road, Park Lane etc. Partake in London’s multi ethnic melting pot with a visit to an Irish or Australian pub, followed by a spicy curry or a falafel and then head down to the famous Marquee Club or up to Camden Town to catch famous bands play live inside intimate venues. There is a London for everyone. The best way to explore London is to rent a car. There are plenty of car rental services available that take you to the most exclusive destinations of the city including the London Bridge.
London weather comprises of a moderate marine climate and it rarely experiences extremely high or low temperature. Summers are normally warm and the temperature can vary anywhere between 21 °C to 24 °C during the day time and 11 °C-14 °C during nights. Winters in London are very cold but rarely reaching below the freezing point. You will experience mild days and relatively cooler evenings during spring and unbearable cold breeze during autumns.