London, City of Tourism
London is one the most visited cities in all of Europe. With more than 17 million visitors each year, it is one of the most culturally rich and interesting cities in all the world, with a long history and legacy that has endured for over 2000 years. It’s the perfect place to visit if you want to immerse yourself in museums, art galleries, monuments, etc.
London has a total of 5 airports connecting to the city. Much like other big airports like the Munich Airport or the Barcelona airport, transfers are made through public transport like buses or taxis. In order to stay in London you can do it in one of the many hotels that are located in the central part of the city. You will find hotels of all kinds, ranging from the luxury ones to the more humble ones, adapted to all kinds of budgets.
London is also a place for students from abroad to learn, both the language or any career they are developing. It is not weird to encounter large groups of germans or spaniards in the city, not visiting it but living in it. You can even find hotspots oriented mainly to these people, like the Portobello Road, that becomes a usual spot for spaniard expats during the weekends. There are also a bunch of restaurants that specialize in foreign food, not only asian but from the rest of Europe.
For the visitor it is vital to know two important facts about staying for a few days in London: speaking english and understanding the public transport system of the city. It is extremely important to at least know how to communicate basically with english due to the fact that it is the official language of the country. You will not be able to communicate with other people if you don’t know the language, though the hotel where you are staying or even the tourism office can give you some advice and help if you are having trouble with the language.
Also, the public transport system of London is pretty crafty if you don’t understand it previously. First, there is the Tube, the underground transport system. Then there are the metro and the light rail, the DLR and the tram service, and finally there are the iconic red buses from London. All of these can be easily accessed, but the most efficient way to use the public transport network is by acquiring what is known as an Oyster Card, which is a card that you will pass on the entry and the exit of the transport, and it will automatically charge you the trip, giving you better prices than the conventional ticket and also being faster than having to buy one each time you want to take a ride.
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