by: David Chandler
London is Europe's largest
city, spanning more than six hundred and twenty
square miles from its heart on the River Thames.
London is Europe's most diverse metropolises:
there are around two hundred languages spoken
within its confines, and more than thirty
percent of the population is made up of first,
second and third generation immigrants.
Despite Scottish, Welsh
and Northern Irish transference, London is still
where the country's news and money are made.
London is where the central government resides
and where unsophisticated life begins.
Londoners' sense of superiority causes enormous
resentment in the regions, but it is undeniable
that the capital has a great measure of success
in most walks of British life.
Most of the major
attractions in Europe is located in London.
London, England boasts four World Heritage
Sites, 238 attractions that are free to enter
(so there's nowhere else in the world where you
can see so much for so little). Visit the many
museums and castles that the city has to offer.
About thirty percent of
London is open space; the other areas are filled
with one of the 143 registered parks and
gardens. Many of the parks have short walking
paths and nature trails can be found in places
like Hampstead Heath and Mile End Park, so let
us put on our walking shoes and go for a stroll,
take a picnic lunch for the end of your walk.
The National Gallery
houses paintings ranging from 1250 to 1900,
including the works of Leonardo da Vinci,
Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Botticelli, Gainsborough,
Turner, Cezanne along with other great works.
The British Museum
exhibits the works of man from primitive to
modern times with a collection from all around
the world. The Rosetta stone, sculptures from
the Parthenon and the Portland Vase are included
in this museum.