London is always worth a trip. With almost nine million inhabitants, the city is one of the largest metropolises in Europe, constantly in motion and change. Ambitious futuristic architecture characterizes the cityscape on the Thames, new glass palaces rise straight into the sky next to world-famous monuments – all of which bring Plants from all over the world to Kew Gardens’ magnificent Victorian glasshouses
Southbank Walkway also leads to “The Shard” skyscraper. It is not known how long this imposing glass tower will remain the tallest in the city: the countless construction cranes in all directions testify to bold new projects. At the height of the Millennium Bridge, the large brick Tate Modern building catches the eye. The famous museum of modern art was housed in a former turbine room with a one-meter-high extension. From the top floor viewing platform, you have a great view of the city skyline, almost the same as from the expensive London Eye – only for free.
Transport and Travel Time
With a Travel Card or Oyster Card, you can save up to a percentage on all public transport fares. London is a year-round travel destination. British winters can be cold and windy. The most consistent months are April through October, with a large number of visitors visiting the UK capital in July and August. Whitsun is perfect for families with children.
London at the weekend
London attractions are expensive and long lines are common in high season. With the London Card, you can visit many attractions at a flat rate and reduce waiting times using Fast Lane Traffic has decreased significantly since the introduction of the city fare and the city is easy to explore on foot. Bike rentals are available in many places, but there are only a few bike paths.
Hardly any other city has such a rich cultural offer as London – the choice is incomparable. Westend is home to many theatre companies. The repertoire ranges from classics to contemporary works, stormy comedies are great hits. Westend is also famous for its musical productions and shows. Immerse yourself in the Elizabethan era at the Globe Theater, a pilgrimage site for Shakespeare’s friends from around the world. Century’s most successful theatre has been rebuilt and reopened on Southbank. Tickets for lively productions based on historical models are in high demand and are usually sold out well in advance.
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