London, the capital of the United Kingdom, is located in the southeast of the country. Undoubtedly, it is not only one of the most famous cities in the world but also known as the most dynamic city. London, a fairly old city, is mainly made up of two old cities, the City of London and the City of Westminster. The City of London, the oldest part of London, was founded by the Romans in 43 A.D. as a settlement. The cosmopolitan city of London, which has an area of approximately 1,572 square kilometers, has a population of more than 9 million. The population distribution of the city, whose average age is 35, of almost half of the population, can be considered young.
A habit left over from the Romans, it continues this feature today because it is a center of international trade for hundreds of years, embracing new technology and science. The inhabitants of the city, which does not have a single culture, consist of people from various nationalities, religions, and cultures who speak 300 different languages. For example, there is a population of around 50,000 speaking Turkish, more than 12,000 Arabic, and more than 20,000 Hindi, excluding the English of London natives.
Famous for its magnificent old structures, the city’s attractions include the famous Trafalgar Square, the Palace of Westminster, the London Eye as the largest Ferris wheel in Europe, Buckingham Palace, the apple eye of the city, the magnificent London Castle, the Tower Bridge on the River Thames, private art galleries and the Big Ben clock tower, which is considered one of the largest in the world. London’s Natural History Museum, which shines a light on history and culture, the British Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, which houses the world’s largest decorative arts, the National Gallery with a large collection, are just a few of the impressive museums in the city. Each street of London, which has inspired other cities since ancient times, opens to a different dream. The city, where it is almost impossible to get bored, awaits its visitors with its nightlife, squares, cathedrals, castles, and of course, countless British bars. What’s more, seeing important universities such as Oxford and Cambridge will definitely be enough to open your horizons and enchant you with their architecture.
While you are in London, do not return without having the famous British Breakfast, drinking a noble English Tea, eating the iconic British snack Fish and Chips, delicious British tarts and Sunday roast, and drinking delicious English beer. For accommodation, central London, the north of the city, which is considered more affordable in terms of economy, south London with its beauty, and West London with its lively atmosphere are among the places you may select.
At the top of the gifts to buy in London, the British umbrella and cap resembling the British nobility, the British soldier trinket with their red uniforms, if you are a football fan, the team uniform and the English tea with bergamot may come. The iconic London buses in the form of souvenirs, souvenirs from Buckingham Palace, antiquated London antiquities, gifts from Warner Bros’ famous Harry Potter movie can be counted among other alternatives. Also, the books of the world-famous writer and poet William Shakespeare would be an extremely noble and elegant gift.