Travel To London
treating yourself to lunch at one of the authenticate cuisine restaurants or for that matter even gathering of a friendly neighborhood at places such as pubs or on the field where people come together to watch matches relating to different sports such as soccer and drink ale. Savor the pungent flavors of cuisine from India, Malaysia, China, the Caribbean, Africa, or the Mediterranean. Over a third of London's population are immigrants and are seen around in parts such as the Soho, Mayfair, Marylebone, Piccadilly Circus, Bloomsbury, Knightsbridge, Kensington, Chelsea, Notting Hill, and Bays water.
London's official currency is the Pound Sterling (£). Money can be exchanged at Londonís international airports, major hotels, banks and some large department stores in the city. Stores and malls accept credit cards just incase for withdrawing money you could use the service of the numerous ATMís and street kiosks present all over the city.
Coins, prepaid phone cards and credit cards can generally be used to operate pay phones in London. You could choose to travel by Minicabs to the various local attractions, which prove to be an alternative to the traditional taxis, do not have meters, they charge by the mile and at the current time prices vary £1 - £1.50 per mile. While shopping in London care should be taken to ascertain the percentage of value added tax (VAT) before making a purchase. A 17.5% sales tax is charged on most goods and services except food, books and childrenís clothing.
For tipping keep in mind the restaurant adds a service charge to your bill, but in places that donít, you are generally expected to leave a 10% to 15% tip unless the service was substandard or unsatisfactory. The US and Canadian Nationals can visit London and stay for a maximum of three months (tourist visit, family visit, business trip etc) with a legal national identity card a valid passport. The area is about 1,572 sq km, 607 sq miles whereas the Population is close to 7,200,000. The most common language spoken and written is English.
The Predominant Religions of this city are the Christians, Jews, Hinduís and Muslims. The time zone that London follows is the GMT/UTC 0 (Greenwich Mean Time) and the Voltage Requirements is 240V 50HzHz. The telephone codes for International dialing code 00, Local area code 020.