Do you think you know everything about London? Don’t be so sure. Today we start a new section on the blog, where you will discover, through different post, curiosities about the city. You may already know some of them, but others will possibly surprise you. But they will definitely be very useful if you have to be a tourist guide for family or friends visiting the city. How many times have you been asked for questions like: why the British drive on the opposite side of the road? or, why all the buildings are made of brick? In our first installment we will answer some of those frequently asked questions, to discover the rest will have to wait for later posts 😉
As you may know, one of London’s greatest attractions is the large number of museums, galleries and other cultural institutions that the city has, which are great attractions for tourists, who like the fact that they are free.
In London you can find the oldest public museum in the world (the famous British Museum) or the most controversial graffiti hidden in an alley in the legendary borough of Brick Lane. A wide range of possibilities that includes thousands of galleries and artists’ studios, characteristic for its fascinating avant-garde activity where you will find exceptional exhibitions.
A few days ago we published a Post talking about our one-day-trip in Oxford. We enjoyed a lot escaping, at least during a few hours, from this stressful city. We needed to repeat the experience before the summer ends so we planned everything and, taking advantage of a sunny day, we left London. Destination: Canterbury.
Canterbury is located in the South East of England, 100 km away from London (if you draw a straight line in the map) or less than two hours by National Express Coach. It belongs to the county of Kent and it is famous because it is the main religious center in the UK and seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury, spiritual leader of the Church of England (Canterbury is to Anglicans the same that Rome is for Catholics). Its cathedral is impressive. It was an important center of pilgrimage in the Middle Ages (which continues today) and became famous in Geoffrey Chaucer´s play “The Canterbury Tales”.
To keep the custom (and before the sun disappears until next year) we will devote a few more lines to outdoor activities because we are sure you don´t want to miss this awesome weather (neither do we!!).
In today’s post we will list the best parks and cityscapes, as London has around 1800 parks, gardens and open spaces (or what is the same, 30% of the area) that offer residents and tourists in the capital a perfect balance between urban greatness and nature.
The weekend has finally arrived and you probably fancy a night out with your friends. So do we!! But aren´t you tired yet of the common places? Why don´t you try something different where you can enjoy this lovely weather? We have the perfect plan for you: go to the zoo and enjoy the wildest night ever!!!