The city of London is synonymous with high-street fashion, gourmet food, busy people and cold and rainy days. However, it is also known for its snarling traffic, expensive standard of living and currently facing the effects of global warming like all other major metropolitan cities of the world.
So it should not come as a surprise that living in London will make your life an extremely colourful one. While, on one hand, the parks, facilities and food will add vibrant colours like red, yellow and blue to your life, be prepared for different shades of black and grey as well, thanks to the traffic and population.
For those of you who are still curious to know more, let’s have a closer look at this beautiful city now, shall we?
1. The city of traditions:
Londoners love their ceremonies and proudly gather in huge numbers to witness major events as well as regular ones with immense pride. Be it the everyday change-of-guards at the Buckingham Palace, or events such as the Trooping of the Colour. You can be sure that the locals and tourists will be gather in equal number to have a good look.
2. The umbrella is your best friend:
Have you noticed how the local people in Britain seem to start every conversation with the weather? That’s because they’re obsessed with it. And why not, the city is known for the rains and snowfalls that are known to happen at the most unexpected hours! And almost every other day as well. The meteorological department is perhaps one of the busiest ones in the city if not the most. And yes, don’t step out without an umbrella.
3. Tube it – everywhere!
London is well known for its slow moving and never-ending traffic. That is why the the Government has planned the public transportation of Central London in detail and executed it with extreme precision. That is why the city has one of the best and most well connected public transportation. The tube is the most popular one as it is the fastest and connects every nook and corner of the city. You could also hop onto the famous red buses or the train. They might take a while to get you to your destination though. They all have their own unique experience.
4. The classic British pubs:
Of course, you are not in London if you don’t expect good food and classic pubs. The city is home to some of the oldest pubs that have maintained the traditional British cuisine as well as some of the top restaurants in the world run my highly skilled chefs. If you’re in London, you’ll be spoiled for choice!
5. For the extroverts and the introverts:
If you’re an extrovert who loves socializing and are a party animal, then, trust us, you will LOVE London. After all, there is a big party happening almost everywhere, or about to happen within a few days. However, if you are an introvert who avoids crowds, then….you’ll LOVE the city as well. That’s the thing; the city has something, no, lots of things for everyone. The quiet ones can head off to a theatre show or just spend time by themselves at one of the beautiful parks that the city has to offer. London can be as peaceful or as happening as you like!