5 great things about life in LONDON
London may be western Europe's largest city, densely populated, dynamic and restless, but it's also one of the greenest major cities in the world. According to a report commissioned in 2013 London is the greenest of all Europe's large cities. In London you're never very far from a beautiful park with excellent facilities, and new green spaces are being created all the time - such as the Queen Elizabeth park on the site of the 2012 Olympic games.
Image: deer in Richmond Park
London is a vast metropolis, but it's also a collection of villages with long histories of their own and strong identities that survive to this day. Discovering these beautiful, quiet corners of the city is one of the great pleasures for all newcomers.
Image: Enjoying an outdoor lunch at the Angel in Islington
London's growth and prosperity was founded on the River Thames, and the river still plays a central role in the capital's life, and is a touchstone for all Londoners. Crossing one of its bridges at night, surrounded by the lights of the city, is always a thrilling experience. Now you can also take a cable car...
Image: Emirates cable car link across the River Thames at Docklands
A century ago London was the capital of the largest empire the world has ever seen, and you can still experience this imperial grandeur all over the modern city. The Victorians built on an incredible scale, and at every turn you'll discover the huge museums, grand hotels, immense railway stations and other monuments which testify to that moment in history when London was at the centre of the world. And every time you take the tube it's the Victorians who are getting you from A to B...
Image: the Victoria and Albert Museum
A WHOLE COUNTRY
Britain is a small island and all its transport links centre on London. In two hours by train you can be on the south, the east or the west coast; you can visit a dozen Cathedral cities; Oxford and Cambridge... the opportunities are limitless.
Image: King's Cross Station
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