London

London, United Kingdom

London in a few words? Historic and emblematic monuments, a lot of parks, numerous shops with attractive and creative windows and an incredible number of places for going out and party. All, in an unconventional, unbelievable and vibrant dynamic, surrounded by those charming and crazy English people. In another words, a short stay in London is a must do!

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Summary

London is a great city to feel the international side of Europe, you'll meet a lot of different cultures, food, music and of course people.
Make sure to wander outside touristy avenues, to grasp it's diversity.
Good times to visit London are :

  • For the carnival in August
  • For the big sales after christmass
  • In summer



Transportation

The London transportation system is as efficient as it's expensive. Be sure to get an Oyster card, event if your stay only for a week-end. The journey price is way more if you don't have it, plus you can get fully refunded.
Extra tips :

  • Prefer Buses over the tube, it's cheaper and you get to see the city.
  • If you have a smartphone, make sure to downlo...

Currency

Currency
Exchange Rate 1 EUR = 0.00

The pound is a very expensive currency, so when shopping or paying, always convert to your own currency to get a better understanding of the price.
Some cash machines, show's a "no fee" sign (especially at st-Pancras), but gives you a lower e...

Budget

Again London is an expensive city. Accommodation, Drinking and commuting will eat all your budget.
Sleep

  • Dorm bed: £10-35
  • Hotel room : £60 - £150
  • Airbnb : £40 - £90

Eat 

  • stall food, sandwich : £7 - `15
  • Restaurant : £14 - £25
  • Beer or Cider (pin...

Weather

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

Though famous for its bad weather, London actually plays nice most of the time. Except in summer, you'll get clouds and rain, but apart from that it's a steady and bearable weather.
Best time to visit London is obviously summer, to enjoy park...

Tips

  • Favor the bus instead of the tube
  • Take an umbrella
  • Watch out for currency rates in cash machines

Main Sights

  • London Eye
  • Tower of London
  • Buckingham Palace
  • St Paul's Cathedral
  • Natural History Museum


The Fabric

Fabric is a monument, when it comes to clubbing. Widly famous around the world.

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A day trip to Canterbury test

We're going on a day trip to Canterbury on Sunday 25th June. Canterbury's long history started in 1 AD as a Celtic Iron Age settlement. In 43 AD the Romans invaded Britain and took over the settlement for 400 years. They rebuilt it in a grid pattern with a wall around it, a market place in the centre, and temples and public baths. In 597, Pope Gr...

25-06-2017 07:06 - 45 Queen Caroline St , London W6 9DZ gb

Recommended by Carpe Diem - Daytime in London

Jane Austen's Box Hill, England's largest vineyard and the North Downs DAY HIKE test

HIKE FULL and up to maximum capacity, but we're running it again in a few weeks, please sign up below: https://www.meetup.com/Outdooraholics/events/240051205/ The beauty of Box Hill has inspired many greats artists, writers and musicians for hundreds of years. Jane Austen based the picnic scene from Emma here, George Lamberts famous painting of ...

25-06-2017 07:06

Recommended by Outdooraholics London - Hiking, Walking, Outdoors - London

LONDON HONG KONG DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL 2017 test

Hi guys  The Dragon Boat Festival in London that will take place on the 26th July shall be a very exciting day out with friends and family.  It is an excellent chance for everyone to experience Chinese culture, while enjoying the thrill of competing and raising money for charity.   The agenda provides some guidance for you to choose attending th...

25-06-2017 07:06

Recommended by Chinese Business & Social Network

AK05: BEGINNERS White Cliffs coastal walk Dover to Deal - 10 miles test

This is a highly scenic coastal walk with fine sea views and some gentle cliffs.  It is a reasonably easy hike suitable for beginners and less experienced hikers.  It is a 10 miles walk with several gentle hills to concur. We are aiming to finish the hike by 17:00  Please note that wile we will pass the Dover castle, we will not visit it.  We wi...

25-06-2017 08:06 - Kings Cross St Pancras Station, London gb

Recommended by THE OUTDOOR ADVENTURE CLUB - hiking & outdoor activity group

The Sussex Weald, Ardingly reservoir and the Ouse Valley viaduct 22km DAY test

HIKE FULL and up to maximum capacity, but we're running it again in a few weeks, please sign up below: https://www.meetup.com/Outdooraholics/events/240291040/ Trip Highlights: • Walk under the Ouse Valley viaduct - a 170 year old viaduct built from 11 million bricks and arguably the most beautiful in England • Enjoy ice creams or hot drinks at the...

25-06-2017 08:06

Recommended by Outdooraholics London - Hiking, Walking, Outdoors - London

Sunday Morning Badminton (Social Adv/League players) test

4 courts. Top graded feather shuttles used. Please note this session invite is strictly open only for advanced level players. Due to health and safety unfortnately we can't accomodate entry level players. Thanks...

25-06-2017 08:06 - The Green, Falconwood, DA16 2PE gb

Recommended by Welling Badminton Meetup (Adv Social /League/County Players)

UK59: FAMILY Hike with kids - Sandy beaches of Folkestone EASY test

This is a fantastic highly scenic coastal walk for kids. Also suitable for beginners, although beware of the slow pace and frequent stops.  We will start by walking through Folkestone to Harbour Water Fountains where we will have seafood snack and the kids can run in the fountains. Bring towels, change of clothes and swimwear, if you want your chil...

25-06-2017 08:06 - Euston Road, London N1C 4QP, London gb

Recommended by THE OUTDOOR ADVENTURE CLUB - hiking & outdoor activity group

Princes Risborough, Bledlow & Chinnor Hill - Country Hike test

In conjunction with Chiltern Explorers Walk length 11 miles/17.7 km approx. Circular. A really picturesque circular walk from Princes Risborough to the small Chiltern village of Bledlow across a variety of landscapes from scenic views to wooded tracks, with a few climbs including Chinnor and Lodge Hills. Some of this walk is on the Ridgeway Nation...

25-06-2017 08:06

Recommended by London Explorers

Marlow - the Woods, Villages and Islands of the rural Thames DAY HIKE test

HIKE FULL and up to maximum capacity, but we're running it again in a few weeks, please sign up below: https://www.meetup.com/Outdooraholics/events/240080216/ A great rural hiking escape and a chance to see the Thames as most Londoners haven't - tranquil and meandering, home to ducks and swans, settled in a gorgeous woodland, meadow and countrif...

25-06-2017 08:06

Recommended by Outdooraholics London - Hiking, Walking, Outdoors - London

Competitive Sunday Morning Volleyball near Shepherd's Bush test

In our beautiful sports centre near Shepherd's Bush. 9:30am-12pm every Sunday. Players at a skill level of a solid "Medium" or above are welcome to participate. Our goal is to have a good time, enjoy the company of friendly people and play some competitive games. ...

25-06-2017 08:06

Recommended by Cerus Volleyball Club (previously London Volleyball Meetup)
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