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

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri

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.

77A Charterhouse St, , LON - EC1M 6HJ , GB

  • London , United Kingdom






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Beachy Head, the Seven Sisters & Friston Forest - Long Country Hike test

In conjunction with Chiltern Explorers (http://www.meetup.com/Chiltern-Explorers/) Walk length 18 miles/29 km approx. Circular. A stunning coastal walk along the Seven Sisters following the South Downs Way from Eastbourne & Beachy Head. The return leg of the walk is through the beech wood trees of Friston Forest back to Eastbourne. The Seven Si...

24-02-2018 08:02 - Victoria Street, SW1V 1JU , London gb

Recommended by Escape London City Explorers - Walks, Socials, Trips

Leith Hill - Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty 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/246964915/ Join us on our new exciting hike across Surrey's magnificent upland landscapes - designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Our Surrey Hills exploration will take us through pictu...

24-02-2018 08:02

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

Beachy Head, the Seven Sisters & Friston Forest - Long Country Hike test

In conjunction with Chiltern Explorers (http://www.meetup.com/Chiltern-Explorers/) Walk length 18 miles/29 km approx. Circular. A stunning coastal walk along the Seven Sisters following the South Downs Way from Eastbourne & Beachy Head. The return leg of the walk is through the beech wood trees of Friston Forest back to Eastbourne. The Seven Si...

24-02-2018 08:02 - Victoria Street, SW1V 1JU , London gb

Recommended by London Explorers - Walks, Hikes, Socials

Long Man of Wilmington to Britains sunniest sea side town DAY HIKE test

Yet another superb hike high up on the South Downs with far reaching and breathtaking views! Trip Highlights: • See the mysterious Long Man of Wilmington hill carving which is several hundred years old • Visit an ancient smugglers Inn • Visit the sunniest place in Britain which conveniently happens to be on the coast :-) • Hike the famous South Dow...

24-02-2018 08:02

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

Saturday Morning Badminton Session (Advanced Social/League Players 0nly) test

2 courts. Top graded feather shuttles used. Please note this session invite is strictly open only for intermediate/advanced level players. Due to health and safety unfortnately we can't accomodate entry level players. ** Key Points ** 1- Payment to bank account before the session is less expensive. it cost's only £6.50. Please reach out to admins t...

24-02-2018 08:02

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Guildford - Wey Canal, North Downs Way and St Martha's church 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/246964941/ We’re off to the North Downs in Surrey - an area so spectacular it’s been designated an official “Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty”. This hike starts at the charming historic town of Gui...

24-02-2018 08:02

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Day trip to Portsmouth on Sat 24 Feb test

We're going on a day trip to Portsmouth on Saturday 3rd Februry. We're going by coach from near Hammersmith station, and it's £35 which covers 2-way coach journey and guided walk around the city and hike along the coast. ---------- PORTSMOUTH ----------Portsmouth is the UK's only island city, and is the only city in the UK with a greater population...

24-02-2018 08:02 - See event description, London gb

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Free Hike: Hollingbourne Circular 13/21 km (8/13 mile) including Leeds castle test

Join us for this varied 13/21 km (8/13 mile) circular walk in the borough of Maidstone in Kent. We start with a morning ridge walk to warm up, passing on towards Thurnham castle and down to lunch at the Black Horse pub (a non packed lunch option this time). If you want to bring a packed lunch do but you will probably not be able to eat it in the pu...

24-02-2018 08:02 - 115 Buckingham Palace Road, SW1W 9SJ , London gb

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Day trip to Portsmouth on Sat 24 Feb test

We're going on a day trip to Portsmouth on Saturday 24th February.   Portsmouth is the UK's only island city, and is the only city in the UK with a greater population density than London. There are many sights in the city and along the island's coast, including the historic shipyard, the Spinnaker Tower which is 170 metres high and has a glass pan...

24-02-2018 08:02

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Day trip to Portsmouth on Sat 24 Feb test

We're going on a day trip to Portsmouth on Saturday 3rd Februry. We're going by coach from near Hammersmith station, and it's £35 which covers 2-way coach journey and guided walk around the city and hike along the coast. ---------- PORTSMOUTH ----------Portsmouth is the UK's only island city, and is the only city in the UK with a greater population...

24-02-2018 08:02 - See event description, London gb

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