My "London city" post in melonrich.ru magazine.
June 11, 2013
Here comes another project with internet magazine melonrich.ru in cooperation with ingustravel.com. This time we will talk about London. This probably is the city that I've visited the most. In total of 10 times I think, so I know it better than any other city in the world. Except from Riga I suppose cause this is where I come from.
So, London! It is made up of two ancient cities which are now joined together:
1. The City of London, know simply as 'the City' which is the business and financial heart of the United Kingdom. It is also known as the Square Mile. It was the original Roman settlement (ancient Londinium), making it the oldest part of London and already 1,000 years old when the Tower of London was built.
2. The City of Westminster, where Parliament and most of the government offices are located. Also Buckingham Palace, the official London residence of the Queen and the Royal family are located there too.
Together they all make up a region known as Greater London. London is the biggest city in Britain and in Europe with population over 12 million citizens. Since it's really easy to fly from Latvia to UK (all you need is a ticket) and in most cases quite cheap as well, I tend to fly to London just for a weekend. So over past few years I've been there about once in a four months. In fact I just returned from London a week ago, so I'll have another post of it soon on ingustravel.com. But for now please enjoy the post I've written for the russian magazine about how to get to London, where to stay, what to eat and of course best places to visit. Enjoy!