Multicultural metropolis, London is one of the world’s truly ‘global’ cities. Centre of fashion, finance and tourist focal point, it’s a busy place.
The capital of England and the UK sprawls either side of the River Thames – the source of its early success. But away from the historic monuments there are acres of royal parks fringed by vibrant markets and contemporary galleries.
Walk Embankment for views, hit the South Bank for arts or head to East London for Olympic leisure facilities. You need Oysters to travel and Boris owns the bikes.