Found in the south, London is the Capital City of the United Kingdom and its largest, most populated metropolitan area. Redolent with history, culture, art, fashion, sport, entertainment, theatre and every possible cuisine in the world, London is truly cosmopolitan with a diverse range of people and cultures and more that 300 languages spoken within the Greater London Area. There are four UNESCO World Heritage Sites in London, Westminster, Greenwich, Kew and the Tower of London.
Name: London Region/State: Capital City Population: 7,556,900 Area: 1,572.1 Sq km Elevation: 24 m (79 ft) Rainfall (January / July): 2.0 in / 1.3 in Temperature (January / July): 47 F / 73 F Major Airports: London Heathrow Airport London Gatwick Airport Stansted Airport London City Airport Business Hours: 9 AM to 5 PM Time Zone: GMT (UTC+0) Electricity: 230 Volts
London experiences a temperate marine climate and never sees temperatures too high or too low. Summers are warm with daytime temperatures climbing above 20 degrees Celsius for much of the season. Warm weather is seen from May to September and the city can also have numerous days above 25 degrees. Winters can be chilly, but the city rarely sees temperatures below freezing. Daytime highs in the winter are usually around 6 degrees. As a result, snow is relatively rare in London, but the city does see light precipitation throughout the year. On average, London receives 583 millimeters of rain per year.
Buses, trains, trams, cycles and The Tube can help you get around London. The bus network of London is one of the largest in the world. The city has almost 700 bus routes, on which around 8,000 buses run 24 hours a day. Between 6 am and 12:30 am, you can use the standard bus services. The night bus network takes over at half past midnight where buses operate on two routes namely the N-prefixed routes and the 24 hour routes. TfL or Transport for London (http://www.tfl.gov.uk/) is a government organization that manages the entire public transport of the city. If you want to travel around in quick time, use the London Underground or The Tube (http://www.tfl.gov.uk/modalpages/2625.aspx), which is the world’s largest underground rail network and has trains cris-crossing London. If you plan to move in and around south London, especially in the region of Croydon, use the city’s tramway system called the Tramlink (http://www.tfl.gov.uk/modalpages/2674.aspx). Boarding trains from National Rail terminals (http://nationalrail.co.uk/) is another way of getting around the city. You may also take a cab or opt for bicycles on hire to move around. Traveling on foot is another option that you may exercise in some parts of the city.