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Culturally London

Culturally London
Culturally London – A great number of people have tried to define ‘Englishness’ and failed. In fact English culture is really a mixed culture, having assimilated the best (and sometimes the worst) from many other cultures. Etnichally the English are Celts, Romans, Vikings, Saxons, Normans, with a handful of lesser traits thrown in for good measure. English colonial past has made the city of London more cosmopolitan than any other. Class is still often more important than color, though its boundaries shift with the winds. The English have always admired foreigners, and have imported other cultures, languages and foods, giving them a unique turn. The main distinguishing trait of the English is the aplomb. The stiff upper lip and the seeming endless capacity to put up with the unspeakable was given a boost during the blitz when Londoners faced the might of the Nazi bombing campaign and terrible hardships with a cheerfulness that was almost pathological. London is one of the most cosmopolitan places in the world. Where else can you order breakfast in Farsi, call for a taxi in Urdu, ask for afternoon coffee in Arabic and spend the evening chatting with your friends in Cantonese? About 300 languages are spoken in London city. London is the logical capital for multicultural events and festivals, and hosts the biggest celebrations for the Chinese, Sikh, Bengali and Hindu New Years outside there own countries. London also boasts some of the greatest festivals in the world , one can witness anything from Turkish belly dancers to 4 x 4 Bhangra dancers, Bharatanatyam dancers to flamenco dancers and Russian classical ballet to Mexican Folklorico. Students play a crucial role in making London so dynamic and your experience in the city will provide one with a network of friends from all over the world. London offers a fantastic diversity of population and supports a myriad of different lifestyles.People of all ages and backgrounds move to London for many different reasons. They include improved work prospects, better wages, a higher standard of living and the stimulation of living in a metropolis. The city’s lifestyles vary considerably and the options are endless. From nightlife to sport, shopping to theatre, art to dining there’s always something to do and people to meet, wherever you go! London’s long-standing ethnic diversity is an important factor in its popularity with settlers from overseas. The strong economy of the City draws many people including graduates from around the country and beyond. The presence of large numbers of long- and short-term visitors also adds to London’s vibrancy. As with all big cities, there can be issues with traffic congestion, crowded public transport, long working hours and high costs of living but there are very wide compensations and ongoing improvements on many fronts. London is frequently linkened to a collection of villages. Clusters of local shops, markets, parks, leisure centers and other venues help foster a feeling of local community within a conurbation of seven million people. Some areas have a particularly strong identities and associations making London a world in one city. The capital continues to draw ....read more

London Luxe City Guide

London Luxe City Guide
London Luxe City Guide London Luxe; the famous for its culture and pubs, lovers of highbrow or lowbrow entertainment are right at home in London. It is a site for tourists eyes and a mainstay for whats next in cultural, fashion, and entertainment circles. There are plentiful options available for lodgings, fine dining, activities, events, and sites. Did you know that London is among the leading centers of global finance? Here are some suggestions on where to stay, where to eat, and where to play on the pavements of London. Whether you are part of the stiff upper lip or the lithe hip circle, Londons calling and all are welcomed here! Luxury Hotels in London The Sofitel St. James London is a five star hotel in Piccadilly that features an award winning French restaurant, Brasserie Roux, and is a five minute walk from Trafalgar Square. The St. James Bar and the Rose Lounge are must sees. Edwardian decadence at its finest is found near the West End between Sloane Square and Knightsbridge at the Cadogan London Suites named after famous guests include Oscar Wilde, Edward VII, and Lillie Langtry. Gucci, Tiffany, Harrods and Harvey Nichols are in the neighborhood. Some of the Victorian periods most discreet moments occurred at the Cadogan. The Stein Group hotel is a member of the Leading Small Hotels of the World. Best Restaurants in London Gastro pubs are the latest eatery wave circulating the town. With ye ole pubs disappearing into the London fog, pubs purveying ole English charm also are serving up epicurean level cuisines. The Duke of Cambridge claims to be the worlds first certified organic gastro pub. The food is seasonal; the wines are organic; and the ales are brewed locally. Restaurants owned by Gordon Ramsey are among Britains finest restaurants. Award winning chef Gordon Ramseys establishments are so popular that table reservations must be made two months in advance. However, there are eight restaurants in the UK owned by Mr. Ramsey. Mosimanns is an exclusive fine dining experience that transcends the meal itself. Chef and owner Anton Mosimann is an institution among gourmands. The restaurant is a caterer to the Prince of Wales. In addition to the main room, there are six private dining rooms sponsored by prominent corporations, such as Davidoff and Bentley Motors, and decorated thematically. To Do in London Visits London has myriad options for filing up a visitors itinerary. Lovers of live music might want to check out Chelseas 606 Club. It is renown for top notch jazz, blues, and soul acts. There also are times when impromptu performances by musicians in the house turn out a concert worthy of a CD release. Bar Rumba is fantastic music club in central London near Piccadilly Circus. Music featured runs from jazz fusion to funk to R&B to reggae to hip hop. It is a basement bar with a capacity of 450 plus capacity. Its intimate, sweaty, and loud. New music settings are featured nightly. Milk & Honey is a bar open to the public till 11 p.m. It is members ....read more
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