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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

Make Your Money Go Further In London

Make Your Money Go Further In London
Make Your Money Go Further In London London is one of the coolest city on earth, according to a big crowd of fans of the city all over the world, and there is quite some truth in that. The city on the Thames has a great lot of things to do. You can spend several weeks in the city, doing something different every day. If you need a Cheap London hotels it doesn’t have to be a dive hotel in a seedy area. All too often travelers think that if they are seeking cheap London hotels that they will need to sacrifice quality and safety for price. The reality is, however, that if you have the right travel professionals assisting you, you will find cheap London hotels that are clean, safe and enjoyable. You are able to choose if you want to stay at cheap London hotels that will turn a great day into a nightmare in a hurry, or you can stay at moderate London hotels at cheap London hotels rates in order to keep your day on the same great tone. The choice is very obvious. In the London Area there are great sites to see for the entire family, as well as many things to enjoy. Shopping in London is legendary, so staying at cheap London hotels can help you save some money for a shopping spree before you leave. You will also find that there are great restaurants with cuisines from all over the world, like Indian food, Italian food and British food, and many many others. By staying in cheap London hotels you are able to do more, see more and enjoy more. Most of the hotel accommodation in this bracket is termed ‘bed and breakfast’ hotels. This can be misleading to the unaware. No it’s not a cozy family owned guest house with personal attentive hosts, traditional English breakfasts and home-made offerings, commonly available outside London. The vast majority are small hotels with 20-50 rooms, staffed by immigrants on very low salaries with very simple rooms, seldom lifts and ‘continental breakfasts’. That is not to say that these establishments should be avoided, but there are an awful lot of poor quality ones. The main cheap hotel districts in London are Bayswater, Victoria and Kings Cross. Here you will see lots of these bed and breakfast hotels together in clusters. An ensuite double or twin room with breakfast in these areas could be around 70-100$US. Kings Cross has a very bad reputation, it used to be notorious for drugs, crime and prostitution. That belongs to the past and now it’s a district on the up, the whole area is being rejuvenated. The bed and breakfast hotels are all around a garden square immediately opposite Kings Cross Station. Kings Cross is no more than a mile from the West End, the central entertainment area of London, and there is lots of public transport on your doorstep. Bayswater is on the northern border of Hyde Park, London’s biggest, and within a mile are Oxford Street, Kensington Palace and Paddington Station, (terminus for the Heathrow ....read more
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