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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

5 Cheap Hotels under 50€ in London

5 Cheap Hotels under 50€ in London
5 Cheap Hotels under 50€ in London St Joseph Hotel Situated within a 20-minute stroll from Gloucester Road Tube Station, St Joseph Hotel provides guests with a convenient base when visiting London. It is located a brief walk from Earls Court Exhibition Centre. This cosy hotel provides a range of facilities, including luggage storage, a 24-hour reception and an express check-in and check-out feature. A wireless internet connection is also provided. The rooms at St Joseph Hotel are cosy with amenities such as a private bathroom. They feature wireless internet access, a ceiling fan and tea and coffee making facilities. The on-site restaurant serves Turkish and Mediterranean dishes in a cosy setting. St Joseph Hotel is under a 25-minute drive from London Heathrow Airport and Olympia is a brief stroll away. Oxford Street is just a short car ride from the hotel. Ibis Budget London Barking Situated less than a 20-minute walk from Barking Station, Ibis Budget London Barking offers guests a convenient base while visiting London. It is located a short stroll from Barking Abbey. The hotel has 70 well-appointed rooms that are accompanied by a range of essential facilities to ensure guests have a comfortable stay.London Gatwick Airport is a 65-minute drive from Ibis Budget London Barking. Tower of London, the Tower Bridge and Saint Paul’s Cathedral are just an easy drive from the hotel. Euro Hotel Queens Located outside the Congestion Charge Zone, this hotel provides comfortable accommodation, free parking and easy access to central London. It also offers a coffee bar, highchairs and luggage storage. This relaxed hotel provides an in-house fitness centre, a 24-hour business centre and a 24-hour reception. There is disabled parking for guests travelling with a car.  Euro Hotel Queens’s rooms provide blackout curtains, a coffee maker and a flat-screen TV, as well as all the necessities for a comfortable stay. They all have a desk, an in-room closet and a telephone. Those staying at the property can wake up to breakfast served each morning at Euro Hotel Queens before venturing out to discover the local area. For those spending the day out, the hotel offers packed lunches if required.  Euro Hotel Queens is within walking distance of The Crystal Palace. It is within a 20-minute stroll of Crystal Palace Railway Station, which allows for convenient access in and around London.  Travelodge London Stratford Travelodge London Stratford is located in London and offers guests wireless internet. It is set amongst a variety of well-known shops and is minutes on foot from Stratford Railway Station. This charming hotel provides a range of amenities, such as a 24-hour reception, a laundry service and room service. Pets are also welcome. The modern rooms at Travelodge London Stratford are air-conditioned and offer tea and coffee making facilities, a mini bar and wireless internet access. They provide a telephone and ironing facilities. Travelodge London Stratford features a restaurant and a bar where guests are able to unwind at the end of the day. There is a variety of breakfast options on offer every day. The hotel is close to ....read more
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