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Why visit London?
Transcript of Why visit London?
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England’s capital, set on the River Thames, is a 21st-century city with history stretching back to Roman times. At its centre stand the imposing Houses of Parliament, the iconic ‘Big Ben’ clock tower and Westminster Abbey, site of British monarch coronations. Across the Thames, the London Eye observation wheel provides panoramic views of the South Bank cultural complex, and the entire city.
London is home to a wide variety of cuisines including local delicacies and food influenced by the different British Colonies. London is also home to Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, and The Fat Duck all restaurants having three Michelin Stars
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London is a historical/cultural destination because of its many sites and attraction related to history, music, art, education, science, and religion to name a few.
Type of Destination
Three of the top ten museums and galleries in the world are in London and 857 art galleries in total.
London has four UNESCO world heritage sites: Tower of London, Maritime Greenwich, Westminster Palace which includes Westminster Abbey and Saint Margaret's Church as well as Kew’s Royal Botanic Gardens.
There are more than 300 languages spoken in London, more than in any other city in the world.
There are more than 17,000 music performances a year across London's 300+ venues including The O2 arena - the world's most popular music venue for the last five years running.
Hosted the Olympics in 2012
London presents more live comedy than any other city in the world. From hosting new talent in the backrooms of pubs to the likes of Ricky Gervais, Chris Rock and Steve Coogan performing in major arenas.
London has played a major role in countless films from A Clockwork Orange, Harry Potter to Notting Hill and is now the world’s third busiest film production centre with over 14,000 ‘shooting days’ in 2011 including the 23rd Bond film Skyfall.
From the first performance of Shakespeare at The Globe in 1599 there are now at least 200 shows to choose from every day across West End including current hits Matilda and War Horse.
Wilton’s Music Hall in the city is the world’s oldest surviving Music Hall, built in 1743 and still a living piece of London’s musical history.
In the last 5 years, London based artists Adele, Coldplay and Amy Winehouse (RIP) have been the world's best-selling recording artists and have amassed £1.9bn last year in worldwide sales, up from £1.83bn in 2010.
London has more than 800 bookshops and over 380 public libraries including British Library which holds the Magna Carta.
Area: 607 mi² (1,572 km²)
Founded: 43 AD
Currency: United Kingdom Pounds
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As a cultural/historical destination London is suited to a more Psychocentric traveler. Most of the attractions are relaxed and do not require any strenuous activity. Transportation is very convenient and accessible allowing more elderly travelers a respite from exhaustion.
London is ideal for tourists ages 10 - 70 of either gender. It s wide array of attractions caters to people of all ages and its ease of transport make it ideal for more elderly travelers. Since most of the attractions are sites to visit instead of things to do, it is more suited to a Psyhocentric tourist than an Allocentric tourist. It also fills several travel motivators such as prestige and cultural.