Why....travel to London?
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Stand on Waterloo bridge at sunset and gaze along the swinging bends of the great river Thames.
Look west to the Victorian gothic home to the Mother of Parliaments or look east to the 17th Century skyline of St Paul's and the many ancient spires and churches of London.
Look east to the 'City' and Europe's predominate financial center built on ancient Roman streets such as Watling Street and old Saxon markets - such as Threadneedle street and cloth fair.
Even further east lies the Tower of London - home to the Crown Jewels and much 16th Century intrigue and the location of the original Roman city of Londinium.
Looking up and down the wide bends of the River Thames itself, you'll see many bridges - from the famous raise draw bridge of Tower Bridge to the new Millennium footbridge link a new Post Modern art gallery on the South Bank - the Tate Modern - with London Legal centre on the North Bank.
As this single panoramic view captures skylines and history and events that shaped the world for hundreds and thousands of years ago you'll begin to believe the words of Dr Samuel Johnson
"When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford"Dr Samuel Johnson, 18th Century author
London, whist steeped in history, remains a vibrant dynamic city. The music scene, comedy clubs, night clubs, restaurants and bars reflect the worldly cosmopolitan mix of this international city.
And London has it's famous residents too - whether the Queen at Buckingham Palace, or the recent home of Princess Diana, to more mortal stars of pop music, film and theatre.
Indeed, London's creative binge shows no sign of slowing, with the world famous Theatre productions in Piccadilly and Shaftesbury Avenue (Theatre Land) to modern, alternative and creative artistic ventures on the fringes.
Whether you come to London to shop, to watch or just to absorb the speed, dynamism and deep routed history, you can't fail to find the thing that you are looking for.
London is a living city. With more and more people choosing to return to central London living, the old districts - such as the Covent Garden flower market and Soho, have shed their shady and faded image and become bustling and exciting places full of street events and bursting with creativity/
Having said that, London still has it fair share of architectural sins, as 1970s office blocks break the flow of Georgian Terraces
Nevertheless, London is a city for walking. Buy a map, jump on a tube and then get lost in the tangled web of London streets and history.
As Oliver Wendell Holmes once said:
"No person can be said to know London. The most that anyone can claim is that he knows something of it."
Tell us what got you interested in travelling to London.