London, the capital of the United Kingdom has a rich history and some gorgeous sights that are a must-visit. There’s so much to see like the iconic Big Ben, London Eye, Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, and so many other places worth exploring. London’s made up of several different neighbourhoods that each have their style and culture so be sure to check out as many as you can to see London as the locals do! Walking around the streets you’ll be amazed by the architecture and vibe of each section of the city. Don’t leave London without trying some of its world-renowned restaurants either!
Another one of the world’s great melting pots, London has people from almost every country and culture. In more “posh” neighbourhoods you’ll find white-collar business executives, celebrities, and some of the most influential families in the city. In contrast, London is also a city of new beginnings with people coming from humble beginnings to build something new for themselves. According to the 2011 census, only 44.9% of Londoners were of “white British” descent, meaning that minority populations make up the majority of the city! This large mix of cultures makes for a vibrant and exciting city to visit anytime you like.
London is served by six International Airports – London City Airport, Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton, Stansted, Southend. Heathrow being the most popular and the largest of London’s airports is the busiest of them all. It is also the largest and busiest airport in the UK. Canadians can get direct flights to London from Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary with Air Canada and British Airways.