City of London

London, United Kingdom

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Sep 12 - 23, 2016
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City of London
London, United Kingdom

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3 reviews

Sep 12 - 23, 2016
Group size: 1 - 5

About this trip

London Listeni/ˈlʌndən/ is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.[3][4] Standing on the River Thames in the south east of the island of Great Britain, London has been a major settlement for two millennia. It was founded by the Romans, who named it Londinium.[5] London's ancient core, the City of London, largely retains its 1.12-square-mile (2.9 km2) medieval boundaries. Since at least the 19th century, "London" has also referred to the metropolis around this core,[6] which now forms the county of Greater London,[7][8][note 1] governed by the Mayor of London and the London Assembly,[9][note 2][10] an area historically split between Middlesex, Essex, Surrey, Kent, and Hertfordshire.[11][12][13]

London is a leading global city,[14][15] in the arts, commerce, education, entertainment, fashion, finance, healthcare, media, professional services, research and development, tourism, and transport.[16][17][18] It is one of the world's leading financial centres[19][20][21] and has the fifth- or sixth-largest metropolitan area GDP in the world.[note 3][22][23] London is a world cultural capital.[24][25][26] It is the world's most-visited city as measured by international arrivals[27] and has the world's largest city airport system measured by passenger traffic.[28] London is one of the world's leading investment destinations,[29][30][31] hosting more international retailers[32][33] and ultra high-net-worth individuals[34][35] than any other city. London's universities form the largest concentration of higher education institutes in Europe,[36] and a 2014 report placed it first in the world university rankings. According to the report London also ranks first in the world in software, multimedia development and design, and shares first position in technology readiness.[37] In 2012, London became the first city to host the modern Summer Olympic Games three times.[38]

What’s included

* city tours
* accommodation
* transportation

Not included

* foods
* clothing
* personal items

Itinerary

British Museum
Day 1
The British Museum is dedicated to human history, art and culture, and is located in the Bloomsbury area of London. Its permanent collection, numbering some 8 million works,[4] is among the largest and most comprehensive in existence[4] and originates from all continents, illustrating and documenting the story of human culture from its beginnings to the present.[a] The British Museum was established in 1753, largely based on the collections of the physician and scientist Sir Hans Sloane. The museum first opened to the public on 15 January 1759, in Montagu House, on the site of the current building. Its expansion over the following two and a half centuries was largely a result of an expanding British colonial footprint and has resulted in the creation of several branch institutions, the first being the British Museum (Natural History) in South Kensington in 1881. Some objects in the collection, most notably the Elgin Marbles from the Parthenon, are the objects of controversy and of calls for restitution to their countries of origin.

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good trip
By ProdTester T for Early Holiday in Bahamas on 15 Dec, 2016
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review - very good trip
By ProdTester T for TestTrip: Other on 02 Nov, 2016
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doing q lot
By ProdTester T on 15 Dec, 2016
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Love your trip!! Will join again
By WeTravel T on 01 Aug, 2016
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the best
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