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Preparing your trip to London: advices & hints - things to do and to obey

London Cityscape 1. The majority of shops are closed no later than on 18:00. Only large shopping complexes work on weekends. Weekday morning is the best time for shopping.
2. While going for a walk, do not take much money and valuables with you. On the streets of the city it is recommended to avoid large crowds of people as these are the most favorable places for pickpockets. Camcorders and cameras are best to be worn on a strap over your shoulder or fastened to your belt.
3. Buses remain the most accessible way of getting around the city as taxis in London are quite expensive.
4. Most restaurants include tips in the total bill. As a rule, the tips here range from 10 to 15%. Leaving tips in pubs is not common.
5. Under no circumstances leave your personal belongings unattended, even in a car that has been rented. Special guarding parking is the best place to leave your car as there are quite many car thieves in London. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
6. Local residents are distinguished by politeness and restraint, so visitors need to reciprocate any sign of attention. In the stores you show greet the seller; make sure you hold the doors when entering or leaving the premises, and if someone helps you, you certainly need to thank.
7. Londoners are very fond of pets, so in any case you should not demonstrate your aversion to cats or dogs publicly.
Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, London Eye, Royal Albert Hall, Royal Courts of Justice, Millennium Dome, as well as many others, they all become the world's cultural heritage objects and remain as iconic monuments for London … Open
8. In many hotels there are no faucets over sinks. The reason for this is that the natives are very careful to use of natural resources, including tap water. They fill a full sink of water, complete their wash, and then simply despise the dirty water.
9. Travelers, who go on vacation with their families, should remember about the possibility to getting attractive discounts. During visits to museums and various cultural activities, travellers are offered to purchase special "family tickets", which can save from 25 to 50% of the full value.
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What to visit being in London - unique sights

Elevator Without Bottom

From the series “Top 16 most exotic elevators and lifts in the world”
Against all expectation of the manufacturers proved the elevator without floor as a mostly breathtaking and realistic attraction. A ride with this elevator will have a real mutilation test for people who have claustrophobia or fear of darkness and altitude. Since the opening, the unusual elevator has been one of the most attractive features of the London shopping center. Many tourists visit it especially to make the unusual photos in the elevator. From the outside, the elevator looks quite ordinary, making illusion even more unexpected and impressive. … Read further

Rolling Bridge

From the series “The most unusual and strange bridges on Earth”
The rolled bridge was opened in 2004. The design of the bridge was developed by the well-known British designer Thomas Heatherwick. The original high-tech bridge also has some deficiency. It is not safe against strong gusts of wind. If the wind speed exceeds 30 mph, the bridge can not be rolled up. … Read further

Wembley Stadium

From the series “Top 14 sport stadiums with impressive design”
In good and warm weather the roof over the stadium is usually rolled up. If it rains, the guests of the stadium will not worry. You can enjoy the game in a comfortable atmosphere as the roof protects you against bad weather. Since opening, the London stadium has been used for football and rugby matches. On this stadium the team of England plays their home games. The matches are part of the UEFA league. … Read further

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Travelling to London - advices and tips. What should be provisioned in advance, the rules you might want to follow, and the things you better avoid doing in London. We help you to make your trip smooth and easy, with no unexpected surprises.
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