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Colors of London - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

London: Tower of London, white tower Strict following of rules remains one of main traits of local residents. This is true for absolutely all spheres of life. Londoners are very careful and diligent in work. They are very patient in filling various papers and documents, and carefully follow the traffic rules. It is worth noting that the same is expected from the newcomers. Any violation of public policies or generally accepted norms can cause frustration and confusion. Local people are very sensitive to nature. While walking in the city, you can hardly see people wearing fur or leather. Even the soldiers of the Royal Guard have been forced to change their uniform and instead of hats made of natural bear fur they now wear hats made of artificial materials.
Oxford Street remains the main shopping street in London. For many years, it has been the biggest and the most loaded trading street in Europe. The number of shops located there is hard to … Open
Citizens are very reluctant to drinking alcoholic beverages. Local stores start selling alcoholic drinks on weekends only after 19.00. Tourists are very surprised that in local entertainment facilities and clubs men and women can have rest in separate rooms. In this city also live many Irish and Scots, who do not like being called the British. Themes concerning the national identity and culture are not the best ones during communication with native people.
Besides unique sights, London attracts visitors by its unforgettable holidays. January is the time for a colorful Christmas parade, which attracts thousands of music artists. Within several days here take place various cultural events that follow each other literally for hours. Vacationers and local people are able to attend numerous concerts, fairs and performances. The unusual celebration is organized in March. We are talking about the Festival of whiskey. The festival attracts lovers of this drink from all over the world. During the festival guests have an opportunity to taste hundreds of different types of whiskey, as well as to buy a few bottles of the beloved drink. Early June is the time of the annual Arts Festival, during which are held various exhibitions and auctions. One more important event of June is the famous antique fair «Summer Olympia Fine Art & Antiques Fair», which attracts collectors from different countries of the world. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near London
♥   Westminster Abbey, London, 0.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   St. Margaret’s Church, London, 0.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Metropolitan Cathedral of St. George, London, 1.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Principal Church of Our Lady of the Assumption and St Gregory, London, 2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Holy Family in Exile, London, 2.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Metropolitan Cathedral of the Most Precious Blood, London, 2.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Church of Our Lady of Victories, London, 4.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around London
♥   Castle 'Tower of London' , 4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Prior’s Tower' , 4.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Walmer Castle' , 5.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Margaret’s Castle' , 10 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Mortham Tower' , 10.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Hampton Court' , 17.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Lullingstone Castle' , 23.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo

City tours, excursions and tickets in London and surroundings

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Westminster Abbey

From the series “The most iconic temples in the world”
The formation of the huge architectural complex has lasted several centuries. The length of the complex is 156.5 meters, and the height of the central boat - 31 meters. The permanent formation and correction of the architectural elements lasted until 1745, long after the closure of the monastery. The Abbey has been serving as a place for ceremonial ceremonies, including the coronation of the British monarchs, for several centuries. … Read further

Pret a Manger London

From the series “The most unusual restaurants of fast food chains”
The founders of the chain are local residents Sinclair and Julian, who, after graduation, decided to start their own business. They opened a café, which became an excellent alternative to the typical fast food restaurants. Fresh and healthy food serves as the main concept of new gastronomy. All products used for sandwiches and salads are only fresh. In the café you can buy fruits in pieces or enjoy freshly squeezed juice. Like many years ago, today in the cafe Pret a Manger for the preparation of dishes aren’t used preservatives. All meals that can not be sold per day, the cafe is transferred to shelters for homeless. … Read further

Paperhouses

From the series “Fancy houses and hotels located on water or under water”
The idea of creating floating houses belongs to the owner of the design studio, Karl Turner. Small light houses, are proposed to place on special rubberized pallets, which will allow them to remain constantly afloat. Each house will be equipped with an autonomous system, including special photoelectric panels. They will generate electricity, as well as heat water. … Read further
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Traditions and festivals in cities around London

Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in London. Learn the best periods to visit London to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in London.
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