Colors of London - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle
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.
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 … Open
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Westminster AbbeyFrom the series “The most iconic temples in the world”
Check on the map: Distance from London center - 0 km.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 LondonFrom the series “The most unusual restaurants of fast food chains”
Check on the map: Distance from London center - 1 km.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
PaperhousesFrom the series “Fancy houses and hotels located on water or under water”
Check on the map: Distance from London center - 3 km.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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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.