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

The London Eye 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
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.
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
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

Westminster Abbey

From the series “Gothic Architecture – Magnificent Monuments”
Many outstanding figures of art and culture are buried in the huge cathedral. There is even a so-called Poets' Corner in the abbey. The poet Geoffrey Chaucer was the first to be buried here in 1400. Tombs of Charles Dickens, Robert Browning, Samuel Johnson, and other famous writers and poets are also located here. A small museum was opened in the cathedral in 1908. A collection of interesting religious and historical artifacts is presented in it. Events that are most significant for England continue to be held at the abbey today as many years ago. The wedding ceremony of Prince William and Kate Middleton took place here in 2011. … Read further

Westminster Abbey

From the series “The Most Iconic Temples in the World”
In the abbey, the tombs of many outstanding men and artists, including Edward I and Henry VII, as well as the outstanding poet Samuel Johnson and Charles Dickens are located. The history of the founding of the abbey of Westmünster begins in 1042, when Edward the Confessor founded the first monastery on the site of the old half-destroyed churches. The crypt of the confessor is still regarded today as one of the main symbols of the Abbey. Since the 13th century, all the kings of England have actively participated in the expansion of the monastery and the perfection of its exterior. … Read further


From the series “Public Toilets, Who Makes it Extravagant”
The toilets are controlled by the quarter policeman, who presses the button on the console in the evening and switches on the hydraulic motor. The lift toilets grow from under the ground and remain on the surface until 6 in the morning. Then they go down again. At the time of the day one can only recognize them by means of large round hatches on the ground on the roads. These unusual public toilets are free. However, the women must take into account that these toilets are intended for men only. After setting up the toilets Urilift on London's streets, the neighborhoods were much cleaner with lively nightlife. In the day, this secret is hidden under the earth and does not spoil the harmonious streets. … Read further

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