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Facts about London

London - Facts


Here are some different facts about London and good to know information for your visit.


Population
approx 7,5 milj in Greater-London.
Otherwise approx 3 milj.

Where is London situated?
London is situated in southeastern England on the Thames. The capital of England.

Currency Pund (GBP)
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Language
English - but London is a multicultural city and more than 250 languages is spoken here.


Bank holidays and other celebrations in England
Below you will find bank holidays and other festivities that are celebrated in England.

Jan 1 january: New Years Day
April Easter (different every year, March/April )
  Good Friday
  Easter Monday
May Early May Bank Holiday (First Monday in May)
  Spring Bank Holiday (Last Monday in May)
Aug Summer Bank Holiday (Last Monday in August)
Dec 25 december: Christmas Day
  26 december: Boxing Day
  31 december: New Years Eve (no Bank Holiday)
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Airports
Heathrow Airport (LHR) - International - 32 km west of London .
Stansted Airport (STN) - International - 64 km northeast of Londonn.
Gatwick Airport (LGW) - International - 45 km south of London .
London City Airport (LCY) - Business Airport - about 9 km east of London .
Luton Airport (LTN) - International - 51 km northwest of London .


Transfer from airport to London City Center
A simple and easy way to get from the airport into central London is by express train. You could buy your tickets before you leave home so you can skip standing in line for tickets at the airports. The trains usually go every 15 minutes.


Heatrow Express to London Stansted Express to London Gatwick Express till London
From Heatrow to Paddington Station. Leaves every 15 min.
From Stansted to Liverpool street station. Leaves every 15 min.
From Gatwick to Victoria Station. Leaves every 15 min.
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Subway

Night Tube services will launch on 19 August, Central and Victoria lines to go live first, with Piccadilly, Jubilee and Northern to follow in the autumn. Night Tube means that Londoners and visitors can travel on Friday and Saturday nights and the early hours of Saturday and Sunday morning.

Baggage storage in LondonBaggage storage
If there is no possibility to store your luggage at your hotel, there are several places in London where you can put your luggage in a few hours and get it before leaving home.
See places for baggage storage here »


Emergency
Call 112 or 999 when you need urgent help as police, fire or medical care.

Acute care
Call 112 or 999 if you need an ambulance
If you do not need an ambulance, contact Medicentre in London.




Tourist Information
Good when you come to London is to collect information such as maps and other material on what's happening in the city.

Britain and London Visitor Centre (BLVC):
1 Regent Street, London SW1Y 4XT

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Internet
Internet access available at various locations in London. WiFi is available at 250 Tube and London Overground stations across the network. You can get access anywhere in those stations - in corridors, ticket halls and platforms. The following site also has internet access - London Public Library. Obviously, you will find access to several pubs and restaurants and others.

Map over free - wi-fi in London.

Smoking
Smoking is prohibited in most public places and buses, trams, cinemas, shops, clubs, restaurants and pubs. Always check the rules where you are.



Gamla LondonFun facts

London - ghost town!
London has a history that stretches far back in time. Many are the people who lived their lives here and some of them do not seem to want to leave their life on earth. It is said to haunt in many places in London.


Ghosts have been seen here:

Towern - (close to Tower Hill station) - two of Henrik VIII:s wives (Anne Boleyn and Lady Jane Grey) is said to show themselves here. (1500s)

Theatre Royal Drury Lane - (Catherine Street) -It is said that the "Man in Grey" wander around and then disappears into the wall. During the 1800s, they found a hollow in the wall of the theater and there was a skeleton with a dagger still between the ribs. Perhaps it is he.

The Black Swan Pub - (Bow Rd) - Cissie and Sylvia Reynolds, the two daughters of the owner died during a German bombing September 23, 1916 and has been repeatedly been seen in the pub and beer taps has been started and shut of by itself.

More places that is haunted in London »





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