Country : United Kingdom, England
Region : London
Population : 8 416 535 inhabitants
London, Old Continent’s economic and cultural capital, is the British soul’s quintessence. Black cabs, red double decker buses, telephone boxes and emblematic monuments merge in this big European metropolis to create a unique and symbolic place. The capital makes the visitors on a ride through the history thanks to many monuments, witnesses of different periods of British history. From roman architecture to contemporary architecture through skyscrapers, London is a combination of periods which generate a sense of excitement. Westminster, Tower Bridge, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace or even London Eye are great tourist attractions which make London famous all around the world.
Nevertheless, the historic heritage is not the only wealth of London ; it count many unavoidable places such as parks and pubs. To stop in a pub in order to drink a pint of beer and to savour fish and chips is part of the charm of London. Cosmopolitan city, the capital is a welcoming city for immigrants in which we can find nearly 50 nationalities.
By plane :
- Heathrow airport is located at 30km from the center of London.
It is possible to reach London thanks to bus, train, metro and taxi services.
For more information : www.heathrow.com
- Gatwick airport is located at 45km from the center of London.
It is possible to reach London thanks to bus, train, and taxi services.
For more information : www.gatwickairport.com
Paris-London : 1h15
By Eurostar :
Saint Pancras station, located in the center of London.
Paris-London : 2h15
All the citizens of a European Union country member, of the EEA or of Switzerland, do not need a visa to stay in London. They only need a valid identity card or a passport, still usable 3 months after the return.
All the foreign nationals of a European Union country member, of the EEA or of Switzerland and those who possess a residence permit of a European Union country member, need a visa to stay in London. Get some information about administrative formalities and necessary documents to obtain a visa for the United Kingdom to the British embassy or consulate in your country of origin or of residence.
WARNING : Information collected on November 2nd 2016.
To see the last information updated : www.gov.uk
1 hour less in comparison with Paris