Brexit or not, you just have to see London.

The capital of the United Kingdom has much more to offer than a Royal Family and red double-decker buses – it is a melting pot of cultures unparalleled across Europe: alongside historic sights such as Big Ben, the London Eye or Westminster Abbey towering glass and steel modern office towers, smartly dressed aristocrats and investment bankers stroll through the streets, as do goths, punks and a street cat named Bob. And the cultural offerings covert he whole spectrum – from the concentrated history of a whole Empire in the British Museum over musicals in the West End to nights full of rough beats in Soho or Shoreditch.

What else is there for a trip to London? There is the possibility to meet stars like Benedict Cumberbatch and Emma Watson or a member of the Royals in one of England’s most typical institutions – a queue. Incidentally, Klagenfurt Airport has excellent connections to the English Royal Family: nonstop in just 2:15 h.

London Eye at Night

In the heart of the capital numerous architectural masterpieces are crowded together in a confined space. Impressive during the day, a visit to the area around Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye is highly recommended even at night. Why? Go and see for yourself, and you will thank us later.

Portobello Road Market

In the district of Notting Hill, which gained worldwide fame through the film of the same name, the private shopkeeper has found a new stronghold. Small shops sell everything here, from vintage clothing to organic food. This hustle and bustle is brought to the forefront on the Portobello Road Market, which has a length of 1.6 kilometers and you can buy everything your heart desires.

Warner Bros. Studio Tour

You may or may not like Harry Potter, but you can not escape him in any case. Joanne K. Rowling has landed a global hit with her book series, which did not stop in the cinemas. At the Warner Bros. Studios you can learn all about the genesis of the film series and see sets and props up close. And there is Butterbeer too!

Christmas Holidays in London

You want to spend the Christmas holidays on an island? Good idea, why not in the UK? Despite the cool temperatures, London shines in the Christmas season in a new splendor – in the truest sense of the word, because all squares and shopping streets are richly decorated at this time. In Trafalgar Square they even rely on help from Norway. Every year the city of Oslo donates a Christmas tree, the largest in the whole of London as a thank you for help during the Second World War.

Shopping opportunities without end, Christmas markets and New Year’s Eve parties on every corner – in London, the old year can end well. One drawback, though, is that when you greet the New Year in London in the midst of a celebratory crowd and blazing fireworks, the rest of the 364 days seem boring.

Must Sees in London

Christmas at Kew

If a decorated Christmas tree is not festive enough for you, why not take a trip to the Royal Botanical Gardens in Kew district during Christmas time. After dark, the festively decorated gardens shine in a sea of lights. Particularly impressive is the Palm House, whose illuminated facade is reflected in the water.

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Winter Wonderland Hyde Park

During the Christmas season, Hyde Park attracts a special class of family event: free admission to the Winter Wonderland’s many attractions, from the country’s largest outdoor ice rink, to circus shows and the famous Giant Observation Wheel, to a gigantic Christmas market. The offer is rounded off with churros, mulled wine or a cup of hot chocolate.

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Art Fair

Those who extend their holidays and stay in the city for a little longer can also enjoy the Art Fair. Every January, the renowned festival of contemporary art is a fixture in the international art scene. Exhibits include works from the 20th century to the present, and around 100 galleries are included. It’s worth taking a look – even if you think you can not do much with art. That can change very fast here.

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