LONDON

POP: 8.788 MILLION

GPS: 51.5074° N, 0.1278° W

AREA: 1,572 km²

CUR: EURO & BRITISH POUND

London, the capital of England and the United Kingdom, is a 21st-century city with history stretching back to Roman times. At its centre stand the imposing Houses of Parliament, the iconic ‘Big Ben’ clock tower and Westminster Abbey, site of British monarch coronations. Across the Thames River, the London Eye observation wheel provides panoramic views of the South Bank cultural complex, and the entire city.

There is so much to see and do in London.  You need to allocate at least 5 days to get to know her.  The best time of the year to visit is in around the UK summer, which is May-September.  They have daylight saving in London so in the middle of Summer it's still light around 10pm at twilight, so the days are long which gives you plenty of time to explore and enjoy this vibrant city.