Out and about
Londoners love their public spaces and there are many to choose from, like Piccadilly Circus—the Brit version of Times Square—where huge, illuminated billboards overlook movie theatres, boutiques, pubs, theatres, restaurants and nightclubs. Tourists also flock to Trafalgar Square, which is just as popular, though perhaps more exciting to see in the daytime.
Soho is London’s most cosmopolitan quarter, home to the city’s extensive Chinatown and a hub for the gay community. For the more artistically inclined, Brick Lane is the go-to neighbourhood of choice. The best part? All of these popular London scenes can easily be enjoyed on foot.
Stepping out, eating out
London is overflowing with teahouses, pubs and theatres, many of which are located on Shaftesbury Avenue. Although the city is home to some of the best restaurants in the world, travellers can enjoy a tasty variety of traditional British and ethnic foods in a casual setting. That includes a typical fish and chips and a classic Indian curry. Yes, please!