London Travel Guide

10th Feb 2016
Photo of London Travel Guide 1/1 by Pamela Harris

London is a leading global city, with strengths in the arts, commerce, education, entertainment, fashion, finance, healthcare, media, professional services, research and development, tourism, and transport all contributing to its prominence. It is one of the world's leading financial centres and has the fifth-or sixth-largest metropolitan area GDP in the world depending on measurement. London is a world cultural capital. It is the world's most-visited city as measured by international arrivals and has the world's largest city airport system measured by passenger traffic. London is one of the world's leading investment destinations, hosting more international retailers and ultra high-net-worth individuals than any other city. London's 43 universities form the largest concentration of higher education institutes in Europe, and a 2014 report placed it first in the world university rankings. According to the report London also ranks first in the world in software, multimedia development and design, and shares first position in technology readiness. In 2012, London became the first city to host the modern Summer Olympic Games three times

London is one of the greenest cities in the world and is full of parks, private gardens, big public squares, hidden green squares and plenty of places to explore or sit and enjoy being away from the hustle and bustle. Use this list to find the right green space for you whether you want to get some exercise, take a gentle stroll, see some nature or check out some history.