London & The Thames

London is one of the most famous cities in the world and is home to one of the most famous rivers as well, the Thames.

For centuries the Thames brought trade to one of Europe’s most powerful cities and though it might not be as busy as it used to be, the Thames still has a lot going on.

Probably more widely known as a tourist attraction that sees river tours on a daily basis, the Thames still sees a healthy fright trade.

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So what is London famous for now? It might be easier to list the things it’s not famous for. It is one of the most instantly recognisable cities in the world and welcomes millions of visitors every year. People travel to London for a variety of reasons including;

Business

London is the leading international business financial centre and has the fifth largest metropolitan economy in the world. There are several main business districts across London in The City, Westminster, Camden and Islington, Canary Wharf and Lambeth and Southwark.

There are also a number of exhibition and conference centres that see trade shows bringing in people from all over the world.

Shopping

London is one of the worlds major forces in fashion and retail boasting all the high street shops you would expect, elite fashion brands with many having their flagship stores here and independent boutiques.

There are also a number of great markets in Portobello, Camden and more to explore.

Nightlife

With some of the worlds top restaurants, bars and clubs London nightlife is incredible. Add to this a thriving music scene that regularly sees the worlds top musicians and you have everything you could want in the city.

Health & Cosmetic Surgery

London is home to a number of top hospitals as well as some of the gretest private health care in the world. Harley St has long been famous for being a hub of health clinics and can now boast one of the worlds leading oncology specialists in The LOC. The LOC offer private cancer treatments in a number of locations across the city and have some of the leading specialists in different fields including Dr Simon Chowdhury who specialises in Genitourinary (prostate, kidney, testes and bladder) and Testicular Cancer and Professor Andrew Tutt who specialises in Breast Cancer, Chemotherapy  and Radiotherapy.

Cosmetic surgery is also a major industry in London with people travelling from around the world to make the most of the state of the art procedures available.

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Tourism

If you are looking for a city break, you will struggle to find somewhere better than London. From the nightlife we have already mentioned to the entertainment at the cinema and theaters down to the incredible sights and attractions there is something for everyone.

Though it might not be as reliant of the Thames as it used to be, London is a true River City that is starting to make the most of its waterways again.

 

 

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