About London

London is a cultural and historic city, highly recognised for its West End theatre, and historic attractions. London is home to notable cultural attractions such as the British Museum, Tate Galleries and the National Gallery (many of which are free to enter). It’s also packed with history: The Tower of London, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace and Trafalgar Square to name a few. The city of London is home to more than 300 nationalities which has a major effect on the diverse culture that London has to offer. The city is also home to one of the major global financial hubs and is one of the largest economies in the world.

Although London is a large metropolitan city, it is well connected by its transport system. Options for getting around include the London Underground, buses, water taxis, bicycles and taxis. Many places in central London are easy to walk to and from. For further information please visit Transport for London’s website.

The currency in the United Kingdom is Pound Sterling (GBP). As at May 2019, the exchange rate was roughly 1.26USD* to 1.00GPB.

The average daily temperature in London in September is 16 ºC with the temperature dropping at night so it is highly advisable to bring warm clothing. We would also advise that you bring an umbrella.