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TRIP to LONDON All you need to know… BY TERESA GONZALEZ PRIMERO BACHILLERATO
CURRENCY British currency is the pound whose symbol is £. One pound is 1.39 approximately. In London you can pay in three different ways: 1) With travel cheques 2) With credit cards like: MasterCard, VISA, Electron and American Express. 3) Change your currency in pounds.
BASIC THiNGS If you decide to travel to the U.K. on vacation, youll need to prepare yourself in advance to convert your electric and electronic items in order to be able to use them. While the U.K. uses 110-volt electricity, the majority of countries around the world use a 220-volt system,so youll need to purchase plug adapters and pack them before leaving. Tea-time: Afternoon tea is a light meal typically eaten at 4 o'clock and High Tea (also known as Meal Tea) is an early evening meal, typically eaten between 5 and 6 o'clock in the evening. British people have the steering wheel on the right. UNITS OF MEASUREMENT 1km= 0.62 miles 1m=3.3 feet 1kg= 2.2 pounds
PACKiNG Liquids can only be carried in quantities of 100ml or less, and each in a separate container. Your baggage should weigh no more than 70lbs/32kgs. Hand luggage must be no bigger than a maximum size of 56cm x 25cm x 45cm. Remove your PC and electrical items from luggage for screening separately Its no allowed to carry plants, fruit, flowers, pulses, ham, cheese…and other fresh products. You cant take medicines with narcotics unless you have a medical prescription in English.
TRANSPORT Go to London If you travel with eDreams the ticket of the flight Zaragoza-London costs between 35 and 130 (return ticket) In London Oyster is a 'smartcard' which makes buying and using tickets easier. An Oyster card can store up to £90 of pay as you go credit plus your Travelcard or annual Bus Pass.TravelcardBus Pass It can be used on the Tube, trams, buses, DLR, London Overground and some national rail services in London. Pay as you go has several advantages over paper tickets: Oyster single fares are generally cheaper Credit can be used as you need it and doesn't expire. Daily price capping automatically calculates the cheapest fare for the journeys you make in a single day.
LONDON EYE The world's largest observation wheel offers a spectacular way to take in over 55 of London's most famous landmarks in just 30 minutes! Combine your flight on the Eye with a circular cruise on the Thames. Prices: Adult: £14.50 to £29.50 per ticket Child: £7.25 to £9.00 per ticket Concession: £11.00 per ticket
LONDON BRIDGE London Bridge is a bridge in London, England over the River Thames, between the City of London and Southwark. It is between Cannon Street Railway Bridge and Tower Bridge; it also forms the western end of the Pool of London. London's original bridge made this one of the most famous bridge emplacements in the world. It was the only bridge over the Thames in London until Westminster Bridge was opened in 1750.bridgeLondonEngland River ThamesCity of London SouthwarkCannon Street Railway BridgeTower Bridge Pool of London Westminster Bridge
TRAFALGAR SQUARE London's most famous square was laid out in 1829 to 1841 to commemorate Nelson's victory at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. Dominating the square, on a column that is 185 feet high, is the 17 foot high statue of Nelson himself. Around the base of the column are the four giant bronze lions by Landseer. Around the sides of the square are the church of St Martin's in the Fields and the National Gallery which houses one of the world's richest collections of paintings.
BIG BEN The clock tower of the Palace of Westminster took 13 years to build, and was completed in 1856. The tower is 316 feet high. The dials are 23 feet in diameter and the faces themselves are not solid, but is composed of many small pieces of opal glass, assembled like a stained glass window. The numbers on the clock faces are each two feet high. An inscription in Latin below each clock face translates as "God save our Queen Victoria I".
CINEMA IMAX cinema features the UK's biggest cinema screen (26m x 20m). Larger-than-life 2D & 3D images, and digital surround sound, make viewers feel as if they are literally 'in the picture'. PRICES: Adult: £8.5O = 11.80 Child (4-14): £5.00 = 6.95 Concessions: £6.25 = 8.69 Children under 3: FREE Odeon cinema (24-26 Leicester Sq London ). Apollo west End (19 Lower Regent St London). Benugo (The South Bank Centre Belvedere Rd, London). Cineworld (Haymarket). (…)
THEATRE LONDON THEATRE Opening hours: Monday - Saturday: 10.00am to 7.00pm Sunday: 12.00pm to 3.00pm Prices: Address: 28 New Broadway Uxbridge Road Uxbridge, UB10 0LL STALLS37.50 BALCONY27.50 UPPER42.50 DC/GRAND37.50
BARS & PUBS There are too many curious pubs in London like: Museum tavern (in the first photo). Vertigo 42 (in the second photo) which is in the top of a building and very expensive. Che, where you can have a whisky and smoke one of the seventy kinds os cigarrettes that they sell. Bar fusion which is a gays bar. You must be 21 years old to buy alcohol in a bar. The prices are more expensive than in Spain, for example: the average price of a pint of beer is 3£ (4.17 approximately) and in Spain costs 2. l l
Prices: Cheaper restaurants: CHEAPER PRICES Less than 25 MEDIUM PRICES 25 to 45 HIGH PRICESMore than 45 SonnysIts a mixture of café and restaurant with a relaxing and modern atmosphere. BobbysYou can taste vegetarian dishes of India Magpie Café You can have excellent fish & chips. Medium-priced restaurants: Expensive restaurants: AtriumIts a modern restaurant with a big variety of vines. North Sea Fish Restauran t High quality fish & chips and good dishes of fish and English desserts. Star of India Its an Indian restaurant. Gordon Ramsay Three-starred restaurant with select French dishes The Connaught Grill Room & Restaurant Its famous for his Roast- beef and its fascinating decoration.
FASHION SHOPS & MARKETS There are shops like Pepe-jeans, Calvin Klein, Emporio Armani, GAP, DKNY, Cyberdog (with futuristic 'Matrix' designs), Diesel, Dockers, Levis… There are important accesory shops, for example American Retro, which does a fine line in menswear, shoulder bags, watches and silver jewellery. A fun visit, even if you come away empty handed. Street markets are very important too, there you can buy clothes, antiques, books, fruit and vegetables… One of the most important fashion street market is Petticoat Lane where you can buy second-hand clothes mainly. k j
ANTIQUES, BOOKS & MUSIC SHOPS Grays antiques market: It is situated in the heart of the city's West End, is an undoubted mecca for fine jewellery, Gray's will not disappoint those after collectables, objet d'art, porcelain and silverware either. What's more, with an umbrella website that includes details on each dealer, its possible to work out which shops to visit before travelling. A real treat for antiques enthusiasts, a visit to Gray's should not be missed. Borders: It owns an excellent selection of English literature, and there is a small number of books in other languages, too. Unlike most of the other stores in London, bookstores are open till late. Books are surprisingly expensive in the United Kingdom but usually there are possibilities to bundle several books together and get them cheaper. They sell also CDs, maps and other stuff usually associated with a bookstore. There is a Starbucks café to rest your feet while browsing through the shelves. k k