I would have to recommend in...
I would have to recommend in general if you think London is old, these places will surely change your mind. Take a trip to the Bluewater Shopping Center in Dartford, Kent. It would take 1 hr 30 mins but its well worth just to see what kinds of shops the malls over there have.
Secondly, you must visit Canary Wharf and the Canada Tower(LEFT Photo) that is the tallest building in Britain. It takes 20 mins to get there. It has a great shooping center so I encourage you to visit this place and highly recommend it.
Lastly, try to see a tv show at the BBC Television Center. Its a great experience with having retakes or live performances by celebrities. From everything to comedy to game shows. they have it all.
I haven't seen such vividness in weather as much as in London,well at least compared to Jeddah, Kuala Lumpur, Bangalore in India! Although it's polluted and very cosmopolitan and sometimes disgusting because of the traffic but it has such distinctive seaons.
London is sunny bright, freaking hot in summer; Rainy and orange and christmasy in autumn; Grey and sometimes white in winter; and full of pink and green and rainbows in spring. My favourite season is definitely the autumn, where London's streets dress up their Christmas lights and trees take off their orange skirts and green bras. Awesome!
If you're coming from Saudi Arabia, you'll know what I'm talking about. The whole year is hot, sunny and flat!
London is seasonally unique and I love it. oh i found out that i am allergic to pollen, and so had hay fever too in spring,lol. well, how could i tell if i never experienced spring in its fullest pinky weather?;^)
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Run to catch that bus man!
It is funny, in my country the busses are running quite on schedule. When they stop to let passengers in, it goes all so fast that it is not worth running for the bus: it will be gone before you crossed the street.
But here, in UK, it is all so different!
I smiled when I saw all those people running but it took me only a few days before I did just exactly the same! It is worth running because people here still pay mostly with money, only a few have a card, so it takes a lot of time at each stop before the bus can go on.
Even VT member Azer told me a little secret: he sometimes stands a bit away from the bus stop so that he can run the little distance to keep in good condition `-)
London's streets are a confusing, hodge-podge of alleyways, streets, squares etc. Buy an A-Z (pronounced A to Zed) when you get there and carry it with you always!! Will always come in handy for finding that must-try pub or little shop. Locals who have lived in London for years even carry them so you won't stand out like a tourist.