Video:Basic Geography of Londonwith Nadia Chapman
Discover the basic geography of London and the main attractions each area has to offer. Watch this video from About.com for tips on the basic geography of London.See Transcript
Transcript:Basic Geography of London
Hi, I'm Nadia Chapman for About.com and here's a quick video about the basic geography of London.
General Overview of the Geography of London
London is separated by Thames River, creating the northern and the southern halves. Public transportation is organized by zones. Central London is zone 1, and the zone numbers rise as you move away from the Center of the city. The City is divided in 33 boroughs.
Basic Geography of London: Central London
Central London is where you will find most of the main attractions the city has to offer: Buckingham Palace, theaters, restaurants, museums, royal parks, sites such as Big Ben and the London Eye, and much more. Most of those attractions are walking distance from each other, or easy to access using the underground system.
Basic Geography of London: West London
The west part of the city is home to the famous area of Notting Hill, and the popular Portobello Road. This area is known for its great antique shops, alternative and vintage fashion, and overall creative and artistic feel.
Basic Geography of London: East London
The east of London, in particular Stratford area, is where the 2012 Olympic Park is. Once an industrial zone, the area got transformed to host the big event. It now has lots of pleasant attractions to offer the public such as a gigantic shopping malls, parks, and many iconic Olympic structures that will keep bringing tourists for years to come.
Regent's park and the London Zoo are also in the northern part of London.
Basic Geography of London: Southwest London
The southwest of London is the expensive side of town. High end boutiques, and restaurants, and some major sites such as The Royal Albert Hall. This area has great shopping including the world famous luxury department store Harrod's, and a lot of lovely architecture to admire. That part of London is also home to big museum such as The Natural History Museum, and The Victoria and Albert Museum.
Basic Geography of London: Southeast London
The southeast part of London is home to the colorful and lively Borough Market, the largest food market in London. Here, you can find handcrafted products such as preserves, terrines and pates, or cold pressed oils, just to name a few. You can enjoy lunch in one of the many cafes, pubs, bakeries, and buy fresh fruits and vegetables as well as meat, fish, nuts and more! In this animated part of town you will also find the Clink Prison Museum, and the London Dungeon for the braver ones.
The east is also home of the famous Tower Bridge which is overlooking the Tower of London on the north shore of the river.
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