TRIP to LONDON
All you need to know…
BY TERESA GONZALEZ
PRIMERO BACHILLERATO
CURRENCY
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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
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If you decide to travel to the U.K. on vacation, you’ll 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 you’ll need to purchase
plug adapters and pack them before leaving.
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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
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British people have the steering wheel on the right.
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UNITS OF MEASUREMENT
1km= 0.62 miles
1m=3.3 feet
1kg= 2.2 pounds
between 5 and 6 o'clock in the evening.
PACKiNG
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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
It’s no allowed to carry plants, fruit, flowers, pulses, ham,
cheese…and other fresh products.
You can’t take medicines with narcotics unless you have a
medical prescription in English.
TRANSPORT
Go to London
In London
• If you travel with eDreams the ticket of
the flight Zaragoza-London costs between
35 and 130 € (return ticket)
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.
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:
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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.
INTERESTING
PLACES
TO VISIT
LONDON EYE
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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.
TRAFALGAR SQUARE
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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.
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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
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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".
ENTERTAINMENT
CINEMA
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IMAX cinema features the UK's biggest cinema screen (26m x 20m). Largerthan-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
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Odeon cinema (24-26 Leicester Sq London ).
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Apollo west End (19 Lower Regent St London).
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Benugo (The South Bank Centre Belvedere Rd, London).
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Cineworld (Haymarket).
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THEATRE
LONDON THEATRE
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Opening hours:
Monday - Saturday: 10.00am to 7.00pm
Sunday: 12.00pm to 3.00pm
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Prices:
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STALLS
37.50
BALCONY
27.50
UPPER
42.50
DC/GRAND
37.50
Address: 28 New Broadway
Uxbridge Road
Uxbridge, UB10 0LL
BARS & PUBS
There are too many curious pubs in London like:
• Museum tavern (in the first photo).
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Vertigo 42 (in the second photo) which is in the top of a building
and very expensive.
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Che, where you can have a whisky and smoke one of the seventy
kinds os cigarrettes that they sell.
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Bar fusion which is a gay’s 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€.
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WHERE CAN WE
EAT?
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Prices:
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CHEAPER PRICES
Less than 25 €
MEDIUM PRICES
25€ to 45 €
HIGH PRICES
More than 45€
Cheaper restaurants:
Sonny’s
Bobby’s
Magpie Café
It’s a mixture of café and restaurant with a
relaxing and modern atmosphere.
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Medium-priced restaurants:
Atrium
It’s a modern restaurant with a big variety
of vines.
North Sea Fish
Restaurant
High quality fish & chips and good dishes
of fish and English desserts.
Star of
India
It’s an Indian restaurant.
Expensive restaurants:
Gordon Ramsay
Three-starred restaurant with select
French dishes
The Connaught
Grill Room &
Restaurant
It’s famous for his Roast-beef and its
fascinating decoration.
You can taste vegetarian dishes of India
You can have excellent fish & chips.
SHOPS
FASHION SHOPS
& MARKETS
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There are shops like Pepe-jeans, Calvin Klein, Emporio Armani,
GAP, DKNY, Cyberdog (with futuristic 'Matrix' designs), Diesel,
Dockers, Levi’s…
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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.
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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.
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ANTIQUES, BOOKS
& MUSIC SHOPS
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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.
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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.
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