London was recently crowned the world’s most visited city. Around 19 million visitors are projected to flock here this year to soak in its rich history, heritage, arts and culture. It is a city steeped in tradition, yet is somehow forward-looking too. It is full of quirks and surprises that defy expectation and keep you on your toes. Want an overview of some London essentials? Whether you’re a first-time visitor or frequent guest, here are some random bits and bobs about this magical city.
1. Think this is London Bridge?
Think again. This iconic structure is actually the Tower Bridge, although tourists from all corners of the globe continually make this mistake. Remains of the real London Bridge (you know, the “falling down” one) are actually in Lake Havasu, Arizona.