ASNU: Alex Stehr's Nomadic Utopia

"London? Why go to London?"

In my 21 years, I've visited hundreds of cities around the globe. London, the one I'm currently featuring, is among the most memorable. Located in the heart of the United Kingdom, it's one of the most visited urban attractions on the globe. This is not a coincidence. Utilize my input to help learn why. You can also receive individualized advice regarding this or another destination more in tune with your current interests.

Rich in diversity, history and overall beauty, the metropolis lives up to its reputation as an attractive, truly worldly city. Widely recognized for its smoggy and grey atmosphere (even nicknamed 'The Old Smoke'), people grow so entranced by London's environment and culture that the general haziness becomes part of the city's allure. To become fully aware of the planet's current political and economic environment, one must understand the vital role that this city plays in shaping each of these areas on a global level. London is Britain's seat of central government. The first city to ever use an underground railway, London comprises about 50 percent of the global foreign equity market. The greater area's population exceeds 7,395,000. It follows that an area with such a foothold in everyday global activity has a wealth of history and attractions. London is more than 1,900 years old, so lots of its distinguished architecture is historical in nature. The area is the home of numerous restaurants and more than 100 theaters recognized around the world. And perhaps the best part -- its railway system, also called 'The Tube,' makes it easy to travel around London efficiently. This enables more activities to be fit into visitors' limited time in the area. It's quite understandable if you're now wondering why you shouldn't visit London.

Nightlife in London

A glance at London's Lyric Theatre (along with other attractions) after the sun has gone down.

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Hotel view of Paddington Station
A snapshot of Paddington Station, one of London's numerous railway stops. Taken from my hotel window on a recent August evening at about 9 p.m.

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