For any Londoner, the tube is a godsend that gets you from point A to point B. The thirteen colour-coded lines intertwine like an electrical diagram, and are the most efficient manner of transport across the city as you head across the river and to the four furthest ends on the giant mechanical snakes that tunnel under and over the cityâ€™s networks.
Though it may seem like every other shop in London is a Zara, Tesco or Starbucks, there are still many eccentric, vibrant independent shops thriving among the high street mega-brands. Here is a small list of some of the best quirky shops in London.
Old film cameras are stacked on wooden tables and white buckets for â€śNorfolk Lavenderâ€ť and â€śChilled Wineâ€ť hang in the doorway of Aliceâ€™s on the antiques end of Portobello Market, one of the best markets in London.
For Londoners 277 is an important number, but most won't have a clue why. It just so happens that 277 is the number of hours the average Londoner spends commuting to and from work each year.
Mind the Gap. Wait for the green man. Caution:Â coffee is (not surprisingly!) hot. Donâ€™t use heavy machinery under the influence. The world is full of donâ€™ts, health and safety warnings and protection measuresÂ designedÂ to keep us safe, keep us healthy andÂ â€“ perhaps most importantly for those with the signs â€“ toÂ keep us from suing.