Samuel Johnson once famously said, “You find no intellectual who will leave London. For, Sir, the man who is tired of London is tired of life, for it offers all that life can afford.” More than two centuries have passed since Johnson’s day, but his words still resonate. Although the city’s nearly two millennia-old history dates back nearly two millennia, visitors find it difficult to see and experience everything London has to offer during a single visit.
There is a fusion of antiquity and modernity in this scene. At the Tower of London, you will find the historical Tower of London and the avant-garde Tate Modern. Shakespeare’s Globe and its companion playhouse, the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, offer both Bard’s works and modern plays. The Londoners still praise the power of tea, but they also enjoy Starbucks and Costa Coffees here and there as well as pressed juices. The capital’s culture compass is always on top of the latest trends in everything from politics and banking to fashion and music. Take a tour of London to discover it all.