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Few addresses worldwide evoke a sense of exclusivity and high-class as the London districts of Mayfair, Knightsbridge, Belgravia, Chelsea, Regent's Park or South Kensington.

One of the world’s most cosmopolitan, culturally rich and diverse cities, London has always been one of the world’s favourite cities, one steeped in history and tradition, with world-class museums and entertainment.

What cities can compare in its sheer amount of things to do, places to visit or monuments to see? London has Big Ben, the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, St Paul’s Cathedral, Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, National Gallery, Hyde Park.

At any time, the best shows in the world can be seen at London’s 40 West End theatres.

London’s financial district, the City of London, is the world’s leading centre for international trade and finance. It is perhaps of little surprise that more than 75 per cent of the Fortune 500 companies have an office in the British capital.

And few skylines except perhaps for New York or Paris are more recognised than London’s. But unlike the other cities, London’s appears to be evolving with additions such as the London Eye, Millennium Dome, Canary Wharf, the affectionately known ‘Gherkin’ (30 St Mary Axe). It’s newest skyscraper, the 309 metre high The Shard, is currently the tallest completed building in Europe.

In the past two decades London has further cemented its place in global rankings as a top destination for its excellent restaurants. The highest new entry in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards 2012 was 9th place ‘Dinner by Heston Blumenthal’ at the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park in Knightsbridge. For good reason people from all over the world travel to London for retail therapy.

There is an index of possibilities for shoppers in London: from the bustling Oxford Street and Regent Street where some of the city’s oldest and most famous shops are located. Visit the fashionable Carnaby Street, the trendy King’s Road or the home of bespoke British tailoring, Savile Row.

Splash out at some of the world’s finest shops which can be found in New Bond Street, Old Bond Street and Mayfair. London’s international connections are without parallel, with 8 airports including Heathrow, one of the world’s busiest for international traffic.

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