London, the capital of England and the United Kingdom, is a 21st-century city with history stretching back to Roman times. At its center stand the imposing Houses of Parliament, the iconic ‘Big Ben’ clock tower and Westminster Abbey, site of British monarch coronations. Across the Thames River, the London Eye observation wheel provides panoramic views of the South Bank cultural complex and the entire city.
The climate is generally mild, with temperatures rarely climbing uncomfortably high or low, although it is worth carrying an umbrella or raincoat throughout the year.
Cold season: From December to February, temperatures are usually a few degrees above freezing.
Warm-season: Between June and August, the summer temperatures are still comfortable with highs rarely going above 25°.
Travel for London is one of the more expensive trip of European capitals, so be prepared!
English is by far the most spoken language in the city.
The British Pound, which is usually exchanged at around 1.65 US Dollars per pound.
Credit Cards and Banks: ATMs are commonplace in almost every shopping street, with several bureaus de change around the city center, with almost every retailer accepting Mastercard and Visa.
Source : Budgetyourtrip