London is the capital of England and the U.K., and the largest city in the European Union. It is one of the world's major business, political and cultural centers. London's population is extremely cosmopolitan, with a diverse range of nationalities, cultures, and religions who speak over 300 different languages.
London is more than a destination. It's an experience. Steeped in over a millennium of history, it's the city of King Edward II, Oscar Wilde, Virginia Woolf and Sir Ian McKellan. It's catching the eye of a local as you cruise down Old Compton Street and holding his hand four hours later as you sit on a bench by the Thames.
A quick trip through Soho is a welcome introduction to this world-class metropolis. Old Compton Street pulses as the pink heart of this corner of London, acting as the meeting point of the gay community and a convenient navigational guide from which to explore the nearby landmarks of Covent Garden, Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus.
The East End's Hoxton Square - famous for its collection of extreme artists and happening hotspots - is a marvellous conglomeration of bars, clubs and galleries. Be sure not to miss Brick Lane's delectable curry palaces or nearby Petticoat Lane and its weekend market of fab fashions and second-hand treasures.
Integration and a general acceptance of all types has long been the norm on this rather isolated island, and given all the resulting gentility, you may think you've stumbled into an entirely "gay country." Yet the Brits are a curious lot. All that queuing up, reserve, politeness, stiff-upper-lip-looking-the-other-way that seems to be a national imperative goes out the door once the boys and girls step foot in a club or disco. Restraining all those wild impulses behind a genteel facade is hard work (just look at the royal family!). Spilling out of pubs, in basement clubs, in warehouse discos and even at summer park fairs you are likely to have some of the most rollicking, sweaty unbridled good times you've ever had!
The conclusion remains the same.. London is a perfect binding of the past and the present, a city with so many places to visit that one couldn't find the time to view them all. Samuel Johnson was right when he said that when someone is tired of London he is tired of life!!!!