Explore the ways of life in the city, such as culture, ethnicity, housing, leisure and consumption
Life in London
London is a very diverse city, with many different cultures, languages, faiths and races. These different groups have a huge impact on the culture of the city, from foods and music to carnivals, such as Notting Hill Carnival. Entertainment is a huge attraction to London, for instance, the theatres of the West End and musical events at venues such as the O2 arena. Some of the UK’s favourite attractions are found in London, including the National Gallery, the British Museum, The Natural History museum and the London Eye.
Housing in London is extremely diverse. Some areas (West London) have very high prices, with apartments and large housing. Other areas, (East London) have much lower prices and lower quality houses. Some areas have very high housing density, often with houses separated for multi-occupancy.
Leisure and recreation
London has many world class sporting venues and events, including; Wimbledon, Lord’s Cricket Ground and Wembley. Many Premier League football teams are also located in London. London hosted the 2012 Olympic Games. London has many historic buildings, such as the Tower of London, which attract millions of tourists every year
The Houses of Parliament
The London Marathon outside Buckingham Palace