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About London

London is the famous capital of England. London backpacking tours remain one of the most popular travel experiences in the world.

Airports

London airports include the following:
•London Heathrow Airport
•London Gatwick Airport

Birdlife

London birdlife includes Grey-cheeked Thrush, Hume's Leaf Warbler, Blythe's Reed Warbler, Radde's Warbler, Paddyfield Warbler, Red-throated Diver, Slavonian Grebe and Black-necked Grebe.

Conservation

London conservation mostly includes projects to protect the city's range of birds, wildlife and natural habitats.

Malaria

London malaria facts include the following:
•Malaria is not a risk in London
•Malaria medication is not needed to travel to London, and should never be taken unnecessarily
•If you are travelling from a malaria zone you may need to continue your medication for up to a week or two after landing in England
•If travelling to a malaria zone country from London, you need to consult your GP

Plants

London plant life includes beautiful gardens, with a wide range of trees and flowering plants to be found.

Safety Tips


•London is generally safe to visit
•Petty crime such as pick pocketing and muggings can occur however
•Keep all valuables secure and out of site
•Avoid walking alone at night, especially in remote areas like parks or subways
•Only use licensed black cabs, unlicensed cabs may drive dangerously

Travel Books

London recommended travel books include the following:
•England For Dummies by Donald Olson
•Lonely Planet England Country Guide by David Else
•Rick Steves' England 2009

Wildlife

As a busy city, London wildlife mostly consists of squirrels, rodents, hedgehogs and foxes, which can be found across the city.

 

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