Getting well-versed with culturally diverse London

 

City of London is very well-known for everything art, tradition and culture aswell and if you want to know the culture and history then there are many ways in which you can get to know and learn more about it.

London is a multicultural place. The city has a mixture of many people and cultures those have migrated from all the corners of the world. This is the place where you can see amazing mixture of cultures. The city is best in terms of arts as well.

It is a house to the biggest Chinese new year festival. There are many festivals that take place in the city every year. Most of the festivals go free of cost and attending them can be a great fun. The melting pot culture means that there is a unique history everywhere you see. Taking up London is about much more than getting to holds with Britishness. This city is known as one of the most multicultural citiesin the universe. Many people have contributed in the growth of the city like Bangladeshi sailors, Jamaican airmen, Roman soldiers, Huguenot silk weaversetc. The city nurtures its tradition and culture through various arts. There are many street artist that display their art through their street art. You can see this art on the well know streetsacross the city.

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The city has many communities from almost all corners of the world. At the times of London Olympics it was came to know that there were people from every challenging country already staying there. The best way in which you will get to know about the city of London is to come and interact with people and talk to them about their experiences. If you want to know more about the culture then events and festivals are best. You can check the events calendars online. Most of theseeventsarefree but you need to book them in advance. There are also many exhibitions that take place which you can see. Museums are one of the best ways in which you can get to know about the culture and history of the city. There are many museums like the natural history museum, British museum and most of them are free. There is also a special museum by the name Horniman Museum in Forest Hill which has collections devoted to the African culture and instruments of international music. There are also many events and courses that can help you to know more about the culture. You can also find out information online.

London has many festivals. Not just UK but there are several festivals from all countries of the world like China and India. It holds then biggest Chinese New Year festival outside China and also other Indian festivals like Vaisakhi or Diwali. It also hosts many other Arab festivals. If you want to know more about such festivals then you can keep checking the Visit London website. You can also see your library’s noticeboards and know what is happening.  One can also stroll around East London and learn a lot. Today Brick Lane and Spitalfields are very well known for the Asian connections, with few of the city’s most widespread curry houses to be seen in that zone. In 16th and 17th centuries it was house to Dutch, Huguenots, and Flemish refugees.

The history of the area can also be learnt from some old and historic buildings like the Jamme Masjid mosque on Brick Lane. These buildings talk a much about the history and culture of the city. It was constructed in the year 1741 as a Huguenot church, spend most of the 19th century as a Baptist chapel, it became a synagogue in 1893 before gradually being a mosque.This mosque is not open for the public visit. London have had Asian and Afro-Caribbean communities from 18th century. As Britain made an empire many people came there forming a part of that from Africa and the Caribbean. The slave trade also played an important role with Afro-Caribbean people coming as servants or slave traders, many of them were given freedom when they came in.

The following big wave of Afro-Caribbean migration arrived in the 1940s and 50s. The main center was the brixton market. It is the heart of the black British community. It dates to the 1948 arrival of SS Empire Windrush. At the time of arrival they were kept in bomb shelters below Clapham. In the area there were many boarding houses so people could easily find an accommodation. Today in this area you may find many good hotels like the park grand Kensington Hotel.This hotel is one of the best hotels in London.

The Irish people is supposed to be “most unseen community” in eyes of Berlin. They have been here since a long time and they built London using the docks. After sometime there came a group of Anglo-Irish professionals like the well-known authors such as George Bernard Shaw and Oscar Wilde. In the 19th century zones like the Whitechapel, Bermondsey and Seven Dials were all known as Irish areas.

If you want to learn more about the culture of the city then you can stay at any of the good hotel near the Kensington area. The area has many good hotels that have best packages and offers. You can make your stay economical one with these Kensington hotel offers.  So now what are you searching for? Just make your Lodnon tour a budget tour. Just pick up your bags and be ready for a cultural trip in a cultural city.

Other multicultural places are worth visiting like the Ridley Road Market which have a blend of people from West Africa and Turkey. Green Lanes in Haringey are full of some of the Turkish restaurants. There are also some of the Portuguese and Moroccan shops in the opposite direction of the Goldborne Road just opposite to the Ladbroke Grove in West London.

 

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