EPT London - About the city
London, the capital of England and the United Kingdom, is one of the world's leading business, financial and cultural centres and the largest city in Europe with a population of nearly eight million.
London is a major tourist destination, with four world heritage sites and numerous world-famous landmarks and attractions such as the Houses of Parliament, Tower Bridge, Covent Garden, the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, St Paul's Cathedral, Buckingham Palace and the London Eye, along with important cultural institutions such as the British Museum and the National Gallery.
The shopping and entertainment heart of London is the "West End" - a large and lively area which encompasses Oxford Street, Piccadilly Circus, Soho and Leicester Square. London is also a major international transport hub - Heathrow, the main London airport, carries more international passengers than any other airport in the world.
How to get there
- London has several airports within easy reach of the city centre. The main London airport is Heathrow which serves nearly all major international airlines as well as numerous budget airlines. Heathrow is 15 miles west of London (24km). The other London airports - Gatwick, Luton and Stansted - are slightly further out but enjoy easy train and bus links into the city centre.
Players who have won full prize packages on PokerStars will be notified of their hotel details by email. You do not need to make a hotel reservation. If you have any queries, please email email@example.com.
For all other poker players, media and anyone else planning to attend EPT tournaments, we have set up a dedicated website for hotel bookings: www.epthotels.com. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call +34 93 352 1010 to take advantage of our special hotel rates.
Official language: English
Currency: Pound Sterling (http://www.xe.com/)
Banks: Most banks have an exchange counter and are open from 09:00 - 17.30; Mondays to Fridays. Saturday opening times vary. Automatic cash dispensers (ATMs) are widespread throughout the city. Some hotels will also exchange money (at rates generally higher than banks).
Visas: Europeans do not need a visa to visit the UK; North Americans and Australians can go to the UK for a short visit without a visa. Other citizens should consult their travel agent or nearest British embassy.
International dialling codes: +44 (the USA is +1)
Time: The UK is in the UTC/GMT time zone. All tournament times are local.
Tourist Board: Visit London