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London Trip – part four

One of the more agreeable elements of walking around London is observing every day living, as well as nicely planned architecture and classical stores. British subjects are thoughtful and considerate and take care of their belongings which shows by the organizational awareness to detail.

Additionally, some streets contain outdoor shops which often are oldish buildings, well maintained with traditional styling. It’s the characteristic of these stores that resonates with conservatism. It’s that classical styling that reminds me of when I worked in the city almost fifty years ago.

London is really a very special place to roam around. Its cosmopolitan feel brings multiethnic nations together. No wonder workers, British empire nationals, university students, refugees, and tourists can’t get enough. The atmosphere provides a sense of togetherness for people to shop, sightsee, visit touristic attractions, wine and dine, and be part of a nation that cares.

London’s Mayor, Sadiq Khan of the Labour Party was voted in as the current Mayor of London on 5 May 2016. He was born in Tooting London to parents originally from Pakistan. London's Mayor works to promote economic and social development, and environmental improvement in the city. 

Rishi Sunak, the current Prime Minister and member of the Conservative party, an Englishman born to East African-born Hindu parents of Indian Punjabi descent. The Prime Minister is the leader of His Majesty's Government and is ultimately responsible for the policy and decisions of the government. As leader of the UK government the Prime Minister also: oversees the operation of the Civil Service and government agencies.

Now that you know a little bit more about London, the next time you are in the city, you might see things from a different light. In tomorrow’s last London Trip - part five blog, I’ll be rounding up my daytrip to London.

Take care!

Prof. Carl Boniface


Vocabulary builder:

Awareness (n) = consciousness, mindfulness, alertness, responsiveness, attentiveness, wakefulness, (ant) ignorance

Roam (v) = wander, travel, journey, stray, ramble, rove, meander, (ant) settle

Civil Service (n) = is politically impartial and independent of government. We're accountable to the public so need to meet the highest possible standards in all that we do. The Civil Service provides services directly to people all over the country, including: paying benefits and pensions.

Rounding up (gerund phrasal verb) = means to gather, finishing (getting to an end), to increase in number or account, assembling, collecting, linking. There are many synonyms (see link). Round-up can be classified as a summary of facts or events. "A news round-up every fifteen minutes."

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