The red buses, distinctive metro signs, and people from the world over. London is everything that is expected and more, although the buildings are a bit shorter than I expected. Sitting in Trafalgar Square listening to the street musicians and feeling the world buzz around you is quite an experience. So much of what surrounds you is historic, and if walls could speak these would be the ones to listen to. All types of food from the world over are served in everything from basic street stalls to posh, experimental restaurants. While an incredible city, my impression was that London lacks the cultural cohesion one sees in the other large European cities. Perhaps this is a good thing- London is after all the financial center of the world, and few other places on earth rival its international vibe.