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London's inherent uniqueness and mix of cultures have made it one of the most visited cities in the world. Its diverse bundle of boroughs are often like mini cities in their own right, with each one offering something different to the last.

London's iconic skyline is an eclectic combination of instantly recognisable landmarks, from the historic Tower of London to the ultra-modern skyscrapers of The Shard and 20 Fenchurch (better known as 'The Walkie-Talkie'). A walk through the ‘Square Mile’ immerses you in the original Roman settlement, with parts of the ancient defensive wall still visible. You'll also find some of the London's cosiest (and oldest) pubs around there, such as Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese, a former haunt of Charles Dickens and Mark Twain.

For lovers of the arts, look no further than the world-class theatres of London's West End and the live music venues of Camden, Soho and Shoreditch. You'll also find endless galleries and museums dotted around, such as the free-to-visit British Museum, Natural History Museum and the National Gallery.

Amongst all the impressive architecture and endless points of interest, it's easy to forget how green London is. 47% of the city is made up of public green space, including 3,000 parks. The most popular spots include Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens and Green Park, but it's worth venturing out to places like Richmond where you can walk amongst roaming wild deer.

London is served by several major airports, including Heathrow, Gatwick, City, Stansted, Luton and Southend. Travel is made easy by the extensive public transport links, as well as private coach services.


From £78 per night

This weekend

From £227 per night

Next weekend

From £168 per night

Most popular time to visit October–December
Cheapest time to visit January–March
Local currency GBP
Language English
Average weekend price £202 per night
Average weekday price £201 per night
Typical stay 2 nights

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London reviews

What other travellers say about London


Great City, perfect subway-/bus network.

26 September 2023

Great City, perfect subway-/bus network. Lot's of modern and historical things to see for sightseeing. However, terribly expensive overall. Drinks, Food, Restaurants easily 30-50% higher than Europe/Germany and else.

Frank Germany

Too many queues but ignoring this some good restaurants -...

25 September 2023

Too many queues but ignoring this some good restaurants - Savoir Faire , New Oxford Street was excellent. Tube travel was really easy- just use charge card ! Sky Garden was good and War Rooms but try to find quieter times. If driving try "Your Parking Space" They found us parking for 4 days in local car park to hotel for at a good price .

Paul United Kingdom

The City With Everything.

25 September 2023

The City With Everything. Whilst I come for the art galleries, I experience as many of the opportunities time allows during my stay. Leaving me both with happy memories and ideas for future trips to the capital of experiences and opportunities.


Our London trip was amazing was not long enough as we were...

25 September 2023

Our London trip was amazing was not long enough as we were on the go for the entire 10 days we were there, so much to see and do will definitely be back, next time allow more $$$ for meals as eating out in London is expensive when converting from GBP to AUD


Love London!

24 September 2023

Love London! Every corner there is something unique. I am British, yet every time I visit I can find a fresh new experience. look on the map for areas less populated and you find unusual places to visit


I am a history buff and this London trip was an amazing...

24 September 2023

I am a history buff and this London trip was an amazing "romp" through from the Middle Ages to our current age. I was able to see the original Magna Carta in The British Library, visit Runnymede, the site where it was signed; visit the Battle of Britain Bunker, Uxbridge, explore All Hallows by the Tower, the Church where John Quincy Adams was married and where William Penn was Baptized. At the British Library I saw original Beatles draft for 'In My Life' and the draft for Monty Python's 'Spanish Inquisition' sketch. The London transit system is brilliant, the atmosphere was wonderful. Can't wait for my next trip.

Thomas Canada

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