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London: the city's best neighbourhoods

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About London

Including tips for the best time to visit London

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.

Tonight

From £29 per night

This weekend

From £34 per night

Next weekend

From £32 per night

Most popular time to visit October–December
Cheapest time to visit February–April
Local currency GBP
Language English
Average weekend price £128 per night
Average weekday price £125 per night
Typical stay 2 nights

Points of interest in London

Stay near the top sightseeing spots in London

Latest articles featuring London

Inspiration and insider tips for what to do in London

London in the autumn

Autumn blankets London in a mix of cosiness, colours and contrasts.

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Shopping tips from London locals

Record hunting, scoring the best antiques, and uncovering vintage clothing gems.

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A seasonal guide to London

With each season offering its own unique charm there’s never a bad time to visit London.

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Top 10 hotels with the best WiFi in London

From luxury hotels in East London’s Tech City through to unassuming guest houses.

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London entertainment: a day in the life

Jonny Kennedy's photo diary of a day in London.

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London reviews

What other travellers say about London

2.0

I am extremely angry with the customer service I received ,...

24 May 2020

I am extremely angry with the customer service I received , I didn’t even manage to stay in the room I paid for the receptionist wasn’t the best help either I don’t think I would be recommending this to any until I’m fully compensated for there over booking

Trillz
Trillz United Kingdom
10

London is one of my favourite cities.

20 May 2020

London is one of my favourite cities. The food is good and prices in pubs are low.The mix of ethnics in London is unbelievable. The tube is a fantastic way to get around. Nightlife might be an experience of a lifetime... Everyone needs to ride the tube, go skyhigh on The Eye, go inside the Tower of London and the London Bridge.

Ewelina
Ewelina United Kingdom
4.0

Expensive, no value for money, a lot of workers from eastern...

20 May 2020

Expensive, no value for money, a lot of workers from eastern europe dont give s f€ck about quality or service. I think they are being hired cause they are cheap labour, but they are not making Brittain great....

jeroen
jeroen Turkey
2.0

Ripoff landlords who refuse to refund your money even when...

15 May 2020

Ripoff landlords who refuse to refund your money even when not supplying advertised accommodation. This is illegal behaviour under UK law. No refunds offered due to Covid19, also illegal.. Booking.com useless in helping.

Kenneth
Kenneth Australia
4.0

Absolutely no social distancing.

14 May 2020

Absolutely no social distancing. Everywhere I went, crowds of local persons standing around right next to each other, as if there wasn't a problem. Wrong attitude and it could come back to haunt you.

David
David United Kingdom
10

Seeing all the shows/plays.

2 May 2020

Seeing all the shows/plays. Attended a few concerts also (won't see any of these for a while). Bus and tube transport very handy. Plenty of pubs to chill out in. Lots of boutique shops some with good bargains.

Martin
Martin New Zealand

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