0.9 miles from downtown
The glamorous residents of Mayfair have money to burn. Come and check out their sprawling mansions, exclusive shops, auction houses and unique art galleries. If a custom suit from Savile Row doesn't tempt you, survey the fine Victorian architecture around the garden squares, or the intricate design of the Royal Arcade.
Places to stay from $54 a night
2.8 miles from downtown
Kensington is a mix of residential and commercial areas that exude class. Stretching from Old Brompton Road to Kensington High Street, you’ll find bistros, cafés and boutiques galore. Stop to admire Kensington Palace, or visit the nearby Victoria and Albert and Natural History Museums. The streets around Holland Park are perfect for walking.
Places to stay from $22 a night
0.4 miles from downtown
The ornamental pineapples adorning the market’s lamps are a reminder of the fruit and vegetable stalls that once occupied Covent Garden, an important center for London’s vibrant creative arts scene. See the 17th-century St. Paul’s Church or explore the boutiques that line the alleys. Parisian-style cafés with terraces spill out onto the street corners.
Places to stay from $55 a night
1.1 miles from downtown
Westminster, home to some of London's best-known landmarks and the seat of government. Slip through the shadows of history at The Houses of Parliament and Trafalgar Square with the ringing of Big Ben marking the passage of time. Stroll past Whitehall to Downing Street (the Prime Minister's official home and office) and on to Buckingham Palace.
Places to stay from $13 a night
0.2 miles from downtown
St. James' is a sophisticated neighborhood filled with mature parks, galleries and high-end restaurants. Surrounded by Buckingham Palace, Green Park, Trafalgar Square and Piccadilly Circus, St. James' plays host to a range of cultural and artistic events throughout the year, including London Fashion Week. Head to Jermyn Street for some luxury shopping.
Places to stay from $62 a night
1.6 miles from downtown
Lined with beautiful Victorian terraces, the traditional streets of Marylebone contain acres of parks and garden. Amateur detectives shouldn’t miss Sherlock Holmes’ legendary residence at 221b Baker Street. You’ll spot the beautiful, circular All Souls Church with its striking conical tower. From here, wander towards Bond Street’s upscale stores.
Places to stay from $29 a night
1.7 miles from downtown
Knightsbridge is a mecca for luxury shopping, and the residence of choice for the incredibly wealthy. Harrods is the centerpiece – this unique department store spans five acres of shopping, and the nearby Harvey Nichols food court is legendary. The park behind The Brompton Oratory provides an oasis among the stucco facades.
Places to stay from $134 a night
1.4 miles from downtown
This elegant, residential neighborhood is one of the world’s most wealthy residential districts. Belgravia’s palatial Georgian style houses are interspersed with delightful garden squares including Belgrave Square and Eaton Square. There are quirky shops to explore on Elizabeth Street – stationery shops, luxury chocolatiers, bakeries and antique stores.
Places to stay from $24 a night
London's rich history and mix of cultures have made it one of the most visited cities in the world. Its distinct boroughs are like small cities, each one offering something different from the last.
London's iconic skyline is an eclectic combination of instantly recognizable landmarks, from the historic Tower of London to ultra-modern skyscrapers like The Shard and 20 Fenchurch – more commonly known as "The Walkie-Talkie." Walking through the Square Mile immerses you into the original Roman settlement, with parts of the ancient defensive wall still visible. You'll also find some of the London's coziest (and oldest) pubs there, like Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese, frequented by Charles Dickens and Mark Twain.
For art lovers, head to the West End's world-class theaters, as well as the concert halls throughout Camden, Soho, and Shoreditch. You'll also find countless galleries and museums around the city, like the free British Museum, Natural History Museum, and the National Gallery.
Among all the impressive architecture and endless landmarks, it's easy to forget how green London is. The city consists of 47% public green space including 3,000 parks. The most popular are Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, and Green Park, but it's worth venturing out to places like Richmond to walk alongside 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 connections, as well as private shuttle services.
From $101 per night
From $221 per night
|Most popular time to visit||October-December|
|Cheapest time to visit||January-March|
|Local currency||£1 = $1.23|
|Average weekend price||$260 per night|
|Average weekday price||$257 per night|
|Average stay||2 nights|
get an oyster card for travel on the bus and tube, very handy and you can top it up easily, if you dont know how to do that, there is always helpful staff around, also if you get an express train ticket from heathrow to paddington etc, make sure you get a return ticket you can use within 30 days it is much cheaper than single fares. always book online for any attractions, then you usually dont have a long wait in a line try and get to attractions when they first open there is usually less crowds take the hop on hop off bus its a good way to see london and then decide what you want to actually hop off and visit like tower of london, westminister abbey etc you also get to learn about the history of certain places and buildings dont be afraid to ask the locals for directions they are always very helpful, and try some of the local pubs for a meal, really good and alot of them are so full of history .
Fantastic for a weekend away but do not expect to see everything in such a short time ,Loads of tours, Thames boat, Ripper tours old London tours and if you get the right sight seeing bus works out not very expensive to do. Stayed near Hyde park so nice walk to get there, Underground a doddle just scan your debit/credit card in and out .
Busy, but there are people who will help you if you get stuck. London is absolutely beautiful. we have amazing history that go back thousands of years.. We have some of the most beautiful buildings in the world...
Absolutely wonderful! Best part of our trip. Spectacular sites. The buildings, landscapes, shopping all excellent! Loved it! Food was marvellous! So much to choose from. Mixed cultures. The history in this city oozes out of each statue and radiates into the city! The London Eye captures the beauty…great experience. Transit Hop on Hop off not recommended too many people not enough buses (BigBus). We ended up using Uber. Lots of walking. Easy using GPS.Recommend 100%
London is huge, busy and noisy in parts but it has a wealth of beauty, historical interest and green areas where you can find p and q if you want it. The culture on offer is almost limitless and extremely varied.
Had a lovely Thames river boat cruise in the evening with drinks and canapés with live music, heckling out the sites like the Shard,the London Eye, Tower Bridge and Westerminister Bridge it last for a couple of hours,would definitely recommend and as the trip was for our Silver Wedding Anniversary we stayed overnight in a hotel,although I’ve already reviewed that and that was not a good experience,early on in the day had a lovely meal in an Italian restaurant called San Carlo in Regent Street,would definitely return.
From $466 per night 9.7 Exceptional 134 reviews
From $662 per night 9.6 Exceptional 105 reviews
From $495 per night 9.5 Exceptional 2,461 reviews
From $785 per night 9.4 Wonderful 2,272 reviews
From $381 per night 9.4 Wonderful 3,631 reviews
From $27 per night
From $147 per night
From $74 per night
From $39 per night
From $240 per night
From $30 per night
From $39 per night
From $20 per night
From $11 per night
From $27 per night
From $26 per night
From $389 per night
From $23 per night