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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.

Tonight

From $45 per night

Next weekend

From $92 per night

Most popular time to visit October-December
Cheapest time to visit January-March
Local currency £1 = $1.28
Language English
Average weekend price $182 per night
Average weekday price $184 per night
Average stay 2 nights

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8.0

Buy a all ticket which covers the attractions ie London Eye,...

November 14, 2018

Buy a all ticket which covers the attractions ie London Eye, madame tussauds If wanting to do tower etc, get a ticket which will b cheaper than £30 per time. We walked most places and kept off the tube when it was really busy

Lyns
Lyns United Kingdom
10

When travelling on the underground using the Oyster card...

November 13, 2018

When travelling on the underground using the Oyster card even when the staff tell you not to tap the card on the way out I would as the looks like you have failed to do so and the card take more off the balance

Alexander
Alexander United Kingdom
10

What a city.

November 13, 2018

What a city. Perhaps I lucked out on the weather, but it was everything I hoped it would be. Cider, extremely convenient and cheap/efficient travel on the tube. Incredible architecture, many access to parks (free) and simply a very beautiful and famous city everyone should try to visit once in their lives. I am so grateful I had as much time as I did to explore all that London has to offer.

Anonymous

London is uncomfortably crowded and impossible to get around...

November 9, 2018

London is uncomfortably crowded and impossible to get around in. Tube was so crowded i couldn't breathe and felt a panic attack coming on. Up top, buses crawled along in the congestion. It took 3 hours to get from Notting Hill to the Tower of London. It should have taken 28 mins.

Anonymous United States of America
8.0

London is unlike anywhere else in the UK.

November 4, 2018

London is unlike anywhere else in the UK. Fantastic restaurants, shopping, internationally acclaimed theatre and amazing museums. Lovely to stroll through any of the amazing parks or along the South Bank when the weather is good. You could explore all the different suburbs, let alone the central area for days.

Anonymous United Kingdom
10

Loaded with history, plenty of interesting places.

November 3, 2018

Loaded with history, plenty of interesting places. Take advantage of free awesome museums. Buy the oyster card if you're staying a few days. Don't miss watching a show, I heard Hamilton is outstanding.

Maria
Maria United States of America

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