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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.


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Most popular time to visit October-December
Cheapest time to visit January-March
Local currency £1 = $1.23
Language English
Average weekend price $260 per night
Average weekday price $257 per night
Average stay 2 nights

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London in the autumn

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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 travelers say about London


get an oyster card for travel on the bus and tube, very...

September 23, 2023

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 .

Raewyn New Zealand

Fantastic for a weekend away but do not expect to see...

September 22, 2023

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 .

tony 61
tony 61 United Kingdom

Busy, but there are people who will help you if you get...

September 21, 2023

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!

September 21, 2023

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%

Maria Canada

London is huge, busy and noisy in parts but it has a wealth...

September 21, 2023

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.

Colleen United Kingdom

Had a lovely Thames river boat cruise in the evening with...

September 20, 2023

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.

Samantha United Kingdom

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