London

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London which includes night scenes, a city and a skyscraper

London is dizzyingly vast, thrillingly cosmopolitan and packed with culture at every turn; there is no other city quite like it.

Home to more than 8 million people, the city of London is one of the world’s most iconic metropolises. Boasting the oldest Underground service in the world, London’s vast subterranean networks are the arteries of this extraordinary city, constantly on the move.

An eclectic mix of old and new, the London city skyline carries an incomparable outline. Whilst the city’s old treasures; Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, and Tower Bridge still sit majestically along the banks of the River Thames, London has a variety of slim and chic new structures that inject a sense of immortality into this stunning skyline. Truly the pinnacle of innovative architectural engineering, the recently developed Shard building and the affectionately named “Gherkin” skyscraper are not to be missed. View all of this from the comfort of the city’s largest observation wheel, the London Eye.

Art and history buffs will not be disappointed with what London has on offer. Visitors are treated to the world famous British Museum displaying hundreds of artefacts from around the world. The Tate Modern is an absolute must-see for art lovers.

With over 270 different nationalities living in the city, this multi-cultural hub is a paradise for food lovers. Visitors are spoilt for choice when it comes to eating out in London, from the Michelin-star restaurants in Kensington, Chelsea and Knightsbridge to the lively bistros in Notting Hill and Soho, there is a taste to satisfy every palate. Grab a plate of paella in Covent Garden or tuck into an authentic Indian curry on Brick Lane.

With thousands of shops and outlets, from Harrods in Knightsbridge to Selfridges on Oxford Street, shopping enthusiasts will be in their element in this cosmopolitan retail paradise.

Watch the world roll by at Trafalgar Square or witness the chaos at Piccadilly Circus from the comfort of a nearby café. As one of London’s largest green spaces, Hyde Park is the perfect place to relax, take a picnic or to rest weary feet after a hard day’s sightseeing.

Finally, for a true taste of tradition, take a trip down to Buckingham Palace at 11:15 a.m. sharp, and witness the changing of the guard.

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Where to stay in London

Caesar Hotel
Caesar Hotel
4 out of 5
26-33 Queens Gardens, Hyde Park, London, England
The price is RM625 per night from 18 Oct to 18 Oct
Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Hyde Park, Natural History Museum and Queen Mary's Gardens. Oxford Circus and National Gallery ...
4.3/5Excellent! (870 reviews)
"Very clean hotel. Very happy and helpful staff"

Reviewed on 21 Sep 2021

Caesar Hotel
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
4 out of 5
200 Westminster Bridge Road, London, England
The price is RM906 per night from 17 Oct to 17 Oct
Located in London City Centre, this spa hotel is steps away from Southbank Centre Book Market and Florence Nightingale Museum. St. Thomas' Hospital and Sea Life ...
4.2/5Excellent! (3,231 reviews)
"This was my second stay at this hotel, and the first time I've been on any kind of trip since the pandemic hit. I was very impressed by the attentiveness of the staff as well as openness about what the hotel had done to keep everything as Covid-secure as possible (e.g. a date and time of when the ..."

Reviewed on 17 Sep 2021

Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
DoubleTree by Hilton London Kensington
DoubleTree by Hilton London Kensington
4 out of 5
100 Cromwell Road, London, England
The price is RM673 per night from 7 Oct to 7 Oct
Located in London City Centre, this beachfront hotel is in the city centre and within a 15-minute walk of Natural History Museum and Royal Albert Hall. Hyde ...
4.4/5Excellent! (838 reviews)
"All the staff were very obliging. The breakfast is good and the room was very clean and comfortable!"

Reviewed on 21 Sep 2021

DoubleTree by Hilton London Kensington
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Citadines Barbican London
Citadines Barbican London
4 out of 5
7-21 Goswell Road, London, England
The price is RM631 per night from 26 Sep to 26 Sep
Located in London City Centre, this eco-friendly aparthotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of St. Brides' Church, Royal Exchange and Leadenhall Market. Russell Square ...
4.2/5Very Good! (1,281 reviews)
"The check in was swift & efficient. The room was spacious with everything we needed, everything worked was presented well (even the iron & hairdryer cord was neat) We asked for recommendations to eat & they were given good choices & we had an excellent evening meal. The hotel is ideally situated ..."

Reviewed on 12 Sep 2021

Citadines Barbican London
The Lincoln Suites
The Lincoln Suites
4 out of 5
37-39 Kingsway, London, England
Located in London City Centre, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Theatre Royal Drury Lane and Oxford Street. Russell Square and National Gallery ...
5/5Exceptional! (6 reviews)
Floor
"I found the room comfortable and quiet. My only slight concern was the floor wasn’t clean. But other than that the cleanliness was excellent"

Reviewed on 18 Sep 2021

The Lincoln Suites
Chigwell Poolhouse
Chigwell Poolhouse
Situated in Chigwell, this holiday home is within 6 miles (10 km) of King George Hospital, Goodmayes Hospital and Ilford Golf Club. London Stadium and Eastbury ...
Chigwell Poolhouse
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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