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

Kensington
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Kensington

museum, historicalBuilding, architecture

4.5/5 (895 Ratings)

Relax in the stunning park with a view of the palace, explore the upscale high street and visit the galleries and museums of this affluent neighborhood.

Kings Cross St. Pancras
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Kings Cross St. Pancras

Known for architecture, urban, museum

See cultural exhibits, relax in the Champagne bar and visit Platform 9 and 3/4 in this international hub that connects London to mainland Europe.

Paddington
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Paddington

Known for architecture, urban, shopping

Explore the lovely canals and intriguing architecture of this historic neighborhood made famous by a fictional bear from Peru.

Mayfair
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Mayfair

Known for shopping, museum, sport

Find some of London’s best shopping, famous auction houses and five-star hotels in this London neighborhood surrounded by pretty parks.

Soho
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Soho

Known for theater, urban, entertainment

Enjoy the dynamism amid the sex shops, the bright lights of the gay-friendly village and the glimmer of red carpet premieres.

Victoria
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Victoria

castle, architecture, urban

4.5/5 (2 Ratings)

See a theater production or visit London’s iconic royal residence in this bustling neighborhood.

Top hotels in London

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Queens Park Hotel
3 out of 5
48 Queensborough Terrace, London, England
RM280
per night
20 Oct-21 Oct
3.1/5 (2,041 reviews)

"A better standard of Bayswater Hotel. They have invested in the bedroom and bathrooms unlike the majority in that area. Comfortable, quiet, polite staff and fairly good breakfast."…"

Reviewed on 18 Sep,2019

Queens Park Hotel
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Holiday Inn Express London Heathrow T4
3.5 out of 5
RM263
per night
5 Oct-6 Oct
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,264 reviews)

"accessibility to the airport and central london,very convenient to everything."…"

Reviewed on 20 Sep,2019

Holiday Inn Express London Heathrow T4
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The Tower Hotel
4 out of 5
St Katharine's Way, London, England
RM429
per night
29 Sep-30 Sep
4.3/5Excellent! (3,988 reviews)

"I stayed in one of the apartments on the 8th floor over looking st kats docks and another time viewing the tower bridge. Highly reccomend."…"

Reviewed on 20 Sep,2019

The Tower Hotel

Popular things to do in London

Buckingham Palace
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Buckingham Palace

4.5/5 (718 Ratings)

This luxury residence of the oldest royal family in the world is still a national icon, attracting thousands of visitors each year.

Big Ben
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Big Ben

4/5 (755 Ratings)

Arguably one of London’s most famous monuments, this prominent landmark is a national icon, adored by generations of Britons.

Tower of London
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Tower of London

4.5/5 (658 Ratings)

One of the world’s most well-preserved medieval castles, this historic building is known for its fascinating and gruesome history.

O2 Arena
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O2 Arena

4.5/5 (379 Ratings)

Created as the focal point of Britain’s millennium celebrations, today this architectural wonder offers a world of entertainment under one enormous roof.

St. Paul's Cathedral
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St. Paul's Cathedral

4.5/5 (408 Ratings)

Visit this cathedral to learn about the history behind London’s most iconic church and its Baroque dome that overlooks the city.

Hyde Park
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Hyde Park

4.5/5 (1,271 Ratings)

Once the private hunting grounds of a king, London's most famous park is today a place where everyone can enjoy gardens, monuments and music performances. 

Top activities in London

Tower of London Tickets with Beefeater Tour & Crown Jewels
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Tower of London Tickets with Beefeater Tour & Crown Jewels

RM58

Get a firsthand look at more than 1,000 years of British royal history with a visit to the storied castle grounds at the Tower of London. Marvel at the glittering Crown Jewels and coronation regalia of monarchs past, and roam the ramparts with the famous Beefeaters who still protect the tower.

The London Eye Experience Tickets
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The London Eye Experience Tickets

RM152

Fly high above the slow-moving waters of the Thames for a bird's-eye vantage point over London's historical landmarks and modern architecture. Take in far-reaching views of St Paul's Cathedral, Tower Bridge, and the Tower of London on this relaxed revolution over the British metropolis.

Plaza Premium Lounge at London Heathrow Airport (LHR) - Terminal
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Plaza Premium Lounge at London Heathrow Airport (LHR) - Terminal

RM168

Kick up your travel-weary feet with a first-class relaxation experience in the Plaza Premium Lounge. This peaceful oasis offers a convenient escape from the airport bustle. Plus, get access to amenities that run the gamut from useful to luxurious, from Wi-Fi and showers to a champagne and tapas bar.

Harry Potter Warner Bros. Studio Tour
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Harry Potter Warner Bros. Studio Tour

RM450

The world of Harry Potter awaits. Explore the extravagant sets and props that helped bring the magic to life in the Warner Bros. films at the studio where Hogwarts and Diagon Alley were created for the big screen.

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter
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Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter

RM356

The Warner Bros. Studio Tour is an absolute must for fans of the Harry Potter series of books and films. Go behind the scenes to discover the secrets behind the filming of all 8 films as you explore the actual sets used to film scenes in Hogwarts, Diagon Alley, and Privet Drive—to name but a few.

London Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
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London Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

RM183

Zip around London town like a local on one of the city's iconic double-decker buses. Hop off to explore the city's historic sights and iconic architecture on foot, and glide down the River Thames on a sightseeing cruise to immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of the English capital.

Reviews of London

4.5

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
3042
4 - Good
2675
3 - Okay
525
2 - Disappointing
58
1 - Terrible
43

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

22 Sep 2019

My favourite part of visiting London is the massive variety of places to eat.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

21 Sep 2019

Lovely for walking, easy to get around - plus, on the day we were there, fabulous autumn weather!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

21 Sep 2019

Oxford Street good shopping place

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

21 Sep 2019

I'd strongly recommend Regent's Park.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

21 Sep 2019

Lots to see and do.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

21 Sep 2019

If you go on Just Park you can park on someone’s drive for the weekend. The congestion charge if appropriate is not a lot compared with train fares from Devon! Driving is easy if you have a Sat Nav.

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The Top 10 Museums in London
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The Top 10 Museums in London

From the somber Imperial War Museum, to the majestic British Museum, this list features 10 of London’s unparalleled museums.

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Where to Celebrate World UFO Day and Seek Extraterrestrials

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