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About London

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London's inherent uniqueness and mix of cultures have made it one of the most visited cities in the world. Its diverse bundle of boroughs are often like mini cities in their own right, with each one offering something different to the last.

London's iconic skyline is an eclectic combination of instantly recognisable landmarks, from the historic Tower of London to the ultra-modern skyscrapers of The Shard and 20 Fenchurch (better known as 'The Walkie-Talkie'). A walk through the ‘Square Mile’ immerses you in the original Roman settlement, with parts of the ancient defensive wall still visible. You'll also find some of the London's cosiest (and oldest) pubs around there, such as Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese, a former haunt of Charles Dickens and Mark Twain.

For lovers of the arts, look no further than the world-class theatres of London's West End and the live music venues of Camden, Soho and Shoreditch. You'll also find endless galleries and museums dotted around, such as the free-to-visit British Museum, Natural History Museum and the National Gallery.

Amongst all the impressive architecture and endless points of interest, it's easy to forget how green London is. 47% of the city is made up of public green space, including 3,000 parks. The most popular spots include Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens and Green Park, but it's worth venturing out to places like Richmond where you can walk amongst roaming 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 links, as well as private coach services.

Tonight

From £22 per night

Next weekend

From £52 per night

Most popular time to visit October–December
Cheapest time to visit May–July
Local currency GBP
Language English
Average weekend price £119 per night
Average weekday price £109 per night
Typical stay 2 nights

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A seasonal guide to London

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London entertainment: a day in the life

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London reviews

What other travellers say about London

4.0

I had n so did your counter staff had trouble accessing...

25 October 2020

I had n so did your counter staff had trouble accessing British Airways to change my date of departure, and then BA did not send me an email with confirmation of change of my new flight after more than one n a half working days. The Post Office staff along Farringdon Rd was not courteous and friendly. Wifi is slow to connect and not stable.

Yan Yan Lily
Yan Yan Lily Singapore
8.0

Museums, shops , galleries quiet due to covid.

24 October 2020

Museums, shops , galleries quiet due to covid. Although it is also sad to see London so quiet. It was like visiting on a Boxing Day or ?? Easy. Lots of place s are closed but still some great restaurants open and you need to book all visits to museums or galleries but that means they are so quiet.We visited the Imperial war museum and national gallery. We had breakfast on the 40 th floor in the city - At the duck and waffle . Dinner in delicious Bali Bali on Shaftesbury Avenue. Fab Indonesian, Thai and Malaysian food. Loved Sartori Italian Leicester Square and hotel chocolat for great deals and ice creams . Loved it all. Perfect trip for my 12 year old daughter - a bit of everything. No theatres this time sadly due to covid.

Mish
Mish United Kingdom
4.0

Currently if you are planning on visiting London, in my...

24 October 2020

Currently if you are planning on visiting London, in my opinion - Don't wait till the Covid Chaos is over with. To get the best out of the city you need to book everything ahead of time and then there is the chance that things get cancelled at the last minute - as happened to us. We will visit again... sometime but will be waiting till we can be more spontaneous and able to visit a pub or restaurant as we are passing and not have to find a relevant app and pre-book.

Anonymous United Kingdom
10

There was nothing that we didn’t like about London while...

22 October 2020

There was nothing that we didn’t like about London while being on this trip! While currently still being in a pandemic, there are lots of things still to do! As along long as you abide by the government guidelines and the law! We have a long weekend their filled with many different things for us to do !!! We could of stayed longer! As we were having such a blast!

Sereena
Sereena United Kingdom
10

We went to the shard for dinner, would highly recommend.

21 October 2020

We went to the shard for dinner, would highly recommend.A trip to the sky garden is a must (although drinks are very expensive) the view across London was fantastic .The Hilton at Tower Bridge was a very nice friendly hotel, especially the bar staff although we had the same breakfast twice each time was a different price

Donna
Donna United Kingdom
10

I actually enjoyed London more due to it being oddly quiet.

18 October 2020

I actually enjoyed London more due to it being oddly quiet. I usually struggle with crowds and so the Covid situation has been almost a relief for me. There seems to be a return to good customer service which is refreshing after years of people not catering weather you spend your money or not. The only down side is the lack of theatre it’s always a highlight of a trip to London to take in a show.

Sophie
Sophie United Kingdom

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