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London: the city's best neighbourhoods

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About London

Including tips for the best time to visit London

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 £27 per night

This weekend

From £34 per night

Next weekend

From £34 per night

Most popular time to visit October–December
Cheapest time to visit January–March
Local currency GBP
Language English
Average weekend price £121 per night
Average weekday price £121 per night
Typical stay 2 nights

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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

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London Entertainment: A Day In The Life

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London reviews

What other travellers say about London

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I have travelled to London many time both for work and for...

4 April 2020

I have travelled to London many time both for work and for pleasure and Have yet to get bored of the city, there's always something new to find. It is of course a very busy place but as long as you go expecting that you should be able to see past it. There are many things to do as a tourist from Wets End shows to free Museums and more. I find even just walking through the streets of London to be a wonderful experience.

Jai McDowall
Jai McDowall United Kingdom
10

Easy access to public transport but likewise easy to walk to...

2 April 2020

Easy access to public transport but likewise easy to walk to everywhere of note if you don't mind a short hike now and then. Lots to do, parks were very tidy and well kept, stores were kept relatively tidy, museums were large and I would definitely plan 2-3 hours each for just a brief walk around each one. Lots of Mcdonalds, Tesco and Sainsburys around the main shopping areas for a quick bite for the whole family, with lots of other places to eat dotted about. I did however go in the days prior to the Coronavirus lockdown so I am assuming it would be busier normally.

Chelsea
Chelsea United Kingdom
10

London is just as amazing in person as what it is in photos.

1 April 2020

London is just as amazing in person as what it is in photos. A city that never sleeps, there are endless opportunities to sightsee, dine and embrace the arts. Great nightlife supported by convenient public transport. West London is the place to be for a fantastic dining/ nightlife experience as well as theatre, but don't forget to see some hidden gems (like the Sherlock Holmes Museum located very close to Madame Tussauds also!) all easily accessible with the tube.

Anonymous United Kingdom
10

I liked London and friends who came too and liked to have...

1 April 2020

I liked London and friends who came too and liked to have been here at a different time not while the restrictions going on anyway we new what to expect and we will wait when the corona virus stuff is all over and come to London again.

Gordon
Gordon United Kingdom
10

Does London miss something? I think is one of the most...

30 March 2020

Does London miss something? I think is one of the most complete cities in the world. I came with few expectations (I'm a Paris lover) and London is always clean, green and well keeped in every corner. Bad food in London? No way! I ate very well and cheap in different indian, greek or even local food places. And riding a city bike for 2 pounds a day is a great pleasure and enough to came again to London.

hanschrodr
hanschrodr Spain
10

This was a theatre trip.

30 March 2020

This was a theatre trip. We took the train from the Midlands which was fast and reasonably priced in January. The hotel price was also reasonable in the winter. We ate dinner on both evenings at Café Rouge, Covent Garden. The manager was really helpful when he knew we were going to the theatre, and the food is always good there. As well as the theatre we were also able to visit the Saatchi Gallery, walk in the parks and visit places such as Fortnum and Mason for morning coffee. All on a two night break.

Karen
Karen United Kingdom

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