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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 £25 per night

This weekend

From £49 per night

Next weekend

From £48 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 £108 per night
Typical stay 2 nights

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London reviews

What other travellers say about London

10

Tower of London was excellent.

28 October 2020

Tower of London was excellent.. much quieter due to covid.. did not enjoy going on the underground, as did not feel covid safe, and Oxford Street was extremely busy... didn't stay there long. We walked to most places, but did use the Uber boat to go up the river, which was really good. Also spent the day at war museum, which was really interesting and not too busy. Enjoyed our meal at Hardrock Piccadilly, and pizza restaurant Crustbros short walk from hotel.

Diane
Diane United Kingdom
8.0

Magnificent city.

27 October 2020

Magnificent city. Lot of things to see and visit. I liked how the old and new buildings mix together without spoiling the image of city. Public transportation is very organised and there are electric bicycles too. Also, you can find any kind of cousine, there are so many diverse eateries. I think one will never get bored there.

Anonymous Georgia
10

A city worth seeing, you need more time if you prefer to...

27 October 2020

A city worth seeing, you need more time if you prefer to walk. I really recommend more walking than using the underground. The only disadvantage of the city is the price, you must know that the city is very expensive.

Iwona
Iwona United Kingdom
8.0

enjoyed the experience of London, enjoyed all the sights...

26 October 2020

enjoyed the experience of London, enjoyed all the sights such as Buckingham palace, palace of Westminster, London eye, Hyde park, St. James park, Westminster abbey, Horse guards etc etc. walked for miles and got to see loads of things that are off the beaten track. Left with still more to see and do, so will go back at some point and see the rest.

jeffrey
jeffrey United Kingdom
10

Attending a Study course for work.

26 October 2020

Attending a Study course for work. (before lockdown) and the hotel was a welcome stay to catch a show and a meal after a gruelling day. Easy access to rail network so not much travelling involved. Great to get a walk-in for a theatre trip too. Impromptu and enjoyable stay.

Anonymous United Kingdom
4.0

if you like bad food, poor service, dirty toilets and...

25 October 2020

if you like bad food, poor service, dirty toilets and inconsiderate people, then London is the place for you. If you are concerned about Covid, don't go there. most of their "policies" are on paper only and not put into practice. example: went for a meal to a bistro bar, stopped at the entrance and had to fill in a track and trace form to be allowed in, then escorted to my table which still had scraps of food, used cutlery and napkins still on it, waiter just walks off like it's perfectly normal.😅

michael
michael Spain

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