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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 £47 per night

Next weekend

From £479 per night

Most popular time to visit October–December
Cheapest time to visit January–March
Local currency GBP
Language English
Average weekend price £153 per night
Average weekday price £153 per night
Typical stay 2 nights

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London reviews

What other travellers say about London

8.0

London is one of the most attractive and historic cities in...

21 May 2022

London is one of the most attractive and historic cities in the world. So many attractions. If you want to see a show book well in advance to get best seats, if you wait for last minute you may be disappointed( but it will be cheaper). I would recommend The restaurant at The Ritz (book well in advance) and Theo Randall at the Intercontinental (superb Italian cuisine at a reasonable price). The Sky Garden is worth a visit for views over London.

philip
philip United Kingdom
10

Easy to get around on the Tube.

20 May 2022

Easy to get around on the Tube. TFL members of staff extremely helpful. Madame Tussaud's is an absolute must! Fabulous shows on in the West End. Plenty of pubs and restaurants absolutely everywhere - pubs are best as more reasonably priced although the smaller Italian Restaurants i.e. 'Bella Italia' in Old Brompton Road very reasonably priced and Beatrice made us feel extremely welcome. A good tip, when you are out walking along the streets of London - look up! You will see such a mixture of architecture. There is so much history to absorb from Tudor, Georgian, Victorian, Art Nouveau, Art Deco right up to the present time.

Vanessa
Vanessa United Kingdom
10

London is one of the best cities to visit.

20 May 2022

London is one of the best cities to visit. Tower Bridge experience so worthwhile, Beauty of the city is so many things to see on foot. Lots of history , mixed with new architecture. Stunning roof terraces.

Alison
Alison United Kingdom
10

Plan your journey well and get familiar with your route, use...

19 May 2022

Plan your journey well and get familiar with your route, use landmarks and shops as a marker and be careful as it’s not wise to stop in the middle of the pavement in London otherwise you get banged into a lot! London is very safe and be sure to take advantage of the free museums and the churches which are so rich with history: a river Thames boat ride is a fab idea

Sharie
Sharie
10

Love London.

19 May 2022

Love London. Excellent!!! If you haven't ever been to London or it's been a while since you last visited; I would highly recommend booking a cheeky little trip away. The Perfect City; that has it all!

Ayshea
Ayshea United Kingdom
8.0

Use the tube is a good way to get around remember to tap on...

18 May 2022

Use the tube is a good way to get around remember to tap on and off its cheaper London has lots to offer plan your day know what you want to see if your on a Day trip book your hotel out side and use the transportation I used a late bus after the show from the O2 and I felt safe I travel alone the buses do not take money tap on and just get off people do talk just ask the right question but remember that most people are also visitors street vendors are helpful just buy something .for shopping Central line to Oxford Circus that's the red line on the map from there you can get to all the well known streets

timothy
timothy United Kingdom

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