London

London

London is the cultural, political and economic heart of Britain, famous for world-class museums, galleries, royal palaces, shopping destinations, West End theatre shows, and award-winning restaurants. Whether you want to stay in a 5-star luxury hotel and sip Champagne on the London Eye or find a cheap hostel and stroll in one of London's beautiful Royal Parks, you'll find something to suit your budget and interests.
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    London is full of things to see and do; from famous attractions such as the London Eye, the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, the Tower of London and the Tate Modern; to great shopping opportunities; to wide open urban green spaces and much, much more.

    Top sights in London

    London Eye

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    Warner Bros. Studio London

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    River Thames

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    Tower of London

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    Buckingham Palace

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    Museum of London

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    St Paul's Cathedral

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    Madame Tussauds London

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    The best things to do in London

    “When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life,” said Samuel Johnson. He spoke the truth. Whether you’re looking for West End musicals, double decker buses, Sherlock Holmes pubs, or Kate Middleton lunch spots, the British capital has something to offer you.

    Warner Brothers Studio
    You can’t go to London without visiting Harry Potter! Take a day trip from London to Warner Brothers Studio, where you’ll be able to shop Diagon Alley, enjoy a Butterbeer, and talk Quidditch.

    Stonehenge
    Reflect on the world’s most famous prehistoric ruins. Getting to Stonehenge takes about 90 minutes. Tip: you can also visit Windsor Castle or Bath while out in the countryside.

    The Shard
    If you can catch a sunny day, there’s nothing more beautiful than 360-degree views of London at the Shard. Visit the viewing platform inside Western Europe’s tallest building.

    Madame Tussaud’s
    Trying to spot your favorite British celebrities? You’ll at least be able to find their life-size wax counterparts here! Madame Tussaud’s is a fun thing to do on a rainy day in London.

    Tower of London
    Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress, AKA The Tower of London, is a historic castle located on the Thames River. The tour is plain fun, and you get to see the Crown Jewels!

    River Thames
    The River Thames weaves right through the heart of London. An afternoon boat tour is a fun introduction to the Tower of London, Parliament, and other riverside attractions.

    Planning Your London Visit

    How many days should you spend in London?

    If this is your first trip to London, stay for at least four full days in order to hit all the classic sights like Buckingham Palace. But whether it’s your first trip or your tenth, the key to visiting London is planning. The more you dig around, the more you’ll realize how many things you can do in the city — and everybody will want to see different sights and attractions. Before you go, decide which which tours or sights are a “must” for your group.

    How much do taxis and double decker buses cost?

    Transportation is notoriously expensive in London. Take the tube or a taxi at least once, for the experience and the picture. Locals travel by bus or by foot. The bus map can be a little confusing, but it is reliable and much cheaper. You’ll be an expert by the end of your trip, which will give you a better excuse to come back again!

    What's the best time of year to visit London?

    Best Times to Visit London. The best time to visit London is March through May when the temperatures are mild and the city’s parks are green and blooming. However, late spring – along with summer – is also prime tourist season, and hotel and flight prices reflect the surge.

    Good to know

    Language

    English

    Currency

    British Pound (£)

    Country Code

    +44

    Time Zone

    UTC (+00:00)

    Best time to visit

    The weather is foggy with a chance of rain year-round. In the spring, the parks are green and in bloom. In the fall and winter, hotel prices tend to be lower.

    What people are saying about London

    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Very good tour with excellent tour guide
    Our tour guide was absolutely incredible and she made our day one I’ll never forget. She was always very willing to answer our questions and always had a smile on her face. The timing of each tour was well done but wouldn’t have minded to spend more time at Oxford, but because we had three places to see, it wouldn’t be possible. Cant recomend this tour any higher.

    Oxford, Stratford, and Cotswolds: Day Trip from London reviewed by Craig

    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ This was a well planned and guided tour.
    Our guide, Morton, was very informative and also very attentive and clear in his instructions. I enjoyed all the sights, especially Leeds Castle, which was a surprise. My main purpose was to see Canterbury. I would have liked a bit more time in Greenwich.

    Full-Day Leeds Castle,Canterbury,Dover,Greenwich from London reviewed by Susan

    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Fun and interesting tour, Tom was very knowledgable and entertaining
    Booked this tour for my daughter’s birthday (she’s 25) and myself as were both Potter fans. Tom our guide both entertaining and knowledgeable about Harry Potter and London. We got to see parts of London you may not normally see. I would highly recommend this tour and Tom as a guide.

    Magical London: Harry Potter Guided Walking Tour reviewed by Simon

    ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Great historical knowledge and information
    I would recommend purchasing a travel pass prior to visiting these sites as it can get expensive. The site is nice with lots of information and being able to go up to the very top is a breath taking experience. I would highly recommend it

    London Westminster Abbey Entrance Ticket & Audio Guide reviewed by Lance

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