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London
Travel Guide

Big Ben, Nelson’s Column, the Tower of London and Abbey Road; every corner in London has a tale to tell.

London is home to more than 8 million people, including the world's most famous royal family. It’s a city constantly on the move, in part due to the exceptional London Underground, red double-decker buses and famous black cabs.

Lining the banks of the River Thames, London’s skyline is a hybrid of historical and contemporary architectural treasures. Some of the old-world gems include Westminster Abbey, the iconic Big Ben clock, and Tower Bridge. Visit the London Eye observation wheel for the perfect bird’s-eye view of the city. You won't miss the skyscraper nicknamed “The Gherkin” for its distinctive shape or the most recent addition to the skyline, the futuristic-looking Shard.

For art and science institutions, the city is a goldmine. Put aside at least a few hours for the British Museum, where treasures from around the world are on display. Join more than 4 million other art lovers that visit Tate Modern every year. Dramatically set in the old Bankside Power Station, it displays modern artworks from paintings and installations to performance, light art and music. In addition, Harry Potter fans can go behind the scenes of the movies at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour.

Divided into a wide variety of culturally diverse districts, London is a favourite for foodies. Choose from Michelin-star restaurants in Kensington, Chelsea and Knightsbridge. In Notting Hill and Soho you’ll find innovative bistros and gastropubs. Feast on dim sum in Chinatown, sit down to a spicy Indian curry along Brick Lane or grab a plate of paella in Covent Garden.

Those in need of retail therapy won’t be disappointed either. London is home to some of the world’s most celebrated department stores. These range from luxury specialists such as Harrods in Knightsbridge to Selfridges, the largest department store on Oxford Street.

When the sun breaks through the clouds, head to Trafalgar Square or Piccadilly Circus, where people-watching is at its best. Soak up the sun on the lawn at one of London’s largest green spaces, Hyde Park.

And of course, a visit to London would be incomplete without a trip to Buckingham Palace. Head here at 11:15 a.m. to see the age-old tradition of the changing of the guard, which happens every day except during the winter months.

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Where to stay in London

Jurys Inn London Croydon
Jurys Inn London Croydon
3.5 out of 5
Wellesley Road, Croydon, England
The price is €55 per night from 16 Mar to 17 Mar

Located in Fairfield, this eco-friendly hotel is within 9 miles (15 km) of Surrey Hills, Clapham Common and O2 Academy Brixton. The Oval and St. Thomas' Hospital ...

4.1/5Very Good! (979 reviews)

"Comfortable and secured, cleaned well and peaceful"…"

Reviewed on 14 Jan 2021

Jurys Inn London Croydon
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
4 out of 5
200 Westminster Bridge Road, London, England
The price is €150 per night from 1 Apr to 2 Apr

Located in London City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is steps away from Southbank Centre Book Market and Florence Nightingale Museum. St. Thomas' Hospital ...

4.3/5Excellent! (4,369 reviews)

"Great place! The room service could be better but overall an awesome experience!"…"

Reviewed on 13 Dec 2020

Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
Hilton London Croydon
Hilton London Croydon
4 out of 5
101 Waddon Way, Croydon, England
The price is €83 per night from 1 Apr to 2 Apr

Located in Waddon, this hotel is within 9 miles (15 km) of Surrey Hills, Clapham Common and O2 Academy Brixton. St. Thomas' Hospital and London Dungeon are also ...

3.7/5Good! (992 reviews)

"Room service food took over an hour and was cold Staff not helpful"…"

Reviewed on 14 Feb 2021

Hilton London Croydon
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Leman Locke
Leman Locke
4 out of 5
15 Leman St, London, England
The price is €79 per night from 5 Apr to 6 Apr

Located in London City Centre, this eco-friendly aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of The Gherkin and Tower Bridge. Tower of London and London Bridge are ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (856 reviews)

"Everything was amazing. The studio apartment was cosy and homely. Very good quality appliances, cutlery and crockery. Bathroom was very big too. Only issue was there was hair everywhere, on the towels in the bathroom, on the tea towel, sofa’s blankets. And this was visible long strands of hair which ..."…"

Reviewed on 4 Dec 2020

Leman Locke
Native Bankside
Native Bankside
4 out of 5
1 and 2 Bear Gardens, London, England
The price is €100 per night from 12 Mar to 13 Mar

Located in London City Centre, this aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Globe Theatre and Financial District. Tate Modern and Borough Market are also within ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (427 reviews)
Lovely weekend staycation

"It was a lovely apartment to stay in with very friendly staff. I would definitely stay again. My only suggestion for improvement would be to include salt and pepper sachets in the kitchen."…"

Reviewed on 7 Dec 2020

Native Bankside
The Gate
The Gate
4 out of 5
41 White Church Lane, London, England
The price is €112 per night from 31 Mar to 1 Apr

Located in Whitechapel, this aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Brick Lane and Financial District. The Gherkin and Liverpool Street are also within 15 minutes. ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (17 reviews)

"As this was my first time staying at The Gate I am very happy with my experience. The hospitality and customer service I received during my stay was very good and the cleanliness of my room was 10/10. I shall be making a return in the future and recommending this hotel to friends and family"…"

Reviewed on 14 Feb 2021

The Gate
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Love London

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2 Jun 2020

Interesting place to visit

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10 May 2020

BEST SAFEST CITY IN THE WORLD U ARE NOT LIKELY TO BE SHOT BY A COLT 45!!

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4 May 2020

I’m a Londoner and love London.

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The apartment ruined my holiday

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2 Apr 2020

But this hotel ruined my stay