London

Travel Guide
London showing a high-rise building, night scenes and a city

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

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London -Tower of London
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London -Tower of London
4 out of 5
7 Pepys Street, London, England
The price is €91 per night from 30 Jan to 31 Jan
Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Financial District and The Gherkin. Tower Bridge and Liverpool Street are also within ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,195 reviews)
"Lovely stay at the property . Due t o covid some restriction But overall good experience"

Reviewed on 6 Jan 2022

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London -Tower of London
Zedwell Piccadilly
Zedwell Piccadilly
3 out of 5
Great Windmill Street, London, England
The price is €96 per night from 17 Jan to 18 Jan
Located in London City Centre, this hotel is steps away from Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square and Piccadilly. Theatreland and Shaftesbury Avenue are also ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (451 reviews)
"Amazing value for attending West End Theatres. Very quiet on the Tuesday evening I stayed. Quality bed linen and immaculate but minimal fixtures and fittings."

Reviewed on 13 Jan 2022

Zedwell Piccadilly
Hilton Garden Inn London Heathrow Terminal 2 and 3
Hilton Garden Inn London Heathrow Terminal 2 and 3
3.5 out of 5
The price is €133 per night from 21 Jan to 22 Jan
Located in Heathrow Villages, this hotel is 2.8 mi (4.4 km) from Stockley Park and 2.8 mi (4.6 km) from London Motor Museum. Twickenham Stadium and Windsor Castle ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (1,680 reviews)
"Absolute best thing about the hotel is the proximity to Heathrow Terminals 2 and 3. A three minute walk to Terminal 2 (sheltered) and an easy ten minute walk (sheltered) to Terminal 3. Trolleys easily available for luggage making check-in at Heathrow a breeze! The room was very comfortable. The restaurant ..."

Reviewed on 10 Jan 2022

Hilton Garden Inn London Heathrow Terminal 2 and 3
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.
Staycity Aparthotels London Heathrow
Staycity Aparthotels London Heathrow
4 out of 5
High Point Village, Station Approach, Hayes, England
The price is €68 per night from 21 Jan to 22 Jan
Located in Botwell, this aparthotel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Stockley Park and within 9 miles (15 km) of Twickenham Stadium and Wembley Stadium. Ealing Broadway ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (2,172 reviews)
"Good option for people needing to fly early. Train connection to Heathrow very good. Rooms are ok. Taaka Tak Indian restaurant is excellent."

Reviewed on 4 Jan 2022

Staycity Aparthotels London Heathrow
Locke At Broken Wharf
Locke At Broken Wharf
4 out of 5
Broken Quay House, 2 Broken Wharf, London, England
The price is €90 per night from 27 Jan to 28 Jan
Located in London City Centre, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Financial District, St. Paul's Cathedral and Tate Modern. Museum of London ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (89 reviews)
"Great location, amazing team and a brilliant place to stay."

Reviewed on 2 Jan 2022

Locke At Broken Wharf
Bermonds Locke
Bermonds Locke
4.5 out of 5
157 Tower Bridge Road, London, England
The price is €117 per night from 30 Jan to 31 Jan
Located in London City Centre, this luxury aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Tower Bridge, The Shard and HMS Belfast. Tower of London and Borough Market ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (62 reviews)
"Absolutely loved this hotel - great location - great studio apartment with an amazing shower - very clean - fantastic atmosphere and the staff are very friendly - only thing was that the bar was only open when we arrived - we wanted to have a drink on another evening but it was closed"

Reviewed on 6 Nov 2021

Bermonds Locke
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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