London

Travel Guide
London showing a high-rise building, night scenes and a city
London is dizzyingly vast, thrillingly cosmopolitan and packed with culture at every turn there is no other city quite like it.

Take a trip in the London Eye, the giant wheel that sits on the banks of the River Thames, to get a sense of what makes London such an amazing city. Look below you to see immediately recognizable landmarks and streets bursting with life. As well as offering unparalleled sightseeing and culture, London today also promises a thriving foodie scene and peaceful parks, for when you need to escape the restless rush of the city.

Visit the Museum of London to find out about the fascinating story of Britain’s capital city. Learn about its origins at the Roman settlement Londinium, as well as the invasions and occupations that shaped the city in the following two millennia.

One of the best ways to spend your time in London is hopping between its numerous world-class museums and galleries, most of which are free to enter. The British Museum and the National Gallery are two of the most famous, but there are dozens more to discover. Learn about the history of healthcare in the Wellcome Collection or chart the story of design in the Victoria and Albert Museum. The Natural History Museum, the Science Museum and the Saatchi Gallery also offer hours of entertainment.

The U.K.’s capital has no shortage of iconic landmarks, from Trafalgar Square to St. Paul’s Cathedral to the Houses of Parliament. Meet the silent, stoic soldiers that stand outside Buckingham Palace and encounter the crown jewels at the Tower of London.

Modern London hosts a thriving arts scene that every visitor needs to experience. Amble along Southbank to pass the Tate Modern, the British Film Institute and the National Theatre. Book tickets to see world-famous musicals in the theatres of the West End. Alternatively, seek out something more classical at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden for a night of extravagant entertainment.

Travel to London at any time of year, although wrap up in waterproofs if visiting in the rainy winter months between November and February. While the London Underground makes getting around easy, the city center is also an exciting area to explore on foot.

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Where to stay in London

The Tower Hotel
The Tower Hotel
4 out of 5
St Katharine's Way, London, England, E1W 1LD
The price is €172 per night from 23 Dec to 24 Dec
€172
per night
23 Dec - 24 Dec
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in London. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants and 2 bars/lounges. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (2,644 reviews)
"It was close to the tower bridge, awesome view from room, close to or near tourist locations. The consinaiere service was excellent."

Reviewed on 25 Nov 2022

The Tower Hotel
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
4 out of 5
200 Westminster Bridge Road, London, England, SE1 7UT
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is €291 per night from 18 Dec to 19 Dec
€291
per night
18 Dec - 19 Dec
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in London. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in their ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (1,827 reviews)
"Everything was great… really liked having the lounge to have a less crowded area with a beautiful view. Rooms need usb chargers on the bedside. It’s 2022 almost 2023"

Reviewed on 26 Nov 2022

Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
Zedwell Piccadilly Circus
Zedwell Piccadilly Circus
3 out of 5
Great Windmill Street, London, England, W1D 7DH
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is €195 per night from 18 Dec to 19 Dec
€195
per night
18 Dec - 19 Dec
Stay at this 3-star hotel in London. Enjoy free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk and daily housekeeping. Our guests praise the clean rooms and the overall value in ...
3.9/5 Good! (1,584 reviews)
"Loved this room, but thought it was a bit crammed for me and my partner. Also doesn't come with a hair dryer and you need to go down to the main reception desk to ask for one. Other than that, very clean and minimal."

Reviewed on 27 Nov 2022

Zedwell Piccadilly Circus
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, E1 8EN
Stay at this 4-star aparthotel in London. Enjoy free WiFi, a fitness centre and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (1,024 reviews)
"Wow! The view alone makes it. Lovely hotel, really friendly staff and the rooms are so cool. Will definitely stay here again."

Reviewed on 28 Nov 2022

Leman Locke
The Apartments Chelsea
The Apartments Chelsea
4 out of 5
41 Draycott Pl, London, England, SW3 2SH
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly apartment in London. Enjoy free WiFi, laundry facilities and an in-room DVD player. Popular attractions Hyde Park and Buckingham ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (25 reviews)
Clean & Comfortable
"Very comfortable and clean apartments. There were a few maintenance issues that have been overlooked, the oven didn't work and the extractor fan. Other than that, a very pleasent stay."

Reviewed on 9 Sep 2022

The Apartments Chelsea
Native Bankside
Native Bankside
4 out of 5
1 and 2 Bear Gardens, London, England, SE1 9ED
Stay at this 4-star aparthotel in London. Enjoy free WiFi, a fitness centre and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the WiFi and the helpful staff in their ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (608 reviews)
"Convenient location and cleanliness was super"

Reviewed on 14 Nov 2022

Native Bankside
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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