London Travel Guide

This dynamic metropolis boasts world-class museums, galleries, cultural events, nightlife, restaurants, pubs and shops. Stretching for more than thirty miles on either side of the River Thames, and with an ethnically diverse population of just under eight million, London is Europe's largest city. Both traditional landmark sights and new attractions draw millions of tourists each year, making London one of the most exciting cities to visit in the world.


Accommodation

As a major tourist hub and modern city, London is home to a wide range of accommodation options. From classic English pub-style lodgings to comfortable motels, modern hotels and luxury high rises, the great range of London accommodation options offer everything from budget rooms to family friendly accommodation, spacious suites and even self-catering apartment-style accommodation. Conveniently close to a range of popular attractions, London accommodation is designed to suit all travellers and budgets. Book cheap London Accommodation


Getting Around

The majority of visitors arrive in London at one of the city's five international airports; Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, City Airport and Luton. Catching a taxi to or from the international airports is expensive and (depending on traffic), very time consuming. Your best bet is public transport and the European train connections are excellent, with most trains arriving at Waterloo, Charing Cross or Victoria stations, all of which have adjacent Underground stations linking into the city centre's tube network. Coming into London by coach you're most likely to arrive at Victoria Coach Station; a couple of hundred yards south down Buckingham Palace Road is the Victoria train station and tube. Getting around London is best on the city's Underground tube network or by bus. More about Getting Around London


Attractions

Stretching for more than thirty miles on either side of the River Thames, the sheer size of London holds a huge range of attractions. We recommend starting in Trafalgar Square and then branching out to other famous attractions like Downing Street, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, St James's, Mayfair and Marylebone, Piccadilly, Bond Street, Regent Street and Oxford Street, Soho, Chinatown, Covent Garden, St Paul's Cathedral, Tower of London, the Crown Jewels, Tower Bridge, South Bank, Bankside and Southwark, the Natural History Museum, Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens. More about London Attractions


Fast Facts

Three of the world’s top ten galleries and museums are located in London which is home to 857 art galleries in total. London is home to the most languages spoken in one city in the entire world, with 300 different languages spoken in the city of London alone. London is home to more cinema screens than any other part of the country and at 796, it is one fifth of all the cinema screens in the entire UK.