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London

London

City Guide and Travel Tips

Ride the London Eye and marvel at the city's gorgeous sights, visit the Queen's home, cycle Hyde Park, indulge at pop-up bars and restaurants and enjoy the vibrant nightlife, London has everything you could ever want out of a big city and much more.

Top Things to See and Do in London

  • The Historic Royal Palaces
    Whether you are into Tudor history or just curious to see where Will and Kate live with their little ones, the Historic Royal Palaces of London are definitely worth a visit. Get lost in the maze of Hampton Court Palace, it's the old residence of infamous Henry VIII - so it must be haunted! Marvel at the crown jewels at the Tower of London or be stunned by the lesser known intricate painted ceiling of the Banqueting House.
  • Browse Borough Market
    Fancy a free lunch? Head to Borough Market. Granted, the stalls and food trucks selling amazingly delicious foods aren't the cheapest in town but we have a tip for you: almost every stall at Borough Market lets you taste free samples and trust us when we say that after one round you will be feeling pretty stuffed. Additional bonus: You'll get to see Bridget Jones' flat and there are many great pubs around Borough Market and London Bridge.
  • Picnics in the Park
    London is the greenest major city in Europe so in summer, there is nothing better than heading to London's great parks with your lunch and favourite beverage. All that sightseeing is exhausting, after all. Throughout the rest of the year, the parks are still worth a visit and invite to lovely strolls and bike rides.
  • London's Museums
    The admission to most of London's great museums is free, so there is really no excuse not to go and with a great mix of museums, you are sure to find one that interests you, even if you are not into art. The Museum of London is one of our favourites and, as the name suggests, tells the story of this great city in an interactive way. Want to learn more about London's WW2 history, visit the Churchill War Rooms and the Imperial War Museum. The Science Museum, Natural History Musuem and V&A are marvellous and all located in the elegant Royal Borough of Chelsea and Kensington.
  • Street Food in Brick Lane
    London is a blend of cultures and this is reflected in it's food offering with restaurants of different cuisines and fusions all over the city. The only thing we struggle with, is choosing what and where to eat. So why not try it all? On Brick Lane in Shoreditch, London's best address for food and known especially for great Indian curries, you can find flavours from all over the world.
  • Rooftop Bar Hopping
    Forget the classic pub crawl and take on new heights, with a cocktail in hand in one of London's many great rooftop bars. In summer, Frank's Cafe in Peckham is THE place to be, a trendy pop-up on the top of a car park offering great skyline views. If you want something more swanky and look down on the crowds at Trafalgar Square, The Vista is your best bet. Even when the temperature drops, you can get warm by sipping warm cocktails in a viking tent at the Queen of Hoxton's Skye Halla rooftop bar, or under the dome of Pergola on the Roof in Sheperds Bush.

London Boroughs

From the hipster neighbourhoods in East London to the historic landmarks in Westminster, check out some of our favourite London Boroughs below.
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Shoreditch
Wander through street-art covered alleys, find vintage gems in indie boutiques and try local craft beers and the best bagels in London. Shoreditch is super-trendy and you may come across a bearded hipster or two.
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Westminster
The iconic Big Ben, the impressive Houses of Parliament, the London Eye, Westminster Abbey, St. James Park and the grand Buckingham Palace can all be found in the City of Westminster making this the perfect place to start your London adventure.
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Soho
Nestled between Covent Garden, China Town and Piccadilly Circus, Soho is home to West End theatres and one of the best places to wine and dine in London.  The entertainment district is never quiet and boasts a great nightlife, including a many LGBT clubs and bars.
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Camden Town
Expect the unexpected: Camden is full of interesting characters, vibrant and has an awesome live music scene. Browse the eclectic Camden Market and treat yourself to delicious international street food then escape the hustle and bustle on one of our favourite London walks: From Camden Lock along Regent's Canal with it's Amsterdam/Venitian charm up to Primrose Hill for rewarding views of London's skyline.

Our favourite London Hotels

Generator Hostel
Renowned for its ultra-cool decor and awesome location, Generator boasts fab facilities. These include renovated rooms and dorms, 24-hour reception and laundry, free Wi-Fi in all rooms, a late-night bar and a fabulous dining area as well as power showers and a luggage store.
1 night from £13
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Clink 261 Hostel
Live the real London experience at this hip hostel a stone`s throw from Camden, Covent Garden and the British Museum. Laid-back lounging, power showers and party nights await!
 
1 night from £12
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Royal National Hotel 2*
The Royal National is close to the shopping mecca of Oxford Street and within walking distance to some of the city’s most popular landmarks. On site there’s a typical British pub, an Indian buffet restaurant and a coffee roaster - everything that makes Britain great!
1 night from £88
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Tours and Activities in London

London - Big Bus
Our hop-on, hop-off bus tour around London that includes A cruise along the River Thames, A selection of guided walking tours & a Voucher booklet with great discounts for top attractions, shops and restaurants.
If you take the Red Route on our London bus tour, you’ll enjoy live commentary from one of our well-informed and entertaining guides, or if you take the Blue Route, you have a choice of recorded commentary in 12 different languages.

From £19

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Highlights of London Walking Tour with English Tea
Want to see the major sights of London in an afternoon? This walking tour, led by an expert local guide, will allow you to do just that, taking in the most iconic buildings and most-coveted monuments on a relaxing afternoon stroll.

From £47

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The London Eye and River Cruise
This cool duo offers first a flight on the London Eye followed by a river cruise which leaves just from the base of the Eye. 20 minutes on the London Eye and then 40 minutes cruising The Thames with fact and stories flowing from the captain...this is a great morning or afternoon for any weekend.
From £28
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London City pass
First time in London? Purchase a 1,2,3 or 6 day pass and get FREE entrance into more than 50 top attractions, museums and historical buildings. Take advantage of tours, cruises and walks. With special discounts at restaurants, West End theatres, and other services, the London Sightseeing Pass guarantees you`ll never be short of things to see and do!
 

From £60

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When is the best time to visit London?

London is great all year round and the seasons offer different experiences from picnics in summer to ice skating at Somerset in winter.