Embark on an unforgettable adventure to the heart of England - London! From the historic Tower Bridge to the iconic Big Ben, this city is overflowing with iconic landmarks and world-renowned attractions
As the capital of the United Kingdom and one of the world’s most important cities, there is no shortage of activities and attractions for a trip to London.
Historical landmarks like Buckingham Palace, the Big Ben clock tower, Westminster Abbey and St Pauls Cathedral adorn the city. The Victorian facades of its inner city and west end are a particular delight with their granite facings, stained glass and intricate classical details.
Owing to the expanse of the British Empire and the wealth of its Victorian Era, London contains many excellent collections of art and history; with The V & A Gallery, the Tate Modern and the British Natural History Museum being particularly notable.
What To Do
As the largest capital city in Europe, London offers much to the visitor; world-class shopping can be found along the infamous areas like Regent Street, Oxford Street, Camden and Covent Garden. The historic department stores like Harrods, Fortnum & Mason and Selfridges offer a wide variety of luxury products for more affluent shoppers.
What To Eat
Foodies are well catered to, as this multi-cultural city offers a mixture of traditional British pubs, the curry houses of Brick Lane, the popular vendors throughout Borough Market and fine-dining destinations like the Ivy, the Ritz, Hakkasan, Novikov continue to impress.
London is well-connected by the Tube; an underground metro network which covers the city, and above ground the bright red public buses or traditional black cabs are easily found and safe to use.
When To Go
London can be enjoyed in all seasons, warm summers spent in Hyde Park, the tree lined streets of west and north London look glorious in Autumn, and on occasion snowy winter days. The many stores, galleries and attractions offer respite from the rain and elements.
As with any major city there is a risk of theft, especially in areas of heavy footfall so exercise caution and keep any valuables secured.
Public Transport and Taxis are regulated and meters or payment cards will be used without incident.
Otherwise, scams are uncommon and the city is safe for tourists and locals alike.
London is well connected for visitors; with the Eurostar connecting the capital to Paris via the Channel tunnel, and the airports of Heathrow and Gatwick being major international hubs.