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Visit London

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.

Divided into a wide variety of culturally diverse districts, London is a favorite 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

Regent Street featuring heritage architecture and street scenes

London City Centre

5/5Exceptional!(32 area reviews)

Her Majesty's Theatre and Piccadilly Circus are a few top attractions in London City Centre. Hop around the city on the metro at Piccadilly Circus Underground Station or Green Park Underground Station and check out the area's fascinating museums, stunning river views, and acclaimed art galleries.

London City Centre
Paddington showing a city and a square or plaza

Paddington

Explore the lovely canals and intriguing architecture of this historic neighborhood made famous by a fictional bear from Peru.

Paddington
Kings Cross St. Pancras showing interior views and heritage architecture as well as a small group of people

Kings Cross St. Pancras

See cultural exhibits, relax in the Champagne bar and visit Platform 9 and 3/4 in this international hub that connects London to mainland Europe.

Kings Cross St. Pancras
Victoria featuring heritage architecture, a city and a park

Victoria

4.5/5Wonderful!(18 area reviews)

See a theater production or visit London’s iconic royal residence in this bustling neighborhood.

Victoria
Admiralty Arch featuring heritage architecture

City of Westminster

4.5/5Wonderful!(4,369 area reviews)

Known for its fascinating museums, popular shops, and acclaimed art galleries, there's plenty to explore in City of Westminster. Top attractions like Marble Arch and Park Lane are major draws. Catch the metro at Marble Arch Underground Station or Bond Street Underground Station to see more of the city.

City of Westminster
Kensington Gardens which includes a park

Kensington

4.5/5Wonderful!(2,672 area reviews)

Relax in the stunning park with a view of the palace, explore the upscale high street and visit the galleries and museums of this affluent neighborhood.

Kensington

Top Hotels in London

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
4 out of 5
200 Westminster Bridge Road, London, England
NT$3,899
per night
Feb 2 - Feb 3

Located in London City Centre, this spa hotel is steps from Southbank Centre Book Market and Florence Nightingale Museum. St. Thomas' Hospital and Sea Life London ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (12,725 reviews)

"The guy in the Spa, he’s short like 5’7 blonde, I said good morning to him and he didn’t responded and he just walked away. I was planning to have massage and facial that day because it was birthday. I wanted to treat myseft, I left and I went to Marriott instead. Housekeeping didn’t give me fresh ..."…"

Reviewed on 2020/1/22

Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
Hyatt Place London Heathrow Airport
Hyatt Place London Heathrow Airport
4 out of 5
The Grove, Bath Road, West Drayton, England
NT$1,779
per night
Feb 1 - Feb 2

Located in Hillingdon, this hotel is 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from Stockley Park and within 6 mi (10 km) of Brunel University and London Motor Museum. Windsor Castle ...

4.3/5Excellent! (8,521 reviews)

"Comfortable, modern styled rooms. The beds were so comfortable."…"

Reviewed on 2020/1/23

Hyatt Place London Heathrow Airport
Sea Containers London
Sea Containers London
5 out of 5
20 Upper Ground, London, England
NT$4,255
per night
Feb 9 - Feb 10

Located in London City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Tate Modern and Coca-Cola London Eye. The Shard and Big Ben are also within 1 ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (2,786 reviews)

"A very unique hotel with extremely friendly staff."…"

Reviewed on 2020/1/24

Sea Containers London

Popular things to do in London

Hyde Park
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Hyde Park

4.5/5(4,411 reviews)

Once the private hunting grounds of a king, London's most famous park is today a place where everyone can enjoy gardens, monuments and music performances. 

The Shard
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The Shard

4.5/5(1,313 reviews)

Ascend to the observation deck of one of the tallest skyscrapers in Europe for unparalleled views of the London cityscape.

Buckingham Palace
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Buckingham Palace

4.5/5(4,615 reviews)

Britain’s most famous home, the luxurious personal residence and workplace of Queen Elizabeth II, is open to all.

Big Ben
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Big Ben

3.5/5(4,244 reviews)

One of London’s most resounding landmarks is a treasured emblem of England.

Tower of London
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Tower of London

4.5/5(4,733 reviews)

One of the world’s most well-preserved medieval castles, this historic building is known for its fascinating and gruesome history.

O2 Arena
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O2 Arena

4.5/5(572 reviews)

Created as the focal point of Britain’s millennium celebrations, today this architectural wonder offers a world of entertainment under one enormous roof.

Reviews of London

4.6

Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 26, 2020

Love the city vibe

5/5 - Excellent

Marilyn

Jan 25, 2020

Very friendly people. Lots to do. Easy to get around

5/5 - Excellent

MaryA

Jan 24, 2020

Our 2nd time. It’s a beautiful city, very organized. Very easy to use the tube, national rail or bus.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 24, 2020

With unexpected medical emergency, hospital staff at St Thomas and Guy’s was wonderful. Really appreciated care and thoroughness. As US visitors in London, we felt very well attended by the health care system!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 24, 2020

Amazing city & people of London.

5/5 - Excellent

Bart

Jan 23, 2020

Have visited London many times. One of my favorite cities.

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