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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

Top Hotels in London

Hilton Garden Inn London Heathrow Terminal 2 and 3
Hilton Garden Inn London Heathrow Terminal 2 and 3
3.5 out of 5
Heathrow T2, Hounslow, England
The price is NT$3,073 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24

Located in Hillingdon, this hotel is 2.8 mi (4.4 km) from Stockley Park and within 9 mi (15 km) of Brunel University and Twickenham Stadium. Windsor Castle and ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,267 reviews)

"Easy access to T2 at Heathrow. Felt comfortable with all new Covid protocol"…"

Reviewed on 2021/1/17

Hilton Garden Inn London Heathrow Terminal 2 and 3
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
4 out of 5
200 Westminster Bridge Road, London, England
The price is NT$4,361 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24

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

4.3/5Excellent! (4,675 reviews)

"Great place! The room service could be better but overall an awesome experience!"…"

Reviewed on 2020/12/13

Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
Radisson Blu Edwardian Heathrow Hotel & Conference Centre, London
Radisson Blu Edwardian Heathrow Hotel & Conference Centre, London
4 out of 5
140 Bath Road, Hayes, England
The price is NT$2,644 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24

Located in Hillingdon, this spa hotel is 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from London Motor Museum and within 9 mi (15 km) of Osterley Park and House and Royal Botanic Gardens, ...

4.2/5Excellent! (1,553 reviews)

"Good Service Clean rooms Pleasant staff Good location"…"

Reviewed on 2020/12/27

Radisson Blu Edwardian Heathrow Hotel & Conference Centre, London
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.

Vacation Rentals in London

Leman Locke
Leman Locke
4 out of 5
15 Leman St, London, England
The price is NT$2,451 per night from Feb 19 to Feb 20

Located in London City Centre, this eco-friendly aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of The Gherkin and Tower Bridge. Tower of London and London Bridge are ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (851 reviews)

"Amazing stay."…"

Reviewed on 2020/10/15

Leman Locke
PremierLux Serviced Apartments
PremierLux Serviced Apartments
3 out of 5
210 Ilford Lane, Ilford, England
The price is NT$778 per night from Feb 2 to Feb 3

Located in Redbridge, this apartment building is within 6 mi (10 km) of Westfield Stratford City, London Stadium, and Excel Exhibition Centre. Olympic Park and ...

4.1/5Very Good! (73 reviews)

"It was very good and clean Mattresses need to be upgraded current ones are bad for back. Other than that was a good stay."…"

Reviewed on 2020/7/2

PremierLux Serviced Apartments
Aparthotel Adagio London Brentford
Aparthotel Adagio London Brentford
4 out of 5
Great West Road, Brentford, England
The price is NT$2,032 per night from Feb 20 to Feb 21

Located in London Borough of Hounslow, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Griffin Park Stadium and Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Syon Park and Twickenham ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (836 reviews)

"The front desk team was amazing and very helpful. The gym faclity was excellent. The room was big and worth the money. The location was very convenient."…"

Reviewed on 2020/10/10

Aparthotel Adagio London Brentford
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.

Popular places to visit in London

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S.Brewer

May 12, 2020

I Love London it's my favorite city to visit, I would live in or near there if I was ever given the chance!!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Apr 27, 2020

This is a very beautiful country. The gateway to Europe.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Apr 9, 2020

I love London as a city. I grew up near New York City and it reminds me a lot of New York. We have direct flights from Orlando to London so Its not too much of a hassle to get there. Love it and looking forward to returning!

5/5 - Excellent

Remy

Apr 1, 2020

Go with someone special to you. it makes all the difference :)

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Mar 28, 2020

If you are using tube/underground for getting around be prepared for a lot of stairs!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 25, 2020

This was our first time in London and we loved it. It was unfortunate that it was just before the COVID-19 shutdown, but that worked to our advantage since it was less crowded than usual. We loved staying in Trafalgar Square and loved the sites.

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