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What travelers to London are saying

We loved London! There is so much to do and see. Each area has its own personality, and the tourists, when you encounter them, just add to the color. Only downside? Driving through the city's congestion zone (prepare to pay the fee) in stop-and-start traffic in a manual rental car. Clutch foot still aches. Will never do that again!
Kate D. Sep 22, 2015
I didn't get to see much of it but Southall is pretty wrecked. Some of the cab drivers are the worst human beings on the planet, but then some are really nice so if a driver starts giving you any kind of trouble right away, send him packing and get a new cab.
James Jul 17, 2015
I love London. British Museum, National Gallery, the pubs at Bloomsbury, Alexander McQueen exhibit at V& A, Westminster abbey, globe theater... What is there not to like. Except everything is so expensive!
j. j. Jul 20, 2015


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Witness the Changing of the Guard in royal London

A cosmopolitan city, London is an epicenter of global finance and politics where cultures intertwine, neighborhoods hold secrets whispered through time, and famous events like London Fashion Week take place on an annual basis. The metropolitan area draws millions of visitors each year to attractions such as the Houses of Parliament, which features the 16-story clock tower Big Ben, and Buckingham Palace. Set on the banks of the River Thames, London offers a fantastic mix of history, food, shopping and museums. The pageantry of the Changing of the Guard and Trooping the Colour create spectacles adored by all, while modern marvels include one of the world's biggest observation wheels.

Things to see and do

Cultural attractions

Exhibits at institutions such as the Royal Museum, the National Gallery, and the Imperial War Museum provide insightful perspectives of the country. From the First World War Galleries to the history of “Jack the Ripper”, and artworks dating back to medieval times, enjoy a window on the past by visiting any of these attractions.

City buildings that have stood for hundreds of years include Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, and the Royal Albert Hall where you can catch a concert in the evenings. The Tower of London is guarded by the legendary Beefeaters, while inside the diamond-studded Crown Jewels glitter for guests throughout the day.

Stroll along historic footpaths in colorful Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens, or enjoy a spectacular bird's-eye view of the city from atop the London Eye.

London' districts are attractions in their own right, and if you take a trip through the East End you will discover the setting for numerous films and television shows. View the ancient street layout and medieval churches in The City, the earliest Roman settlement, or visit Greenwich, home of the Prime Meridian. The Leicester Square neighborhood houses famous Piccadilly Circus and Trafalgar Square, and city tours are a great way to scale the geography of sprawling London.

Shopping and dining

Power shoppers will discover the haute couture boutiques and trendy designer stores of Knightsbridge, Bond Street and Covent Garden, as well as Oxford and Regent Streets. In addition to high-end clothes, you can also find vintage apparel in quirky local establishments.

Once known for its ubiquitous fish and chips, bangers and mash, and even eels, London has since emerged as a center of gastronomic delights. This melting pot of cultures creates a restaurant scene that thrives on fusion and international cuisine. Foodies can enjoy high tea and Anglo-Indian dishes like chicken tikka masala, Turkish kebabs and Mexican-style burritos.

Nightlife and entertainment

When the sun sets after a day of sightseeing, guests can visit local pubs and live music venues featuring internationally-acclaimed DJs and bands. Tracing its origins to Shakespeare, London's West End Theatre district presents musicals and plays starring famous actors from screen and stage. You can also enjoy performances in the Opera House, where the Royal Symphony, Opera and Ballet companies are showcased.

This English capital hosts a series of yearly celebrations that include Wimbledon and other major sporting events, the Notting Hill Carnival, the Lord Mayor's Show and the Totally Thames Festival.

Best time to visit

Spring is one of the best times to visit London. In addition to mild temperatures, the city's parks and gardens begin to bloom. Humidity levels tend to be higher in the summer months, but those looking to sample strawberries and cream, or Pimm’s at the tennis should book a stay in late June or early July.

Travel and hotels are more likely to be reasonably priced and readily available in the fall and winter months—although visitors should be aware that London is popular for Christmas gift shopping in December.

Where to stay

From Bayswater and Paddington to Knightsbridge, the West End and Camden, the neighborhood where you choose to vacation in London will depend very much upon what you want to do on your trip. Historic hotels like Flemings Mayfair—the second oldest in the capital—have a Georgian flair that harks back to the days when carriages rolled through the streets while contemporary accommodations include the K West and the Apex. Prices range quite dramatically, so it's best to search around online before you go.

Travel information

Visitors can reach London through one of six airports, including Gatwick (LGW), Heathrow (LHR) and Stansted (STN). Traveling between these aviation gateways and London's major attractions is easy due to the city's comprehensive public transportation network. Options include the iconic red double-decker buses, Docklands Light Railway and the Underground, as well as Thames River commuter boats and pleasure cruises. Consider using an Oyster Card, a contactless smartcard, instead of individual paper tickets, to save time and money. Another option for traveling within the English city is taking one of London's world-famous black cabs.

Recently booked London hotels

Hotel Last booked Stars Price from
The Cavendish London
Knightsbridge - Mayfair
13 minutes ago 4 stars $330
Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley
West End - Covent Garden
35 minutes ago 4 stars $158
Strand Palace Hotel London
West End - Covent Garden
47 minutes ago 4 stars $145
K West Hotel London
Kensington - Chelsea
58 minutes ago 4 stars $152
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
South Bank - Waterloo
1 hour ago 4 stars $236
The Stafford London
Knightsbridge - Mayfair
2 hours ago 5 stars $505
Amba Hotel Charing Cross
West End - Covent Garden
10 hours ago 4 stars $317
Millennium Hotel London Mayfair
Knightsbridge - Mayfair
10 hours ago 4 stars $298
Euston Square Hotel 11 hours ago 3 stars $101
The Grand at Trafalgar Square
West End - Covent Garden
11 hours ago 4 stars $209

Recently Rated London Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Radisson Blu Edwardian, Grafton
Kings Cross - St Pancras
3.9 / 5
39 reviews
4 stars $138
Novotel London Greenwich
Canary Wharf - Docklands
3.9 / 5
10 reviews
4 stars $147
Strand Palace Hotel London
West End - Covent Garden
3.8 / 5
256 reviews
4 stars $145
The Grosvenor
Victoria - Westminster
4.2 / 5
136 reviews
4 stars $216
Citadines Barbican London
City of London
3.7 / 5
26 reviews
3 stars $143
Hilton London Metropole
Bayswater - Paddington
3.8 / 5
37 reviews
4 stars $217
BEST WESTERN Maitrise Suites Apartment Hotel
3.5 / 5
2 reviews
4 stars $128
St. Ermin's Hotel Autograph Collection
Victoria - Westminster
4.5 / 5
62 reviews
4 stars $285
Citadines Trafalgar Square London
West End - Covent Garden
4.2 / 5
113 reviews
4 stars $246
Thistle City Barbican
City of London
3.5 / 5
39 reviews
3 stars $112

Activities in London

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Windsor, Oxford and Stonehenge

Enjoy a walking tour of Windsor, a visit to Stonehenge and a walking tour of Oxford.

Stratford, Oxford & Cotswolds (TOUR 7L) - with Lunch

Walking Tour of Oxford - Visit the Cotswolds village Burford - Entry to Shakespeares Birthplace - Entry to Christ Church

WWII Westminster Walking Tour, Including Entrance to Churchill's War Rooms

Leave the crowds behind; our groups are limited to 25 people or fewer per guide. This is the only guided tour available of the incredible Churchill War Museum, housed in the “Churchill War Rooms”, the original wartime bunker that sheltered Prime Minister Winston Churchill and his government during the WWII blitz of London.  An audio guide (provided) will lead you though the Churchill War Rooms, which have been left unchanged since 1945. Discover the fascinating secret world of espionage and governments in exile during WWII.

Oxford, Stratford, Cotswold & Warwick Castle Tour

Visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace, Warwick Castle and take a walking tour of Oxford. 

Featured London Hotels

From $145

1 Strand Palace Hotel London

4 stars
3.8 / 5 256 reviews

372, Strand

Free Wifi

The Strand Palace Hotel London is ideally located within walking distance of many of London's major tourist attractions. Guests visiting the city on business can make use of the hotel's nine...

Trip to Rugby World Cup
Excellent location, nice room. Staff were very helpful. Would recommend.
Oct 1, 2015
From $216

2 The Grosvenor

4 stars
4.2 / 5 136 reviews

Buckingham Palace Road

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Following a multi-million pound refurbishment, The Grosvenor Hotel has been restored to its former glory, revealing stunning original features that date back to 1862. A Listed building, it retains...

Weekend Rugby World Cup Trip
Hotel was located alongside Victoria station which was handy for travel. Nice bar and good bar food. However word of warning, the reunion cocktail bar was advertised on website as open til 1am...
Oct 1, 2015
From $162

3 Thistle Euston

4 stars
4.2 / 5 63 reviews

Thistle Euston Hotel

Complimentary Wi-Fi For All Guests

Exploring the culture-rich and vibrant England capital can be convenient by opting to stay at the stylish accommodation units of Thistle Euston, strategically set close to public transport options...

Surprisingly Convenient
I was on vacation for five days in London. The room was very American: A/C, free WiFi, and a generously sized bathroom. I did not know the area well so I booked a couple of nights at a place closer...
Sep 1, 2015
From $156

4 St James' Court, A Taj Hotel, London

4 stars
4.5 / 5 31 reviews

45 Buckingham Gate

The St. James Court, formerly known as the CROWNE PLAZA ST JAMES, has opened its doors with a distinguished pedigree shaped over more than a century and a luxury service ethos refined by Taj...

Great Experience
I would stay there again, it was well located and very comfortable
Sep 17, 2015
From $236

5 Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London

4 stars
4.4 / 5 72 reviews

200 Westminster Bridge Road

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Contemporary luxury meets hip, high-tech in the stylish Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London hotel that's directly opposite Big Ben and Westminster Abbey. Rooms are equipped with every modern...

Posh Hotel!
This hotel was phenomenal. It is centrally-located, the rooms are gorgeous, and the staff is 5-star. The hotel was so nice, it was hard to leave it to go explore!
Sep 27, 2015
From $225

6 The Mandeville Hotel

4 stars
4.2 / 5 260 reviews

Mandeville Place

Regent's Park (0.5 mi/0.8 km)Bond Street galleries and shops (0.4 mi/0.6 km)The Wallace Collection (walking distance)Madame Tussaud's (0.5 mi/0.7 km)Hyde Park (0.5 mi/0.8 km) GeneralStanding in...

Wanted a hotel in this area. This hotel was a great find. Will book again.
Aug 20, 2015
From $286

7 The Bloomsbury Hotel, a member of The Doyle Collection

4 stars
4.6 / 5 38 reviews

16-22 Great Russell Street


The Bloomsbury Hotel is the perfect central location for a real London experience. This hotel was recently restored to its original grandeur and is a treat for guests on business or vacation....

Family trip
Really good but wish it was cheaper and came with better deals. We visit the UK quite often do it would be nice to get better deals on this hotel so we can stay here again.
Aug 29, 2015
From $118

8 Tune Hotel - Kings Cross, London

3 stars
3.8 / 5 21 reviews

324 Gray's Inn Rd

Special Rate

Whether you have missed the last train home, heading on a business trip to Europe or spending a night in the capital for business or pleasure, Tune Hotel Kings Cross is the ideal base. The hotel...

Only good for 1 night
Stayed here for 5 nights in June 2015. You get what you pay for. Rooms tiny and clean, but you have to ask for them to empty trash bin in room or empty yourself and pay extra for daily maid...
Sep 25, 2015
From $230

9 The Cumberland Hotel

4 stars
3.9 / 5 141 reviews

Great Cumberland Place

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Buckingham Palace (1.3 mi/2.1 km)Handel House Museum (0.6 mi/1.0 km)Selfridges (0.5 mi/0.9 km)Madame Tussauds London (0.9 mi/1.4 km)Wellington Arch (1.0 mi/1.6 km)Sherlock Holmes Museum (0.9 mi/1.4...

Amazing London
Love the place, close to everything.. Great stuff and good amenities.
Jun 4, 2015
From $152

10 K West Hotel London

4 stars
4.0 / 5 120 reviews

Richmond Way

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Holland Park (0.6 mi/1 km) Portobello Road Market (1.1 mi/1.7 km) Kensington Palace (1.2 mi/2 km) Royal Albert Hall (1.7 mi/2.7 km) Shepherd's Bush (1.1 mi/1.8 km) Hyde Park (2.3 mi/4.3 km) The...

Family trip
We had a lovely stay in London. We visited most of the attractions during our short stay. The hotel was well located close to shepherds bush central line tube station. felt like a really safe area...
Sep 1, 2015
From $164

11 Thistle Kensington Gardens

4 stars
4.2 / 5 67 reviews

104 Bayswater Road

Complimentary Wi-Fi For All Guests

A contemporary hotel close to lush London parks yet within convenient distance of top local attractions, Thistle Kensington Gardens makes for an ideal starting point for exploring the heritage-rich...

Decent hotel
Fair location (close to tube station). My room rate includes breakfast, which is buffet style. The food is of fair quality too. Factoring the price, would recommend this hotel to others.
Sep 18, 2015
From $201

12 The Tower Hotel

4 stars
4.2 / 5 101 reviews

St Katharine's Way

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The Tower Hotel is unique. Part of the Guoman collection of 4 and 5 star London hotels. It is located on the north bank of the River Thames and it boasts unrivalled views of Tower Bridge, Tower of...

Comfortable, clean and great location
Comfortable, clean a good wifi. Overall very pleasant.
Sep 24, 2015
From $330

13 The Cavendish London

4 stars
4.4 / 5 212 reviews

81 Jermyn Street

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Green Park and Piccadilly Circus tube stations within walking distanceHeathrow Airport served via connection through Piccadilly Circus stationGatwick Airport served via connection through Green...

Girl trip
As Americans, we like our morning coffee - not good there. 22.50 BP for breakfast whether you eat or just have coffee. Coffee maker in room had only instant coffee & creamer. Nice coffee shop down...
Sep 25, 2015
From $253

14 Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar

4 stars
4.3 / 5 82 reviews

Whitcomb Street

Late Check Out - 4pm

Thistle Trafalgar Square - The Royal Trafalgar, is located on a quiet street just off the lively Leicester Square, next to the National Portrait Gallery. Situated in the middle of the West End and...

London Hotel for our anniversary trip
Great boutique hotel in a great area of London. Staff was friendly and helpful. Would recommend this hotel to everyone. Fifth floor is a bit earsier to navigate than the third floor.
Aug 21, 2015
From $158

15 Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley

4 stars
4.4 / 5 94 reviews

Bloomsbury Way

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Not many London hotels can claim a place in literary history. But The Kingsley certainly can. Named after Charles Kingsley, author of the classics Westward Ho! and The Water Babies, it was once...

exceptional hotel in bloomsbury/theatre area
excellent room on corner, overlooking London. Service was exceptional. Staff very helpful, even to accompanying us for half-a-block to show us the bus stop we needed. We walked to all theaters in...
Sep 21, 2015
From $240

16 Apex Temple Court

4 stars
4.4 / 5 8 reviews

1 -2 Serjeants Inn

Just off bustling Fleet Street, this luxury hotel is located in Londons historic Temple legal district. It boasts chic, stylish rooms with 40 inch TVs and Bose Mp3 docks, an elegant restaurant, and...

Excellent Hotel in central and quiet location
This Apex Temple Court is a hidden gem. Located in a courtyard, it is very central yet quiet. Rooms are very modern and well equipped. Staff was friendly, helpful, and flexible. I was able to check...
Mar 15, 2015
From $157

17 Park Plaza Riverbank London

4 stars
4.1 / 5 29 reviews

18 Albert Embankment

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- Ideal location on the south side of the River Thames in Central London. - Walking distance to London Eye, Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and Westminster Abbey - Vauxhall and Waterloo stations are...

Awesome hotel in the center of an awesome city!
I arrived a bit early but they were able to check me in without problem. The room was very clean, large with a wonderful bathroom. WiFi was free. They held my bags the next day while I visited...
Sep 11, 2015
From $317

18 Amba Hotel Charing Cross

4 stars
4.4 / 5 113 reviews

Charing Cross, The Strand,

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Amba Hotel Charing Cross is a modern boutique offering convenient distance to The Strand and Trafalgar Square. This deluxe hotel offers elegant accommodations outfitted with contemporary comforts...

Fantastic time and we will be back!!!
Everyone was friendly, helpful and went out of their way to make our stay a memorable one. We travel a lot all over the world and Amba Charing Cross was definitely in our top five. Special kudos to...
Sep 27, 2015
From $233

19 Park Plaza County Hall London

4 stars
4.3 / 5 23 reviews

1 Addington Street

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  The London Eye (0.3 mi/0.6 km) Sea Life London Aquarium (0.4 mi/0.6 km) Dali Universe (0.4 mi/0.6 km) Big Ben (0.4 mi/0.7 km) Houses of Parliament (0.7 mi/1.1 km) The National Theatre...

This hotel is in an ideal location. It is a three minute walk to Waterloo Station and the London Eye. All other attractions are within twenty minutes walking or on the train-due to waiting times...
Jul 9, 2015
From $356

20 The Marylebone Hotel, a member of The Doyle Collection

4 stars
4.4 / 5 37 reviews

47 Welbeck Street

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A refreshingly intimate atmosphere awaits guests at The Marylebone Hotel. Relaxed and informal, the hotel is centered in the Marylebone district of London, a charming community that has retained...

Rock Solid
Stay here frequently for business travel, staff never disappoints. Location is perfect for my needs and great for any sort of traveler.
Jun 25, 2015