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What travelers to London are saying

Just fine
louis g. Mar 22, 2015
The airport is huge and always well organized
Klutz May 8, 2015

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 Academy Hotel
West End - Covent Garden
4 minutes ago 4 stars $149
Studios 2 Let
Kings Cross - St Pancras
34 minutes ago 4 stars $108
Clayton Hotel Chiswick ( formerly Chiswick Moran)
Hammersmith - Fulham
54 minutes ago 4 stars $117
The Grosvenor
Victoria - Westminster
1 hour ago 4 stars $173
Ten Manchester Hotel London
Marylebone - Regent's Park
2 hours ago 4 stars $172
Thistle City Barbican
City of London
2 hours ago 3 stars $87
The Tower Hotel
City of London
2 hours ago 4 stars $154
Flemings Mayfair
Knightsbridge - Mayfair
2 hours ago 4 stars $261
K West Hotel London
Kensington - Chelsea
2 hours ago 4 stars $141
The Cavendish London
Knightsbridge - Mayfair
3 hours ago 4 stars $240

Recently Rated London Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Radisson Blu Edwardian, Grafton
Kings Cross - St Pancras
3.9 / 5
42 reviews
4 stars $168
Novotel London Greenwich
Canary Wharf - Docklands
4.0 / 5
7 reviews
4 stars $156
Strand Palace Hotel London
West End - Covent Garden
3.8 / 5
276 reviews
4 stars $163
Bayswater - Paddington
3.0 / 5
3 reviews
3 stars $94
Hotel 65 and Annex
Hammersmith - Fulham
3.0 / 5
35 reviews
4 stars $104
Pembridge Palace Hotel
Bayswater - Paddington
2.6 / 5
36 reviews
3 stars $69
Citadines Trafalgar Square London
West End - Covent Garden
4.1 / 5
119 reviews
4 stars $199
K West Hotel London
Kensington - Chelsea
4.0 / 5
127 reviews
4 stars $141
Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley
West End - Covent Garden
4.4 / 5
76 reviews
4 stars $137
Studios 2 Let
Kings Cross - St Pancras
4.1 / 5
56 reviews
4 stars $108

Featured London Hotels

From $163

1 Strand Palace Hotel London

4 stars
3.8 / 5 276 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...

Great Location
It has a perfect London location, 10 min walk to Londons major attractions. The room was pretty small, but then again is London!
Jun 30, 2015
From $173

2 The Grosvenor

4 stars
4.2 / 5 134 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...

Best Wedding Anniversary
Excellent customer service.Great Staff. Lovely hotel, with very convenient location and restaurant within the hotel. I Really Love my stay here,upgraded to a room in the main hotel, staff was...
Jun 4, 2015
From $219

3 St. Ermin's Hotel Autograph Collection

4 stars
4.5 / 5 60 reviews

2 Caxton Street

Rate Includes Breakfast

The four star St Ermin's is located in an unusually quiet corner of Westminster, the political and cultural heart of London. The 275 bedroom hotel boasts 19 meeting rooms with a maximum capacity of...

Girls short break
Its just a very nice hotel in a very nice location. Wish our stay had been longer.
May 2, 2015
From $134

4 St James' Court, A Taj Hotel, London

4 stars
4.6 / 5 27 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...

Fabulous stay
This hotel far out weighed our expectations from start to finish. Lovely receptionist called Noah checked us in and nothing was too much trouble. The room was lovely and we had a lovely time having...
Jun 22, 2015
From $256

5 The Royal Horseguards

5 stars
4.4 / 5 91 reviews

2 Whitehall Court

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High ceilings and elegant furniture make your King Suite at The Royal Horseguards in London a charming place to relax after a day of sightseeing. Enjoy a view of the River Thames and Big Ben from...

Great stay
We really enjoyed our stay at The Royal Horseguards. The room itself was very nice and clean. Its very close to everything. Short walk to The Underground, Big Ben, National Rail and Westminster...
Jun 6, 2015
From $202

6 Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London

4 stars
4.4 / 5 76 reviews

200 Westminster Bridge Road

Save 10% on your stay

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...

Can't be the location
If you want to stay in the thick of the action, this is hotel for you. It's within easy walking distance to the BIG touristy areas... Big Ben, Southbank, London Eye, the Tate museums, and super...
Jun 8, 2015
From $129

7 Thistle Euston

4 stars
4.2 / 5 60 reviews

Thistle Euston Hotel

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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...

London short stay
Stayed one night to visit museum and do some shopping.The hotel is situated in an ideal location for train and bus transport to anywhere in London. Quite a walk to St Pancreas station to catch...
Jun 12, 2015
From $199

8 Citadines Trafalgar Square London

4 stars
4.1 / 5 119 reviews

18/21 Northumberland Avenue

Complimentary Wifi

The Citadines London Trafalgar Square "Apart'hotel" is just steps away from Nelson's Column in Trafalgar Square. It offers 187 apartments and studios that sleep up to six people. Each studio and...

good family trip
good experience i will come back if i have another chance vising london in the future thanks lovely trip for me and my husband
Jun 7, 2015
From $152

9 Thistle Kensington Gardens

4 stars
4.1 / 5 63 reviews

104 Bayswater Road

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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...

Night in London
We picked this hotel because we wanted somewhere with good reviews, close to Paddington Station, and close to things to do for our evening in London. Thistle delivered on everything and more!...
Jun 28, 2015
From $141

10 K West Hotel London

4 stars
4.0 / 5 127 reviews

Richmond Way

Early check in, Late check out & 20% spa voucher

Located steps from Portabello Market and Kensington Palace, the K West Hotel wows with its modern looks and trendy West London address. The rooms are sleek and serene with contemporary decor...

Spring Trip To London
Stayed at this hotel for 1 night last month, nice hotel in a good location. The bathroom had a telephone in it, which I thought was a bit unusual.
Jun 2, 2015
From $154

11 The Tower Hotel

4 stars
4.2 / 5 88 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...

Awesome weekend in london
Great location, especially rooms with bridge view and excellent customer service.
Jun 23, 2015
From $132

12 Park International Hotel

4 stars
4.0 / 5 64 reviews

117-129 Cromwell Road

Buffet Breakfast Included

Park International Hotel London invites discerning corporate and leisure travelers to elegant and luxurious accommodations while in the heart of Kensington and Chelsea. Situated on Cromwell Road in...

Don't stay here!
First off, the carpets seem like they haven't been changed in a long time. Not a good first impression. Second, they charge 7-9 pounds per day for internet service. I've never seen a hotel charge...
Jun 21, 2015
From $137

13 Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley

4 stars
4.4 / 5 76 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...

It is a really great hotel! I like it. The staff is friendly, and the location is really convenient, the bed is really big and comfortable! Next time I still will choose this hotel!
Jun 10, 2015
From $251

14 Amba Hotel Charing Cross

4 stars
4.3 / 5 111 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...

Location couldn't be better
We have been several times to this hotel. Beautiful Building in a perfect central location. The rooms are tastefully decorated, but on our last visit, our bathroom had a very deep bath tub which...
Apr 10, 2015
From $84

15 Tune Hotel - Kings Cross, London

3 stars
4.0 / 5 16 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...

hasty booking
curtains let in early morning light. No breakfast - have to go out for it.
May 31, 2015
From $224

16 The Bloomsbury Hotel, a member of The Doyle Collection

4 stars
4.5 / 5 35 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....

omfortable and classy
This is a great hotel in a lovely area. If you can get this hotel on a deal your onto a winner! Very comfy beds, beautiful bed linen and spotless rooms and bathrooms. Staff are wonderful, friendly...
Jun 22, 2015
From $149

17 Club Quarters Trafalgar Square

4 stars
4.2 / 5 109 reviews

8 Northumberland Avenue

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Set in the heart of Trafalgar Square, the Club Quarters, Trafalgar Square is a full-service hotel designed for business travelers with options for day, overnight or extended stays. Free Internet,...

Expectations exceeded!
My husband and I visited London for the first time and were thrilled with this hotel! The location was ideal - close to restaurants, museums, shopping, the Underground, pubs, Buckingham Palace,...
Jun 13, 2015
From $237

18 The Marylebone Hotel, a member of The Doyle Collection

4 stars
4.4 / 5 37 reviews

47 Welbeck Street

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
From $172

19 Ten Manchester Hotel London

4 stars
4.3 / 5 23 reviews

8-12 Manchester Street

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Ten Manchester Street Hotel is a elegant boutique hotel in the heart of very fashionable Marylebone. Just off Marylebone High Street, Ten Manchester Street is a 5-minute walk from Baker Street...

Great value, great location
Room is very small, but clean, tidy and comfortable. Location is great, right next to bus lines heading to Oxford and Picadilly Circles and close to Baker tube station
Oct 2, 2014
From $281

20 Metropolitan by COMO London

5 stars
4.5 / 5 36 reviews

19 Old Park Lane

Advance Purchase

The Metropolitan is a cool, contemporary hotel & retreat, located on Old Park Lane, Mayfair perfect for business or leisure. The city's most glamorous neighbourhoods are within a short walk,...

Always great
Many rooms have been remodeled. However,due to the emergency repair of a leak, the GM upgraded me to a 2-bedroom apartment so I would not be disturbed. Very class act.
Jan 20, 2015