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Your London vacation

From Royal Families to Roman history, and charming accents to the River Thames, Old Blighty draws globetrotters year-round. Wake up to Big Ben and a swirl of double-decker busses, black cabs and Brits. Wander up the Mall to Buckingham Palace, and channel your Beatlemania across the infamous zebra crossing at Abbey Road. Spend a day in the British Museum and a night at an Olde English pub.

Whatever you fancy on a London vacation, let Orbitz give you the A to Zed, starting with the best time to go, top 10 highlights and insider tips.

Best time to take a vacation to London

If chats about the weather were an Olympic sport, Londoners would win the gold. So pack everything -- Queen Mum's climate is moody: The day can go from blazing sunshine to raining buckets all before afternoon tea. Winter brings cold, damp and Burberry peacoats, plus Christmas crowds and queues.

2012 Olympics (July 27 to August 12) are the talk of the town, so prepare for heavy tourism, and higher rates. Wimbledon -- the oldest tennis tournament in the world -- draws crowds annually from late June to early July.

Though London is busy year-round, high season peaks from June to August and again at Christmas, while January and February are a little slower. The crown jewel: bank holidays. They vary throughout the year, and the city is eerily quiet. Translation: cheap hotel rates, few(er) crowds.

Insider tips for London travel

Oscar Bar

After a few hours' at the British Museum, scope out the ultra-cool Oscar Bar nearby. The scene: the unpretentious yet oh-so-stylish types, plus the sommeliers and generous portions.

The Gilbert Scott

Located in the Renaissance St. Pancras London Hotel -- a Victorian masterpiece -- this is your stop for proper authentic Olde English grub. (Think: Quail, Yorkshire puddings, orange marmalade).

St. John's Wood

Walk the world-famous Lord's Cricket Ground and Hampstead Heath. Be on the lookout for celebs and tucked-away pubs nearby.

Fitness Gallery at the Savoy

Curb your jetlag at famed Savoy hotel's Fitness Gallery. Scrub, polish and dip your way into the Greenwich time zone with a massage and mani/pedi, or swim in the rooftop pool.

Medieval London

Winding cobbled streets, mews and Tudor style. Visit Saint Bartholomew the Great, then take a candlelit tour of Sir John Sloane's Museum.

London Vacation Package Deals

You'll savor every second in intriguing London. The skilled team at Orbitz will help you kick off your adventure by bundling the best-value hotels and airfares.

Imagine all that you can do with savings of up to $536*. All you've got to do is select your desired airfares, hotels, experiences and rental cars to save cash!

With our immense database of no less than 500,000 hotels across the globe and 500 airline partners, you'll have a wealth of options to choose from.

Lock in a package that suits you and your distinctive style. There are limitless room types, flight options and jaw-dropping adventures only a few clicks away.

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London Travel Guide

Where is London?

Tickets? Check. Suitcase packed? Yep. Wait... where exactly are we going again? Before you jump in the airport taxi, it'll be handy to know where London is.

It's the national capital of England. Additionally, it's about 25 miles to the northeast of Woking, a noteworthy city.

Enjoy meeting the locals when you're on vacation? This part of Greater London boasts a population of around 7,600,000 people.

Places to Visit in London

So, what should be your first stop? You'd be bonkers to leave out the Big Ben and Buckingham Palace. This place is just bursting with world-renowned attractions. Next, head off to Royal Albert Hall and Trafalgar Square.

You wouldn't want to make your way to London without touring great attractions like the Coca-Cola London Eye and Westminster Abbey. Some other fine options are the Tate Modern and Kensington Palace. If time is on your side, make an effort to get to them all.

Whether you're making a spiritual pilgrimage or just curious about what's beyond its doors, visitors are welcome at St. Paul's Cathedral. Why not share a pew with other worshipers and attend a service? Like some more options? Children will appreciate the stories that are tied to Tower of London. Find out if you can go on a tour of this impressive structure and learn a thing or two about its history. But there's more! Whether it's a comedy, tragedy or musical, a night at Globe Theatre is the ideal way to while away a few hours.

Car Rentals in London

Adventure is fuel for the soul, and there’s no better way to find it than with the freedom of your own wheels. See and do more by checking out car rentals in London with Orbitz.

Get a car from Hertz at Heathrow Airport and you can go straight from the tarmac to the highway.

In the center of town, you'll find Europcar at 43 York Road. Its convenient location makes for an easy pick up! Another inner-city option is Budget at 33-35 York Road, Waterloo.

Where to stay in London – Hotel Accommodation

While there are at least 1554 hotels in London, savvy travelers aim to book as soon as possible. Orbitz has some of the hottest deals in England's national capital.

Searching for deluxe accommodations? You'll feel like a VIP if you choose to crash at the Bulgari Hotel, London or the Ham Yard Hotel, Firmdale Hotels. Alternatively, check out the Sloane Square Hotel and the Montana Hotel London. These are some of our top budget hotels.

If you hadn't planned on staying close to the Big Ben, you might want to think twice. There are a few terrific accommodation options within walking distance of it, such as the Corinthia Hotel London, which is 0.4 miles away, and the Haymarket Hotel, Firmdale Hotels, 0.6 miles away.

Nearest Airports to London

Airports can be a bit of a hassle, but the getaway at the end of that lengthy plane ride is always worth the effort. Heathrow Airport (LHR) is the closest to London. It's located 14 miles west of the center of town.

Popular Places to Visit Near London

London has loads of things to do, but if you want to explore further afoot, you're in luck! You've got globally celebrated tourist attractions right around the corner! Windsor Castle entices tourists from every corner of the globe. Staines, about 17 miles from London, is a handy base when visiting this world-famous attraction.

No Cancellation Fees

It goes without saying that plans can change at the drop of a hat, which is one of the reasons we won't ask for a fee if you need to cancel or revise your booking.^ However, it might be a good idea to check if your chosen hotel and airline have the same policy.

*Savings based on all holiday package bookings with Flight + Hotel on Orbitz.com from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016, as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages. For Free Flight or 100% Off Flight deals, package savings is greater than or equal to the current cost of one component, when both are priced separately.

^The travel product supplier may, however, charge cancellation fees which you will be required to pay. Terms and conditions apply.

*Savings based on all holiday package bookings with Flight + Hotel on Orbitz.com from January through December 2017, as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages. For Free Flight or 100% Off Flight deals, package savings is greater than or equal to the current cost of one component, when both are priced separately.

* Prices reflect the lowest "base rate" found over the next 30 days. Rates are subject to change and may not include taxes and fees, hotel service charges, extra person charges, or incidentals, such as room service. All rates are displayed in USD unless otherwise noted. Converted rates are provided for your convenience. They are based on today's exchange rate, but the hotel will charge you in the local currency.