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Ruby red buses and glittering West End lights, not to mention lively markets and a Royal Palace are just a few of the quintessentially ‘London’ sights to see. Sprawling across both sides of the meandering River Thames, London is a city that is both historic and ever changing. Ride the London Eye for breath-taking, birds-eye views across the city and its famous landmarks including the Tower of London, Houses of Parliament and the affectionately nicknamed ‘Gherkin’.

London boasts some of the finest 5 star hotels in the world. Brown’s Hotel in well-to-do Mayfair is also the oldest hotel in London, dating back to 1837. Prices are highest in Central London close to the bright lights of the West End. East London is ideal for cheaper sleeps and with excellent underground links it’s easy to reach the city centre in minutes. Backpackers will find great hostels in the vicinity of Kings Cross station in West London and Waterloo in the South.

Despite thousands of flights to London landing every day and pouring new visitors into the city, the Underground will whisk you efficiently around the capital, leaving you to appreciate the museums, galleries and monuments that fill the city. Kids will be mesmerised by the lifelike wax figures in Madame Tussauds while grown-ups can indulge in the finer things in life with a trip to the Royal family’s favourite store, Harrods. Grab a bagel on Brick Lane, stroll through Hyde Park, buy clothes in Carnaby Street and still have time to wine, dine and dance the London night away.

Did you know..?

It is well-known fact that London is an exciting melting pot of cultures, but it also happens to be the most linguistically diverse city in the world, with over 250 languages spoken on its city streets.

If you’re looking for a secret slice of old London life, wander along to Ely Place for a tipple in ‘Ye Olde Mitre Tavern’. Built in 1546 and open only on weekdays, apart from just one weekend every year, this quirky, crooked little tavern will transport you to a beautiful bygone era.

Instead of another snap of Big Ben, why not photograph a little-known London treasure instead - the smallest statue in the capital. Of two mice fighting over a piece of cheese, you’ll find it on the corner of Eastcheap and Philpot Lane.

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Vibrant and steeped in history, London is a melting pot of theatres, five-star hotels, street markets, Michelin-star restaurants, multi-cultural energy and world-class attractions. Full of sights and landmarks, there is much more to the capital than black cabs, double-decker buses and red phone boxes, and even for native Londoners, every ...

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