London Vacations

If you were forced to pick one city to be a tourist in for a whole year, London might very well be your best choice. In London, you'd probably run into a citizen of just about every country on the planet and you'd eat a good deal of their cuisines, as well. You'd have access to the art and antiquities of both Britain and the world at the British ... Read more
Museum or the National Gallery or a host of other places, endless performances (including Shakespeare at the Globe Theatre), unruly sporting events, and first-class shopping. When it rains (which is less often than most people think), dive into a historic pub for pie and mash or hop on one of London's famed double-decker buses. The public transportation system alone warrants a visit to this worldly city. (Hint: Try Route 15 for a local's view of many sights: Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus and the Tower of London.) London is more like the crossroads for, rather than the center of, the world these days. The timeless city effortlessly manages to blend international culture with British pomp in a metropolis of 14 million (the largest in the EU).

London places to stay and top hotels

London things to do and experiences

  • Tower Bridge
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  • Big Ben
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  • Trafalgar Square
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  • Tower of London
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London’s mild climate, with temperatures rarely below 45F (8C) in December and January, make it less intimidating than, say, Finland, as a winter destination. The best time to go is between May and September, ... Read more
however, as long summer hours see the sun set close to 10 pm and relatively warm temperatures (up to 75F or 24C) make for great sightseeing. The changeable sky means it’s always a good idea to dress in layers and pack an umbrella. If you do find yourself in the Big Smoke over the winter, take advantage of the packed theatre season, free museums, and cozy pubs to stay warm.

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London reviews & trip reports

  • 9.8
    History Buffs
  • 8.8
    Art & Design Lovers
  • 8.7
  • 8.3
    Luxury Travelers
  • 7.5
    Nightlife Lovers

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Cinco veces ya y vamos a por la sexta . Q os puedo decir? Enamorada de la ciudad

Recommended for:Outdoor EnthusiastsWellnessGreen TravelersBackpackers

Um lugar que vc fica sem fôlego pela beleza dos monumentos, o clima de rei e rainha, as grande lojas... eu quero voltar

Recommended for:Luxury TravelersHistory BuffsNightlife Lovers

I loved! It is a beautiful city with a variety of places to visit. The metro is amazing. Of course everyone should visit this city once in a lifetime

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Went to London during an historically hot summer! It was shockingly hot especially on the Tube and ihard to find AC anywhere. Saw the touristy sites like Tower of London and Covent Garden. Especially recommend Camden boat ride.

Recommended for:Luxury TravelersHistory Buffs

I loved it, it had been but not in the Christmas period, the center is all illuminated Oxford street and carnaby have the best lighting.

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london is not a place u can describe in words its the most magical place on erath

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Óbidos , Portugal

I adored visiting London! It's history and modernity perfectly mixed with cultural history and diversity makes it a city fit for everyone!

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Boston, Massachusetts, USA

London was my hometown for almost three years! Enjoy the sightseeing, but also explore the neighborhood for an amazing feel of local life. Living in South London, I especially love Clapham and Brixton!

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Klang, Malaysia

Very happy with my husband and 2nd son to travel here in 2013. London is most popular and English heritage till now, many things and many places to visit. You will not feel dull when in London.

Recommended for:Outdoor EnthusiastsFamily TravelersHistory Buffs
New York City, New York State, USA

London is one of my favorite cities in the world. A modern city that is filled with hundreds and hundreds of years worth of history. When I stayed here (I came with family) we opted out of staying in a hotel and rented apartments which we found was the best option. You have tons of space and it gives you a little bit more freedom. We chose to shop local markets to find food to cook for breakfast and had our attempts of cooking a traditional english breakfast as well. I love this city and always looking for an excuse to go back. Each visit will never be like the last as you constantly find something new to see.

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