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).
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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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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.

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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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Houston, Texas, USA

London is one of my favorite cities in the world! If you love art and incredible live music, this is a must-see.

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Hoboken, New Jersey, USA

I've visited the city of London a few times and this is an amazing city for those who love the outdoors, learning about history, art, and enjoying an amazing day cruise through the River Thames. The city offers views of the London Eye, Buckingham Palace, Houses of Parliament, St. Paul's Cathedral, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, and much more. You will be able to explore the entire city of London on foot or aboard city tour buses. This is one of the oldest cities in the world where you will learn much about world history.

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Centreville, Virginia, USA

London is an amazing blend of culture and history! As a first solo adventurer, London made me feel safe and comfortable. The tourist presence is very heavy, and it is definitely not budget friendly!

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Haastrecht, Netherlands

Go on a trip in the London Eye and enjoy London from higher up. London is a place I always seem to go back to.

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A truly amazing city with a lot of history behind its name as well.
I had a great time there, we kinda got lost couple of time, but we found our way back home.
We spend the day just walking around and exploring the city. The most amazing thing we saw there the famous Buckingham Palace. It's really something else, something extraordinary.
We had a lovely time there and would want to visit again sometime.

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Rome, Italy

Amazing city with a lot of history, you can take a walk from picadilly to St james park , to puckingham palace, to big ben and london eye all at one day

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