United Kingdom

Without a doubt, London is a vibrant and multicultural world city. As the largest city in Western Europe and the European Union, London remains a global capital of culture, fashion, finance, politics and trade.

As one of the most identifiable cities with famous monuments and attractions as Big Ben, double-decker buses, the Queen, and the Tube, London also has four World Heritage sites: The Tower of London; the historic settlement of Greenwich; the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew; and the site comprising the Palace of Westminster, Westminster Abbey and St. Margaret’s Church.

Must Do

Eat Local

London restaurants feature something for every taste and budget. The cultural scene is unbeatable with musicals, theater, music performances and an amazing nightclub scene.

Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square is home to the Nelson Column. Other famous squares or road junctions worth visiting are Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square. Piccadilly Circus is close to major shopping and entertainment areas. Leicester Square is a pedestrian square famous for many cinemas and the TKTS counter where one can get half off theater shows of the day.

Explore the City

Visitors to London can count on hundreds of London activities and sights, spanning a variety of categories, to satisfy even the most adventurous of spirits. Consider getting the London Pass which gives you entrance into over 50 of London's top attractions.

Must See

Big Ben

Visiting this clock tower of the parliament buildings will lead you to a mass of entertainment and sites in this area of London; the Tower of London offers historic insight, and across London Bridge is the Eye of London where you can see this magnificent city from new heights.

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace is the official residence of the Queen. Facing the Palace is St. James Park where you can watch the Changing of the Guard.

Westminster Abbey

It is claimed that the original Abbey was founded around 624 while a stone Abbey was built in 1045. The large and ornate Gothic church is the setting for royal coronations (most recently that of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953) and burials since 1066.

Insider's Tip

In the summer, visit Brighton’s seafront with its bars, restaurants, nightclubs and amusement arcades. Brighton's beach, an hour outside London, is a sand-free shingle beach with clean water to swim in.

When To Go

London has a temperate marine climate so the city rarely sees extremely high or low temperatures. Plan ahead and pack your rainboots!

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