LondonTravel Guide

Whether it’s winding your way up the centuries-old spiral staircase in the Tower of London, enjoying the city views from Level 31 at Aqua Shard (signature ‘Elizabeth Line’ cocktail in hand) or taking your time to pore over the collectibles at Portobello Road market, there’s a London experience for everyone. Very few cities roll history, culture, nightlife, a foodie scene, shopping and sheer personality into a world-class package quite the way London does. If you’re planning a visit, explore our London travel guide and find out how to make the most of your time in this incredible city. We’ve collected the best tips from our travel experts, and have all sorts of suggestions for things to do, the best time to travel (and what you can expect from that London weather!), where to stay in London, getting around and more. We even have a guide to Heathrow Airport at your fingertips.

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Where to stay in London?

Where to stay in London? In such a big city, with each neighbourhood offering something unique, you need to consider what you want to see and do when choosing a location to rest the night. Whether history and sightseeing, stage shows or fine food are on your priority list, there’s a London neighbourhood to match.

Also known as the ‘Square Mile’, The City is London’s historical heart, where the very first stirrings of settlement took place. Now the financial district, it poses a fascinating mix of old and new. Buildings such as the Bank of England, the Royal Exchange and Mansion house showcase architectural splendour, as does the length of Fleet Street, while modernity prevails in the ever-increasing number of shiny skyscrapers. The main drawcards for tourists include the Tower of London and Tower Bridge, the Museum of London and the iconic St. Paul’s Cathedral – just one of many centuries-old churches in the area. But you can also discover graceful old pubs, interesting converted warehouses, and plenty of shopping potential in the boutiques and markets of Spitalfields and Brick Lane.

One of the wealthiest regions in London, Kensington and Chelsea are more than just boroughs of London; they’re classed with ‘Royal’ borough status. Where streets are lined with beautiful Georgian mansions and apartment buildings, many of which offer boutique accommodation, this is one of the best areas to stay in London, because you’ll find the Victoria & Albert, Science and Natural History Museums in the area, as well as Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens. This part of London is also home to chic designer shopping areas including Kings Road in Chelsea, Kensington High Street, and Harrods.

Outside of the fabulous West End district, Westminster is chock full of things to see and do for travellers. It’s home to many of the iconic sights that every traveller wishes to tick off their list. Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Cathedral, the Palace of Westminster and Buckingham Palace are all here. Other key favourites include the London Zoo, Serpentine Galleries, Haymarket Theatre, Royal Opera House and Admiralty Arch. For a break from all that city rumble, head to the green oasis of St. James’s Park or sprawling Hyde Park, perched not far from each other.

Home to a number of the city’s big ticket sights, including Trafalgar Square, Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus, Soho, Covent Garden, Oxford and Regent Streets, West End is definitely one of the best areas to stay in London for its location. Technically part of the City of Westminster, West End is a place that never sleeps, day and night a hive of activity. From the bustling squares and world-acclaimed stage shows to the many bars hidden down winding walkways, West End offers offers a kaleidoscope of entertainment, shopping, galleries, dining, nightlife and iconic city sights set amongst architectural grandeur.

Technically a part of Kensington, Notting Hill is one of the most famous areas in London, and a tourist hot spot. Famous for its Portobello Road Market, Notting Hill is a quaint suburb filled with perfectly kept townhouses and gated gardens. Of all of the places to stay in London, Notting Hill is one of the most traditionally London neighbourhoods, to the north of Hyde Park and a stone’s throw from Kensington Palace. You’ll find classic British pubs, great restaurants, and of course the aforementioned market, which is open daily, with the most stalls open on Saturdays.

The city’s cultural heart, there’s certainly no shortage of things to do and see – and hear – around Southwark. The historical home of arts and entertainment, much of the action revolves around South Bank, which sits nestled on the river banks. It’s brimming with museums, galleries and theatres showcasing everything from music and dance to film and festivals. Explore Tate Modern and Florence Nightingale Museum, or catch a performance at Royal Festival Hall, The Old Vic, the National Theatre or the Globe, a circular playhouse built to replicate the Shakespearian-era original. You could also wander the foodie finds of Borough Market, take the kids to SEA LIFE London Aquarium or explore the historical sights of Tower Bridge and London Dungeon. When it’s time to relax, stroll the beautiful green parks and atmospheric plazas lining the river as the city skyline soars across the river.

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  • Double decker bus driving through Regent Street
    • Angled view of Tower Bridge with sun shining through a tree
    • Distant Night view of House of Parliament and the London Eye
  • Double decker bus driving through Regent Street
    Double decker bus driving through Regent Street
    Double decker bus driving through Regent Street
  • Angled view of Tower Bridge with sun shining through a tree
    Angled view of Tower Bridge with sun shining through a tree
    Angled view of Tower Bridge with sun shining through a tree
  • Distant Night view of House of Parliament and the London Eye
    Distant Night view of House of Parliament and the London Eye
    Distant Night view of House of Parliament and the London Eye

Things to do in London

When searching for the best things to do in London, it’s easy to see why you could spend weeks in the British capital alone. From historic places to visit in London to the city’s modern attractions, your to-do list is bound to be long!  Between British politics and royal palaces, London is filled with must-see landmarks. Explore inside the historic Tower of London, rise above the city on the London Eye and wander the historic streets between.

Tower Bridge is one of the most recognisable bridges in the world. Built in the late 1800s, the bridge is fascinating inside and out. Admire the view from the river banks before exploring the Tower Bridge Exhibition inside – it’s not only fascinating, but it’s also located up high inside the actual bridge so it has magnificent views (and glass floors). Afterwards, be sure to explore the Tower of London, a historic fort complex built in the 11th century and home to the Crown Jewels. It was the Tower of London that inspired the name and Victorian Gothic design of the Tower Bridge.

The Palace of Westminster, more commonly known as the Houses of Parliament, is one of the most recognisable buildings in London. Built in the Gothic style in the 1840s – 1860s, following a fire that destroyed the previous building, it is most famous for the Elizabeth Tower, more commonly called Big Ben. What many people don’t know is that the name Big Ben actually refers to the bell inside the tower that chimes on the hour alongside the ticking of the four clocks on the outside. The best view of the Gothic building is from across the river Thames, or on Westminster Bridge. If you want to see inside, guided tours are available every Saturday, however tours of the tower are only open to U.K residents.

Possibly England’s most recognisable church, Westminster Abbey has been the venue for royal crowning, weddings, memorials and other celebrations for no less than nine centuries. Aside from its celebratory history and impressive interior, the church has also been the burial site for monarchs and aristocrats, with almost all royals buried here until the 1700s. Other notable graves here include physicist Isaac Newtown and the father of evolution, Charles Darwin.

A replica of the original, where William Shakespeare premiered most of his works, the present day Globe Theatre touts a circular shape with open roof and wood-and-thatch design, very similar to the original, which was opened in 1599 just 200 metres from the present theatre. Catch a brilliant theatrical performance and feel history come to life with plays, musical concerts events and workshops.

London has over 170 museums, most of which are free. The British Museum is home to an incredible collection of ancient Egyptian, Roman, Middle Eastern and European relics, including the famed Rosetta Stone and Parthenon Sculptures. The British Museum is one of the most famous in the world. The building is impressive too, built in the 19th century, and designed by various architects. Highlights include the Quadrangle building and Weston Hall.

Catch the spectacle of the changing of the guard at 11:30am every second day or daily during Summer at the front gates of Buckingham Palace. If you’re here at the end of Summer, during August and September Buckingham Palace opens its door to the public, so you can admire 19 of the palace’s lavish state rooms. Kensington Palace, at one end of Hyde Park, is where Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge live when in London. The main part of the palace is closed to the public, however the State Apartments, historic Orangery and part of the grounds are accessible. Highlights include the King’s Gallery, housing the most precious art of the Royal Collection, the grand staircase, the Queen’s drawing rooms and bedroom.

One of London’s most famous attractions, the London Eye is a favourite for young and old alike since the Ferris wheel was erected to celebrate the new Millennium. Perched on the banks of the River Thames, once your cabin reaches the very top you’ll be flabbergasted by the city skyline views from 135 metres high in the sky. On a clear day, you can catch sight of 55 iconic London landmarks throughout the 30 minute ride. It’s certainly a great way to familiarise yourself with the city! Three-and-a-half-million passengers every year can’t be wrong.

The beating heart of London’s creative show business, West End is the place to see first-run musicals and sell-out, world class theatre. The neighbourhood is also buzzing with trendy and elegant bars and restaurants for a pre- or post-show dinner and drink.

The Tate Modern is Britain’s national museum of contemporary and modern art, making it a must-see on every traveller’s list. Entry to the permanent collection is free, which showcases art from as early as 1500. Spanning many art themes including surrealism, cubism and still life, with work from the likes of Matisse, Warhol and Picasso, the collection touts over 70,000 artworks by 3,000 artists.

The Victoria & Albert Museum is London’s destination for design and decorative arts, with a dazzling collection of fashion, jewellery, furniture and sculpture from right around the globe. The Natural History Museum is known for its dinosaur and rare animal collections, while the science museum brings fascinating facts to life. There is also Scotland Yard, the Crime Museum and the Old Operating Theatre.

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London travel tips

Visiting bustling London is generally a safe and stress-free experience. Knowing what visas, currency and other social expectations will make for a fun, easy trip to the British capital. 

Australian passport holders travelling to the UK for less than six months do not require a visa. Staying longer than six months however, you will need to apply for a visa before travelling. The length of your stay and whether you intend on working or just travelling with determine the type of visa you require. This information is only to be used as a guide. For the most accurate, current information, contact your local British Embassy.

Tipping is not as widespread in the UK as it is in the United States, however in some situations it is deemed polite. When travelling in taxis, round up to the nearest pound for short journeys and up to the nearest five pounds for longer trips. In full service restaurants, a 10% tip for great service is polite, however some restaurants include it in the bill automatically. When staying in hotels, it is expected to pay the porter one pound per bag. When drinking in a bar tipping is not common practice, however for good service, locals may tell the bar tender to ‘take one for yourself’, meaning they charge another drink onto your bill.

The main London airports where long-haul flights connecting from Australia land, are London Heathrow and London Gatwick. There are also London Luton, London Stansted and London City airports, where many low cost carriers and other airlines fly to destinations across Europe and the UK. Flights from Australia generally arrive into London between 5am and 11am. Allow between 1.5 and 2 hours to clear customs and immigration. To get to your hotel from Heathrow, you can pre-book a private car or shuttle bus transfer with your tailor made holiday specialist, which is ideal for first time visitors to London. If you're familiar with London, you can take the Heathrow Express train, the London Underground, or take a black cab, too. Beware though, at peak times when traffic is heavy, cab fares can easily double.

The official language of the United Kingdom is English. Thanks to its multicultural population, many foreign languages are also spoken in London.

Standard check-in time for London hotels is 2pm. As most flights from Australia land in the morning, it’s a good idea to pack a change of clothes at the top of your suitcase. Some hotels offer showers for you to freshen up even if your room isn’t available yet. Most hotels also provide luggage storage and early check-in if the room is available.

The United Kingdom used the British Pound (GBP). The national bank of each country, England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland, produce their own currency, but it is generally accepted across the entire Kingdom.

Traditional British fare consists of classic pub food you would find in Australia. Fish & Chips, shepherd’s pie, stews and sausages and mash feature on many pub menus. In London today however, thanks to the city’s multicultural make-up, you can find excellent international cuisine from right around the world. Indian cuisine features perhaps most prominently, with Chicken tikka masala now the national dish of England. Some of the best Indian food can be found in East London, along Brick Lane. London is a hub for many celebrity chefs, while modern gastropubs serve a more refined menu of British classics. London is scattered with fresh produce markets and supermarkets like Tesco and Sainsbury’s are present in most neighbourhoods.

Electrical outlets in the UK run on a 250 volt system. A type G adaptor is required for Australian plugs.

The main London airports where long-haul flights connecting from Australia land, are London Heathrow and London Gatwick. There are also London Luton, London Stansted and London City airports, where many low cost carriers and other airlines fly to destinations across Europe and the UK. Flights from Australia generally arrive into London between 5am and 11am. Allow between 1.5 and 2 hours to clear customs and immigration. To get to your hotel from Heathrow, you can pre-book a private car or shuttle bus transfer with your tailor made holiday specialist, which is ideal for first time visitors to London. If you’re familiar with London, you can take the Heathrow Express train, the London Underground, or take a black cab, too. Beware though, at peak times when traffic is heavy, cab fares can easily double.

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London food and drink

London’s dining scene has a little bit of everything, from traditional British pub grub to celebrity chefs and multicultural market stalls; and the quality is almost always excellent. Find a cosy booth in a pub for a Sunday roast, order a traditional curry on Brick Lane, or sit down for a long brunch in a Covent Garden cafe.

Found on the corner of almost every neighbourhood high street, British pubs vary greatly in quality, but most offer food and all offer a wide selection of beverages behind the bar. Many of London’s pubs come with a decent dose of history too, such as the Spaniards Inn in Hampstead, frequented by many a literary legend (Dickens, Keats, Blake, Byron and many more), and The Punch Bowl in Mayfair, once owned by Guy Ritchie and Madonna, and frequented by celebrity clientele.

In the centre of South London, Brixton has become something of a go-to area for food-lovers. Home to an eclectic culture of artists, musicians and restaurateurs, a visit to Brixton is a window into vibrant local life in London. Explore the Brixton market or duck into one of the surrounding restaurants, where you’ll find a multicultural mix, from African and French to Caribbean and Japanese cuisine.

Next door to West End, Covent Garden is foodie heaven from dawn ‘til dinner. This is the perfect place to start your day before seeing the sights, with an array of eateries serving breakfast and brunch. There are also myriad restaurants serving British, French, Peruvian and American cuisine, with everything from burger bars to classy establishments. Two pubs to enjoy a pint in are The Lamb & Flag, frequented by Charles Dickens, and The Cross Keys.

Indian cuisine has become an integral part of England’s food palette, with chicken tikka masala ahead of bangers and mash as the national dish. Brick Lane is lined with some of the best Indian restaurants in the city. Becoming increasingly trendy, the area has in recent years welcomed more gastropubs and boutique bars, too.

The trendy heart of London’s West End, Soho is a perfect place for dinner before a theatre show. Packed with restaurants, pubs and bars lining cobblestone laneways, you can find almost any cuisine in this neighbourhood. A notable mainstay is The Dog & Duck, a traditional pub with a grand interior that was in fact George Orwell’s favourite watering hole.

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Where to shop in London?

Splendid department stores such as Harrods, Harvey Nichols and Selfridges are an integral part of London shopping. Yet there is also a vibrant mix of boutique stores, outdoor markets and emerging fashion designers to discover in London.

Representing the height of British luxury retail, Harrods is where prestigious brands, superior service and decadent interiors unite to create the ultimate shopping experience in London. Welcoming over 15 million customers through its doors every year, it’s so fancy that even the royals shop here! There are seven floors of high-class fashion, beautiful accessories, fine homewares and all kinds luxury merchandise to browse through. Take a half-time break and sit down to a quality cuppa – and perhaps a meal too – in one of the 28 cafes and restaurants in store.

A one stop shop for fashion and beauty, gifts and books, Covent Garden is home to beautiful markets touting handmade creations and boutique stores. Centred around the 19th century market piazza, the area is filled with everything from antiques and jewellery to sweets and crafts. But be sure to explore the shops in The Opera Quarter, St Martin’s Courtyard, Seven Dials and Neal’s Yard, as well as wander the narrow streets surrounding.

With a vibe that is more small-town high street than central London, Marylebone is a picturesque neighbourhood home to quaint fashion boutiques, antique jewellers and elegant homeware stores. This is also where you’ll find one of London’s most famous butchers, Ginger Pig, the weekly Marylebone Farmers’ Market, traditional French cheese shops, and a slew of fine restaurants.

A famous Saturday market in Kensington, Portobello Road Market is overflowing with antiques of every fascinating, quirky and beautiful kind. There’s a flea market and fresh produce section, but the real finds are in the antique section where bric-a-brac stores sell everything from crystal ware and silver pieces to old books and treasured collectibles. Keep an eye out for celebrities – it’s not uncommon to spot a few in this neck of the woods.

A hub of 13 streets in the heart of Central London, Carnaby houses over 100 shops and 60 restaurants, bars and cafes. From cult beauty emporiums to one-off concept stores, British heritage labels to bespoke accessories shops, Carnaby is a comprehensive alternative to the busy streets of Covent Garden.

Fashion-lovers descend on Oxford Street en-masse, making it one of the busiest shopping streets in all of Europe. A great mix of high street fashion, international brands and bargains, key shops include Topshop, H&M, Zara, Marks & Spencer, Pull & Bear, Forever 21, Gap and Selfridges. Cheaper items, knick knacks and souvenirs appear once you reach the intersection of Oxford Circus towards Tottenham Court Road.

An historic part of town that’s long been a playground for the rich and famous, Bond Street has been around since the year 1700 when it launched as a shopping hotspot. Home to a wealth of stylish stores, boutique labels, designer brands and luxury goods, come here prepared to either simply look or else pay the premium price. Both Old Bond Street and New Bond Street are where you’ll find the likes of Burberry, Chanel, Cartier, Mulberry, Bulgari, Dolce Gabbana and more. Sotheby’s, the world-famous auction house, is also located on New Bond Street.

In the heart of London’s trendiest neighbourhoods, the Sunday Spitalfields Market is a hot spot for edgy designers and artists. Nearby Brick Lane, Dray Walk, Redchurch and Cheshire Streets are lined with excellent vintage stores, cool homeware shops and quirky gift stores worth a stroll too. Boxpark in Shoreditch is a shipping container pop-up mall for independent and international fashion and lifestyle brands as well as unique stores and cafes.

An iconic London destination, Camden Market was once the cutting edge place to be in London. Today it is one of London’s most popular attractions selling a little bit of everything, from cheap clothing and bags to jewellery, crafts, candles and music. There is also a sizeable food offering at the Lock Market and Stables Market, offering virtually every type of cuisine from around the world. To avoid the crowds, we recommend visiting during the week.

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When is the best time to travel to London?

The best time to travel to London depends on a number of factors, including activities, tours and price. London enjoys four distinct seasons, each bringing a unique experience. It may be known as the rainy city but London actually receives less rainfall on average than Rome does, and has been known to reach 38 degrees in the height of summer!

Being in the Northern Hemisphere, London’s summer is the opposite of at home in Australia, running from June to August. Because summer boasts the mildest weather and plenty of sunshine, it is also the peak season. Peak travel periods mean you need to book further in advance and prices increase, however that doesn’t mean you can’t get a great deal by booking in early bird or last minute sales. Being flexible with your dates will help your tailor made travel expert find the best deals available. During summer, London’s days are long, with an average of 16.5 hours of sunlight, the sun setting as late as 9:15pm. Events to catch in London include The Championships, Wimbledon in June, Royal Ascot horse races in June and the Notting Hill Carnival in August. Appropriate clothing: Long trousers and jacket as evenings can still be chilly Don’t forget: Sunscreen.

Springtime in London means crisp, clear days and gardens blooming to life around every corner. March and April see the occasional shower, while May is generally sunny and mild. This time of year Londoners tend to emerge from pubs into parks for picnics, concerts and even sunbathing on warm days! The Chelsea Flower Show, the traditional Head of the River race and the Oxford vs Cambridge boat race are all cultural highlights at this time of year. Appropriate clothing: Layers, including water resistant shoes for the showers Don’t forget: Your camera to capture the flowers in bloom.

The cold, short days of London’s winter are brought to life with vibrant festive season cheer. The streets of central London are often glittering with holiday lights, window displays and carol singers. The coldest part of winter comes in January and February, when prices are again low. Appropriate clothing: Warm clothing and a waterproof coat Don’t forget: A scarf and gloves as the wind can be icy.

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How to get around London

London transport is nothing if not comprehensive. Its fast, efficient underground system, iconic black cabs and red double-decker buses mean getting around is simple and generally stress free.

The red double-decker bus is a London icon, recognised around the world. Offering a slower, more scenic alternative to the Tube, the city’s buses cover most of the central area. Grab the front seats on the second level if you’re lucky and you’ll have the best seat in the house as you wind between London’s grand buildings.

London taxis are probably the most convenient method of transport if you need to get somewhere quickly, and your destination is not near public transport. The famous London black cabs can be hailed like a taxi in Australia, either from the street, at designated taxi ranks, or booked via the telephone. As in Australia, if a taxi’s light is illuminated, it’s available for hire.

London is a huge city, so walking isn’t always an option. In certain neighbourhoods however, walking is the fastest mode of transport, and provides the perfect way to soak up the surrounding sights and way of life. Some of the best areas to wander on foot in London are South Bank, West End, Notting Hill, St James Park and Kensington.

More often referred to as ‘The Tube’, the London Underground is a comprehensive, efficient network that will get you to almost anywhere you need to go in London. The network, which includes a total of 270 stations, is super efficient. If you miss a train too, there’s usually another one a minute or two behind it, so you never really have to worry about being late. You can buy individual rides at tube stations, however if you’re going to be using the tube for more than one day, purchase a pre-paid oyster card, as this can be used on other transport services too, and is usually the most economical way to travel.

London has a public bike system similar to those found in Paris, Melbourne and Brisbane. Known as ‘Boris Bikes’ after the then bike-riding mayor of London, Boris Johnson, the pay-per-ride bikes are situated in stations right around the city. To use one of the bikes, you need to find a curbside docking station, enter your bankcard, select bike hire and then enter the generated code to access one of the bikes. At the other end of your ride you need to dock you bike into another station. Journeys under 30 minutes are free.

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What are the best parks in London?

London is a bustling international city, and yet it is filled with an abundance of beautiful green spaces. London parks range from hidden courtyard gardens to rolling fields and pockets of forest that feel miles away from urban life.

There’s nowhere better to escape the busy streets of London than Hyde Park – and while it’s perched right in the centre of this sprawling city, it’ll make you feel worlds away. Both beautiful and famous, it’s easily one of the greatest city parks in the world, spanning a whopping 350 acres. Wander the winding pathways lined with grand trees, stop to smell the blooms in the ornamental flower gardens, and check out the Serpentine, a pretty lake popular for boating and swimming. There’s also plenty of green open grass to roll out a picnic rug. Other highlights to keep an eye out for include the Diana Memorial Fountain, the famous Achilles statue and of course, Buckingham Palace, which is just across the road from Hyde Park.

The largest of London’s Royal Parks, Richmond is a sprawling wilderness of forests, fields, bike paths and sporting grounds. Home to over 650 wild red and fallow deer, the park covers 1,101 hectares. There is even a rise from which you have a perfect tunnel view between two forests into central London.

The oldest of London’s royal parks, St James's Park is at the heart of ceremonial London. The Mall and Horse Guards Parade are both here, the Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Walk and a slew of gardens and green spaces to relax and watch the wildlife in.

Famous for being home to the London Zoo, Regents Park is also where you’ll find an array of rose gardens, an open air theatre and duck ponds. Primrose hill, at the northern end of the park offers great views over the city too.

Covering 396 hectares between Hampstead and Highgate in London’s north, Hampstead Heath is an untamed parkland that contrasts with the manicured gardens in the heart of the city. In the summer, you’ll find locals swimming in the Hampstead Ponds, while others climb to the top of Parliament Hill for city views and cool breezes.

A lesser known gem, the Kensington Rooftop Gardens are hidden away on the seventh story of an Art-Deco style department store building. Cover an area of 0.6 hectares, you’ll find Spanish, Tudor and woodland themed gardens, a flowing stream, resident flamingos and a restaurant.

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London Frequently asked questions

When packing for a trip to ye old London town, don't forget the essentials like your visa, passport, chargers, camera, some GBP and the correct power adaptor. Clothing wise, check out the seasonality guides and pack to suit the conditions - aka plenty of  layers for winter and lighter options for summer. Other necessities include a raincoat, walking shoes, hat, and sunglasses. We also recommend doing some bicep curls in preparation for all the pints you’ll be lifting throughout your stay.

London is a big city with lots of accommodation options that can be tailored to your budget and travel plans. With that in mind, the city is connected by an extensive tube system which will easily help get you from A to B. If you’re keen to get a well-rounded experience and see all the sites, we recommend staying in the West End, Westminster, Soho, Kensington, Shoreditch and Mayfair.

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While London isn’t winning any prizes for year-round sunshine, it does give travellers the chance to experience all four seasons. Summer offers the hottest temps and long, sunny days between June and August, while winter will bring the cold, fog and snow between December and February. If you’re not a fan of the cold and are keen to make the most of your days in London, we recommend visiting between March and August.

As with any big city, London offers travellers unlimited adventure and experiences. Spend your time learning about the city’s history at the Tower of London, seeing the King’s Guard at Buckingham Palace, exploring op shops in Shoreditch, strolling through Hyde Park and filling your belly with many an English roast.

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