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From Buckingham Palace to Abbey Road, London has a rich history and culture ready and waiting to be discovered.

With over 8 million inhabitants, London is the largest capital city in Europe, and home to the most recognised royal family in the world. It’s easy to get around the UK’s famous capital thanks to the iconic red double-decker buses, black cabs and exceptional underground rail network.

London is where tradition and history meet modernity and innovation. This is showcased by the London skyline along the River Thames. Here you’ll find architectural treasures such as Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, and Tower Bridge, world-famous buildings all in the Gothic style, alongside recent additions such as the skyscraper nicknamed The Gherkin (its shape explains all!) and The Shard, an unmistakable glass spire that is the tallest building in Europe. A ride on the London Eye observation wheel on the banks of the River Thames will give you one of the best views over the city.

Visit the British Museum, renowned for its permanent collection of treasures and artefacts from all over the world. Lovers of modern art will be inspired by the Tate Modern, housed in the old Bankside Power Station on the South bank of the River Thames.

Cultural diversity is the key to London’s identity, and this is in evidence with the wide choice of cuisine on offer. Sample some of the best authentic Indian curries in one of the restaurants along Brick Lane. Or head to Soho for dim sum in London’s Chinatown, or pop over to Covent Garden for a wide choice of street food. Kensington, Chelsea and Knightsbridge have many Michelin-starred restaurants, but if you are in the mood for something more laid-back, try the innovative bistros and gastropubs in Notting Hill.

If you’re in the mood for shopping, London’s celebrated department stores will exceed your expectations. Try the luxury of Harrods and Harvey Nichols in Knightsbridge, or Selfridges on Oxford Street.

If the sun comes out, spend some time people-watching in Trafalgar Square or Piccadilly Circus, or head to the calm of London’s many parks, most notably Hyde Park, the city’s largest. And whatever you decide to do, Buckingham Palace is a must-visit. Witness the changing of the guard at 11:15 am every day except during winter.

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Where to stay in London

Top hotels in London

Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
4 out of 5
200 Westminster Bridge Road, London, England
The price is NZ$208 per night from 3 Jan. to 4 Jan.

Located in London City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is steps away from Southbank Centre Book Market and Florence Nightingale Museum. St. Thomas' Hospital ...

4.3/5Excellent! (4,649 reviews)

"No cumplen con los beneficios VIP no hicieron upgrade ni tampoco descuento en los alimentos"…"

Reviewed on 12 Nov. 2020

Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
Aerotel London Heathrow T2 & T3
Aerotel London Heathrow T2 & T3
3 out of 5
The price is NZ$155 per night from 16 Dec. to 17 Dec.

Located in Hillingdon, this hotel is 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Stockley Park and within 9 miles (15 km) of Brunel University and Twickenham Stadium. Kempton Racecourse ...

4.1/5Very Good! (249 reviews)

"The bathroom was a little small, otherwise excellent hotel and location."…"

Reviewed on 1 Dec. 2020

Aerotel London Heathrow T2 & T3
Leonardo Royal London Tower Bridge
Leonardo Royal London Tower Bridge
4 out of 5
45 Prescot Street, London, England
The price is NZ$160 per night from 5 Jan. to 6 Jan.

Located in London City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Tower Bridge and Tower of London. Borough Market and Museum of London are also ...

4.3/5Excellent! (941 reviews)

"Amazing view on the top floor overlooking the shard it was so nice great value for money"…"

Reviewed on 29 Oct. 2020

Leonardo Royal London Tower Bridge
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Holiday Rentals in London

Staycity Aparthotels London Heathrow
Staycity Aparthotels London Heathrow
4 out of 5
High Point Village, Station Approach, Hayes, England
The price is NZ$86 per night from 20 Dec. to 21 Dec.

Located in Hillingdon, this aparthotel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Stockley Park and within 9 miles (15 km) of Brunel University and Twickenham Stadium. Pinewood ...

4.2/5Excellent! (2,119 reviews)

"Very nice comfortable place to stay, staff is friendly and very helpful."…"

Reviewed on 21 Nov. 2020

Staycity Aparthotels London Heathrow
Leman Locke
Leman Locke
4 out of 5
15 Leman St, London, England
The price is NZ$117 per night from 13 Dec. to 14 Dec.

Located in London City Centre, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of The Gherkin and Tower Bridge. Tower of London and London Bridge are also within ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (841 reviews)

"Lovely staff, clean and nice studia. The reception and corridors are beautifully decorated. One moment I did not write about the deposit for a couple of days"…"

Reviewed on 5 Oct. 2020

Leman Locke
44 Curzon Street Apartments by Mansley
44 Curzon Street Apartments by Mansley
4 out of 5
44 Curzon Street, London, England
The price is NZ$303 per night from 27 Dec. to 28 Dec.

Located in London City Centre, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Hyde Park and Buckingham Palace. Oxford Street and Piccadilly Circus are also within ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (139 reviews)
Superb Acomodation

"This was a superb property. immaculately clean and had all amenities to suit our needs. Superb location 10 mins walk to Buckingham Palace, 4 mins to the Ritz and 15 minutes to Oxford street, would certainly stay here again"…"

Reviewed on 10 Aug. 2020

44 Curzon Street Apartments by Mansley
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of London

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4/5 - Good

Kaela

19 Mar. 2020

Coronavirus wrecker the trip but it was great to be here!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

11 Mar. 2020

Hop on hop off buses are great to give you an idea about where to go.Dont expect to be able to do too many things in one day. Most shops in Oxford St dont open until 10am. There will be a bit of walking and steep stairs .

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

7 Mar. 2020

Seemed less stressed this trip. Customer service everywhere was friendly, people smiled and generally were helpful when you asked questions. Was a nice sunny crisp spring day. Cleaner streets than usual too.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

7 Mar. 2020

We have been to London many times before and there was no need to visit any tourists attractions. We went for our mother’s 90th birthday. London was cold, windy and raining.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

6 Mar. 2020

We didn't plan to go here but decided to add the city to our trip and was really glad we did. Had an amazing time. Extrmely expensive however.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

4 Mar. 2020

Busy !

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