London

Travel Guide
London showing night scenes, skyline and a skyscraper
London is dizzyingly vast, thrillingly cosmopolitan and packed with culture at every turn there is no other city quite like it.

Take a trip in the London Eye, the giant wheel that sits on the banks of the River Thames, to get a sense of what makes London such an amazing city. Look below you to see immediately recognizable landmarks and streets bursting with life. As well as offering unparalleled sightseeing and culture, London today also promises a thriving foodie scene and peaceful parks, for when you need to escape the restless rush of the city.

Visit the Museum of London to find out about the fascinating story of Britain’s capital city. Learn about its origins at the Roman settlement Londinium, as well as the invasions and occupations that shaped the city in the following two millennia.

One of the best ways to spend your time in London is hopping between its numerous world-class museums and galleries, most of which are free to enter. The British Museum and the National Gallery are two of the most famous, but there are dozens more to discover. Learn about the history of healthcare in the Wellcome Collection or chart the story of design in the Victoria and Albert Museum. The Natural History Museum, the Science Museum and the Saatchi Gallery also offer hours of entertainment.

The U.K.’s capital has no shortage of iconic landmarks, from Trafalgar Square to St. Paul’s Cathedral to the Houses of Parliament. Meet the silent, stoic soldiers that stand outside Buckingham Palace and encounter the crown jewels at the Tower of London.

Modern London hosts a thriving arts scene that every visitor needs to experience. Amble along Southbank to pass the Tate Modern, the British Film Institute and the National Theatre. Book tickets to see world-famous musicals in the theatres of the West End. Alternatively, seek out something more classical at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden for a night of extravagant entertainment.

Travel to London at any time of year, although wrap up in waterproofs if visiting in the rainy winter months between November and February. While the London Underground makes getting around easy, the city center is also an exciting area to explore on foot.

Where to stay in London

The Royal National Hotel
The Royal National Hotel
4 out of 5
38-51 Bedford Way, London, England, WC1H 0DG
The price is NZ$263 per night from 26 Jul. to 27 Jul.
Stay at this 4-star eco-friendly hotel in London. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and on-site parking. Our guests praise the WiFi and the clean rooms in their reviews. ...
4/5 Very Good! (1,058 reviews)
"The location was great"

Reviewed on 27 Jun. 2022

The Royal National Hotel
Zedwell Piccadilly
Zedwell Piccadilly
3 out of 5
Great Windmill Street, London, England, W1D 7DH
The price is NZ$374 per night from 25 Jul. to 26 Jul.
Stay at this 3-star hotel in London. Enjoy free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk and daily housekeeping. Our guests praise the clean rooms and the overall value in ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (1,063 reviews)
"Great place to stay if you want to be in the heart of London where all the action is!!"

Reviewed on 25 Jun. 2022

Zedwell Piccadilly
The President Hotel
The President Hotel
3.5 out of 5
56-60 Guildford Street, London, England, WC1N 1DB
The price is NZ$291 per night from 28 Jul. to 29 Jul.
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in London. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and 24-hour room service. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (620 reviews)
"Very clean, nice bed and good location"

Reviewed on 28 Jun. 2022

The President Hotel
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Staycity Aparthotels London Heathrow
Staycity Aparthotels London Heathrow
4 out of 5
High Point Village, Station Approach, Hayes, England, UB3 4FL
The price is NZ$175 per night from 5 Jul. to 6 Jul.
Stay at this 4-star aparthotel in Hayes. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a fitness centre. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the quiet rooms in their reviews. ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (2,230 reviews)
"The convenience to Heathrow Airport and Central London is one of the outstanding features of this hotel. The kitchenette makes it home away from home."

Reviewed on 16 Jun. 2022

Staycity Aparthotels London Heathrow
Citadines Trafalgar Square London
Citadines Trafalgar Square London
4 out of 5
18/21 Northumberland Avenue, London, England, WC2N 5EA
The price is NZ$524 per night from 10 Jul. to 11 Jul.
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in London. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (2,992 reviews)
"Super close to everything! The staff was lovely and the rooms very homey. Will definitely stay here again !"

Reviewed on 25 Jun. 2022

Citadines Trafalgar Square London
The Lincoln Suites
The Lincoln Suites
4 out of 5
37-39 Kingsway, London, England, WC2B 6TP
The price is NZ$388 per night from 24 Jul. to 25 Jul.
Stay at this 4-star aparthotel in London. Enjoy free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk and laundry facilities. Popular attractions The British Museum and Trafalgar ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (71 reviews)
"This is a little gem. So close to a great range of places and very friendly staff. Will definately stay again xx"

Reviewed on 26 Jun. 2022

The Lincoln Suites
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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