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London

Travel Guide
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London is dizzyingly vast, thrillingly cosmopolitan and packed with culture at every turn; there is no other city quite like it.

From the narrow passageways of the historic City of London to the relaxed riverside atmosphere of the South Bank, the capital of the United Kingdom has an impressive amount to see and do.

Originally a collection of villages and towns, the various parts of the city have retained their own distinctive identity. This lends a fascinating flavour to the teeming Metropolis, as hidden amongst the urban tumult you can still find hints of rural charm.

London is perhaps most well-known as the official residence of the British Royal Family. Aim to visit Buckingham Palace at 11:15 am if you want to catch the changing of the guard, a daily ceremony carried out by the red-liveried Queen’s Guard. On Parliament Square, the white stones of Westminster Abbey have played host to centuries of royal occasions, from christenings to coronations. Their catacombs have even provided a place of sanctuary during the battles of the past.

A stroll along the banks of the River Thames will take you past some of London’s most famous landmarks. The towering clock-face of Big Ben tops the Houses of Parliament, whilst the city’s biggest collection of modern art is housed in a former power station – now Tate Modern – across the river from St Paul’s Cathedral. Situated on the southern riverbank between the two, the London Eye never stops turning, offering unparalleled views over the city. Crossing the river is easy, as it is spanned by a series of bridges. Perhaps the most eminent of these is the majestic Tower Bridge, whose elaborate gothic towers are lit up at night.

Head to Trafalgar Square to see the famous fountains and get your photo taken with the brass lions at the base of Nelson’s Column, before taking a stroll towards the bright lights and bustle of Piccadilly Circus. See treasures from around the world at the British Museum or simply relax with a picnic under the ancient trees of Hyde Park.

Getting around is easy – just hop on a tube train or catch a double-decker bus and be at your destination in minutes. You can buy tickets as you go or get a refundable oyster card which can be topped up in shops and train stations across London.

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Where to stay in London

Caesar Hotel
Caesar Hotel
4 out of 5
26-33 Queens Gardens, Hyde Park, London, England
The price is SG$165 per night from 16 Aug to 16 Aug
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Hyde Park, Natural History Museum and Queen Mary's Gardens. Oxford Circus and National Gallery ...
4.3/5Excellent! (936 reviews)
"Very friendly staff. Nice clean hotel. Spacious rooms and bed. Bathroom was the right size too. Would definitely stay again. Thank You for a pleasant stay!"

Reviewed on 29 Jul,2021

Caesar Hotel
DoubleTree by Hilton London Kensington
DoubleTree by Hilton London Kensington
4 out of 5
100 Cromwell Road, London, England
The price is SG$222 per night from 22 Aug to 22 Aug
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in London City Centre, this beachfront hotel is in the city centre and within a 15-minute walk of Natural History Museum and Royal Albert Hall. Hyde ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (937 reviews)
"This hotel is nice and the location is good."

Reviewed on 24 Jul,2021

DoubleTree by Hilton London Kensington
Hilton Garden Inn London Heathrow Terminal 2 and 3
Hilton Garden Inn London Heathrow Terminal 2 and 3
3.5 out of 5
The price is SG$243 per night from 12 Aug to 12 Aug
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Hillingdon, this hotel is 2.8 mi (4.4 km) from Stockley Park and within 9 miles (15 km) of Brunel University and Twickenham Stadium. Windsor Castle ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,400 reviews)
"Super convenient to LHR terminal 2, a short walk to terminal 3."

Reviewed on 27 Jul,2021

Hilton Garden Inn London Heathrow Terminal 2 and 3
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.
Imperial Court Suites
Imperial Court Suites
4 out of 5
81-83 Inverness Terrace, London, England
The price is SG$109 per night from 9 Aug to 9 Aug
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in London City Centre, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Queensway and Kensington Gardens. Kensington Palace and Hyde Park are also ...
3.5/5Good! (447 reviews)
"Excellent location. Helpful housekeeping. Very good service. Excellent reception services. The room was cleaned very well. The room was comfortable with AC. The housekeeping staff came daily and were very cooperative. Good value for money."

Reviewed on 18 Jul,2021

Imperial Court Suites
Citadines Barbican London
Citadines Barbican London
4 out of 5
7-21 Goswell Road, London, England
The price is SG$168 per night from 1 Aug to 1 Aug
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in London City Centre, this eco-friendly aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Financial District, Museum of London, and Barbican Arts Centre. St. ...
4.2/5Very Good! (1,278 reviews)
"Great location, kitchenette facilities and fridge were a gods sent. Very compact room."

Reviewed on 20 Jul,2021

Citadines Barbican London
NOX HOTELS - Waterloo
NOX HOTELS - Waterloo
4 out of 5
25 Lower Marsh, London, England
Located in London City Centre, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of St. Thomas' Hospital, London Eye and Westminster Bridge. London Dungeon and Big ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (79 reviews)
"Had a great stay at the Nox hotel, very clean & modern rooms. Everything you need provided, towels, iron & board, hair dryer, small kitchen area with fridge. Also a smart tv so we could link our phones to play music. Great location easy access to the subway to get around London. Will be back x"

Reviewed on 24 Jul,2021

NOX HOTELS - Waterloo
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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