London

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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 S$132 per night from 21 Nov to 21 Nov
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 ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (843 reviews)
"Friendly staff,good prices and location, the staff speaks several languages and they are’s always available to help.thanks"

Reviewed on 18 Oct,2021

Caesar Hotel
Assembly House Hotel
Assembly House Hotel
3.5 out of 5
27 - 31 Charing Cross Road, London, England
The price is S$152 per night from 24 Oct to 24 Oct
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of The British Museum, London Eye and Big Ben. Buckingham Palace and Hyde Park are also within ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,305 reviews)
"Directly in heart of London, 1 min walk from nearest tube station. Rooftop Garden bar was fabulous. Room needs suited me perfectly"

Reviewed on 19 Oct,2021

Assembly House Hotel
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
4 out of 5
200 Westminster Bridge Road, London, England
The price is S$350 per night from 31 Oct to 31 Oct
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in London City Centre, this spa hotel is steps away from Southbank Centre Book Market and Florence Nightingale Museum. St. Thomas' Hospital and Sea Life ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (3,098 reviews)
"the swimming pool and breakfast in bed"

Reviewed on 20 Oct,2021

Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
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Chelsea Bridge Apartments
Chelsea Bridge Apartments
4 out of 5
124 Prince of Wales Drive, London, England
The price is S$182 per night from 14 Nov to 14 Nov
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in London City Centre, this aparthotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of King's Road, Sloane Square and The Oval. Victoria Palace Theatre and Clapham Common ...
4/5 Very Good! (404 reviews)
"It could benefit from more maintenance . EG toilet roll holder loose in bathroom, extractor fan in bathroom didn't work, one lamp in the sitting room didn't work, at least one of the small windows wouldn't open, Light in entrance by lift didn't work, windows need cleaning outside . Generally clean ..."

Reviewed on 23 Sep,2021

Chelsea Bridge Apartments
The Lincoln Suites
The Lincoln Suites
4 out of 5
37-39 Kingsway, London, England
Located in London City Centre, this aparthotel is steps away from Theatreland and Aldwych Theatre. The Strand and Theatre Royal Drury Lane are also within 5 ...
5/5 Exceptional! (5 reviews)
"Great location. Modern apartment that was well equipped and clean. Spacious shower room and comfortable bed. Staff were outstanding, warm welcome, very helpful and most pleasant. Highly recommend this accommodation. Thank you to everyone and we will definitely book again when we next visit the ..."

Reviewed on 18 Oct,2021

The Lincoln Suites
Presidential Apartments - Kensington
Presidential Apartments - Kensington
4 out of 5
6-12 Barkston Gardens, Kensington, London, England
Located in London City Centre, this eco-friendly aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Cromwell Road, Kensington High Street, and Natural History Museum. ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,501 reviews)
"Needs a Breakfast bar"

Reviewed on 5 Oct,2021

Presidential Apartments - Kensington
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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