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Ancient monuments rub shoulders with gleaming modern skyscrapers in this historic city, where every street holds a story of its own.

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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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$159 per night from 28 Jan to 29 Jan
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 ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,272 reviews)

"Easy access to T2 at Heathrow. Felt comfortable with all new Covid protocol"…"

Reviewed on 17 Jan,2021

Hilton Garden Inn London Heathrow Terminal 2 and 3
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
4 out of 5
200 Westminster Bridge Road, London, England
The price is SG$217 per night from 28 Jan to 29 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees

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! (4,678 reviews)

"Great place! The room service could be better but overall an awesome experience!"…"

Reviewed on 13 Dec,2020

Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
Radisson Blu Edwardian Heathrow Hotel & Conference Centre, London
Radisson Blu Edwardian Heathrow Hotel & Conference Centre, London
4 out of 5
140 Bath Road, Hayes, England
The price is SG$132 per night from 28 Jan to 29 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees

Located in Hillingdon, this spa hotel is 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from London Motor Museum, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Osterley Park and House and Royal Botanic Gardens, ...

4.2/5Excellent! (1,555 reviews)

"Good Service Clean rooms Pleasant staff Good location"…"

Reviewed on 27 Dec,2020

Radisson Blu Edwardian Heathrow Hotel & Conference Centre, London
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Holiday Rentals in London

Leman Locke
Leman Locke
4 out of 5
15 Leman St, London, England
The price is SG$127 per night from 7 Feb to 8 Feb
Excludes taxes & fees

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

4.6/5Exceptional! (851 reviews)

"Amazing stay."…"

Reviewed on 15 Oct,2020

Leman Locke
PremierLux Serviced Apartments
PremierLux Serviced Apartments
3 out of 5
The price is SG$39 per night from 13 Feb to 14 Feb
Excludes taxes & fees

Located in Redbridge, this apartment building is within 6 miles (10 km) of Westfield Stratford City, London Stadium and Excel Exhibition Centre. Olympic Park ...

4.1/5Very Good! (73 reviews)

"It was very good and clean Mattresses need to be upgraded current ones are bad for back. Other than that was a good stay."…"

Reviewed on 2 Jul,2020

PremierLux Serviced Apartments
Locke At Broken Wharf
Locke At Broken Wharf
4 out of 5
Broken Quay House, 2 Broken Wharf, London, England
The price is SG$126 per night from 7 Feb to 8 Feb
Excludes taxes & fees

Located in London City Centre, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Financial District, St. Paul's Cathedral and Tate Modern. Borough Market ...

4.3/5Excellent! (40 reviews)

"Great location and cute hotel with good amenities"…"

Reviewed on 14 Dec,2020

Locke At Broken Wharf
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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