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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

The Tower Hotel
The Tower Hotel
4 out of 5
St Katharine's Way, London, England
The price is SG$156 per night from 17 May to 18 May
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Tower Bridge, Tower of London and HMS Belfast. The Shard and Excel Exhibition Centre ...
4.2/5Excellent! (2,724 reviews)
"Lovely hotel with great staff. Would highly recommend."

Reviewed on 14 Dec,2020

The Tower Hotel
DoubleTree by Hilton London Angel Kings Cross
DoubleTree by Hilton London Angel Kings Cross
4 out of 5
60 Pentonville Road, Islington, London, England
The price is SG$138 per night from 22 Apr to 23 Apr
Excludes taxes & fees
This family-friendly London hotel is located near the airport, within a 10-minute walk of Sadler's Wells Theatre and Business Design Centre. Barbican Arts Centre ...
4.2/5Excellent! (1,295 reviews)
Great Deal
"Location was great. Staff was friendly and awesome. Breakfast was great."

Reviewed on 8 Jan,2021

DoubleTree by Hilton London Angel Kings Cross
Thistle Piccadilly
Thistle Piccadilly
4 out of 5
Coventry Street, London, England
The price is SG$162 per night from 17 May to 18 May
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of The British Museum, London Eye and Buckingham Palace. Big Ben and Hyde Park are also within ...
4.3/5Excellent! (853 reviews)
Surpassed our expectations
"I was really impressed by the room in particular. A massive and comfortable bed, lovely big and modern bathroom and quality shower. We also had a great view of Leicester Square that we weren't expecting! It was extremely good value and a great experience. The staff were friendly and helpful too."

Reviewed on 17 Dec,2020

Thistle Piccadilly
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Citadines Barbican London
Citadines Barbican London
4 out of 5
7-21 Goswell Road, London, England
The price is SG$148 per night from 22 Apr to 23 Apr
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. ...
4.1/5Very Good! (1,265 reviews)
"Staying during a covid lockdown, the kitchenette was very useful. Without it I would have had to eat delivered takeaways throughout my stay. Rooms reasonable size for London accommodation. Great location, on the edge of the City of London but close to the more residential area of clerkenwell which ..."

Reviewed on 10 Jan,2021

Citadines Barbican London
Bermonds Locke
Bermonds Locke
4.5 out of 5
153 - 157 Tower Bridge Rd, London, England
The price is SG$131 per night from 16 May to 17 May
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in London City Centre, this luxury aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Tower Bridge and The Shard. Borough Market and London Bridge are also within ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (34 reviews)
"Very very nice place. Internet wifi was amazingly fast."

Reviewed on 20 Feb,2021

Bermonds Locke
Citadines Trafalgar Square London
Citadines Trafalgar Square London
4 out of 5
18/21 Northumberland Avenue, London, England
The price is SG$215 per night from 22 Apr to 23 Apr
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in London City Centre, this eco-friendly aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of The Strand, Charing Cross, and Trafalgar Square. National Gallery and ...
4.2/5Excellent! (2,836 reviews)
"Staff were extremely helpful. Property was very clean Location is perfect 10/10"

Reviewed on 19 Apr,2021

Citadines Trafalgar Square London
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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