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London

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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Where to stay in London

Paddington which includes a city and a square or plaza

Paddington

Queensway and Kensington Gardens are top sights in Paddington, and you should be sure to explore the popular shops. Hop aboard the metro at Paddington (Circle and Hammersmith & City lines) Station or Paddington Underground Station to see more sights in the area.

Paddington
Kensington Gardens featuring a garden

Kensington

4.5/5Wonderful!(1,515 area reviews)

Kensington High Street and Kensington Palace are a few top attractions in Kensington. Hop around the city on the metro at High Street Kensington Station or Gloucester Road Underground Station and check out the area's fascinating museums, beautiful gardens and charming cafes.

Kensington
Kings Cross St. Pancras which includes heritage architecture and interior views as well as a small group of people

Kings Cross St. Pancras

Kings Cross St. Pancras is highly notable for its fascinating museums, and you might want to visit top sights like Russell Square and British Library. See more of London by jumping on the metro at King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station or Russell Square Underground Station.

Kings Cross St. Pancras
Victoria featuring a city, heritage architecture and a garden

Victoria

5/5Exceptional!(6 area reviews)

Known for its fascinating museums and beautiful river views, there's plenty to explore in Victoria. You can visit top attractions like Apollo Victoria Theatre and Buckingham Palace, and jump on the metro at Victoria Underground Station or St. James's Park Underground Station to see more of the city.

Victoria
Mayfair

Mayfair

Travellers love Mayfair for its popular shops, and you can see more of London by jumping on the metro at Green Park Underground Station or Bond Street Underground Station. You might spend time checking out top sights like Piccadilly and Oxford Street.

Mayfair
The City of London which includes a skyscraper, heritage architecture and a river or creek

The City of London

4.5/5Wonderful!(668 area reviews)

The City of London is highly notable for its stunning cathedral, and you might want to visit top sights like St. Paul's Cathedral and Liverpool Street. See more of London by jumping on the metro at Mansion House Underground Station or Bank Underground Station.

The City of London

Top hotels in London

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Novotel London Heathrow Airport T1 T2 and T3
Novotel London Heathrow Airport T1 T2 and T3
4 out of 5
The price is SG$86 per night

Located in Hillingdon, this hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Twickenham Stadium, Windsor Castle and Hampton Court Palace. Richmond Park and Thorpe Park are also ...

4.2/5Excellent! (1,690 reviews)

"From check in to check out, the experience was wonderful. All the staffs are friendly and efficient!"…"

Reviewed on 2 Jul,2020

Novotel London Heathrow Airport T1 T2 and T3
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
4 out of 5
The price is SG$202 per night

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 ...

4.3/5Excellent! (5,114 reviews)

"Excellent service, in particular the hotel's Concierge. Great location."…"

Reviewed on 21 Mar,2020

Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
Atrium Hotel Heathrow
Atrium Hotel Heathrow
4 out of 5
The price is SG$79 per night

Located in Hillingdon, this hotel is 4.7 mi (7.5 km) from Twickenham Stadium, and within 12 mi (20 km) of Hampton Court Palace and Windsor Castle. Westfield ...

4/5Very Good! (381 reviews)

"Lovely hotel easy to get too and very up to date Friendly staff and shops near by for snacks"…"

Reviewed on 25 Jun,2020

Atrium Hotel Heathrow

Popular places to visit in London

Buckingham Palace
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Buckingham Palace

4.5/5(1,004 reviews)

The official residence of Queen Elizabeth II as well as the lavish home of the British monarchy for nearly two centuries.

Tower of London
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Tower of London

4.5/5(910 reviews)

One of the world’s most well-preserved medieval castles, this historic building is known for its fascinating and gruesome history.

Hyde Park
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Hyde Park

4.5/5(1,861 reviews)

Once the private hunting grounds of a king, London's most famous park is today a place where everyone can enjoy gardens, monuments and music performances. 

The Shard
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The Shard

4.5/5(419 reviews)

Ascend to the observation deck of one of the tallest skyscrapers in Europe for unparalleled views of the London cityscape.

Big Ben
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Big Ben

4/5(1,061 reviews)

One of Britain’s treasured national symbols, home of the bells which can be heard ringing across the heart of the capital every 15 minutes.

O2 Arena
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O2 Arena

4.5/5(625 reviews)

Created as the focal point of Britain’s millennium celebrations, today this architectural wonder offers a world of entertainment under one enormous roof.

Top things to do in London

The London Pass®: Access 80+ Tours & Attractions
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The London Pass®: Access 80+ Tours & Attractions

SG$139
Per adult
72% of travellers recommend
London Eye Experience Tickets
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London Eye Experience Tickets

SG$49
Per adult
82% of travellers recommend
More London for Less: 5 Attractions inc. The London Eye
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More London for Less: 5 Attractions inc. The London Eye

SG$123
Per adult
82% of travellers recommend
Madame Tussauds London Tickets
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Madame Tussauds London Tickets

SG$105
Per adult
76% of travellers recommend
Windsor Castle, Stonehenge & Bath Full-Day Tour
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Windsor Castle, Stonehenge & Bath Full-Day Tour

SG$160
Per adult
86% of travellers recommend
London Black Cab Taxi Airport Pickup & Dropoff Transfers
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London Black Cab Taxi Airport Pickup & Dropoff Transfers

SG$97
Per adult

Reviews of London

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5/5 - Excellent

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3 Jun 2020

Love London

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

2 Jun 2020

Interesting place to visit

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

10 May 2020

BEST SAFEST CITY IN THE WORLD U ARE NOT LIKELY TO BE SHOT BY A COLT 45!!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

4 May 2020

I’m a Londoner and love London.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

24 Apr 2020

The apartment ruined my holiday

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

2 Apr 2020

But this hotel ruined my stay

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