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Traditional London is alive and well—with a healthy dose of experimental theater, haute cuisine, and techno beats mixed in. Today, lesser-known gems like Spitalfields Market and the Wallace Collection complement the more popular things to do in London. Though the weather can be dreary, a visit to this thriving city is anything but.

While there are hundreds of great hotels in London, its luxury hotels are especially good places to get the royal treatment you deserve. If you’re feeling more economical, the Allen House is a comfortable and convenient option, and there is no lack of hostels. Once you’re settled and get your visit to the queen at Buckingham Palace over with, you may want to get outdoors to enjoy some of the hiking trails outside London.

And after you walk the city or the moorlands nearby, you will want to eat. London may not be a world-renowned dining destination, but there are plenty of world-class ... Read More
Traditional London is alive and well—with a healthy dose of experimental theater, haute cuisine, and techno beats mixed in. Today, lesser-known gems like Spitalfields Market and the Wallace Collection complement the more popular things to do in London. Though the weather can be dreary, a visit to this thriving city is anything but.

While there are hundreds of great hotels in London, its luxury hotels are especially good places to get the royal treatment you deserve. If you’re feeling more economical, the Allen House is a comfortable and convenient option, and there is no lack of hostels. Once you’re settled and get your visit to the queen at Buckingham Palace over with, you may want to get outdoors to enjoy some of the hiking trails outside London.

And after you walk the city or the moorlands nearby, you will want to eat. London may not be a world-renowned dining destination, but there are plenty of world-class restaurants. Many diners declare that London’s Indian restaurants, especially those on Brick Lane, serve England’s national cuisine—and serve it well—and there’s always Wagamama if you’re in the mood for Pan-Asian.

No matter where you eat or what you do, getting a feel for London Town is easy with our travelers’ photos, and so is finding a flight to London. We recommend doing that before you go—unless you’re planning to swim the Channel from France.    Close

Stories and Tips London

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London Free Walking Tour

Written by Jodeci527 on 20 Nov, 2013

When visiting a new city, there may be several sites of interest which you'd like to see, and if you're short on time, a guided tour may be your best bet. In cities like London, there are so many different types of tours to…Read More


Chessington World of Aventures - Tips and Hints

Written by Joy S on 03 Jun, 2013

* The resort is in Surrey - about 15 miles from central London. It is very easy to find, just a few minutes off the A3 in Surrey. Parking is free of charge.* Opening times vary according to the season.…Read More


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Kensington Palace and cream tea

Written by zabelle on 04 May, 2013

After visiting Buckingham Palace we took a cab to the gate of Kensington Garden. I have to admit, considering the amount of pain I was in; I was not too enthused to have to walk through the park up to the Palace. There really isn’t…Read More


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Thames Party Cruise

Written by Essexgirl09 on 26 Dec, 2012

Whilst discussing what to do or New Year, some friends and I looked into joining one of the party boats down the Thames. For New Year's Eve it was £150 per head however, and we pretty much all decided that was too much and…Read More


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IT'S WICKED

Written by lak11 on 19 Dec, 2012

TIME TO BE WICKED I love a good musical and have seen now seen several. I can't see myself enjoying any as much and certainly not more than my favourite "Les Miserables" but, if they are HALF as good then that means, for me, they…Read More


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London with children

Written by MagdaDH_AlexH on 03 Nov, 2012

London is a great place to visit with children. It has a huge number of kids' activities, places to go and things to see, a surprising number of them free. London is full of life, full of history, full of culture. A multi-ethnic and multi-cultural…Read More


Olympic Fever

Written by TianjinPaul on 13 Aug, 2012

When my girlfriend and I decided to take a trip to the UK to visit my parents, we made our flight reservations based purely on our own needs. We looked at when the flights would be at their cheapest and when we would be able…Read More


Bus or Train

Written by TianjinPaul on 13 Aug, 2012

In a journal entry I wrote a couple of years ago about bus travel in Turkey, I commented that in most countries there is mode of transport that usually trumps most others. In Turkey, this was bus transport – the system there is excellent and…Read More


Taking the Train

Written by TianjinPaul on 13 Aug, 2012

Let’s begin this article with a strong assertion: I am no great fan of train travel in the UK. This aversion goes back to my formative years when I was a student and had to travel back and forth between Sheffield and Hull on a…Read More


Using the Underground

Written by TianjinPaul on 13 Aug, 2012

The London underground is a transport marvel for several reasons. For instance, it was the very first underground rail system in the world and boasts a wonderful history that transcends transport. When it first opened, the trains were steam engines and the carriages did…Read More


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