London

Travel Guide
London showing night scenes, skyline and a skyscraper

London is dizzyingly vast, thrillingly cosmopolitan and packed with culture at every turn; there is no other city quite like it.

Home to more than 8 million people, the city of London is one of the world’s most iconic metropolises. Boasting the oldest Underground service in the world, London’s vast subterranean networks are the arteries of this extraordinary city, constantly on the move.

An eclectic mix of old and new, the London city skyline carries an incomparable outline. Whilst the city’s old treasures; Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, and Tower Bridge still sit majestically along the banks of the River Thames, London has a variety of slim and chic new structures that inject a sense of immortality into this stunning skyline. Truly the pinnacle of innovative architectural engineering, the recently developed Shard building and the affectionately named “Gherkin” skyscraper are not to be missed. View all of this from the comfort of the city’s largest observation wheel, the London Eye.

Art and history buffs will not be disappointed with what London has on offer. Visitors are treated to the world famous British Museum displaying hundreds of artefacts from around the world. The Tate Modern is an absolute must-see for art lovers.

With over 270 different nationalities living in the city, this multi-cultural hub is a paradise for food lovers. Visitors are spoilt for choice when it comes to eating out in London, from the Michelin-star restaurants in Kensington, Chelsea and Knightsbridge to the lively bistros in Notting Hill and Soho, there is a taste to satisfy every palate. Grab a plate of paella in Covent Garden or tuck into an authentic Indian curry on Brick Lane.

With thousands of shops and outlets, from Harrods in Knightsbridge to Selfridges on Oxford Street, shopping enthusiasts will be in their element in this cosmopolitan retail paradise.

Watch the world roll by at Trafalgar Square or witness the chaos at Piccadilly Circus from the comfort of a nearby café. As one of London’s largest green spaces, Hyde Park is the perfect place to relax, take a picnic or to rest weary feet after a hard day’s sightseeing.

Finally, for a true taste of tradition, take a trip down to Buckingham Palace at 11:15 a.m. sharp, and witness the changing of the guard.

Where to stay in London

The Tower Hotel
The Tower Hotel
4 out of 5
St Katharine's Way, London, England, E1W 1LD
The price is AU$225 per night from 19 Jun. to 20 Jun.
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in London. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants and 2 bars/lounges. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (2,740 reviews)
"Friendly staff and speedy service. Overall great experience."

Reviewed on 10 May 2022

The Tower Hotel
The Royal National Hotel
The Royal National Hotel
4 out of 5
38-51 Bedford Way, London, England, WC1H 0DG
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$248 per night from 23 May to 24 May
Stay at this 4-star eco-friendly hotel in London. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants and 2 bars/lounges. Our guests praise the WiFi and the clean rooms in their ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (572 reviews)
"This hotel is a great price and in a great location. Just be advised that the rooms are a bit small and not air conditioned. The staff and service are exceptional. The rooms are also clean. Exceptional location."

Reviewed on 17 May 2022

The Royal National Hotel
The President Hotel
The President Hotel
3.5 out of 5
56-60 Guildford Street, London, England, WC1N 1DB
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$264 per night from 23 May to 24 May
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in London. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and 24-hour room service. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (332 reviews)
"Excellent location, walking distance to the subway, and bus services. Very friendly staff, responded quickly to our requests. Our room was clean and nice. Outstanding breakfast. I will come back whenever I visit London again. Thanks"

Reviewed on 16 May 2022

The President Hotel
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Staycity Aparthotels London Heathrow
Staycity Aparthotels London Heathrow
4 out of 5
High Point Village, Station Approach, Hayes, England, UB3 4FL
The price is AU$143 per night from 6 Jun. to 7 Jun.
Stay at this 4-star aparthotel in Hayes. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a fitness centre. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the quiet rooms in their reviews. ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (2,212 reviews)
"The place was very clean. The front desk was very welcoming. Right next to train station. A Tesco express is right next door."

Reviewed on 12 May 2022

Staycity Aparthotels London Heathrow
Citadines Trafalgar Square London
Citadines Trafalgar Square London
4 out of 5
18/21 Northumberland Avenue, London, England, WC2N 5EA
The price is AU$333 per night from 12 Jun. to 13 Jun.
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in London. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (2,970 reviews)
"Great location, no instructions for using Tv remote."

Reviewed on 13 May 2022

Citadines Trafalgar Square London
Leman Locke
Leman Locke
4 out of 5
15 Leman St, London, England, E1 8EN
The price is AU$308 per night from 12 Jun. to 13 Jun.
Stay at this 4-star aparthotel in London. Enjoy free WiFi, a fitness centre and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (947 reviews)
"The Leman Locke was awesome. You realize quickly you don't need all the hotel hoopla, and having your own room with a kitchen and washer/ dryer was excellent. I have one kid, so maybe with one kid it's easier. If it was just me and my hubby, I would have equally happy. The only thing I would say ..."

Reviewed on 2 May 2022

Leman Locke
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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