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London
Travel Guide

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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.

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.

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Where to stay in London

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London - Hyde Park
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London - Hyde Park
4 out of 5
150 Bayswater Road, London, England
The price is AU$155 per night from 25 Jul. to 25 Jul.
Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Kensington Gardens and Portobello Road Market. Hyde Park and Royal Albert Hall are also ...
4.2/5Very Good! (993 reviews)
"Very clean property."

Reviewed on 14 Jun. 2021

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London - Hyde Park
The Tower Hotel
The Tower Hotel
4 out of 5
St Katharine's Way, London, England
The price is AU$182 per night from 11 Jul. to 11 Jul.
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! (2,636 reviews)
"Absolutely stunning view of Tower Bridge. The beds are incredibly comfortable. Rooms were a bit tired but still good quality. All the staff were very helpful and polite."

Reviewed on 22 Jun. 2021

The Tower Hotel
Dorsett City London
Dorsett City London
4 out of 5
9 Aldgate High Street, London, England
The price is AU$174 per night from 11 Jul. to 11 Jul.
Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Financial District, The Gherkin and Liverpool Street. Tower Bridge and Tower of London ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (979 reviews)
"Great location."

Reviewed on 21 Jun. 2021

Dorsett City London
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Cosy and Clean Second Floor Apartment
Cosy and Clean Second Floor Apartment
50 Beaconsfield Rd, Chatham, ENG
Situated in Chatham, this holiday home is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Brook Theatre and 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Historic Dockyard Chatham. Chatham Naval Memorial and Fort ...
Cosy and Clean Second Floor Apartment
Quantock Lodge 1
Quantock Lodge 1
finsbury Road, 24, Rochester, ENG
Located in the heart of Rochester, this apartment building is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Guildhall Museum and 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from Historic Dockyard Chatham. Rochester ...
Quantock Lodge 1
Chafford Fairview - Stylish Cosy Apartment
Chafford Fairview - Stylish Cosy Apartment
162 Sewell Cl, Grays, ENG
Situated in Grays, this apartment building is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Lakeside Shopping Centre and within 9 miles (15 km) of Belhus Wood Country Park and Crossways ...
Chafford Fairview - Stylish Cosy Apartment
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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