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From Big Ben, Nelson’s Column, to the Tower of London and Abbey Road, London has a story to tell behind every corner of this sprawling metropolis.

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

Top hotels in London

Hilton Garden Inn London Heathrow Terminal 2 and 3
Hilton Garden Inn London Heathrow Terminal 2 and 3
3.5 out of 5
The price is AU$149 per night from 24 Jan. to 25 Jan.

Located in Hillingdon, this hotel is 2.8 mi (4.4 km) from Stockley Park and within 9 miles (15 km) of Brunel University and Twickenham Stadium. Windsor Castle ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,268 reviews)

"Easy access to T2 at Heathrow. Felt comfortable with all new Covid protocol"…"

Reviewed on 17 Jan. 2021

Hilton Garden Inn London Heathrow Terminal 2 and 3
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
4 out of 5
200 Westminster Bridge Road, London, England
The price is AU$211 per night from 31 Jan. to 1 Feb.

Located in London City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is steps away from Southbank Centre Book Market and Florence Nightingale Museum. St. Thomas' Hospital ...

4.3/5Excellent! (4,675 reviews)

"Great place! The room service could be better but overall an awesome experience!"…"

Reviewed on 13 Dec. 2020

Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London
Radisson Blu Edwardian Heathrow Hotel & Conference Centre, London
Radisson Blu Edwardian Heathrow Hotel & Conference Centre, London
4 out of 5
140 Bath Road, Hayes, England
The price is AU$128 per night from 30 Jan. to 31 Jan.

Located in Hillingdon, this spa hotel is 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from London Motor Museum, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Osterley Park and House and Royal Botanic Gardens, ...

4.2/5Excellent! (1,553 reviews)

"Good Service Clean rooms Pleasant staff Good location"…"

Reviewed on 27 Dec. 2020

Radisson Blu Edwardian Heathrow Hotel & Conference Centre, 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.

Holiday Rentals in London

Leman Locke
Leman Locke
4 out of 5
15 Leman St, London, England
The price is AU$114 per night from 29 Jan. to 30 Jan.

Located in London City Centre, this eco-friendly aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of The Gherkin and Tower Bridge. Tower of London and London Bridge are ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (851 reviews)

"Amazing stay."…"

Reviewed on 15 Oct. 2020

Leman Locke
PremierLux Serviced Apartments
PremierLux Serviced Apartments
3 out of 5
The price is AU$38 per night from 3 Feb. to 4 Feb.

Located in Redbridge, this apartment building is within 6 miles (10 km) of Westfield Stratford City, London Stadium and Excel Exhibition Centre. Olympic Park ...

4.1/5Very Good! (73 reviews)

"It was very good and clean Mattresses need to be upgraded current ones are bad for back. Other than that was a good stay."…"

Reviewed on 2 Jul. 2020

PremierLux Serviced Apartments
Aparthotel Adagio London Brentford
Aparthotel Adagio London Brentford
4 out of 5
Great West Road, Brentford, England
The price is AU$99 per night from 20 Feb. to 21 Feb.

Located in London Borough of Hounslow, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Griffin Park Stadium and Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Syon Park and Twickenham ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (836 reviews)

"The front desk team was amazing and very helpful. The gym faclity was excellent. The room was big and worth the money. The location was very convenient."…"

Reviewed on 10 Oct. 2020

Aparthotel Adagio London Brentford
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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