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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

The Tower Hotel
The Tower Hotel
4 out of 5
St Katharine's Way, London, England
The price is AU$165 per night from 17 May to 18 May
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! (2,738 reviews)
"Lovely hotel with great staff. Would highly recommend."

Reviewed on 14 Dec. 2020

The Tower Hotel
Shangri La Hotel At The Shard London
Shangri La Hotel At The Shard London
5 out of 5
31 St Thomas Street, London, England
The price is AU$790 per night from 17 May to 18 May
Located in London City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Borough Market, London Bridge and HMS Belfast. Globe Theatre and Tate Modern are ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (994 reviews)
Stunning view, excellent room, dining in room best
"Room excellent - a private viewing platform over the London skyline for the night. Room service very good. Restaurant / bar overpriced, mediocre service. Best to dine in room."

Reviewed on 24 Dec. 2020

Shangri La Hotel At The Shard London
Sofitel London Heathrow
Sofitel London Heathrow
5 out of 5
Terminal 5, London Heathrow Airport, West Drayton, England
Free cancellation
The price is AU$222 per night from 23 Apr. to 24 Apr.
Located in Hillingdon, this luxury hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Stockley Park, London Motor Museum and Windsor Castle. Legoland is 11.7 mi (18.8 km) away. ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (2,622 reviews)
"Had a very comfortable stay and the hotel took precautions around social distancing"

Reviewed on 28 Mar. 2021

Sofitel London Heathrow
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.
Staycity Aparthotels London Heathrow
Staycity Aparthotels London Heathrow
4 out of 5
High Point Village, Station Approach, Hayes, England
The price is AU$88 per night from 18 Apr. to 19 Apr.
Located in Hillingdon, this aparthotel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Stockley Park and within 9 miles (15 km) of Brunel University and Twickenham Stadium. Pinewood ...
4.2/5Excellent! (2,138 reviews)
"Helpfulness of the staff, accessibility to local stores."

Reviewed on 27 Dec. 2020

Staycity Aparthotels London Heathrow
Citadines Barbican London
Citadines Barbican London
4 out of 5
7-21 Goswell Road, London, England
The price is AU$126 per night from 18 Apr. to 19 Apr.
Located in London City Centre, this eco-friendly aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Financial District, Museum of London, and Barbican Arts Centre. St. ...
4.1/5Very Good! (1,265 reviews)
"Staying during a covid lockdown, the kitchenette was very useful. Without it I would have had to eat delivered takeaways throughout my stay. Rooms reasonable size for London accommodation. Great location, on the edge of the City of London but close to the more residential area of clerkenwell which ..."

Reviewed on 10 Jan. 2021

Citadines Barbican London
Leman Locke
Leman Locke
4 out of 5
15 Leman St, London, England
The price is AU$133 per night from 7 May to 8 May
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! (860 reviews)
Creme de la creme
"Second time staying here. Fell in love with it all over again. Deffo my favourite hotel 💖 The hotel smells amazing, the front staff are really lovely, the rooms are clean, spacious and with comfortable large beds."

Reviewed on 16 Dec. 2020

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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4/5 - Good

Kaela

19 Mar. 2020

Coronavirus wrecker the trip but it was great to be here!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

11 Mar. 2020

Hop on hop off buses are great to give you an idea about where to go.Dont expect to be able to do too many things in one day. Most shops in Oxford St dont open until 10am. There will be a bit of walking and steep stairs .

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

7 Mar. 2020

Seemed less stressed this trip. Customer service everywhere was friendly, people smiled and generally were helpful when you asked questions. Was a nice sunny crisp spring day. Cleaner streets than usual too.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

7 Mar. 2020

We have been to London many times before and there was no need to visit any tourists attractions. We went for our mother’s 90th birthday. London was cold, windy and raining.

5/5 - Excellent

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6 Mar. 2020

We didn't plan to go here but decided to add the city to our trip and was really glad we did. Had an amazing time. Extrmely expensive however.

5/5 - Excellent

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4 Mar. 2020

Busy !

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