Things to Know
A unique mix of past and present, London is the capital city of England and a fascinating place to visit. A diverse, fast-changing 21st century metropolis with a history that stretches back to Roman times, London is full of exciting neighborhoods and globally recognized landmarks like Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, and Trafalgar Square. With such a long and strong historic past, the influence of various cultures is visible throughout the city. Its multicultural make-up can be seen on every corner from unique fusion restaurants to hidden tapas spots, picture perfect gardens to big-box shopping, and trendy cocktail bars to traditional pubs. London is a wonderful blend of old world charm and new world buzz and you will surely experience the best of both worlds.
Things to See
A spectacular building that is the permanent residence of the Queen of England and home to the British Royal Family since 1837.
The Palace of Westminster & Big Ben
A grand complex overlooking the River Thames, also known as the House of Parliament. The enormous clock nicknamed ‘Big Ben’ has been chiming across the city for over 150 years.
St. Paul's Cathedral
A giant cathedral with an awe-inspiring interior set over five levels. Its dome dominates London's skyline and offers unrivalled views across the city.
Famous Art Galleries
Tate Britain – houses British art from 1500 to present day
The British Museum
Tate Modern – houses international modern and contemporary art
Saatchi Gallery – houses contemporary art
Serpentine Galleries – houses modern and contemporary art
Home to a vast collection of art and artefacts from around the world. Admission is free.
The Natural History Museum
Uncover the history of life on Earth, from the smallest insects to the largest mammals in a stunning building in South Kensington.
The National Gallery
An impressive art museum that exhibits the story of European art. Admission is free.
The Tower of London
This historic castle is located on the north bank of the River Thames and is full of fascinating things to discover, from the Crown Jewels and the Royal Mint to some of London's oldest monuments.
Victoria and Albert Museum
Named after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, this is the world’s largest museum of decorative arts and design. Admission is free.
Things to Do
Explore Notting Hill
Stroll through the charming residential streets of this well-known and trendy area. Get a taste for bohemian style and enjoy the busy market selling antiques and vintage fashion on Portobello Road.
Discover Borough Market
Head to London's oldest food market to shop for specialty foods and savor delicious international flavors.
Pop over to London’s poshest area and experience some of the city’s top restaurants, chic boutiques and exceptional art galleries.
Discover Covent Garden
London’s main theatre and entertainment district, an elegant and popular area bustling with shops, restaurants, bars and street performers.
Have Some Fun on the London Eye
Hop on the largest Ferris wheel in Europe and enjoy unobstructed views of the city of London and its famous landmarks.
Explore Trafalgar Square
Walk around this famous landmark square, admire its fountains, explore the National Gallery, and take a moment to do some people watching.
Admire Tower Bridge
Stretching across the River Thames, walk across this truly impressive bridge, take some photos and enjoy the mesmerizing views.
Visit Hyde Park
A perfect place to visit after a long day of sightseeing. Relax by the beautiful lake and relish this marvelous park, located right in the heart of the city.
Discover the Greenwich Royal Observatory
Stand on the historic Prime Meridian of the world where the east meets west and stroll through beautiful Greenwich Park.