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London is the cultural, political and economic heart of Britain, famous for world-class museums, galleries, royal palaces, shopping destinations, West End theatre shows and award-winning restaurants.

Visiting London? Start planning your trip right here, from booking your accommodation to creating your perfect itinerary. Whether you want to stay in a 5-star luxury hotel and sip Champagne on the London Eye, or find a cheap hostel and stroll in one of London's beautiful Royal Parks, you'll find something to suit your budget and interests.

London is a world-class city and the heart of British politics, culture and commerce. Its' history stretches back thousands of years, and remnants of this fascinating past can still be found across the capital – from the Tower of London, a gruesome site of Medieval torture, to the majestic Buckingham Palace.

A captivating mix of old and new, London is also renowned for its creativity, innovation and originality in art, theatre, music, design and cuisine. It is home to countless art galleries and museums, including the Tate Modern, National Gallery and British Museum, which possesses some of the world's finest treasures. And best of all, entry to most of these museums and galleries is free!

To catch all the 'big-hitters' in one go, you can't beat a walk along the River Thames. Strolling from Tower Bridge to the Houses of Parliament you'll pass the Tower of London, Shakespeare's Globe, Tate Modern, the Southbank Centre, the National Theatre, the London Eye, the SEA LIFE London Aquarium and London Dungeon. In addition to these world famous attractions, there are many more to discover during your stay.

The West End is the place to go to see London's top theatre shows and musicals. Alongside classics including Les Misérables, Phantom of the Opera and The Woman in Black, you will find hit contemporary shows, such as Billy Elliot, The Lion King and Thriller – Live. Don't forget to explore the many off-West End venues too, such as the National Theatre, The Old Vic and (during the summer months) Regent's Park Open Air Theatre.

In the West End you will also find some of London's top shopping destinations, from Oxford Street to Seven Dials. Different neighbourhoods are known for other unique opportunities for shopping: Notting Hill is renowned for its antiques and Portobello Market, Greenwich has an excellent arts and crafts markets, while Westfield London City and Westfield Stratford are the city's most famous malls.

If you would rather save money than spend it, the eight Royal Parks are well worth a visit – and a great spot for a picnic. Visit Greenwich Park to drop in on the Royal Observatory, walk through Kensington Gardens to see Kensington Palace, take a paddle on the Hyde Park boating lake, see Buckingham Palace from scenic St James's Park, spot deer at Richmond Park and Bushy Park, and meet the animals at London Zoo, which lies within Regent's Park.

Along the way indulge your taste buds with delicious food at one of London's many restaurants, gastropubs and pop-up eateries. You can eat food prepared by a celebrity chef, discover modern British cuisine, or eat food from anywhere in the world – be it Indian, Chinese, Persian, Greek, Italian or Lebanese. Top off your perfect day with a fancy cocktail, excellent wine or locally brewed beer at a top London pub or bar – and maybe a boogie at one of the capital's buzzing nightspots and clubs.

Population: 8.3 million

London has a full calendar of events, covering many different interests. This guide highlights the must-see events that take place in London throughout the year.

London is a city of culture and any visit to the British capital would not be complete without a night at the theatre. West End musicals are the most popular form of stage performance in town, mixing enchanting stories and spectacular special effects with good old song and dance.

London is a diverse, exciting city filled with the world's best sights, attractions and activities. With such a broad range of choice, the hardest part is deciding what to do first. Here are 10 great reasons to love London.

Follow the trail of London's historical, cultural and entertainment treasures with a guided tour through some of the city's most famous landmarks. From laid-back and on foot, to full-throttle and on water, London's guided tours offer a slice of life for everyone to enjoy.

London is full of things to see and do; from famous attractions such as the London Eye, the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, the Tower of London and the Tate Modern; to great shopping opportunities; to wide open urban green spaces and much, much more.

Read on for inspiration and handy tips on the unmissable places to visit while you're in London. Many attractions on this list are to free to enter; another great reason to fall in love with London.

Thanks to London's rich mix of cultures, the capital's restaurants serve up delicious food from all corners of the globe. Whatever cuisine you fancy, you're sure to find it in London – be it Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Caribbean, Polish, French, Italian, Afghan, Ethiopian, American, Spanish, South African, Persian… the list goes on.

There's also an exciting buzz on the British culinary scene in London, with innovative chefs rethinking traditional British classics and creating new favourites – all with an emphasis on fresh, local produce.

Plus with Michelin-starred restaurants, family-friendly eateries, cosy gastropubs, fast food joints and quirky cafes dotted all over the city, there's something for every budget too.

Delicate finger sandwiches, tempting cakes, pots of steaming tea, scones with lashings of jam and cream. With so many delicious ingredients, it's no wonder traditional afternoon tea remains as popular in London as ever. There are many top hotels, restaurants and cafes serving afternoon tea in London today, with many varieties available – from classic afternoon tea to low-calorie alternatives and even gentleman's afternoon teas.

The Columbia Hotel, overlooking the Hyde Park, is an affordable and historic hotel ideal for the independent traveller, families and those on business, at a great location for sights, food and shopping. Amenities: 24 Hour Check-In, Currency Exchange,..
Comfort Inn King's Cross was awarded Best Comfort Hotel of the year in U.K & Ireland by Choice Hotel Europe for its outstanding achievements during the year 2002. Amenities: Elevator / Lift, Internet Access
The Corbigoe Hotel in London is a friendly, family run hotel offering comfortable accommodation and breakfast.All 18 guest rooms are well furnished and equipped with private en-suite bathroom facilities, Colour TV and Tea/coffee making facilities.The..
Superbly situated just a short walk from Euston Train Station, the County Hotel London is easily accessible and puts you right in the heart of the capital for your London city break. Staying at this wellplaced hotel you are just a short walk from Camden..
The Cranbrook Hotel is ideally situated for both businesses and recreational purposes. The pleasant location allows for easy access to central London (15 min, via British rail) and five minute from Gants Hill Tube station. A short walk into the centre..
The cranbrook hotel 2* is very close to all major london attractions, 20 mins away from central london via (tube/rail). Also very easy access to london city airport 10min and 20 mins away from london stansted airport which make it ideal location for both..
Low budget hotel close to Kings Cross station The Crestfield Hotel is located in a quiet street close to Kings Cross station. The rooms have shower & toilet, colour TV and tea/coffee tray. There is also a breakfast room and a small bar serving snacks...
Days Stansted hotel is located 4km from the Bishop's Stortford Castle and 6.5km from the London Stansted Airport. The hotel amenities include a breakfast room, 24-hour reception, elevator, wireless Internet access and parking. The rooms feature air conditioning,..
The hotel is located in a quiet residential square just two minutes away from Paddington tube and main railway station.The rooms are medium in size, on average, but do vary in size and shape due to the age of the building. All rooms are in good decorative..
Dolphin & Shakespeare Hotel offers budget accommodation in a converted Victorian residence.This is a popular family run hotel, with clean guest rooms and helpful staff. Within the vicinity of the hotel are a good choice of pubs and dining options. A..