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London
Travel Guide

London is dizzyingly vast, thrillingly cosmopolitan and packed with culture at every turn; there is no other city quite like it.

London is a city crackling with the energy of a centre of world finance; filled with the magic of a town ruled by the on-going twists of a millennium of monarchy; charmingly cluttered by centuries of piece-by-piece hoisting skywards of grand palaces, historic monuments and quirky skyscrapers; a city bustling with English good-natured humour – and a buzzing international community of unparalleled diversity.

There's so much to do and see, it's difficult to know where to start. Head to Trafalgar Square, where all the roads lead outwards to one of London's many star attractions. Then under the shadow of Nelson's Column, simply pick a road at random.

Head west, and you pass through the leafy glades of St. James’s Park, bringing you straight into the heart of London's pomp and ceremony – the Mall, Horse Guards Parade and Buckingham Palace. For a dose of culture, head to the British Museum. Then on to the centre of Great Britain's ancient democracy – Westminster, with the Houses of Parliament and the towering charm of Big Ben. Here is where London's oldest abbey quietly sits in an elegant repose – Westminster Abbey – a church where royals get married and the great and good of the kingdom are buried.

Cross Westminster Bridge to the London Eye, where you can see the city from a different perspective. Head north from Trafalgar Square and you're quickly in the entertainment capital of the eastern hemisphere, the West End. Here you can shop-til-you-drop along Oxford Street, pick up a souvenir at Covent Garden's charming markets, and then give the town 'a spin', at one of its many theatres and playhouses. And if you decide instead to take the route eastwards, you're in for a cultural treat. At the Southbank Centre, Royal Festival Hall and the Royal National Theatre, the capital's finest art, dance, drama and music is performed by national companies of repute.

And this is also here where the industrial monolith of the Tate Modern pokes the banner of modern art into the sky. Keep heading east and you'll come to a reminder of medieval London, the Tower of London, which lies back north across the river, over Tower Bridge. This is where the kings and queens of England kept their enemies. It now houses splendid collections of armour and swords, as well as many cruel devices of torture and torment.

The story of London doesn't stop there – further east towards the sea are the old docklands of the East End, now split between crowded London squares, towering towers of finance and trendy lanes of alternative art. As is the case across all of London, the beauty of this city lies in its apparent casual chaos, its wonderful contradictions – and its timeless stories.

The Tower Hotel
The Tower Hotel
4 out of 5
St Katharine's Way, London, England
The price is Rs8,408 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 ...
The Tower Hotel
DoubleTree by Hilton London Angel Kings Cross
DoubleTree by Hilton London Angel Kings Cross
4 out of 5
60 Pentonville Road, Islington, London, England
The price is Rs7,452 per night from 21 Apr to 22 Apr
This family-friendly London hotel is located near the airport, within a 10-minute walk of Sadler's Wells Theatre and Business Design Centre. Barbican Arts Centre ...
DoubleTree by Hilton London Angel Kings Cross
Thistle Piccadilly
Thistle Piccadilly
4 out of 5
Coventry Street, London, England
The price is Rs8,729 per night from 17 May to 18 May
Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of The British Museum, London Eye and Buckingham Palace. Big Ben and Hyde Park are also within ...
Thistle Piccadilly
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.
Citadines Barbican London
Citadines Barbican London
4 out of 5
7-21 Goswell Road, London, England
The price is Rs7,881 per night from 25 Apr to 26 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. ...
Citadines Barbican London
Bermonds Locke
Bermonds Locke
4.5 out of 5
153 - 157 Tower Bridge Rd, London, England
The price is Rs7,066 per night from 16 May to 17 May
Located in London City Centre, this luxury aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Tower Bridge and The Shard. Borough Market and London Bridge are also within ...
Bermonds Locke
Citadines Trafalgar Square London
Citadines Trafalgar Square London
4 out of 5
18/21 Northumberland Avenue, London, England
The price is Rs11,573 per night from 21 Apr to 22 Apr
Located in London City Centre, this eco-friendly aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of The Strand, Charing Cross, and Trafalgar Square. National Gallery and ...
Citadines Trafalgar Square 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.

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3 Jun 2020

Love London

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2 Jun 2020

Interesting place to visit

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10 May 2020

BEST SAFEST CITY IN THE WORLD U ARE NOT LIKELY TO BE SHOT BY A COLT 45!!

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4 May 2020

I’m a Londoner and love London.

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24 Apr 2020

The apartment ruined my holiday

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2 Apr 2020

But this hotel ruined my stay