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London

Travel Guide
London featuring a city, a skyscraper and night scenes

Big Ben, Nelson’s Column, the Tower of London and Abbey Road; every corner in London has a tale to tell.

London is home to more than 8 million people, including the world's most famous royal family. It’s a city constantly on the move, in part due to the exceptional London Underground, red double-decker buses and famous black cabs.

Lining the banks of the River Thames, London’s skyline is a hybrid of historical and contemporary architectural treasures. Some of the old-world gems include Westminster Abbey, the iconic Big Ben clock, and Tower Bridge. Visit the London Eye observation wheel for the perfect bird’s-eye view of the city. You won't miss the skyscraper nicknamed “The Gherkin” for its distinctive shape or the most recent addition to the skyline, the futuristic-looking Shard.

For art and science institutions, the city is a goldmine. Put aside at least a few hours for the British Museum, where treasures from around the world are on display. Join more than 4 million other art lovers that visit Tate Modern every year. Dramatically set in the old Bankside Power Station, it displays modern artworks from paintings and installations to performance, light art and music.

Divided into a wide variety of culturally diverse districts, London is a favorite for foodies. Choose from Michelin-star restaurants in Kensington, Chelsea and Knightsbridge. In Notting Hill and Soho you’ll find innovative bistros and gastropubs. Feast on dim sum in Chinatown, sit down to a spicy Indian curry along Brick Lane, or grab a plate of paella in Covent Garden.

Those in need of retail therapy won’t be disappointed either. London is home to some of the world’s most celebrated department stores. These range from luxury specialists such as Harrods in Knightsbridge to Selfridges, the largest department store on Oxford Street.

When the sun breaks through the clouds, head to Trafalgar Square or Piccadilly Circus, where people-watching is at its best. Soak up the sun on the lawn at one of London’s largest green spaces, Hyde Park.

And of course, a visit to London would be incomplete without a trip to Buckingham Palace. Head here at 11:15 a.m. to see the age-old tradition of the changing of the guard, which happens every day except during the winter months.

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Where to stay in London

Caesar Hotel
Caesar Hotel
4 out of 5
26-33 Queens Gardens, Hyde Park, London, England
The price is ¥12,668 per night from Aug 16 to Aug 16
Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Hyde Park, Natural History Museum, and Queen Mary's Gardens. Oxford Circus and National Gallery ...
4.3/5Excellent! (936 reviews)
"Very friendly staff. Nice clean hotel. Spacious rooms and bed. Bathroom was the right size too. Would definitely stay again. Thank You for a pleasant stay!"

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2021

Caesar Hotel
DoubleTree by Hilton London Kensington
DoubleTree by Hilton London Kensington
4 out of 5
100 Cromwell Road, London, England
The price is ¥18,779 per night from Aug 8 to Aug 8
Located in London City Centre, this beachfront hotel is in the city center and within a 15-minute walk of Natural History Museum and Royal Albert Hall. Hyde ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (937 reviews)
"This hotel is nice and the location is good."

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2021

DoubleTree by Hilton London Kensington
Hilton Garden Inn London Heathrow Terminal 2 and 3
Hilton Garden Inn London Heathrow Terminal 2 and 3
3.5 out of 5
Heathrow T2, Hounslow, England
The price is ¥18,779 per night from Aug 12 to Aug 12
Located in Hillingdon, this hotel is 2.8 mi (4.4 km) from Stockley Park and within 9 mi (15 km) of Brunel University and Twickenham Stadium. Windsor Castle and ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,400 reviews)
"Super convenient to LHR terminal 2, a short walk to terminal 3."

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2021

Hilton Garden Inn London Heathrow Terminal 2 and 3
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.
Imperial Court Suites
Imperial Court Suites
4 out of 5
81-83 Inverness Terrace, London, England
The price is ¥8,368 per night from Aug 22 to Aug 22
Located in London City Centre, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Queensway and Kensington Gardens. Kensington Palace and Hyde Park are also ...
3.5/5Good! (448 reviews)
"Excellent location. Helpful housekeeping. Very good service. Excellent reception services. The room was cleaned very well. The room was comfortable with AC. The housekeeping staff came daily and were very cooperative. Good value for money."

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2021

Imperial Court Suites
Citadines Barbican London
Citadines Barbican London
4 out of 5
7-21 Goswell Road, London, England
The price is ¥12,929 per night from Aug 1 to Aug 1
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. ...
4.2/5Very Good! (1,278 reviews)
"Great location, kitchenette facilities and fridge were a gods sent. Very compact room."

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2021

Citadines Barbican London
NOX HOTELS - Waterloo
NOX HOTELS - Waterloo
4 out of 5
25 Lower Marsh, London, England
Located in London City Centre, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of St. Thomas' Hospital, London Eye, and Westminster Bridge. London Dungeon and Big ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (79 reviews)
"Had a great stay at the Nox hotel, very clean & modern rooms. Everything you need provided, towels, iron & board, hair dryer, small kitchen area with fridge. Also a smart tv so we could link our phones to play music. Great location easy access to the subway to get around London. Will be back x"

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2021

NOX HOTELS - Waterloo
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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