London

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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

Zedwell Piccadilly
Zedwell Piccadilly
3 out of 5
Great Windmill Street, London, England
The price is ¥10,970 per night from Feb 6 to Feb 7
Located in London City Centre, this hotel is steps from Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square, and Piccadilly. Theatreland and Shaftesbury Avenue are also within ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (461 reviews)
"I liked that it was convenient, it was INCREDIBLY well situated, the room was a decent size for what I needed it for, bed was very comfortable, the shower was lovely. It was clean. The towels were big. The room looked calming. I liked my stay a lot. I didn't like the lack of light in the morning ..."

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2022

Zedwell Piccadilly
Leonardo Royal London Tower Bridge
Leonardo Royal London Tower Bridge
4 out of 5
45 Prescot Street, London, England
The price is ¥15,750 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25
Located in London City Centre, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Tower Bridge and Tower of London. Borough Market and Museum of London are also within ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (1,117 reviews)
"It was really like I enjoyed my stay, the staff were very polite, just the. Balloons I asked for my birthday by the time I got there they were popped and was only one remained. But it was all good 😊"

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2022

Leonardo Royal London Tower Bridge
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 ¥15,230 per night from Feb 4 to Feb 5
Located in Heathrow Villages, this hotel is 2.8 mi (4.4 km) from Stockley Park and 2.8 mi (4.6 km) from London Motor Museum. Twickenham Stadium and Windsor Castle ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (1,701 reviews)
"Easy access to airport"

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2022

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.
Staycity Aparthotels London Heathrow
Staycity Aparthotels London Heathrow
4 out of 5
High Point Village, Station Approach, Hayes, England
The price is ¥8,628 per night from Jan 30 to Jan 31
Located in Botwell, this aparthotel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Stockley Park and within 9 mi (15 km) of Twickenham Stadium and Wembley Stadium. Ealing Broadway ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (2,174 reviews)
"Good option for people needing to fly early. Train connection to Heathrow very good. Rooms are ok. Taaka Tak Indian restaurant is excellent."

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2022

Staycity Aparthotels London Heathrow
Chelsea Bridge Apartments
Chelsea Bridge Apartments
4 out of 5
124 Prince of Wales Drive, London, England
The price is ¥10,819 per night from Jan 30 to Jan 31
Located in London City Centre, this aparthotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Sloane Square, The Oval, and Victoria Palace Theatre. Harrods and Buckingham Palace are ...
4/5 Very Good! (436 reviews)
"The flat was perfect. The Team is great - very helpful. The Tesco Express across the street can provide you with breakfast lunch or dinner. Good WiFi and TV. Parking if free - I think - big benefit. The location is near (5min walk or drive) to new Battersea power station with loads of nice restaurants. ..."

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2022

Chelsea Bridge Apartments
Locke At Broken Wharf
Locke At Broken Wharf
4 out of 5
Broken Quay House, 2 Broken Wharf, London, England
The price is ¥10,957 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25
Located in London City Centre, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Financial District, St. Paul's Cathedral, and Tate Modern. Museum of London ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (91 reviews)
"Great location, amazing team and a brilliant place to stay."

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2022

Locke At Broken Wharf
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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