You're Going to Love London

London is welcoming, full of history, and constantly changing, making it an exciting place for young couples, families, and solo travelers alike.

Stroll along the Thames, take in the book markets on the South Bank, cross over Waterloo Bridge and head across Trafalgar Square. Book tickets to West End plays, climb Big Ben, and enjoy gourmet meals in Soho restaurants like Chotto Matte (Frith Street) or Ember Yard (60 Berwick St).

Join the crowds of Londoners as they cheer on soccer teams like Arsenal (in Islington) or Tottenham Hotspur (Edmonton), or buy some English cheese, bread, pickles, and beer and head to beautiful parks, like Hampstead Heath or Hyde Park, for a picnic.

In the evening, you can relax in your hotel or hit some of Europe’s most lively nightclubs, including XOYO (32-37 Cowper St) or Studio 338 (338 Boord Street, Greenwich). Whether you want a week of partying or some relaxing sight-seeing, London delivers.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit London

What to do in London

Big Ben
British Museum
Tower of London
Buckingham Palace

When to Visit London

The best time to visit London depends on what you intend to do. If you want to catch a soccer match, visit in autumn or winter to have the best choice of games. To enjoy sight-seeing without it being too crowded, late spring and early summer are great times to visit (Late May to early July). London’s cultural calendar stretches all-year-round, however, so there’s never a bad time to book a flight.

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Where to Stay in London

Popular Districts in London

How to Get Around London

The Cost of Living in London

Shopping Streets

Major shopping districts include Oxford Street, home to brands like Nike, H&M, Primark and Zara, while nearby Regents Street is home to Hamleys (188-196 Regent St), the world’s oldest toy store. The Westfield Centers in Stratford and Shepherd’s Bush are huge malls with well known brands, while Camden Market is the place to go for alternative fashions. Antique hunters will adore Portobello Market, vintage fashion stores are plentiful in Dalston, while Mayfair is home to luxury boutiques like b store (24A Savile Row) and Browns (23-27 South Molton Street). As a reference point, expect to pay around £30 for a sweatshirt and £40-60 for high-quality jeans.

Groceries and Other

London is famously one of Europe's most expensive cities. When it comes to groceries, you can save money by shopping at supermarkets like Sainsburys, Morrisons and Tesco. Waitrose and Marks and Spencer are a little more up-market, but sandwiches will still only cost around £2. If you need any electrical items, head to Tottenham Court Road, which has a cluster of electronics retailers.

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A pair of jeans
$85.73
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Single public transport ticket
$3.35
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Cappuccino
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