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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.
London is great for culture & sightseeing.

Hacker Tip

London's subway aka "the Tube" is the best way to get around the city. Get yourself an Oyster Card at the airport or any tube stop and download the free map app, and you’ll be getting around like a local in no time.
London Eye National Gallery Tower Bridge
8.9 million
city in England
Pound Sterling equals $1 USD
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Getting to London

You’ll likely fly into one of London’s 2 major airports – Heathrow or Gatwick. If you fly into Heathrow, take the Heathrow Express to Paddington Station in West London and connect to the Tube from there.

Median airfare by month

$449 Median airfare from US to London in January

Median airfare by time before departure

$585 Median airfare 1 month before departure date
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Staying in London

London is big, which means choosing the right area to stay is important. Consider what’s on your to-do list and find somewhere convenient to your top picks. If all else fails, indecisive first-timers can't go wrong staying in the South Bank.

Median hotel rate by month

$190 Median January hotel rate

Median hotel rate by night

$169 Median Sunday hotel rate

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When in London

Must-see in London

Big Ben
Big Ben
British Museum
British Museum
Tower of London
Tower of London
Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace

Weather in London

Average Temperature (°F)
39° Average temperature in January

Eating in London

What should you order while you’re in London?

Did you even go to London if you didn’t eat fish and chips at least once? For the most authentic take on the local favorite, you’ll need to head to a chippy – a fast-food fish and chips shop that specializes in the classic dish.

What you’ll expect to pay (USD)

Cheap meal
A beer
Nice dinner for 2
Standard tip for good service

Where to eat in London

CORE by Clare Smyth CORE by Clare Smyth
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Clarke's Restaurant Clarke's Restaurant
Modern European
4.9 Excellent
$$$$ £41 and over
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Restaurant Story London Restaurant Story London
4.8 Excellent
$$$$ £41 and over
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Portland Restaurant Portland Restaurant
4.8 Excellent
$$$$ £41 and over
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