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

Take a trip in the London Eye, the giant wheel that sits on the banks of the River Thames, to get a sense of what makes London such an amazing city. Look below you to see immediately recognizable landmarks and streets bursting with life. As well as offering unparalleled sightseeing and culture, London today also promises a thriving foodie scene and peaceful parks, for when you need to escape the restless rush of the city.

Visit the Museum of London to find out about the fascinating story of Britain’s capital city. Learn about its origins at the Roman settlement Londinium, as well as the invasions and occupations that shaped the city in the following two millennia.

One of the best ways to spend your time in London is hopping between its numerous world-class museums and galleries, most of which are free to enter. The British Museum and the National Gallery are two of the most famous, but there are dozens more to discover. Learn about the history of healthcare in the Wellcome Collection or chart the story of design in the Victoria and Albert Museum. The Natural History Museum, the Science Museum and the Saatchi Gallery also offer hours of entertainment.

The U.K.’s capital has no shortage of iconic landmarks, from Trafalgar Square to St. Paul’s Cathedral to the Houses of Parliament. Meet the silent, stoic soldiers that stand outside Buckingham Palace and encounter the crown jewels at the Tower of London.

Modern London hosts a thriving arts scene that every visitor needs to experience. Amble along Southbank to pass the Tate Modern, the British Film Institute and the National Theatre. Book tickets to see world-famous musicals in the theatres of the West End. Alternatively, seek out something more classical at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden for a night of extravagant entertainment.

Travel to London at any time of year, although wrap up in waterproofs if visiting in the rainy winter months between November and February. While the London Underground makes getting around easy, the city center is also an exciting area to explore on foot.

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Where to stay in London

Zedwell Piccadilly Circus
Zedwell Piccadilly Circus
3 out of 5
Great Windmill Street, London, England, W1D 7DH
The price is CA $141 per night from Oct 16 to Oct 17
Stay at this 3-star hotel in London. Enjoy free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk, and daily housekeeping. Our guests praise the clean rooms and the overall value in ...
3.9/5 Good! (1,445 reviews)
"Simple and easy check in/out. Good standards in the room. Location central to most things."

Reviewed on Sep. 25, 2022

The Royal National Hotel
The Royal National Hotel
4 out of 5
38-51 Bedford Way, London, England, WC1H 0DG
The price is CA $169 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 4
Stay at this 4-star eco-friendly hotel in London. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and onsite parking. Our guests praise the WiFi and the clean rooms in our reviews. ...
3.8/5 Good! (3,300 reviews)
"We booked two rooms and paid in advance. One room was ready upon check-in. The second room was not ready even thought we were checking in 1.5 hours after the advertised check-in time. One room was reserved as a double occupancy queen bed but it was two single beds and no queen rooms were available. ..."

Reviewed on Sep. 25, 2022

The President Hotel
The President Hotel
3.5 out of 5
56-60 Guildford Street, London, England, WC1N 1DB
The price is CA $210 per night from Oct 16 to Oct 17
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in London. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and 24-hour room service. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful ...
4/5 Very Good! (1,643 reviews)
2 night stay in London
"The Hotel room was very clean so pleased with that. Not the most comfortable bed but we weren't paying Ritz prices. Room made up each day so again very good. Lots of hot water, powerful shower and bathroom clean & tidy."

Reviewed on Sep. 26, 2022

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.
Chelsea Cloisters
Chelsea Cloisters
3.5 out of 5
Sloane Avenue, London, England, SW3 3DW
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly aparthotel in London. Enjoy 2 restaurants, 2 bars/lounges, and WiFi. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy ...
3.3/5 (1,754 reviews)
An “interesting” place
"The overall condition of our 2-bedroom apartment is average. Upon arrival, we couldn’t open two windows and London was warm during our stay. Also there were drunk people talked very loud in the center courtyard or outside the building. One of them was screaming “fire!” So we didn’t get any sleep ..."

Reviewed on Sep. 7, 2022

Staycity Aparthotels London Heathrow
Staycity Aparthotels London Heathrow
4 out of 5
High Point Village, Station Approach, Hayes, England, UB3 4FL
Stay at this 4-star aparthotel in Hayes. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the quiet rooms in our reviews. ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (2,294 reviews)
"I've stayed here a few times over the years due to the location, amenities and ease of getting in to central London. The apartments are well appointed and clean, and the price is reasonable for London. It's ideal if you're driving to London due to the secure car park (you do have to pay extra for ..."

Reviewed on Sep. 18, 2022

Lux Logic
Lux Logic
4 out of 5
124 Prince of Wales Drive, London, England, SW8 4BJ
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in London. Enjoy free WiFi, room service, and a snack bar/deli. Our guests praise the comfy rooms and the overall ...
4/5 Very Good! (486 reviews)
"Amazing flat, clean and had everything you needed. My only criticism is that the sofa bed was incredibly uncomfortable."

Reviewed on Aug. 20, 2022

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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