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London
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London which includes a bridge, a city and a high-rise building

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

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London - Hyde Park
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London - Hyde Park
4 out of 5
150 Bayswater Road, London, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $138 per night from Jul 18 to Jul 18
Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Kensington Gardens and Portobello Road Market. Hyde Park and Royal Albert Hall are also ...
4.2/5Very Good! (995 reviews)
"Very clean property."

Reviewed on Jun. 14, 2021

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The Tower Hotel
The Tower Hotel
4 out of 5
St Katharine's Way, London, England
The price is CA $179 per night from Jul 2 to Jul 2
Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Tower Bridge, Tower of London, and HMS Belfast. The Shard and Excel Exhibition Centre ...
4.2/5Excellent! (2,635 reviews)
"Absolutely stunning view of Tower Bridge. The beds are incredibly comfortable. Rooms were a bit tired but still good quality. All the staff were very helpful and polite."

Reviewed on Jun. 22, 2021

The Tower Hotel
Dorsett City London
Dorsett City London
4 out of 5
9 Aldgate High Street, London, England
The price is CA $155 per night from Jul 4 to Jul 4
Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Financial District, The Gherkin, and Liverpool Street. Tower Bridge and Tower of London ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (985 reviews)
"My husband and I stayed here for a long weekend, the hotel is really nice and in a great location right next to Aldgate tube station so it makes it really easy to move around London. Jenna on reception was super helpful and could do enough doe you. Whilst we were there two of the three lifts were ..."

Reviewed on Jun. 20, 2021

Dorsett City London
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Quantock Lodge 1
Quantock Lodge 1
Rochester, ENG
Located in the heart of Rochester, this apartment building is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Guildhall Museum and 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from Historic Dockyard Chatham. Rochester ...
Quantock Lodge 1
The Wharf Medway
The Wharf Medway
4 out of 5
25 The Wharf, Dock Head Road, Chatham, England
Situated in Chatham, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Brook Theatre and Historic Dockyard Chatham. Fort Amherst and Chatham Naval Memorial ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (4 reviews)
"Checking in was confusing. Would have been fine if we knew the process and the area, but we didnt. Had to go to a fish&chip shop to pick up the keys (meant to pick up a parking permit but one wasn't provided) then had to find the parking space. Told to right a note to leave on the car dashboard. ..."

Reviewed on Sep. 29, 2020

The Wharf Medway
Cosy and Clean Second Floor Apartment
Cosy and Clean Second Floor Apartment
Chatham, ENG
Situated in Chatham, this vacation home is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Brook Theatre and 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Historic Dockyard Chatham. Chatham Naval Memorial and ...
Cosy and Clean Second Floor Apartment
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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