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Discover London

Get set for a taste of both the historic and the modern with flights and holidays in London. Take a history lesson while you tour the Tower of London, or get the lay of the land with a ride on the Coca-Cola London Eye. With so much to see and do, there’s plenty for everyone in London.

Home to well known landmarks, designer shopping, and a vibrant arts and theatre community, it’s no wonder so many choose to spend their holidays in London. And with flights from British Airways, you’ll arrive in England in style. With regular flights to London from the world over, the city’s never out of reach.

Guard at the Tower of London

Find out what's on in London this February

If you thought February would be a quiet month in London then think again. The capital offers abundant ways to celebrate for amorous couples on Valentine’s Day. Then it's pancake time on Shrove Tuesday, before the Chinese New Year is welcomed in vibrant style. There’s all this and more…

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1 – 8 February

You’ll be singing and dancing All Night Long when Motown’s Greatest Hits: How Sweet It Is comes to the Richmond Theatre on 5 February. Featuring classic Motown numbers from legendary artists including The Temptations, Lionel Richie and Stevie Wonder –this superb live show is not to be missed.

Then get ready to have a ball as Strictly Come Dancing: The Live Tour quicksteps into the O2 Arena from 7 and 8 February. With all the glitz, dazzling choreography and of course, stars of the hit TV show on an arena-sized scale, this is a must for Strictly fans.

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9 – 15 February

See Tchaikovsky’s beloved ballet Swan Lake, at London’s magnificent Royal Opera House from
10 February to 9 April. This classic tale of a princess turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer is brought to life in a stunning new production by the prestigious Royal Ballet.

Then celebrate Valentine’s Day in the capital on
14 February with a romantic meal at the lavish OXO Tower Restaurant, which offers breathtaking views of London. Or gaze at the stars while sipping Champagne in a special evening at the Royal Observatory Greenwich.

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16 – 22 February

Be a part of the pancake-flipping fun in London on Shrove Tuesday, 17 February. Watch MPs toss pancakes as they compete against members of the press in the Parliamentary Pancake Race, starting at 10am in Victoria Tower Gardens. Then buy sweet, sticky pancakes from market vendors or eateries all over the city.

Or soak up the lively atmosphere and enjoy a feast of entertainment as the Chinese New Year is celebrated in London on 19 February. Make your way to Chinatown, Trafalgar Square or Shaftesbury Avenue for vibrant parades, performance artists and traditional food and craft stalls.

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22 – 28 February

A must for opera lovers – the spellbinding Madam Butterfly, returns to the Royal Albert Hall from
26 February to 15 March. With its mesmerising score and heart-rending love story, Puccini’s masterpiece will not fail to move and captivate in this spectacular production.

Or catch Scotland’s biggest-selling female artiste of all time, Barbara Dickson, as she brings her ‘Winter’ tour to the Union Chapel on
28 February. Featuring her greatest hits among other material, this show will thrill fans of the award-winning singer.

Find out what's on in London this March

London's wintry chill begins to thaw out in March, making it a good time to stroll London's parks and gardens – perhaps with your mum on Mother's Day. St Patrick's Day brings its own emerald hue to central London with a host of celebrations marking the occasion.

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1 – 8 March

Lionel Richie brings All the hits all night long to the O2 Arena for the entire month, starting from
1 March. There’s no doubt you’ll be dancing on the ceiling when you experience the unique party atmosphere.

The Truth and Memory: British Art of the First World War exhibition at the Imperial War Museum ends on 8 March. Part of the WW1 centenary events, this instillation showcases how artists shaped a memory of the conflict that endures to this day.

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9 – 15 March

Savage Beauty opens at the V&A on 14 March, showcasing the late Alexander Mcqueen’s visionary body of work including his unfinished AW 2010 collection. This was the most popular fashion exhibition in history when it opened in New York and London will be no exception this year.

Spend an unforgettable Mother's Day in London on 15 March. See the biggest spring flowering display at Kew Gardens. Put your shopping bags down for lunch at Harvey Nic’s Fifth Floor Dining room or take a leisurely afternoon tea at Fortnum and Mason’s (XE-8H5WQ8KUR9CZ99).

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16 – 22 March

While our St Patrick's Day celebrations are less prominent here than Dublin or New York’s, there will be plenty of London pubs to enjoy the craic on 17 March. There is also a large parade on
15 March, starting from Green Park and leading to a family-friendly festival in Trafalgar Square.

If it’s time for a spring clean, why not visit the Ideal Home Show from 20 March to 6 April? In its 107th year, this is perfect place to find some much needed inspiration. You’ll also pick up some fantastic tips and tricks to transform your home and garden.

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23 – 31 March

It’s the last chance to catch Placebo’s critically acclaimed 'Loud Like Love’ tour in the UK, performing at Hammersmith Apollo on
24 March
. Or watch one of the funniest comedians around, Omid Djalili perform on
27 to 28 March, following a sold-out season at the Edinburgh Festival.

If the Great British Bake Off has inspired the amateur baker in you, you’ll love the Cake International – The Sugarcraft, Cake Decorating & Baking Show taking place on 27 to 29 March at Excel London.

Find out what's on in London this April

April begins with the excitement of Easter, welcoming a host of things to do over the bank holiday weekend. With Spring in full swing, it’s also the ideal time to enjoy two of the capitals prestigious outdoor sporting events. As well as enjoying the festivities of St Georges Day, where Londoners embrace English food, drink, music and traditions.

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1-7 April

You won’t be short of things to do over the bank holiday weekend, as the capital bursts with Easter-themed events which range from egg hunts to Easter Sunday hymns. For the fourth year running, the London Easter 10k will be taking place on 6 April in Regents Park. Pick up Easter goodies with your medal at the finish line to celebrate your efforts.

Book tickets to see super-group McBusted perform at the O2 on 4 or 5 April. Combined Busted and McFly have sold an impressive 15 million records worldwide and chalked up 14 number ones, 20 top 3 singles and 27 top ten singles.

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8-14 April

The four-and-a-quarter-mile Oxford v Cambridge Boat Race takes place on 11 April and is sure to be a thrilling experience for the estimated 300,000 London spectators. Find a spot on the banks of the Thames, anywhere from Putney Bridge to Chiswick Bridge, and cheer on the rowers from England’s most prestigious universities.

Don’t miss the chance to admire more than 80 pieces of art at the extraordinary Art of the Brick, which is showing at The Old Truman Brewery until 12 April. Appealing to all ages, this exhibition uses more than a million LEGO® bricks to create unique pieces that have wowed audiences worldwide. 

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15-21 April

See Sting and Paul Simon collaboratively perform at the O2 on 15 and 16 April. Or let your senses go into overdrive as the magical sounds of Russian master, Tchaikovsky, are combined with drama, canon fire and sensational fireworks during the Tchaikovsky Gala at the Royal Albert Hall on 19 April.

London will also be hosting the annual Feast of St George in Trafalgar Square to celebrate St George’s Day and England’s patron saint.

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22-30 April

Virgin London Marathon takes place on 26 April. Crowds gather to watch runners pass some of the capital's famous landmarks, including the Cutty Sark, London Eye and Tower Bridge. With such an impressive backdrop, it's no wonder it has been dubbed a ‘historical jog around London’.

From 30 April to 3 May the London Coffee Festival celebrates London’s vibrant coffee scene at The Old Truman Brewery. The event houses over 250 artisan coffee and gourmet food stalls – offering tastings and demonstrations from expert baristas, as well as interactive workshops, street food, coffee-based cocktails, live music and DJs.

London areas

St Pancras train station

Bloomsbury & St Pancras

Bloomsbury has attracted writers and liberal thinkers for centuries. Home to the British Museum, British Library and the Charles Dickens’ Museum. St. Pancras is the transport hub for Eurostar, and provides fantastic transport links to London areas and Europe.

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Marble Arch & Oxford Street

London’s shopping institutions, such as Selfridges and Liberty, mix with fantastic high street shops and premium designer brands. Take a break from the shops and visit Baker Street, home to fictional detective Sherlock Holmes.

The Mall leading to Buckingham Palace

Victoria & Westminster

At the heart of London’s monarchy, politics and iconic landmarks. Visit Buckingham Palace, the Queen’s official residence, and Westminster Abbey, the chosen wedding venue of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

Colourful houses in London

Paddington & Notting Hill

Known as the leafy neighbourhoods of London, Paddington is bordered by Hyde Park and fashionable Notting Hill is characterised by its green squares. A haven for antiques, second hand books, and the weekly, Portobello Road Market.

The Natural History Museum

Kensington & Earls Court

One of the most beautiful areas of London and great for history and the arts. Surrounded by stunning Georgian and Edwardian architecture. Visit the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum while you’re here.

Sounds of summer

YouTube vlogger Jimmy Hill took a musical tour of London and then jumped on a ferry to explore the Isle of Wight Festival. See how he got on in the video below.

London weather

Prepare for the weather before your holiday

Average seasonal temperatures°C/°F
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • 10°Mar
  • 13°Apr
  • 17°May
  • 20°Jun
  • 22°Jul
  • 21°Aug
  • 19°Sep
  • 14°Oct
  • 10°Nov
  • Dec
Average monthly rainfall (mm)
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  • 40
  • 37
  • 37
  • 46
  • 45
  • 57
  • 59
  • 49
  • 57
  • 64
  • 48
Average daily sunshine (hours)
  • 1
  • 2
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  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 6
  • 6
  • 5
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

10 of London’s best men’s fashion stores

London shop.

Former FHM fashion director Gary Kingsnorth chooses his ultimate stylish shops for dedicated followers of men’s fashion

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