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London city vacations

With hundreds of hotels to choose from and countless tours and experiences, we have personally selected vacation options for royal fans, Harry Potter fans, Shakespeare fans and Rolling Stones fans. Vacations are available from all gateways (prices may differ) so explore our top recommendations and take advantage of some of our great offers today!

Vacations to London

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*Per person, includes taxes, fees and carrier charges. Travel in November 2016. Other gateways are available.

Rolling Stones.

The perfect Rolling Stones vacation

Enjoy the ultimate Rolling Stones experience on your London vacation with this unbeatable itinerary.

What to see: Rolling Stones tour including entrance to EXHIBITIONISM
Rolling Stones.

What to see: Rolling Stones tour including entrance to EXHIBITIONISM

Enjoy the ultimate experience for Rolling Stones fans, all combined in one three-hour tour. Accompanied by your knowledgeable guide, you’ll visit over 50 sites and locations – including the studio where the Stones held their first recording - and tour the neighbourhoods of Notting Hill, Earls Court and Chelsea, to see various homes lived in by the band. You’ll stop for lunch at Bill Wyman’s restaurant ‘Sticky Fingers’, where you can peruse rare memorabilia over a tasty meal, before ending your tour at London’s famous Saatchi Gallery for EXHIBITIONISM. This exciting and immersive exhibition shows how The Rolling Stones shaped popular culture. The first of its kind, this impressive display includes art and design, film, video, fashion, performance and rare sound archives. From unseen artefacts to the band’s personal archives, this fascinating visual exhibition takes you through the fifty year history of the critically acclaimed rock and roll band.

Enjoy the tour from $129 per person

Where to stay: London Hilton Park Lane
Hilton Park Lane.

Where to stay: London Hilton Park Lane

Stay where The Rolling Stones did at the London Hilton on Park Lane. Ideal for luxury vacations in London, this five star hotel is situated in the heart of Mayfair, close to Hyde Park, Knightsbridge and Buckingham Palace. With its award-winning top floor restaurant, impressive accommodation and prestigious location, you can see why The Rolling Stones have chosen to stay here too.

Flights + 5 nights hotel from $2129 per person

Prices based on per person, double occupancy and includes taxes, fees and carrier charges. Travel in August 2016, departing from New York. Exclusive special rates available for all bookings up to May 31, 2016. Other gateways are available. The EXHIBITIONISM tour is based on two people travelling in August 2016.

Harry Potter.

For Harry Potter fans…

From tours of the movie franchise filming locations to ideally-located hotels, let us provide everything you need for a spellbinding London vacation filled with magic!

What to see: Warner Bros. Studio Tour
Warner Bros.

What to see: Warner Bros. Studio Tour

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London is a behind-the-scenes walking tour which will immerse you into the world of film-making, featuring authentic sets, costumes and props from the Harry Potter film series. Wander through Diagon Alley and visit the Great Hall. Discover the secrets behind the films’ incredible visual effects and even try out the green-screen technology used, for yourself.

Warner Bros. Studio Tour from $95 per person

Where to stay: The Andaz Liverpool Street
Andaz hotel.

Where to stay: The Andaz Liverpool Street

With a building dating back to 1884, there’s more than meets the eye at the Andaz London Liverpool Street, which boasts an old masonic temple, long hidden behind an inconspicuous looking wall. Book a stay in this boutique, luxury five star now and you’ll benefit from discounted weekend rates, a welcome treat and a visit to the old temple on request. Offer available for stays in April and July when you book by 31st May.

Flights + 5 nights hotel including welcome treat and temple visit from $2079 per person

Prices based on per person, double occupancy and includes taxes, fees and carrier charges. Travel in July 2016, departing from New York. Exclusive weekend rates available and complimentary welcome treat and visit to temple is included for all bookings up to May 31, 2016. Other gateways are available. The Warner Bros Studio tour is based on two people travelling in July 2016.

Shakespeare.

The perfect Shakespeare vacation

Shakespeare is as synonymous with English culture as tea and cake. From tours, to hotels, to car hire, we’ve created the perfect Shakespeare vacation for literature lovers visiting London.

Where to stay: Hilton London Bankside
Hilton Bankside.

Where to stay: Hilton London Bankside

Within strolling distance of Shakespeare’s Globe, the Hilton London Bankside is ideally placed for visiting the famous theatre. With the Tate Modern also just a stone’s throw away, this five star luxury hotel really is the perfect base for those who appreciate the arts. Industrial chic is showcased throughout the Bankside, with quirky features including hidden origami foxes and 1600 original English pennies set into The Distillery Bar wall. Unwind in this stylish setting with a signature cocktail or enjoy a relaxing dip in the 17-metre pool. Book now to take advantage of our special discounted rates, free upgrade to a Deluxe room, discount on food at the Oxbo restaurant, free Wi-Fi and late check-out.

Flights + 5 nights hotel including room upgrade and free Wi-Fi from $1389 per person

What to see: Shakespeare tours
Globe.

What to see: Shakespeare tours

Visit the world’s largest exhibition dedicated to Shakespeare, when you book our Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre Tour and Exhibition experience from $25 per person. Through interactive displays and live demonstrations, Elizabethan London and the history of the iconic Globe Theatre are brought to life. The story then continues with a captivating half-day tour of the Globe itself. Or why not combine a visit to Shakespeare’s birthplace – picturesque Stratford-upon-Avon – with a tour of the scenic Cotswolds, medieval Warwick Castle and historic Oxford? Our Warwick Castle, Oxford, Stratford & The Cotswolds experience, from $80 per person, combines these quintessentially English destinations into one unforgettable tour.

Shakespeare Globe Theatre tour from $25 per person

Prices based on per person, double occupancy and includes taxes, fees and carrier charges. Travel in September 2016, departing from New York. Hilton London Bankside discounted rates, free upgrade to a Deluxe room, free Wi-Fi and late check-out are available to book until May 31, 2016 for travel from April 7 - September 30, 2016 and subject to availability.

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The perfect royal vacation

What better way to experience London than by visiting the homes of the British Royal Family? Take in London’s royal residences and indulge in hotel stays that are fit for royalty. We have compiled the perfect vacation, taking in London’s royal residences and hotel stays that are fit for royalty.

Where to stay: The Rubens at the Palace
Rubens.

Where to stay: The Rubens at the Palace

Boasting a prestigious location opposite the Royal Mews of Buckingham Palace, The Rubens at the Palace will make you feel like royalty. This four star luxury hotel epitomises regal elegance and is offering a free Royal Afternoon Tea overlooking the Royal Mews – you might even be lucky enough to see Her Majesty passing in her carriage. With Victoria Station just a few steps away, exploring London from The Rubens couldn’t be easier.

Flights + 5 nights hotel including afternoon tea from $1699 per person

What to see: Morning London tour
Royal.

What to see: Morning London tour

Our tour begins with a panoramic drive around Parliament Square to see the stately Westminster Abbey, where Prince William and Kate Middleton were married. You’ll stop at magnificent Kensington Palace – the former home of Diana, Princess of Wales – as well as taking in the Royal Albert Hall and Albert Memorial. You will then visit London’s crowning glory – Buckingham Palace, to see the colourful spectacle of the Changing of the Guard. The tour concludes at iconic Trafalgar Square.

Morning London tour from $50 per person

Prices based on per person, double occupancy and includes taxes, fees and carrier charges. Travel in September 2016, departing from New York. Complimentary afternoon tea is included for all bookings up to May 31, 2016. Other gateways are available. The Morning London tour is based on two people travelling in September 2016.

Competition.

Win an amazing trip to London

At visitlondon.com/fans you can enter a competition for a chance to win one of four fantastic trips to London. Find out about all four prizes, from Harry Potter to Shakespeare and Royals to rock Music and enter before 23:59 GMT on May 31, 2016. Enter all FOUR competitions if you think you're the ultimate fan of London.

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Create your perfect London weekend itinerary

Tick off the top sights and experiences on a whistle-stop weekend tour of London. Pop on some comfortable shoes and a waterproof, grab a map and prepare to clock up those steps.

Day 1 – Saturday
Lion statue.

Day 1 – Saturday

First call of the day is South Kensington, which is home to three of London’s best (and free) museums. You’ll be spoilt for choice, with the fantastic Natural History Museum, Science Museum and Victoria & Albert Museum competing for your attention. Afterwards take a walk through Hyde Park (home to Kensington Palace) to Notting Hill Gate. From here you can pretty much follow the crowds to the iconic Portobello Market, one of the world’s largest antiques markets and a must-do if you’re visiting at the weekend. Next, hop on a red bus (another thing ticked off the list) to Hyde Park Corner, where it’s only a short walk to some of London’s most iconic attractions. Walk through Green Park to Buckingham Palace. Then continue through St. James Park to Westminster, for a glimpse of Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament – make sure to peer down Downing Street (home to the Prime Minister). Walk up Whitehall towards Trafalgar Square, where you can take a photograph with Nelson’s Column and the famous lion statues. End your day in Covent Garden, for dinner and drinks.

Day 2 – Sunday
Treasure box.

Day 2 – Sunday

On Sunday venture into East London, to mingle with the hipsters. Get the Overground to Hoxton and start your day at Columbia Road flower market (Sunday’s only). Absorb the early morning buzz, as people laden with beautiful flowers flood by. Fight the crowds to get to the tiny shops that line the street. Walk on to the top of Brick Lane, for its Sunday market. Browse wares old and new and pick up delicious street food or unique trinkets from the stalls. Move on to the famous Spitalfields area, which now offers a more upmarket vibe. In the afternoon, get the tube (another must-do London experience) to Baker Street, made famous by fictional detective Sherlock Holmes and home to The Sherlock Holmes Museum. Just beyond here, you’ll discover the sprawling greenery of Regent’s Park. Spend some time exploring, hire a rowboat on the lake or go to London Zoo. To finish off, find a pub that serves a traditional Sunday roast – the perfect end to your day.

Day 3 – Monday
Snow man statue.

Day 3 – Monday

Monday begins at the Tate Modern, where you can see a collection of London’s best contemporary art. Afterwards, enjoy a quick sit down with an incredible view at the restaurant on level 6. Or pop to Borough Market - a foodie’s favourite - for lunch. Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the picturesque South Bank, pass the Globe Theatre, gaze up at The Shard and see the historic HMS Belfast. Next, walk over Tower Bridge and make your way to the Tower of London. If you go inside, make sure you wait for the Beefeater guided tour. Enjoy a trip along the river from Tower Pier to Embankment, then hop on the tube to Oxford Circus (you’ll exit on the corner of Oxford Street and Regent Street). Nearby you’ll find famous London stores Hamleys and Liberty’s, as well as Carnaby Street – which was iconic in the 1960s. Weave your way to Piccadilly Circus – stopping for a photograph in front of the dazzling lights. Stroll to Leicester Square, which is always abuzz with tourists. Then nip up to China Town for a delicious dinner.

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