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Home to a checklist of world-famous art galleries and museums, striking architecture and next-level restaurants, London truly is Britain’s beating heart. Home of the royal family, and a hotbed of history - start planning your trip to the majestic capital.
A trip to London has something for everyone. A sprawl of multicultural neighbourhoods spiral out from the River Thames and form the cultural cornerstones of the city. Some of the capital’s most-loved landmarks – the London Eye, Buckingham Palace and Tower Bridge – line the riverbanks, creating its iconic skyline – an arresting mashup of old and modern architecture.
Jam-packed with attractions, there is a wealth of things to do in London, with plenty to keep you busy from the moment you arrive. Royal enthusiasts can wander the grounds of Kensington Palace, step back in time with a trip to Westminster Abbey, or delight in afternoon tea at The Goring – the only hotel in the UK to be honoured with a Royal Warrant. First-timers can fill an itinerary with central London sightseeing, from Mayfair’s smart shops and glitzy theatre in the West End to Soho’s innovative restaurants and peaceful Hyde Park. To get a real feel for London, it’s worth venturing further afield. Go west to Chelsea for luxury shopping and South Kensington’s museum district, or explore the East End neighbourhood Shoreditch for edgy cocktail bars and independent boutiques.
Come the weekends, nothing beats a stroll in one of London’s Royal Parks followed by a pub lunch. Soak up maritime history in Greenwich, or brave a dip in Hampstead Heath’s outdoor ponds. Alternatively, hire a car to Windsor for a road trip of regal proportions, or revel in pretty countryside in the Cotswolds. What are you waiting for?
Best time to go
All year round
10-15% of your bill
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