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London's skyline is sparkling with royal landmarks such as Buckingham Palace and Kensington Palace, Westminster Abbey and the Tower of London, and dotted with striking modern additions including The Walkie Talkie, The Gherkin and The Shard. From the bright lights of Piccadilly Circus to Notting Hill’s pastel-coloured houses, there’s something to inspire at every corner.

We can help you plan and book your dream London city break, whether it’s a cheap trip or a luxury getaway. Book your flights and hotels in London together, and you’ll save with our great value package holidays. With up to 457 flights landing in London from 207 destinations every day, before you know it you’ll be sipping cocktails in Soho or wandering past the London Eye.

Start planning your adventure now with our London travel guides, for the inside track on the best things to do in London, where to eat and what's on this month.

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Our favourite hotels in London

Home to five-star luxury hotels and smart budget accommodation, knowing where to stay in London can be overwhelming. Luckily, our travel experts have already selected the best hotels in London ensuring you have the perfect London city break. Stylish travellers will adore the five-star Langham Hotel, its pretty rooms are just moments from the hubbub of Oxford Circus. If you’re looking for a cheap London hotel, the Royal National;offers a smart Bloomsbury address without breaking the bank.

5 star London hotels

London leads the way when it comes to glamorous five-star hotels. Our collection of luxury hotels in London brings together the best of the bunch, so whether you want a historic grand dame, glitzy city views or out-and-out opulence, we’ve got it covered. The May Fair is in the heart of the West End, perfectly located for a theatre break. Its on-site restaurant serves tapas-style cuisine inspired by Mexican and Peruvian dishes.

4 star London hotels

Our large selection of 4 star hotels in London offers options to suit varied tastes and budgets. Choose from charming boutique hotels, traditional hotels with central locations and modern apartments that offer that ‘home from home’ feel. The Grosvenor is a convenient choice if you're travelling by train from London Gatwick. You can directly access the hotel from London Victoria concourse, and it's a short walk from Buckingham Palace and Green Park.

3 star London hotels

It might have a reputation for being expensive, but a trip to London isn’t just for big spenders. If you know where to look there are plenty of brilliant, affordable places to stay. The Pilgrm is one of our favourites, just steps from Paddington Station. This boutique hotel features ‘the pantry’ on each floor, so you can help yourself to tea, coffee and water.

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How to see London on a budget

Despite London being one of the expensive cities in the world there’s still plenty to see and do, even if you’re on a budget. Whether you’re on a luxury break or are counting the pennies our handy guide, including hotel, food and sightseeing suggestions, will help you get the most from your money each day.

Up to £150 per day

Get out and walk

It’s free, and a great way to see some of London’s loveliest landmarks. Start at Westminster, then marvel at Big Ben and Westminster Abbey before walking along to the Southbank to Tower Bridge. Or, walk to South Kensington and explore some of London’s wonderful free museums including the Natural History Museum, Science Museum and the V&A.

Eat on a budget

London is a city where you can dine like a king for just a few pounds. Walk to Chinatown for delicious dim sum at a steal, or head to one of Soho’s cool cafés. Another good spot is Kingly Court, which has a lovely al-fresco courtyard and scores of reasonably-priced restaurants.

Places to eat in London

President Hotel

Check in to the President Hotel, just a short walk from the West End and Covent Garden. It’s conveniently located close to Russell Square Tube on the Piccadilly line, and you can travel straight to London Heathrow Airport on the Underground.

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£150 - £300 per day

Get cultural

See some theatre in the West End. For last-minute tickets head to Leicester Square’s TKTS booth, where you can buy tickets from as little as £15. The Lion King and Matilda are fun-filled family classics, while controversial The Book of Mormon remains a crowd-pleaser.

Eat deli style

Once you’re shopped out in Marylebone, make for cool deli La Fromagerie for fine cheese or nibble on Indian street food at Roti Chai.

Hilton London Metropole Hotel

The Hilton London Metropole Hotel on Edgware Road is ideal for those who like both buzz and green spaces. Hyde Park and Regent’s Park are just a 15-minute walk away, as are Marylebone’s smart shops.

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£300+ per day

See London from above

If the sky’s the limit, hire your own capsule in the London Eye for two (£380), or take a breathtaking ride in a helicopter and whizz above the Thames with London Helicopter (from £150).

Spoil yourself

Splash out at Spring at Somerset House where super chef Skye Gyngell serves seasonal cuisine in leafy surrounds. Expect to pay around £150-£200 for a dinner for two. Afterwards zip to the nearby Radio Rooftop bar at ME London for cocktails with a view.

Where to eat in London

London Waldorf Hilton

Wake up in style at the London Waldorf Hilton, close to Covent Garden and Trafalgar Square. Culture lovers are spoilt for choice as Somerset House, the National Portrait Gallery and the National Gallery are all a short walk away.

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Make the most of your London holiday

London is a city that could keep you entertained for months. With so much to see, it can be hard to know where to start. Our guide to city breaks in London will help to make sure that your trip ticks all the right boxes.

Where is the best place to stay in London

London’s hotel scene is diverse and exciting, and there are hundreds to choose from. This makes deciding where to base yourself a conundrum. Staying in central London or the glitzy West End means you’ll be at the heart of it all, with Covent Garden, Soho and the Southbank on your doorstep. It’s a fun place for first-time visitors to really soak up the city spirit, with luxury and budget options. But other parts of town are equally appealing. Business travellers often make for the City of London, where smart hotels abound. South Kensington and Chelsea have more of a quaint feel with boutique hotels plus the Natural History Museum and the V&A. Fashionistas flock to Knightsbridge, Mayfair and Marylebone with its five-star hotels, and fabulous shopping.

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Top five things to see in London

Whatever type of London city break you’re after, the British capital is full of exhilarating experiences. Here are our top five suggestions:

Our insider tip? Book tickets for sights and attractions in advance if you can – it means during your holiday you can focus even more of your time on having fun.

Best places to eat in London

Home to innovative fusion cuisine, classic bites, fine dining, a street food revolution and just about everything in between, the London food scene is frequently astonishing and always delicious. Whet your appetite with our insider foodie guides:

What to see in London in three days

In order to get the best out of a short break to London, do some forward planning before you arrive. Book a hotel that’s close to the London attractions you’ve set your heart on visiting and research which activities you don’t want to miss. Pre-booking popular activities and purchasing tickets to sights before you arrive means you can make the most of every minute of your time in the city.

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London fly-drive holidays

With breathtaking coastal roads and pretty country lanes there’s no better way to explore the UK than by car.

Whether you fancy driving the kids to the seaside or you’re off on an awesome road trip into the lush, green countryside, you can save money on your British fly-drive holiday with us by booking your flight and car hire together.

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UK multi-city holidays

After you’ve explored London, why not make the most of your time in the UK by visiting more of its exciting cities such as Manchester or Edinburgh? Add in two, three or even four additional stops. Our multi-city holidays are a great way to combine two or more thrilling destinations. Let the adventure begin…

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Emine Saner,  London based journalist and writer

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