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Discover London this winter, where the lights sparkle across the city’s supreme sights. Wrap up warm and wander along the River Thames, coffee cup in hand. Ride the London Eye, to gaze at the grand Houses of Parliament, stroll down to the Tate Modern, then cosy up in a traditional pub.
Wintertime brings the best of festive cheer to London. Amble along the glowing Oxford Street for a spot of shopping – Selfridges and Liberty are must-visits. Next, swoon through Britain’s iconic department store, Harrods, and meet up for a seasonal Christmas afternoon tea with friends. Still feeling peckish? Borough Market has plenty of tasty bites to try, while the foodie scenes of Camden and Dalston markets are great for the whole family.
Lap up London’s cultural flavours and history with a visit to the British Museum. See the masterpieces of the Victoria and Albert Museum, then catch a play at Shakespeare’s Globe or a hit musical on the West End. Visit Buckingham Palace, hop on the underground to reach Tower Bridge and catch magic tricks in Covent Garden. Soak up the sensations of London’s characteristic cosmopolitan.
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Are you ready to visit London’s top ten? See the hottest attractions the city has to offer from the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace and the historic wonders of the British Museum to the magic of Harry Potter at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour. See doubles of your favourite celebrities at Madame Tussauds, before exploring more museums along Exhibition Road.
We know the royal couple are fans of classic roast chicken, and if you're looking to try other classic British dishes, London has plenty to offer. London-based food blogger Chris Pople picks the best places to sample British fare around the capital.
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There’s always time for tea when you visit London. Hop aboard a unique experience with afternoon tea on a bus tour, savouring classic treats with a glass of Champagne. Some tea tours offer less traditional fare, such as Asian-inspired nibbles. Whichever way you take your tea, nobody does it better than the Brits – come and try it for yourself.
The royals have always been known for their timeless, elegant British style, partly thanks to London and its shopping credentials. But there's far more to buy in London than just the latest fashions. From designer trainers to iconic literature, discover the best places to spend your cash in the capital.
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If you’re stuck for things to do with the kids in the school holidays, why not take a break from the city and have a fun-filled day out? With cities to explore, trips to the seaside and country escapes, our pick of day trips are guaranteed to keep the entire family happy.
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With a new arrival adding to the royal household, London has never been a more wonderful city for families to explore with your own little princes and princesses. From the lofty heights of the London Eye to the depths of the Sea Life Aquarium, discover the capital’s must-see sights when you’ve got kids in tow.
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Start planning your trip to see London’s favourite sights. With its iconic history, charm and glamour, visitors looking to explore the capital can find top-notch spots all over the city centre. Browse through our informative guides, so you’ll be able to pack the best bits into a mesmerising 48 hours.
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No matter how many times you visit, there’s always something new to discover. Look beyond the tourist hotspots with our guide to London’s unexpected. Wander away from the classics and find your bearings along aromatic Brick Lane, or park up for a pint in one of the microbreweries of Walthamstow. See another side of London, which is just as fascinating.
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