Take a break to one of the most cultural cities in the world. Fly with British Airways to see what London has to offer.
Get set for a taste of both the historic and the modern with flights and vacations 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 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 vacations in London. And with flights from British Airways, you’ll arrive in England in style. With daily flights to London from 20 US cities, it is never out of reach.
It’s Friday afternoon and you’re about to land in London. You’ve already crossed off the capital’s major sights, shops, museums and restaurants on previous visits, and you’re up for discovering something new. Our 48-hour guide uncovers the lesser-known corners of the capital, with tips for avoiding the crowds and secret alternatives to the usual tourist haunts – ensuring you’ll have a truly curious London weekend.Read article
London has layers of history, world-class museums and some of the most recognizable sights in the world, familiar from films and literature. It’s a huge city, but first-time visitors needn’t venture far from the centre, which is easy enough to get around. With a bit of careful planning, it’s possible to pack a lot in to make the most of 48 hours in the capital.Read article
London is warming up. Spring in the city means a new theatre season, great gigs and world-class exhibitions. Enjoy being outdoors in the parks and squares, with fine weather bringing the daffodils and St Patrick’s Day bringing its lively parade.Read article
London’s festival scene is as eclectic and diverse as the British capital itself, with something for all tastes. This summer Lovebox is the festival with the big names. Head over to Victoria Park on the 15 and 16 July to see Major Lazer, LCD Soundsystem and Jungle do their thing. Alternatively, for the more dance-inclined, South West Four at Clapham Common will provide all the beats you could want. The Chemical Brothers, Rudimental and Dizzee Rascal vie for your attention, among many more over the bank holiday weekend – 27 and 28 August.
If you’re planning a trip to London, one of the most important considerations you’ll make is where to stay. London is like a city of villages, each providing a different vacation experience. Our hotels in London are spread across many of London's neighbourhoods. For entertainment there’s no better place than the West End. Westminster is at the heart of politics and royalty. Or stay around Tower Bridge and soak up quintessential London and the ‘city life’.
Bloomsbury has attracted writers and liberal thinkers for centuries. Streets lined with Victorian architecture and beautiful garden squares contribute to its distinctive village feel. Our bestselling hotel in this area is 3* Royal National – it’s basic but, as a comfortable base in a great location, it is ideal. Alternatively, the 4* Doubletree by Hilton London West End is a stylish contemporary hotel in a beautiful Edwardian block, just off Russell Square. King's Cross St Pancras is one of London’s most newly regenerated areas and an exciting place to be. Here you’ll find The British Museum, The British Library and the much underrated Charles Dickens’ Museum. Fantastic transport links provide easy access around London, and across the UK, with Eurostar serving London's high – speed rail link with Paris, Brussels and continental Europe too.
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