Seen as the energetic hub for modern-day trends in fashion, food and fun, Britain’s capital city offers visitors a playground for all types of people – historical adventurers, late-night party owls, fashionistas and gourmet dish Instagrammers.

From experiencing the history of England, to spending a day shopping in central London, to city-wide sightseeing tours, there really is something for all tastes. You may not be able to see all of London in one trip, but it’s a guarantee that you’ll experience more beauty and energy than you ever have.

Things to know before you go

  • You might get a rude awakening if you stand still on the left-hand side of the escalator. Stay on the right-hand side to allow those in a hurry to scutter past on the left.
  • Most of London’s museums are free of charge to enter – there are places to leave a donation to help support. Don’t miss out on the chance to experience some amazing artifacts of history.
  • Taxis are generally quite expensive to ride. Public transportation in London covers a lot of the city, and sometimes the wait between trains is only a few minutes long.

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Gerard Ward

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Gerard Ward is a lifestyle writer, author and journalist, whose work has been featured in publications such as Time Out Magazine, The Guardian and Matador Network.