London is the capital city of England and the largest city, in the United Kingdom, Located on the River Thames, London has been a major settlement for two millennia, its history going back to its founding by the Romans, who named it Londinium
- London is a leading global city, with strengths in the arts, commerce, education, entertainment, fashion, finance, healthcare, media, professional services, research and development, tourism and transport all contributing to its prominence.
- London contains four World Heritage Sites: the Tower of London; Kew Gardens; the site comprising the Palace of Westminster, Westminster Abbey, and St Margaret’s Church;
- The historic settlement of Greenwich (in which the Royal Observatory marks the Prime Meridian, 0° longitude, and GMT).
- Other famous landmarks include Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, Piccadilly Circus, St Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge, Trafalgar Square, and The Shard.
- London is home to numerous museums, galleries, libraries, sporting events and other cultural institutions, including the British Museum, National Gallery, Tate Modern, British Library and 40 West End theatres.
- The London Underground is the oldest underground railway network in the world
- It is well-connected with five international airports and the high-speed Eurostar rail link.
London is a diverse and exciting city with some of the world’s best sights and attractions
- See London from above on the London Eye; meet a celebrity at Madame Tussauds; take a look at one of London’s most iconic landmarks, Tower Bridge, examine some of the world’s most precious treasures at the British Museum or come face-to-face with the dinosaurs at the Natural History Museum.
- You can visit the Queen’s official residence at Buckingham Palace and tour the Houses of Parliament, historic home of the UK government.
- River Thames – The river runs through the heart of London, river cruises and river buses are a great way to see the city.
- Outdoor Spaces-About one third of London is devoted to parks and open spaces. The capital is home to eight beautiful Royal Parks, including Hyde Park, St James’s Park and Richmond Park. Alternatively, visit one of London’s peaceful gardens such as Kew or Chelsea Physic Garden.
- Restaurants – London boasts of 55 Michelin Star restaurants and many celebrity chefs are based here. Indulge in Luxury Cocktail Bars, London Champagne Bars , Celebrity Chef Restaurants , Celebrity Hot Spots. You’ll be spoilt for choice by all the exclusive Michelin-Starred restaurants in London. Why not treat yourself! From long-standing favourites like Gordon Ramsay’s Chelsea restaurant to celebrity hangouts like L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon, London is the place to treat yourself to award-winning food.
- Indian fine dining restaurants are Amaya, Veeraswamy and Chutney Mary.
- Shopping- London is Europe’s best premier shopping destination. You’re spoilt for choice when shopping in London; from the flagship stores on Oxford Street, to gifts and bric-a-brac at London’s markets. Shop in Europe’s largest urban shopping centre at Westfield Stratford or visit an iconic department store such as Harrods or Selfridges.
- Family Holidays – London is full of child-friendly attractions and is a magical city for kids to explore.
- London offers some of the world’s best theatre, from West End musicals to cutting-edge plays. It attracts the very best in acting talent .Take your pick from long-running musicals, classic plays, or brand new works. Alice in Wonderland, The Lion King, Phantom of the Opera, Matilda The Musical ,The Old Vic, The Audience ,Macbeth are just a few.
- Iconic Skyline- London’s famous skyline continues to evolve, the most recent addition being the striking Shard building. There are plenty of places to view the iconic skyline along the river, but make sure you view it from up high at some point during your stay.
- London is home to some of the best museums and galleries in the world – many of which are free. Spend a few hours in the British Museum, Tate Modern, Natural History Museum or the Science Museum, where you can browse the permanent collections at no cost.
- London attracts the biggest sporting events in the world. Take a tour of the capital’s spectacular sporting venues from Chelsea FC’s home at Stamford Bridge to Lord’s Cricket Ground or Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum.
- Luxury lovers will adore London’s wealth of indulgent delights. Enjoy!
- Replenish with an afternoon tea, before strolling along the Southbank in the evening, offering incredible views and many cultural attractions.
- For the best views of London, we recommend dining at Michelin-starred restaurant Galvin at Windows on the 28th floor of London Hilton on Park Lane for breathtaking 360-degree views.
Stay in Style – Grand Hotels in London
- London is home to some of the grandest and most famous hotels in the world. Some of London’s grand hotels are tourist attractions in their own right! These luxurious hotels offer beautiful rooms, indulgent spas, cool bars and award-winning restaurants. They’re also a favourite of the rich and famous when they’re in town. Embrace London’s history by staying in the capital’s oldest hotel, or in a former prison cell! For something more modern, how about a hotel with its own helipad?
- Mayfair is at the heart of Luxury London. Shopping districts all around, Harrods and authentic restaurants located down cobbled side streets full of character. Some of the other names are Savoy, Bingham, Goring, Browns, Wyndham Grand London Chelsea, Langham, Browns Hotel, Grosvener House JW Marriott, Intercontinental London Parklane, The Montcalm, the Hyatt Churchhill, Radisson at Portman Square.
- Afternoon Tea in London – Tea in a pot, scones with cream and jam, finger sandwiches and dainty cakes, nothing could be more British than an afternoon tea in London. From The Ritz to The Savoy, these are London’s top afternoon tea places. Please note that advance booking is often essential and smart dress codes may apply. Fortnum & Mason’s Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon, The Langham afternoon tea was named the Tea Guild’s Top London Afternoon Tea in 2010. The Berkeley… Madonna, Gwynneth Paltrow and the Beckhams have all been spotted here. The award-winning afternoon tea at The Lanesborough, Tea at The Ritz is served in the elegant Palm Court with music by a pianist or a harpist. The Savoy’s tea is served in the historic Thames Foyer, Brown’s Hotel’s award-winning afternoon tea is served in the English Tea Room, complete with wood panelling, fireplaces and original artworks with sounds of the baby grand piano.
Royal Attractions – Live like a king on a royal day out in London!
- Buckingham Palace the official home of the Queen.
- Visit the Tower of London.
- If it’s sunny, head to Hyde Park, one of London’s eight Royal Parks. Continue into Kensington Gardens.
- Stop for lunch at The Orangery in Kensington Palace. This stunning 18th-century building is the perfect setting for a royal lunch and in good weather, you can sit on the terrace for a view of the palace and gardens.
- Will and Kate will make Kensington Palace their London home next year
- You can visit The King’s and The Queen’s Apartments, see a small exhibition of Princess Diana’s dresses, and explore the new permanent exhibition, Victoria Revealed.
- Dine like a king at Fortnum & Mason. Opened in 1707, this prestigious department store is the Queen’s grocer!
With film premieres, concerts, fashion shows and football matches galore, London is a great place to glimpse the rich and famous. You just have to know where to find them.