Things to do in

London

From double-decker buses to pubs and musicals, the British capital has something special for all.

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Frequently asked questions about London

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Planning Your Visit

  • How many days should you spend in London?

    If this is your first trip to London, stay for at least four full days in order to hit all the classic sights like Buckingham Palace. But whether it's your first trip or your tenth, the key to visiting London is planning. The more you dig around, the more you'll realize how many things you can do in the city -- and everybody will want to see different sights and attractions. Before you go, decide which which tours or sights are a "must" for your group.

  • How much do taxis and double decker buses cost?

    Transportation is notoriously expensive in London. Take the tube or a taxi at least once, for the experience and the picture. Locals travel by bus or by foot. The bus map can be a little confusing, but it is reliable and much cheaper. You'll be an expert by the end of your trip, which will give you a better excuse to come back again!

  • What's the best time of year to visit London?

    They aren't kidding when they say "foggy Londontown." There's always a threat of rain, which is something that bonds the English together in solidarity. Even in the summer, you should carry an umbrella or light jacket. One idea? Plan your visit around a classic London event (like the Oxford Cambridge Boat Race down the Thames, or seeing the Christmas lights at Harrod's).

Good to know

  • Language
    English
  • Currency
    British Pound (£)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+00:00)
  • Country Code
    +44
  • Best time to visit
    The weather is foggy with a chance of rain year-round. In the spring, the parks are green and in bloom. In the fall and winter, hotel prices tend to be lower.

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What people are saying about London

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 110,763 reviews

A fab night out and totally recommended. Loved everything about the cruise -the dinner, entertainment and service were first class and so enjoyable seeing the sights while cruising down the river. Thank you!

Fantastic trip with wonderful driver-guide. Good itinerary, perfect group size. Everybody been punctual and nice. Kudos to our leader Glen - very well spoken and knowledgeable.

5 stars for this tour. I highly recomand Stonehenge and Windsor Castle. Such an amazing palce City of Bath as well. The guide was amazing. Hope to see you soon. Alin, Romania

A very interesting and informative tour, and although some of the locations are lacking in glamour, you do get a feel for what life was like in Whitechapel at that time.

Lula our guide did a great job, he tells a great story, he should be promoted to an even better tour in the future.