Welcome to London! Home to Royalty, the Tower of London, black cabs and seven million people.

England's capital is a wonderful melting pot of lifestyles, culture and history. Often likened to a collection of villages, London is full of 'locals' - clusters of local shops, pubs, markets and parks - that support a strong sense of community for such a populous city.

Almost a quarter of England's restaurants are in London, and with more than 6000 to choose from, you're bound to find something to suit your palate and pocket. Enjoy a performance at the Royal Opera House or go clubbing and brush up on your disco steps or mellow out to jazz. Whatever your interests, there's something for everyone in London.

  • Things to see and do in London

  • Guards, London, England.

    Changing of the Guard

    Watch the changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. Check dates and times here.

  • Buckingham Palace, London, England.

    Buckingham Palace

    Don't forget to have a look through the glorious furnishings and many treasures of the world's largest remaining functioning palace. Begun as a townhouse in 1703, often extended since, Buckingham Palace is one of the world's most recognizable buildings.

  • The National Gallery and Trafalgar Square, London, England.

    Art Galleries

    Take in some art galleries with late-night openings.

  • London Eye, London, England.

    London Eye

    Ride the London Eye, the world's highest observation wheel, and see more than 55 famous landmarks in 30 minutes.

  • Savoy, London, England.

    Visit the Savoy

    Enjoy delicate sandwiches and wicked pastries with fine tea in the refined surroundings of the Savoy. Visit on a Sunday to catch the famous Afternoon Tea Dance with waltzes and tangos.

  • Houses of Parliament, London, England.

    Cruise the River Thames

    See London from a different perspective as you cruise by boat on the River Thames.

  • London, England.

    London by foot

    Lace up your walking shoes and discover London by foot. Whatever your interest - historical, literary, ghostly, theatrical market or a hundred other possibilities - there'll be something for you.

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