Destination: London, United Kingdom

One of the world’s most visited cities

London is a city that is filled with history, with striking iconic buildings scattered throughout the city.

For first time visitors, Fareferret recommends staying in the city for at least 3 nights to explore all that the city has to offer.

Top things to do & places to visit

London Eye
At 235m high, the iconic London Eye offers panoramic views over London’s city centre with views of up to 25 miles in every direction.

Buckingham Palace
The Queen’s official London residence since 1837. Be sure to check out the Changing of the Guard ceremony which takes place daily.

Houses of Parliament
Officially called the Palace of Westminister, featuring the famous Big Ben clock tower (currently under restoration until 2021).

Tower Bridge
One of London’s most recognisable sights, not to be missed on any visit to the city of London.

Where to stay

London City
Staying close to the Tower of London allows for good transport links & cheaper hotel rates over weekends.

West End
London’s West End is home to accommodation options to suit all budgets, good restaurants and nightlife.

Bayswater & Queensway
Perfect for travellers that are on a budget, the area is well connected to most of the city’s landmarks by the London Underground.

Earls Court
Located in the southwest of the city, Earls Court is connected to the city by the London Underground’s District & Piccadilly Line. It is also a convenient location for budget travellers arriving at Heathrow Airport.

Best time to visit

The best time to visit London to avoid the crowds is Spring (Apr – Jun). The summer season (Jul – Aug) is the busiest time of year for travel to London. Winter (Nov – Mar) brings shorter days and rainy weather.

Getting to London

London is served by 5 main airports (Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton & City). Most long haul international flights will arrive at Heathrow or Gatwick, whilst most European low cost flights will arrive in Stansted or Luton.

London is also connected to the rest of the UK by an extensive rail network, and is also connected to Paris, Amsterdam & Brussels by the Eurostar high speed train.

What’s nearby?

London is the perfect place to begin a journey through the United Kingdom, whether you are travelling by car or rail.

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