London is truly one of the world capitals of art, business, culture and cuisine, and home to world-famous areas like Soho, Camden Town, South Kensington, and Westminster. Let’s get started planning your trip to London to discover this most iconic of European capitals.
Most international visitors travel to London via London Heathrow Airport, one of the largest and busiest airports in the world. Your best bet for getting to the city is probably the Heathrow Express, a rapid train that connects with Paddington Station. There, you can hop on the famous Underground (or the tube, as the locals say), a service you’ll most likely use throughout your vacation in London.
With such an extensive history, it’s hard to know where to start your London holidays: the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, London Bridge, and Trafalgar Square all top the London tourism list, but you also can’t miss the sight of the London Eye and Big Ben reflecting off the Thames in the evening. Take a stroll through Chelsea and shop-till-you-drop at Harrods, or peruse the works of masters like Van Gogh, Da Vinci, and Monet at the National Gallery.
Finally, don’t forget that London is one of the most cosmopolitan cities on Earth and experiencing the varied and revered restaurant scene during your London vacation is a must. From cutting-edge cuisine to jovial neighborhood pubs, eager foodies are sure to have their hands (and bellies) full in London. Take a look below at the recommendations and tips from real travelers and start planning your holiday in London today.