London on the banks of the Thames is one of the iconic global capital cities. Alive with a cosmopolitan mix of people and packed with history and major tourist attractions. From theatres, to sports, museums, gardens, with skyscrapers and historically important buildings there is no shortage of things to do and see whether you are on day trip, weekend break or capital city tour of Europe.

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London Overview

Welcome to London

London, the capital of England and the United Kingdom is one of the great iconic capital cities of the world with a history that stretches back to Roman times. London, once known as Londinium, was appointed the capital of England in the 12th century replacing Winchester.

London has a population of approaching 9,000,000 people and is a leading global light across a number of areas including finance, arts, media, education, culture and fashion.

The landscape of London is marked by many great and famous buildings – some dating back years such as St. Pauls Cathedral, Buckingham Palace and Kensington Palace, others modern skyscrapers with names such the Gherkin, the Cheesegrater and the Shard making it a major tourist destination.

Getting There

London is very accessible by road with the M4, M40, M3, M20, M25 and M1, A1, A12 and A11 amongst the roads bound for the city.

The county is well served by train with major stations at London Liverpool Street, King’s Cross, Euston, Fenchurch Street, Waterloo and London Bridge. The Eurostar service from Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam runs into the international terminal at London St. Pancras.
Travellers from further afield can use the airports at Gatwick, Heathrow and City Airport, whilst there is also a direct link from Stansted.

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What to see and do…

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Travelodge South Cave

Beacon Service Area, South Cave, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU15 1SA

London Eye

Coca-Cola London Eye, Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7PB

ZSL London Zoo

ZSL London Zoo, Regent's Park, London, NW1 4RY

The Shard

The Shard, 32 London Bridge Street, Southwark, London, SE1 9SG

Madame Tussauds

Madame Tussauds, Marylebone Road, Marylebone, London, NW1 5LR

Tower of London & Crown Jewels

Tower of London, London, EC3N 4AB

Churchill War Rooms

Churchill War Rooms, Clive Steps, King Charles Street, London, SW1A 2AQ


Sea Life London Aquarium, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7PB

Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace, Kensington Gardens, Kensington, London, W8 4PX

London Dungeon

Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7PB