London, England is one of the most diversified cities in the world. You could spend a few days, up to a week, exploring this fascinating city on your London vacation. London is divided into a number of different districts with each one having its own qualities. Each district has its own unique restaurants, art galleries, boutiques and hotels. A great feature is that they are all in easy access of one another, via the easy-to-use metro system and the famous British taxis.
The main landmarks that are a must-see are:
- House of Parliament and Big Ben
- Westminster Abbey
- Tower of London
- St. Pauls Cathedral
- Buckingham Palace with its changing of the guards
- Churchill War Rooms
- River Cruise on the Thames
Besides private sightseeing, the best way to see everything is via the Red Bus Tours. This pass allows you to get off and tour the sights then hop on another bus to take you to the next sight. It’s easy, inexpensive and fun.
Another great feature of London is the number of day trips you can take outside the city via train, rental car or on an organized scheduled tour. The most popular trips are:
- Stonehenge and Warwick Castle
- Windsor Castle
- The Cotswolds – Bath and the Cotswolds are so unique we suggest you spend one or two nights in each.
The British pubs and fish and chips remain a staple of British culture, but what had always been a bland culinary status has exploded into one of the best food scenes in the world. Led by Gordon Ramsey, a multitude of world re-known chefs have opened restaurants. In fact, there are almost as many restaurants in London as there is in New York. Also, while in London take in a play at the West End. The London theatre is every bit as good as our Broadway.
London serves as a starting point in combination with other European destinations. The most popular combinations are with Paris, Scotland and Ireland. Call us to get the best hotels and to plan your London vacation to Europe! Also, see the France Travel and Italy Travel pages.
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