London (United Kingdom)

London Travel Guide and Trip Resources


When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life

Vibrant, modern, exciting, multicultural and gritty. Yet at the same time posh, historic, typically British and upscale. That's London in a nutshell. This is the capital and largest city of the United Kingdom and England, with an apparently neverending list of fantastic world-class museums, maybe just the best nightlife in the world, theaters, markets, parks, cathedrals, palaces and other historical sights, this is a city a tourist could easily spend weeks in.

With maybe more things to see and do than in any other city of its size, it really is a matter of picking and choosing here. A typical few days trip to London might consist of intensive sightseeing during the day of places like Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, Trafalgar Square and Westminster Abbey, mixed up with museums like the British Museum, Tate Modern and National Gallery (all free entry!) In the evening eating and drinking out in one of the many areas across the city that are packed with restaurants - perhaps even watching a play in the West End.

Whatever gaps you have left can easily be filled up by endless shopping, as London is home to both fantastic markets offering everything from cheap eats to antiques, and bustling shopping streets that vary from the massive Oxford and Regent streets to the more stylish and intimate places like Bond Street and Carnaby Street. If that is not your thing, perhaps watch a game of football at one of the many professional teams in the city (there are dozens of them)? [Review by travelindicator]


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Key info

  • London is a city in United Kingdom's region of Greater London. It has a population of 7,556,900, is situated at an altitude of 82ft and the best airport to fly into is LHR (Heathrow, London)
  • The currency used in United Kingdom is the British pound Sterling (GBP)

London Weather

Historical average maximum temperature per month (℉):

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Historical average rainfall per month (inches):

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