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City Guide London, England

Visiting London

Covering approximately 650 square miles, London is one of Europe’s largest cities. It is arguably it’s most iconic also and here you will encounter some of the world’s most famous tourist attractions. And while the British capital is such an enormous city, you can still pack an awful lot into the one day. Many of those famous sights are within walking distance of each other, and after visiting them you can treat yourself to a show in the West End before sampling the city’s legendary nightlife.

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London Podcasts

Inside London's British Museum

Housing a vast collection of world art and artefacts, the British Museum in the heart of central London is the city's most famous museum. Here there are over seven million objects kept, in collections focusing on Ancient Egypt, Japanese art and much more. In this podcast Hostelworld.com's Colm Hanratty speaks to JD Hill to find out what is his favourite collection and much more.

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London Videos

How to save money in London

Find out how to save money when buying West End tickets in London, how to save money on the Tube and more.

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London Pocket Guide

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London City Reviews

  • 50%

    Anonymous

    Like other major cities...

    It was too hot for most of my stay (1 month). Gotta try to visit again at a better time of year. And what CAN'T you do in London? You will never be bored, though you might be broke.

    Insider Tip:Buy souvenirs last unless you feel you won't find the item anywhere else (trust me, you will) and don't plan on going back. Book train and coach travel on the day you want to travel because if something changes, refunds are next to impossible. When leaving the UK, if you bought an Oyster card for use on public transport and you want the deposit back (I think £5), claim it in a London station and not outside of London.

  • 60%

    Anonymous

    London

    London has lots of things to do - in an 'international city' like this it has one of whatever you want to do.

    Insider Tip:Maybe go on a walking tour - I found them very fun and learned a lot of things like history. I went on the jack the ripper tour with http://freelondonwalkingtours.com/ and it was very interesting x

  • 80%

    Anonymous

    Never feel boring in London

    London is one of the best cities I have visited. You never feel boring walking around London. It is inclusion of business, history, architecture, museum, park, church, art and live.

    Insider Tip:check the open and close hour of the places you are going to visit. Normally it is shorter on Sunday, like the shops and supermarkets close at around 6PM.

  • 70%

    Anonymous

    Buzzling city with people everywhere.

    Only spend 1 night there. Its definitely a great city to visit with lots of museums and attractions.

    Insider Tip:For the Buckingham palace change of guards, please be there before 11am to get the best viewing location.

  • 40%

    Anonymous

    London baby?

    Is an expensive big city. If your going on vacations you should probably skip it unless you just want a picture of Big Ben to put on your instagram or facebook account.

    Insider Tip:But if you're there you should just spend your time in Shoreditch, it pays of a little bit.

England: Itinerary

London is Europe's largest city, so doing everything of interest to the average traveller is impossible. But in three days you can certainly get the feel of that 'London Vibe' everybody talks about. Here's a rough guide about how to go about it...

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