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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

London Pocket Guide

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London City Reviews

  • 80%

    llmrspa4820

    Amazing City

    A city that never sleeps, theres so much to do and so many options. You can spend easily 2 weeks in London and still have many things to see. Must see city if you're a traveller

    Insider Tip:Look for free touristic stuff, there are many options without spending much money

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    Anonymous

    London is the best

    London is such a huge city with so much character and excitement. There is always more to see and experience. I want to spend as much time there as possible.

    Insider Tip:Try to get out of the major tourist areas, like Piccadilly Circus and Westminster. Explore parts of East London, such as Shoreditch and Camden, to get more of a feel for the city aside from the huge landmarks you've seen in movies.

  • 90%

    Anonymous

    Review of London

    This city just makes a person feeling so complicated and confused. It shows its most adorable faces and fastidious backs at the same time. Simultaneously male and female. Just makes people to love her.

    Insider Tip:Enjoy everything free of charge: a walk at Southbank, crossing bridges, binging every museum and gallery.

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    Anonymous

    A Lifetime of Things to Do in London

    I was lucky enough to spend several months living in London, and during my time there I quickly realized you could spend a lifetime in London and never run out of things to do. Whether you are in search of culture, nightlife, sightseeing, museums, or good food, London has it all. The city is incredibly easy to get around (thanks to the wonderful tube and bus system) and the lack of language barrier (for those who speak English) makes things a lot easier.

    Insider Tip:Take time to check out some of London's incredible markets. From Portobello to Camden to Borough market, you can find whatever you are looking for being clothes, food, souvenirs, antiques. And the prices at these markets are some the best in London.

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    Anonymous

    London

    If you are rich, PERHAPS you will like! Except for the London Eye, Big Ben and Natural History Museum... London did not offer me anything else that ANY other city in Europe or UK could offer me as well!!! Old buildings I can see in Paris and even in small towns around Europe! The metro system is the only thing I can say is way better than in the rest of the World because it is efficient and CLEAN at the same time!

    Insider Tip:London Eye, Big Ben and Natural History Museum! If you go to the New Year Celebration and you expect to see something really impressive and beautiful... PLEASE DO NOT SPEND YOUR MONEY!!! Go to Edinburgh and then you will really enjoy!!!

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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