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

  • 40%


    A Cold Story

    Well lets see... Staff at check in was ok. London was seeing one of the coldest days. My room was the coldest room i have stayed. No heater was on,despite the time of the night. The windows was typical wooden ones and the curtain could not warm in any way the room. I came in 20:30 and it was freezing cold in the room. How i was supposed to stay in a freezing room? Early check out difficult.

    Insider Tip:If it is cold you better stay else where or you will have to find your own way to warm up your self. Area was good.Close to transportation and bus stations. Or if you are a spurs fan its next to the football stadium.

  • 100%



    I have been to london once before but this is first time by myself, i found London quite easy to get around once you had been on the London underground(which I was nervous about cause I hate closed spaces like that), i actually surprised my self that I liked the underground. I would suggest if your going to London to get an oyster card I did not know about this till the saturday evening of my trip so it was not worth getting because to get the underground on a few journey's costs £4.80 single.

    Insider Tip:get an oyster card and stay close to underground if possible if you are a first timer to London. Also make sure you have underground ticket/oyster card for buses cause they don't allow you on with change.

  • 80%


    Uma cidade que precisa ser visitada

    Londres é uma cidade que todo mundo deve visitar pelo menos uma vez na vida, é uma cidade histórica e com muitas opções de lazer, o melhor de tudo é que você consegue visitar ótimos museus de graça.

  • 80%


    nice city

    If you want to walk around, change your mind, to do shopping .... this city is perfect for you take bus, it is very nice. Big city, to practise english, meet people. There is a lot of activities

    Insider Tip:take the bus because the subway is more expensive than the bus subway 2 pound 50 bus 1pound 50 the view is nicer

  • 80%


    London in 2 days

    I did london in 2 days and so can you. I saw (almost) everything and partied as well. I primarily walked everywhere so I could see whatever I wanted and "pull over" if I pleased. Free royal tour: big ben/parliament, westminster abby, Buckingham Palace, ETC. London Eye, Tower of London/Tower Bridge, walked along the Thames, St. Pauls ETC. SOHO/Covent Garden great areas.

    Insider Tip:Day tube passes, learn areas before coming, Free tours are great (but don't you tip your guide!). On a budget? do ONE super touristy thing (I did London Eye, awesome). Use yelp to find the best food for the best price. WIFI IS EVERYWHERE!!! Don't be afraid to meet the locals.

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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