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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 City Reviews

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    Anonymous

    London as place of gardens and history

    I was fascinated by Londons' garden, parks, palaces. Together they look fabulous and are very well maintained.And the most important thing: visiting most of them is for free! musuems, national art gallery - it was fantastic to see paintings of the best painters ever (van Gogh, Rubens, Leonardo da Vinci, Claude Monet).

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    jjakimov2510

    London is in coma

    It hurts to see London lying motionless... I hope for change soon. It was the greatest city in Europe and maybe around.

    Insider Tip:Camden and London Bridge area are the last with some signs of life

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    Anonymous

    Lovely London Trip

    been there 27.08-31.08; the weather was amazing, and there were not too many people there; recommandations: buy your ticket for public transport before, don't make too many plans, be spontaneous

    Insider Tip:We found a really nice place called 'drink, shop and do' near kings cross and loved the atmosphere there.

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    Anonymous

    Amaying City

    There is so much to do in this huge city. Ahead of the curve in every way and literaay has something for everyone.

    Insider Tip:Go on the London Eyze late at night for the most amazing view of your life and a smaller queue. Make full use of the metro too.

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    Anonymous

    Great place to visit

    London has lots of places to see, a very rich history to learn if you're interested into it, and activities for all tastes at all times. There's always something open and there's always something going on, such as movies, musicals, theatres, concerts. You have to plan a little bit for those 'cause many times they sell out. Public transportation is absolutely fantastic and I could get anywhere I wanted without any problem - make sure you buy an oyster card.

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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