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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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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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

  • 90%


    Underrated and seriously awesome

    Paris might steal the limelight for European cities in this part of the world but London (for me) was the pick. During summer (when the sun is shining and everyone has a smile on their face as a result) it's an Eden with enormous parks where you'll find office workers sprawled out for a mid afternoon nap and quirky suburbs catering to all tastes. There's something infinitely magical about the city centre itself with so many iconic buildings and monuments adding to the British charm.

    Insider Tip:Mastering the tube is your key to travel success within the city. Save money by eating at smaller cafes off the beaten track (many do lunch time specials) and take the time just to meander through the many many parks - they are what make London so charming. The British museum is a must as it's free and immense.

  • 70%


    Simply London

    I came here to stay for an year, that's my though right now. It's a really big city where you can do so much staff and never get bored. But also it's a little bit scary sometimes: you just have to be brave, chill, relax and enjoy.

    Insider Tip:No matter how much time are you going to stay go to your nearest underground station and ask in the Tickets section how much they recommend you to put in your Oyster: day, weekly, month, year, I don't know. Living in London is quite much expensive and the transport is one of it reasons. For the meals I strongly recommend to go to your nearest supermarket and but some pre heat food or just some ingredients to cook. The lunch time it's the trickiest one. Don't buy all the time food from restaurants!

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    Everything smells bad. Like you're either smelling the English, foreigners or the fucking smelly phone boxes. Just go somewhere nice and take pretty photos somewhere else. I hear Wales looks nice this time of year.

    Insider Tip:Don't go to London. Just tell people you did, you will sound cooler.

  • 100%


    London: 5days-4nights for £140

    One of the most recognizable landmarks in the world, and deservedly so! It is amazing to think that it has been in place for so many years and even avoided being damaged during the Blitz.

    Insider Tip:If you want to have memorable in London. Don't pay for this sightseeing tour bus. They will just get your money and they will say some rubbish to you about history! I would recoment Sandeman Tour - Free tour in London! Here you will understand everything. I would also recomend using underground tube. Most of the landmark in London I've seen! It's amazing! I would also recoment to go in Candem Market and Borrough market! If you want to know what i've done send me email. I'm doing my blog for my trip! enjoy

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    London - Historic, Charming and Chaotic

    London is deservedly a WORLD city. The rumors you've heard about London are probably largely true. - Yes it can be expensive...... but you can keep things cheap if you do your research and avoid tourist. - It's busy, very busy and at times you feel like tuna in a can. - The London Underground is an amazing piece of civil engineering that formed the blueprint for similar underground subways throughout the world. However, the draw back being that it is often inefficient, crowded and very expen

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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