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%


    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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    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.

  • 70%


    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.

  • 100%


    Great Britain is the most beautiful country in the world and London has everything you want from England!

  • 80%


    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

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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