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%


    Great, but expensive

    I love London, but it is quite an expensive city, especially after places like Prague and Budapest. I'm glad I went, but couldn't afford more than a weekend. If you have a larger budget, there are tons of places to eat and shows to see. Also, sight seeing is free!

    Insider Tip:It's worth it to get an oyster card!

  • 60%


    Beautiful, busy, expensive

    People here are constantly rushing. This is a beautiful place full of history and national pride. But please, never stand in front of busy londoners at the tubes, trying to figure out your turist map - they are alwasy in a hurry. One of the best public transportation systems in the world, take your time on the double-decked buses to look around the city. I'd recommend line 24 (runs around most of the turistic sites). PLEASE visit the British Museum. It was my favorite of all time.

    Insider Tip:Get an Oyster card as soon as you land. It's valid on most forms of public transportation, and it will be cheaper to purchase a travelpass for the duration of your stay. Look up details on tfl.uk. And.... be prepared to spend lots here. It is an extremely expensive city (and queen's money isn't cheap)

  • 80%


    I fell in love with London

    So much history and so much to do! 6 days were barely enough to do the basics. Vibrant city with awesome people :D So expensive though -_-

    Insider Tip:Shoreditch is worth discovering, and learning about the Old City of London Walking Tour.

  • 90%



    It was great to stay there, very nice counter, clean rooms, nice people. The price is very cheap, it is located a little bit far from city center though, If I travel London again, definitely I will stay there !

    Insider Tip:Try to talk other people, you can make good friends in there!

  • 90%



    what i can say london is amazing but the tube is a nightmare if you are used to cities like scotland (where I live) the tube is crazy people don't queue and are impolite, you get stressed

    Insider Tip:don't take the tourism buses waste of money and time

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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