London Pocket Guide

Images Of London

Covering over 600 square miles, London is by far Europe's largest city. But don't let this put you off - many of its most famous landmarks are within walking distance of each other. From Big Ben and Westminster Abbey you can wander the streets only to find yourself at the bright lights of Piccadilly Circus. The English capital is also perfect for those who enjoy living life at a fast pace. With 47% of the city's population between the age of 16 and 44, there are fewer places on the planet with as much energy as London.

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In The Guide

  • Cheap Eats Where's good for 'sausage and mash' and other traditional favourites.
  • Neighbourhood Watch A breakdown of the English capital's coolest areas.
  • Budget Tips Ways to save money, what's to do for free and more.
  • A Day in London... We give you our ideal day, complete with a trip up the London Eye and an evening in the West End.

London City Reviews

  • 80%


    Can't wait to return!!

    Great city to visit, so much to do, if you want to do a lot and only have a few days I suggest picking one museum to visit during the day(max 2) and really take it in, then maybe a show at night, there is a site if you google London theatre that will give you discounts on tickets for that day/following few days, also try last minute.com for cheap tickets to a show. Book Harry potter, the Lion king and miss Saigon in advance because they sell out weeks in advance

    Insider Tip:Buy an Oyster card for intercity travelling, they save you so much money, one night my bf had to pay £9.40 for a one way into Central London, while only £2.70 was deducted from my Oyster card. You pay €18 for it initially and you get €15 credit on it, you will use all of this and need a top up, but whatever you don't use you can refund

  • 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!

  • 20%



    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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