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%


    Casual and Fun

    I was only in London for two days since I spent some time in Oxford beforehand, which I highly recommend if you are a little overwhelmed by London. I didn't do much per say, but I walked around all the sites and I had a super time just absorbing the sites for what they were. I did this both at night and during the day. I am going back to London based on my few days there if that says anything to the feel good vibes of the city.

    Insider Tip:Go to Nando's and eat some spicy chicken! Random, but as an American studying in Europe, it is super hard to actually find spicy food. It's also fun and silly to try a local chain restaurant. Also, take the time to walk London. It is big, but it is nice to walk and see some things and save 4 pounds by not taking the Tube.

  • 80%


    Lots to see! Good public transport though so easy to get around - however, the tube finishes fairly early at night. Each market has a best day to go - look them up!

    Insider Tip:Take a day trip down the river to Greenwich - there's more to see than just the meridian!

  • 80%


    so much to do

    London is huge and trains are expensive -get an oyster card pass. There are lots of places to get cheap theatre tickets. Check which days are the best for certain markets Go to the museums and galleries as they are all free!

    Insider Tip:Greenwich = nice day trip with a boat ride down the Thames British library has a bunch of cool things - Beatles lyrics on napkins, Henry viii letter, early bibles, da Vinci drawings etc

  • 40%


    It was great according to the price

    The place is sometimes over booked, and so the space is quite limited. Security is not the big offer they have as I left my luggage in a luggage room and picked it up in the evenings, due the fault of security in the rooms and not providing a cabinet or locker where to put your stuff into.

  • 70%


    A week in London

    I stayed a week in London on my short holiday in the UK. The place will squeeze money out of you at every opportunity. The tube is particularly expensive if you're catching it multiple times a day. I regret not buying the 7 day pass, but I didn't know how long I'd be in the city. It's not all bad though, it's a beautiful place with a lot of culture and history. People generally kept to themselves, but were otherwise friendly. Going in January, I wasn't really there during peak tourist season tho

    Insider Tip:If travelling on the cheap, but still wanting to see the sights try a free walking tour. There are several different ones. I made the mistake of paying for one in the East End, then found out there was a free one of that area, so keep an eye out. Professional pub crawls are good value for a night on the town. Free museums are a must to get out of the cold and see some culture. My favourites were the British museum, the Tate Modern and the Wellcome Collection.

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