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

  • 50%


    Go to London. DUH.

    Everything it's cracked up to be. Great vibes, culture, sights, bars. Very expensive, but very worth it.

    Insider Tip:The tube is great, but try walking or renting bikes. Saves some money and gives a better sense of the city as a whole.

  • 90%



    London is diverse and unique. The shopping is amazing and the tubes themselves are an experience. I would recommend stopping by in london at least once in your life.

    Insider Tip:Buy and oyster card or have apple pay on your phone as it will make you tube experience 1000x better.

  • 70%



    There are tons of things to do in London. If you are buying London City Pass, make sure you plan your site seeing properly as otherwise you will barely use the card. I think the London Pass booklet tries to mislead you into going to free sites first listing paid sites that card covers later on. So use your brain and plan your visit to attractions using the card. Also, the pass includes hop on and hop off, but the catch is that you have obtain a ticket at one of the offices first requiring commut

    Insider Tip:Plan your trip accordingly, as there are plenty of things to do. Buying frozen food in supermarkets like Tesco is great value for tasty foods like curry and pot pie if you have a place to microwave it. You can exchange dollars to pounds at a post office for low fee. Great restaurant in East London called Tayyabs - must try!

  • 80%


    London is mega

    like any huge city it can be difficult to know where to go and if you end up in the centre you are likely to end up going to some pretty shit chain pubs. I think the places to go drinking are Camden, soho, Shoreditch, Hoxton, brick lane, Brixton. London is expensive so be prepared!

    Insider Tip:my favourite places are Gordons wine bar, the new evaristo club, the French house, the queen of hoxton

  • 60%


    Good experience, but I expected different

    As an american, it felt like a big city in america. (Similar to New York) Lots of crazy traffic, tall buildings, and public transit. Lots of shops, parks, and sights. I'm glad I went, but after 2 days I was ready to move on.

    Insider Tip:Get a Traveler Oyster card and learn how the bus and tube work. It makes life so much easier.

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