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For a whirlwind weekend of art, culture, food and shopping, London’s hard to beat. The city’s museums and galleries are among the best in the world, and, with cathedrals, palaces and ancient monuments at every turn, a stroll around London is a history lesson in itself. But in amongst every piece of the past are signs of a cutting-edge, ever-changing city.

Our favorite old-meets-new experiences? Circling the Whispering Gallery of St Paul’s then adopting hushed tones at the Tate Modern, enjoying a birds eye view of Big Ben from the London Eye, and pausing in Greenwich Park to admire the skyscrapers of the City.

If it’s shopping you’re after, hit Oxford Street, explore the markets or steel your nerves (and your wallet) for a stroll around Harrods. For entertainment head to the West End, home to top-notch theater, comedy, dance and musicals.

And when it’s time for a breather and a bite to eat, you’ll find food from every corner of the globe and for every budget. You can splash out in one of the 70 Michelin star restaurants, blag your way into the hottest new places to eat, make like a local with a plate of fish and chips or pie and mash, or pig out on street food.


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London for Families

Some fun activities for families if you're coming to London with your kids.

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London for shoppers

Some of the coolest shops in the capital - whatever your style.

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The Mary Poppins tour of London

Take a flying trip around London in the footsteps of Mary Poppins

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3 days in London

The must-see sights for your first visit to London, including Tower Bridge, Buckingham Palace and Camden Town.

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Visit the Harry Potter Studio

Enjoy behind-the-scenes access to the magical world of Harry Potter at Warner Bros Studios, within 1 hour of London. 

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Eating out in London

Top 5 fish and chip shops in London

Food doesn't get any more British than this. Try our pick of the best.

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Five street food stalls-turned-restaurant

Some of London's most popular restaurants that started in the street.

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London’s hottest taco spots (and what to order)

When you're craving Mexican food in London, these are the places to go.

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10 dishes for under £10

Our pick of the city’s most exciting – and affordable – eateries

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5 London restaurants with a taste for retro

Get your 50s gear on and head to one of these addresses to dine in retro style.

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Eat your way around Covent Garden

The best addresses for breakfast, lunch and dinner in the area.

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Cultural London

5 free gig venues in London

From live jazz to DJ sets, catch gigs for free across the city

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London for less: cut-price culture

From museums to comedy clubs, experience the best of London on a budget

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London with kids on a budget

Keep kids keen in London with these free activities.

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London by neighborhood

Kensington, Knightsbridge and Chelsea

Style and elegance are the order of the day in this upmarket part of London.

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Soho, Covent Garden and The Strand

'Don't miss' areas for eating out, nightlife and shopping in London.

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Westminster and Southbank

There's plenty to see here with Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and The London Eye.

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The Tower of London and Tower Bridge

Travel back in time at the Tower of London, admire the crown jewels and feel like Royalty.

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King’s Cross and Camden

Handy for the station and brimming with restaurants and bars, this is a great area to stay.

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Marylebone, Regent’s Park and Baker Street

Hang out with the celebs in this upmarket part of London.

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London nightlife

Secret Soho

Recapture some of Soho's old, slightly louche, atmosphere over a drink.

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London’s late-night cocktail bars

The hottest spots to stay up all night sipping martinis and old-fashioneds.

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London's best rooftop bars

Find cool cocktails and vibrant scenes high above London

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