Discover London

What does London mean to you?

Capital of Britain

London is the political, economic and cultural capital of Britain. You can visit the Queen's official residence at Buckingham Palace and tour the Houses of Parliament, historic home of the UK government.


London is incredibly well-connected, with five international airports and the high-speed Eurostar rail link. More than 50 countries are within a three-hour flight time and over 300 international destinations have direct links to London.


London is a diverse city at the centre of the world – and a world in one city. Around 230 languages are spoken here and you'll find a wealth of different cultures and communities throughout the capital.


London's history stretches back over thousands of years, and the city boasts four World Heritage Sites: the Palace of Westminster and Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London, Maritime Greenwich and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.


The famous River Thames runs through the heart of London, from Richmond in the west, through the central London borough of Westminster, to Greenwich in the east. London river cruises and river buses are a great way to see the city.

Green spaces

About one third of London is devoted to parks and open spaces, so there are plenty of places to relax on sunny days.

Food and Drink

There are more than 6,000 restaurants in London so you'll never be short of new places to eat.


Whether you head to Oxford Street and the West End, Westfield Stratford City or a quirky London market, you can find everything from cutting edge fashion, to delicious food from around the globe or fabulous vintage clothes & other items.


London's fantastic transport system, with its Tube, red buses and black taxis, will enable you to get around the city quickly and easily.


London is a 24 hour city. From West End musicals to opera & ballet, intimate music venues to giant arenas, small specialist dance clubs to world famous nightclubs, London draws the best artists from around the globe.

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