London, the capital of England and the United Kingdom, is a 21st-century city with history stretching back to Roman times. At its center stand the imposing Houses of Parliament, the iconic ‘Big Ben’ clock tower and Westminster Abbey, site of British monarch coronations. Across the Thames River, the London Eye observation wheel provides panoramic views of the South Bank cultural complex, and the entire city.
London contains four World Heritage Sites: the Tower of London; Kew Gardens; the site comprising the Palace of Westminster, Westminster Abbey, and St Margaret’s Church. Other landmarks include Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, Piccadilly Circus, St Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge, Trafalgar Square and The Shard.
Marvel at the city’s many iconic buildings and palaces, immerse yourself in culture at one of the 170 museums and relax amidst the natural beauty of the Royal Parks.
Take a spin on the London Eye to experience spectacular views of the city’s skyline and get a unique perspective on iconic London landmarks like Big Ben and Westminster Abbey.
The world’s foremost fashion destination, London is a shopper’s paradise: from flea markets and vintage shops to luxury department stores like Harrods, the options are endless.
Many famous films have used the city as a backdrop, follow in the footsteps of James Bond or Harry Potter with a guided tour.
Did you know? There are more than 230 theaters in London. Watch a musical in the West End or head to the Globe Theater to see Shakespeare’s plays performed as they would have been in Tudor times.
Londoners love to eat. Tuck into innovative fare on the city’s trendy street food scene or treat yourself to something really special at one of London’s many Michelin star restaurants.