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Visit London

London is the capital city of England and the United Kingdom, the largest metropolitan area in the United Kingdom and the largest urban zone in the European Union by most measures. London has been a major settlement for two millennia, its history going back to its founding by the Romans, who called it Londinium. London’s ancient core, the City of London, largely retains its square-mile mediaeval boundaries. Since at least the 17th century, the name London has also referred to the metropolis developed around this core. The bulk of this conurbation forms the London region and the Greater London administrative area, governed by the elected Mayor of London and the London Assembly. London is a leading global city, with strengths in the arts, commerce, education, entertainment, fashion, finance, healthcare, media, professional services, research and development, tourism and transport all contributing to its prominence. It is the world’s largest financial centre alongside New York, has the largest city GDP in Europe and is home to the headquarters of more than 100 of Europe’s 500 largest companies. It has the most international visitors of any city in the world.

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; and the historic settlement of Greenwich (in which the Royal Observatory marks the Prime Meridian (0° longitude) and GMT). Other famous landmarks include Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, Piccadilly Circus, 30 St Mary Axe (“The Gherkin”), St Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge andTrafalgar Square. London is home to numerous museums, galleries, libraries, sporting events and other cultural institutions including the British Museum, National Gallery, British Library, Wimbledon and 40 theatres. London’s Chinatown is the largest in Europe. The London Underground network is the oldest underground railway network in the world and the most extensive after the Shanghai Metro

Palaces and Castles

Discover the numerous different Palaces and Castles around London. Find information on visiting them all, from the world famous Buckingham Palace, Hampton Court Palace to the Tower of London. Find your perfect locations to visit in London

Palaces and Castles

Political Locations

Browse through the different Political Locations throughout London. Find information on the Houses of Parliament, also known as the houses of Westminister, as well as 10 Downing Street, the home of the British Primeminister. Search through the locations in London

Political Locations

London Images

Map of London

Special Locations

Museums and Galleries

Search through the many Museums and Galleries that are in in London. Find locations, opening times, prices (if applicable) and all the visitor information you need to visit the London and its cultural centre.

Museums and Galleries

Walking London

Getting Around London

Find helpful information on travelling around London. London, due to its size can be a daunting place and scary to get around, so make sure you know how to get around, with tips on the buses, taxis and the world famous London Underground

Travel London

Shopping in London

Find helpful information on Shopping in London. Discover the different locations around London that are best to shop at. Also discover a perfect two day shopping trip around London that will take you around all the best shops of London

Shop in London