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London is the country's capital city and cultural epicentre, if you're looking for fun things to do and exciting days out we've got hundreds of great suggestions for you!

London is the country's capital and attracts over 15 million international visitors a year. Spend just a day exploring this diverse and contemporary destination and you'll soon see why it's one of the most popular cities in the world. Past and present sit effortlessly side by side. Whether you are taking in the architectural splendour of St Paul's or enjoying the latest exhibition at the Tate Modern, you'll see London delivers both compelling history and cutting edge culture.

There are so many different options for visitors that the real challenge is what not to do! You may stick to the tourist honey pots of Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, Oxford street and the like, or you might decide to seek out some of the cities best kept secrets. Either way you'll never be far from the next thrill. With an exciting night life the fun just doesn't stop. London has a thriving music scene, a buzzing theatres filled with West End shows, some of the top restaurants on the planet, international super clubs and more hip bars than you could shake a stick at! Travel by foot, by tube, by black cab or on a River Thames ferry, your next adventure is just around the corner.

Known for...   Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Red Double Decker Buses, London Underground, Piccadilly Circus, Wimbledon, Hyde Park, River Thames, London Eye, Madame Tussauds, Tower of London, Black Cabs, The Shard, Theatres, West End Shows, Nightclubs, Restaurants, Pubs, Covent Garden and The Bank of England

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Did you know...

  • There are more than 100 theaters in London. Moreover, about sixteen percent of the country’s restaurants and food joints are located in London.
  • The Houses of Parliament also known as the Palace of Westminster, has over 1,100 rooms, 100 staircases and 3 miles (5 km) of corridors, as well as 19 bars and restaurants.
  • The London Underground, was built in 1863, which is known as the ‘Tube’, and was the first metro of the world.
Camden (3.2 miles)
Brent (8.6 miles)
Harrow (11.4 miles)
City of London (1 miles)
Islington (2.7 miles)
Haringey (5.6 miles)
Hackney (3.6 miles)
Waltham Forest (7.5 miles)
Redbridge (9.9 miles)
Westminster (1.5 miles)
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Southwark (0.6 miles)
Tower Hamlets (3 miles)
Newham (6.1 miles)
Lambeth (0.9 miles)
Wandsworth (5.4 miles)
Merton (6.9 miles)
Croydon (8.5 miles)
Lewisham (4.6 miles)
Bromley (8.2 miles)
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