London is the world’s most-visited city and is home to over 8 million people. Over 300 languages are spoken here, but English remains the official language. Standing on the River Thames, London has been a major settlement for two millennia, its history dates back to the Romans, who named it Londinium.
London contains four World Heritage Sites: the Tower of London; Kew Gardens; The Palace of Westminster, and the historic settlement of Greenwich. Other famous landmarks include Buckingham Palace, The London Eye, Piccadilly Circus, St Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge, Trafalgar Square, and The Shard. London is home to numerous museums, galleries, libraries, sporting events and other cultural institutions, including the British Museum, National Gallery, Tate Modern, British Library and 40 West End theatres.
So, with so much to do and see, how do you navigate yourself around this sprawling metropolis in order to tick off all the best bits? With our help of course! Use our series of articles, collectively known as “The London Guide” to get the best of a weekend, week or even longer trip to the most popular tourist destination in the world.
The London Guide Articles
London – Getting There, Getting Around
London – Suggested Itineraries
Includes links to a map of London with all itineraries marked
London – Top 10 Places for Afternoon Tea
London – For Market Lovers
Exploring London with The London Pass
Save time and money
London – Top 3 Royal Parks
The London Eye
Unique Sites to Visit in London
Thanks to Military in Germany supporter, Lena Morgan for contributing to this series of articles.