London Travel: The Ultimate Guide. Tips, Attraction Reviews & More

For many travellers to England, the focus of their visit will be the capital, London.

We’ve therefore collected our most popular London travel posts in this mini guide to one of the world’s great cities.

About London

London is both the capital and dominant city of the United Kingdom.
Founded on the River Thames by the Romans, who named it Londinium, it is now a global city of over 16 million people in the Greater London Area (although the official ‘City Of London’ is only a square mile in area).
Britain was the world’s top power for much of the 200 years from the late 18th century and this dominance is reflected in the pomp and majesty of the likes of its Royal palaces and other wonderful historic buildings.
The city receives of 17 million visitors a year making London tourism one of the largest industries on the UK.

Here’s what we cover:

London Travel Lists

The first group of articles focuses on our various lists of things to do.

Our most popular post is a ‘bucket list’ of the places in London you ‘must’ do. Even the most adventurous traveller would probably want to do, say, Buckingham Palace in a London visit and we’ve therefore produced a quick list for your reference.

London Travel Tips

Two of our most popular articles are on tips to London visitors (especially how to navigate the London Underground system):

Eating & Drinking In London

Food and drink is an important part of any London trip and we have your back here too.

Our most popular articles have looked at budget food locations, pubs and bars.

Where To Go & What To Do In London

And finally we have several popular articles on specific things to do and see in London

Here are the articles:

12 Most Popular Streets in London – And What to See in Each

12 Most Popular Streets in London – And What to See in Each

London is rich in history and culture, and its streets reflect that. It’s a bustling metropolis with a seemingly endless…

8 Historic Old Buildings in London that You Must Visit

8 Historic Old Buildings in London that You Must Visit

“London is a glorious mess,” as the noted American author James Geary once said. This impression is probably generated by…

Primrose Hill London: A Green Sanctuary Amidst a Bustling City

Primrose Hill London: A Green Sanctuary Amidst a Bustling City

A beautiful, grassy hill just located north of London with a stunning panoramic view is the Primrose Hill. It has…

The Shard: The Tallest Building in London

The Shard: The Tallest Building in London

The city of London is a city of magnificent buildings erected in various historical as well as modern architectural styles.…

How is London in December?

How is London in December?

While the days become shorter, the temperature drops and the nights grow longer in December. But December in London is…

Weather in London in May: Enjoy Spring

Weather in London in May: Enjoy Spring

Do you know why the weather in London is known for being dramatic and unpredictable? Because it rains roughly all…

London Weather in October: Admire the Stunning Autumn Colors

London Weather in October: Admire the Stunning Autumn Colors

It is often said that summer is the peak season for traveling to London because that is the time when…

Does it Snow in London? When Does it Snow and What to Do?

Does it Snow in London? When Does it Snow and What to Do?

London is the UK’s largest city as well as its capital. Romans laid the foundation for London, which has been…

15 Most Famous & Iconic Stadiums in London

15 Most Famous & Iconic Stadiums in London

London is a big city with a rich cultural heritage representing the history of the British Empire and much more. …

14 Most Famous Bridges in London

14 Most Famous Bridges in London

London, the historic city of England, has been the bearer of British culture and the century-long history of Europe. The…

12 Independent Boutiques in London You Must Visit

12 Independent Boutiques in London You Must Visit

From the people to the storefronts of the boutiques strewn across famous streets, fashion is everywhere in London!  London is…

The Most Luxurious Penthouses in London

The Most Luxurious Penthouses in London

Penthouses have magic in the spacious floor plans, expansive outdoor areas, and jaw-dropping interior design. The best part is the…

Weather in London in November

Weather in London in November

London in November is the start of chilly breezes with occasional rain and possibly some snow. During this month, London…

Weather in London in September

Weather in London in September

Tourists contemplating a visit to London overlook September, although it is one of the best times to visit. But why? …

Weather in London in August

Weather in London in August

Summer arrives in London in June and lasts until August. As a result, you will encounter pleasant and comfortable weather…

London Weather in July: The Sunniest Month for Activities

London Weather in July: The Sunniest Month for Activities

People know London for its rain. The romanticism created around London rain is only acceptable to some because many want…

Weather in London in June: The Best Time to Visit the City

Weather in London in June: The Best Time to Visit the City

London’s long summer days last from June through August. Despite the fact that it’s early summer in June, the temperature…

Weather in London in March

Weather in London in March

People who wish to visit London often ask the same old question- ‘When is the perfect time to visit London?’…

Buckingham Palace | The Queen’s Official London Residence

Buckingham Palace | The Queen’s Official London Residence

One of the most famous landmarks in all of the United Kingdom, Buckingham Palace is the monarch’s residence in London,…

London Travel Guide: Westminster Abbey

London Travel Guide: Westminster Abbey

A trip to London is not complete without a visit to Westminster Abbey. Although its correct name is the Collegiate…

The 20 Best London Theatres | Great Theatres In London To Take In A Show

The 20 Best London Theatres | Great Theatres In London To Take In A Show

Our guide to the best London theatres. London is the home to some of the most iconic theatres in the…

St Paul’s Cathedral, London

St Paul’s Cathedral, London

St Paul’s Cathedral is one of the iconic sites of London. Standing on Ludgate Hill in the City Of London…

The British Museum: A London Visitors’ Guide

The British Museum: A London Visitors’ Guide

[Updated August 2021] The British Museum in London is one of the most popular attractions in the United Kingdom. Millions…

London Travel: The Ultimate Guide. Tips, Attraction Reviews & More

London Travel: The Ultimate Guide. Tips, Attraction Reviews & More

For many travellers to England, the focus of their visit will be the capital, London. We’ve therefore collected our most…

Top 10 Things To Do In London On A Budget

Top 10 Things To Do In London On A Budget

Enjoy London on a budget: there’s no reason not to have a great time if you’re strapped for cash with…

The Tower Of London Explored: Its History From Medieval Times To The Present Day

The Tower Of London Explored: Its History From Medieval Times To The Present Day

No other royal residence in England has been put to such dastardly use or gained such a chilling reputation as…

London Science Museum: Great Educative Fun For All The Family

London Science Museum: Great Educative Fun For All The Family

The London Science Museum in South Kensington attracts 3.3 million science enthusiasts each year. The huge museum has over 250,000…

London Architecture’s Hidden Gems

London Architecture’s Hidden Gems

London is full of fantastic famous buildings such as the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, and Buckingham Palace (many of…

London’s Sky Garden: Rise Above it All

London’s Sky Garden: Rise Above it All

At the Sky Garden in London you can get a breathtaking bird’s eye perspective on the capital – without spending…

The London National Gallery And Its Art Collection

The London National Gallery And Its Art Collection

England ranks alongside Italy and France among the world’s most popular spots to experience the best in art. An abundance…

Feature: Tate Modern In London, England

Feature: Tate Modern In London, England

The Tate Modern is a large world-class contemporary art gallery located on the banks the River Thames in London. Its…

London Tourist Attractions: The 20 Things You Must Do in London

London Tourist Attractions: The 20 Things You Must Do in London

London is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. A trip to this capital city will not…

London For The Mobility Impaired: The 10 Most Accessible Places to Visit

London For The Mobility Impaired: The 10 Most Accessible Places to Visit

London, if you are disabled or mobility impaired, could seem like a challenge to visit. But with a bit of…

Best Mid-Priced Hotels in London

Best Mid-Priced Hotels in London

London is one of the most famous cities in the world and its rich history attracts visitors all year round.…

Great Ways to Experience London’s River Thames

Great Ways to Experience London’s River Thames

There are several great ways to experience London’s River Thames as Londoners have done for centuries, it being the lifeblood…

London Travel Tips: Top 10 Hacks For Travelers to London

London Travel Tips: Top 10 Hacks For Travelers to London

So, you’re finally going to London! Need some London travel tips? Right now, you might be a bit overwhelmed with…

London Quiz Questions: How Well Do You Know The UK Capital?

London Quiz Questions: How Well Do You Know The UK Capital?

London Quiz Questions: How well do you know London? Find out in our quiz of 20 questions… 1. What was…

London Movies: The Best 20 Films Based In London

London Movies: The Best 20 Films Based In London

There have been some great London movies, from modern comedies such as Notting Hill, the Ealing comedies and grittier films…

London Bars: The Top 10 Coolest Bars In London, England

London Bars: The Top 10 Coolest Bars In London, England

Are you looking for the coolest London bars? You have come to the right place. The drinking scene in London is…

How To Use The London Underground

How To Use The London Underground

London Underground: History And Use The London Tube Opens The London Underground, or ‘Tube’ as it came to be known,…

London Museums And Galleries: The Best 10 To Visit

London Museums And Galleries: The Best 10 To Visit

Here are ten magnificent museums based right in the heart of the city, most of them completely free, and all…

The 10 Most Spectacular Buildings in London

The 10 Most Spectacular Buildings in London

London is filled with spectacular architecture that has been built over centuries of rich history. You can capture the feel…

10 Writers’ Birthplaces in London

10 Writers’ Birthplaces in London

London has long been recognised as the main contributor to literature on a global scale. There are many famous authors…

London: A One Day Culinary Adventure

London: A One Day Culinary Adventure

With an amazing variety of destinations and delicious food options, from fancy breakfasts, pub lunches to classic cuisine, London can…

The 20 Best London Parks and Green Spaces

The 20 Best London Parks and Green Spaces

Our guide to London parks and green spaces – oases of calm in the London metropolis… If you’re planning on…

The Top Royal Sites in London

The Top Royal Sites in London

Royal sites in London give visitors the chance to feel like Kings and Queens for a day. With an abundance…

West London: 12 Irresistible Places To Visit

West London: 12 Irresistible Places To Visit

Few people other than Londoners know exactly how big the city really is. So when you visit “London” you’re really…

The 12 Best High Class Restaurants in London

The 12 Best High Class Restaurants in London

Dining out in any city can be confusing, let alone in London. It can be difficult to know where the…

The Top 10 Places to Enjoy Afternoon Tea in London

The Top 10 Places to Enjoy Afternoon Tea in London

Are you heading to the England soon? If so, you should treat yourself to afternoon tea in London… No trip to England  is complete…

14 Great London Pubs: Our Pick Of The Best

14 Great London Pubs: Our Pick Of The Best

Updated: Increased to 14 London pubs London pubs are a great example of that very British institution: the public house…

11 Historic London Churches To Visit

11 Historic London Churches To Visit

Historic London churches are some of the best showcases of the capital’s history, culture and character. They are places popular…

3 Historic Luxury London Hotels

3 Historic Luxury London Hotels

Some luxury London hotels are historic landmarks in their own right. Here are the stories of three: The Dorchester, Browns…

11 Great Places To Eat On A Budget In London

11 Great Places To Eat On A Budget In London

There are a few great places to eat on a budget in London, allowing you to enjoy incredible cuisine that is…

Non Touristy Things To Do In London (Top 10)

Non Touristy Things To Do In London (Top 10)

So you’ve seen Buckingham Palace, fed the pigeons in Trafalgar Square and viewed Big Ben from 14 different angles. But…

Top 8 London Activities for Kids (Aged 6-12)

Top 8 London Activities for Kids (Aged 6-12)

London is one of the most stunning places in the entire world, and offers lots of activities for kids (and…

9 Great Places To Visit Near London

9 Great Places To Visit Near London

London’s a great place to visit, but it would be a shame if you didn’t also grab the chance to…

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