LONDON

The perfect fusion of old and new, London is a city for seasons that truly offers something for everyone – from impressive architecture and delicious food and drink to world-class shopping and lively parks and squares.

TOP TIPS:

STAY in the charming Belgravia neighborhood at the Lime Tree Hotel (you’ll fall in love with the cute-as-a-button rooms and a hearty cooked-to-order English breakfast at this chic family-run B&B) or B+B Belgravia, both of which are within walking distance from Victoria Station and many major sights.

DO plan to spend several hours at the Tower of London (the Yeoman Warder tour is a must before you break off on your own to explore the ramparts, Crown Jewels and more), and get your culture fix at one of London’s many state-run museums, which offer free admission (the V&A is a favorite).

EAT at a pub a time or two (the more creative the name the better), and check out the Borough Market for enticing street food and other local eats.

DISCOVER the magic of the holidays in London as the city goes all out with glittery light and window displays (Regents, Oxford and Bond Street are not to be missed), while cold temperatures provide the perfect excuse to warm up inside a cozy pub or for afternoon tea.

Read more in my Guide to Visiting London.


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

West London in 6 Hours

EATS: London – Vol. 2

Lifestyles of the Royal and Famous at Kensington Palace

Conquering the Tower of London

See the World at the British Museum

Picture Perfect St. Paul’s Cathedral

Walking Among Royalty at Westminster Abbey

Visiting the Victoria and Albert Museum

Minding the Gap and Other London Transportation Basics

Crossing the English Channel on the Eurostar

London on the Cheap

EATS: London – Vol. 1

London in 6 Hours

Navigating Europe’s Big-City Christmas Markets and Festivities
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