Flights and holidays to London
London is one of the world's most vibrant and exciting cities, and at the top of many a 'must-see' holiday destination list! The capital of the United Kingdom, this is where everything happens, and the city never stops.
Located in South East England, London is the UK's major financial, culture and tourist hub, home of the Queen and the Royal Family, incredible world-famous landmarks and attractions, and one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world.
History buffs, shopaholics, foodies and theatre-lovers will find that London houses the best of everything. Whether you want to marvel at the grandeur of Buckingham Palace, rummage through the thrift shops of Shoreditch, indulge in local delicacies at Borough Market or be blown away by a West End theatre production... your list of things you want to see and do will be endless, and the hardest part is just deciding what you want to do first!
London is also a melting pot of cultures and nationalities, and most people living in the city weren't originally born here. Millions move to London each year, drawn by the buzz and excitement on offer. With the mix of countries and cultures comes incredible dining experiences, and authentic produce from around the world. You may only be visiting the UK on your travels, but here you can taste the best of China, Greece, Africa, India, Poland, and Italy... and so on!
Things to do London
Whilst in London, a visit to the glittering West End, London's theatre district, is a must, where you can choose from an endless list of incredible musicals, plays and comedy shows, hosting some of the biggest names in British acting and comedy. Whether you prefer small productions in historic theatres, or spectacular displays of world renowned blockbusters, you are in for a treat. For the ultimate London experience, begin your night with a pre-theatre meal in Covent Garden before the show, and top off with cocktails in the city.
London is known around the world as one of the leading cities in cutting edge fashion, with some of the biggest names in the industry housed here, and the largest shopping areas in the UK. If you love to shop, London is the place to be. Whether it's high end unique designer labels you sought after, or you love a vintage bargain, the city has it all. Head to historic Fortnum & Mason to test the world's most expensive perfumes, try on your favourite designers in Harrods, or visit the enormous flagship Top Shop on Oxford Street for the latest high fashion designs, or rummage through the thrift shops of Camden Town for unique finds. Make sure you have some comfy shoes on, as you could find yourself shopping for days!
Top attractions in London
You are sure to have a long list of London attractions that you want to see on your trip, and you will want to see and experience as many of them as you possibly can! Here is a list of our top 10 London attractions for 2014:
- 1. The British Museum
- 2. The Tate Modern Gallery
- 3. The National Gallery
- 4. Natural History Museum
- 5. Victoria and Albert Museum
- 6. The London Eye
- 7. The Science Museum
- 8. Madame Tussauds
- 9. The Tower of London
- 10. Westminster Abbey
London also has some excellent annual events that you might like to try and fit into your travel plans to the capital. One of our top picks is Wimbledon; the pinnacle of the world's tennis calendar is the annual event at Wimbledon Stadium, complete with the new Centre Court retractable roof which means no more big matches called off due to rain. A must for all tennis fans, features both men's and women's events over the two weeks. (23rd June – 6th July)
Or perhaps you have always dreamt of attending the world famous cutting-edge Chelsea Flower Show. Top growers and world class designers feature at this popular summer event and Chelsea will be crammed with leading lights, big name designers and an array of colours, fabulous flowers and plants at the world's greatest gardening event of the year. (20th – 24th May 2014)