Plan your trip to London, United Kingdom
Regional Population: 7,421,209
Elevation: 24 meters
Time Zone: Europe/London
Local Currency: GBP
Nearby Airports: LHR, ZLX, LGW, LCY, STN, ZEP
London is the capital and largest city of both the United Kingdom and of England, and is the largest city in Western Europe. Situated on the River Thames in southeast England, London is historically one of the great world cities and remains a global capital of politics, culture, fashion, trade and finance. London will serve as the host city for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games.
London boasts a vast number of attractions for the traveler. Among the most famous are Westminster Abbey and the Palace of Westminster (including Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament) in Westminster. Shoppers can head to Portobello Road, which claims to be the world’s largest antiques market, for antiques, souvenirs and other knick-knacks or simply a walk through time.
London has a large variety of shows from fringe to Broadway-like musicals and productions. The West End district is where you’ll find the last type, with famous imported Broadway shows and some very good local productions.
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Two comprehensive guidebooks cover everything London—from essentials to dining spots to biographies.
Do as Agent 007 would and drive an Aston Martin, skydive sans parachute and sip Vesper martinis at London’s Dukes Hotel.
View the nocturnal food flights of these furry squeakers as they swarm from caves and bridges around the world.
Enjoy the luscious English countryside at these top ten quaint historic cottages and hotels.
See the best of European football without having to wait for the next World Cup.
Check out these St. Patrick’s Day parades and celebrations around the world to show your love for the Irish.
Explore everything from the evolution of the universe to 85 million-year-old dinosaur skeletons at exhibits offered at these natural history museums around the globe.
At some airports, you can bypass the fast-food feeding frenzy and enjoy a real meal at one of these 14 worthy eateries.
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Exchange rate issue aside, London is a terrific destination, and there are plenty of ways to ease the cost of vacationing in Mother England.