A short tourist guide to London

 Where to stay, what to see, what to do, how to get around

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 At one time it was the largest city in the world. Today, although exceeded by several megacities on different continents, London remains a city that fascinates and attracts millions of visitors each year. And for good reason. It is one of those great " world cities " cosmopolitan centers that offer the visitor not just an unparalleled choice of museums and monuments, but also an unforgettable experience and a change of scenery . London is London , and no other city in the world is like it.
    Its attractions and places of interest are countless and cater for all tastes and all ages; its shops - small and large - are often unforgettable; its culture - theatres and museums combined - in a class of its own.
  And once the COVID-19 crisis is over, London will be back in business...

►Tourism in London

Tourists visiting London are spoiled for choice. Depending on your preference, you can choose between dozens of attractions, places, shows, shows or strolls. Here is just a selection of some of the most popular.
Many of the paid-entry sites in the list above are included in London tourist passes - but different passes include different attractions. To check out what is included in different passes, see our tourist pass comparison page.

► Shopping in London  For more details visit  Shopping in London

London accommodation 

Visit this page > Hotels in London, to find a hotel in London: view a list of London hotels by category, from low cost hotels to large luxury hotels

►Culture:  National museums are free and open every day

 More detailed information:  click for London's art galleries

Getting round London 

     See Using public transport in London

Getting out of London 

     London is surrounded by some lovely English countryside; and it's full of places to visit, or just places where you can get out for the day and enjoy some fresh air.

London, it is said, is now the World's no.1 tourist city. Well maybe it is, maybe it isn't; what does it matter? One way or the other, London is a city overflowing with tourist attractions of all sorts. This page is an introduction.

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Stay safe in London 

Wherever in the world there are lots of tourists, there are also scam artists out to trick them out of their money. Like most big tourist cities, London has its fair share of fraudsters, so it's good to be aware of the most common scams before you visit the city. You'll find more information on travelscams.org

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