Enjoy new and old perspectives in one of the world's greatest cities.
One of the best parts of traveling is discovering the culture from one place to another, but nothing offers perspective like the culture of a big city. London is one of our favorite destinations of the year. With centuries of innovation, thought, and industry, London is one of the biggest cultural hubs in the world.
Travelers find themselves falling in love with treasures of time and culture throughout the city. Founded in 43 CE, this cultural capital has been a powerhouse of ideas, colonization, and evolution. London continues to inspire today's great minds with legendary sites and enthralling history. From the incredible theatre scene to iconic shopping, the city has something for every traveler.
London For the Art & History Buff
One of the great things about this city's long history is its abundance of artwork and antiques. Over the centuries, the city's innovative nature and emphasis on arts from the royal family have stimulated great works from history's masters. Travelers can visit some of London's incredible museums, including the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Tate Modern, the Natural History Museum, and the National Gallery. Spend as much time as you'd like wandering historical halls and sparking your own creativity.
London For the Nature lover
Known as the world's first National Park City, London is home to eight royal parks. Visit one of the beautiful royal parks of the Kew Gardens to escape the rush of the city and relax in nature. For another stunning option, enjoy London's sights aboard a river cruise along the St. James River. This elegant waterway connects the city and offers a beautiful way to get outside.
London for the Shopper
If you love to shop, London's fashion scene is great year-round, and the annual Christmas markets are a must for all the year's gifting needs. Don't miss iconic department stores like Harrods or Selfridges and find flagship locations along Regent and Oxford street.
London For the Athlete
London has hosted some huge sporting events, from the 2012 Olympics to the annual Wimbledon Tournament. Visitors can tour the city's sporting venues or enjoy a game of cricket themselves.
London For the Foodie
While the UK isn't known for its great culinary scene, there are a handful of Michelin-starred restaurants and other great eats throughout the city. Definitely check out the local pubs, have a proper English tea, and celebrate your vacation with Michelin-starred bites.
When to go
England is known for its rainy weather, but travelers can make the most of the city year-round. Enjoy the city's walkability through Spring, summer, and fall, or enjoy the Christmas markets and gorgeous decorations in the winter.
Travel Tip: Don't miss London's entertainment scene.
According to our advisors, there is nothing quite like the London Theatre. London's longstanding theatrical history is quite the draw. Known as the world's theatre capital, the historic theatres are on the smaller side, which means all the seats are great. The reputation and popularity of London's theatre draw talent from all over the world.
There are quite a few ways to enjoy the sights of London. With a major airport, it is a great place to stop for a few days before a European adventure and a great destination in itself. We've rounded up some of our favorite hotels throughout the city. Discover these luxury properties and get ready to explore the sights of London.
The Rubens at the Palace
Opposite the Royal Mews of Buckingham Palace and just moments from Victoria Station and some of London's best shops and restaurants, the Rubens is an incredible place to feel like a royal guest. Find aristocratic grandeur, serene comfort, and traditional hospitality combined with the latest technology. Enjoy a traditional Afternoon Tea in the Palace Lounge for a view of the palace.
The Montague on the Gardens
This Georgian townhouse in elegant Bloomsbury is a peaceful hideaway in the city's heart that combines up-to-the-minute sophistication with ample old-world charm. Just steps from The British Museum, expect exemplary personal service, understated comfort, and rich furnishings throughout. Enjoy cuisine from a bistro-style restaurant that specializes in modern European cuisine.
The Milestone Hotel & Residences
The exquisite five-star Milestone Hotel is located within the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, overlooking Kensington Palace and Gardens. Minutes from the Royal Albert Hall, this hotel boasts easy access to the West End. As part of The Red Carnation Hotel Collection, expect unrivaled service and beautifully appointed guest rooms, suites, and long-stay residences, each individually designed with unique character and charm.