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Plan Your London Vacation

History and tradition greet you at every turn in London; it's also one of the coolest, most modern cities in the world. If London contained only landmarks such as Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace, it would still rank as one of the world's great destinations, but Britain's capital is much more. People come to glimpse the royals and stop by hot galleries; to take in theater and trendy shops; to sample tea and scones or cutting-edge cuisine. When you need a break from the action, pop into a pub, relax in a park—or take a walk and make London your own.

Hotels

London Hotels

Queen Elizabeth hasn't invited you this time? No matter. Staying at one of London's grande-dame hotels is the next-best... read more

Restaurants

London Restaurants

Henry James was scathing about London’s restaurants, "whose badness is literally fabulous," he declared. But not so now!... read more

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London Experiences

  • London Today

    Welcome to London! Variously described by poets and statesmen as "modern Babylon," "Unreal City," "enormous Babel," and "…the City of... Read more

  • Top Attractions in London

    The pillars of this early–English Gothic edifice stand around the stone tombs of the great men and women who built Britain. The Abbey... Read more

  • London's Royal Legacy

    Don't know your House of Tudor from your House of Hanover? Here's the lowdown on the most famous kings and queens who have influenced... Read more

  • Watching Sports in London

    Sport in the capital is best watched, rather than participated in. If you're lucky enough to score a ticket for a Premier League football... Read more

  • Free Things to Do in London

    The exchange rate may vary a bit, but there is one conversion that will never change: £0 = $0. Here are our picks for the top free... Read more

  • A Brief History of London

    Although there is evidence of Celtic habitation on the north bank of the Thames, in many ways London begins with the Romans, who... Read more

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