London Destination guide

As the world leader in travel experiences since 1947, we connect you to the real London in a way like no other. 
London is calling and you just can’t resist the lure of this legendary capital. As one of the world’s most visited cities, a London trip is an essential part of any Europe holiday and we'll give you the inside scoop on all the best things to do in London. You’ll feel like you’re travelling through time as you dive into the royal pageantry and rich history - think Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben and the Tower of London - then leap into the future with gems like The Shard and the Tate Modern. Soak up the city’s buzzing neighborhoods like Soho and Camden, and marvel at the cutting edge and incredibly diverse worlds of food, fashion, art, music and theater. As you’re jumping between the famous museums, markets and monuments, be sure to spend some time basking in the gorgeous gardens and parks, or kick back with a pint by the River Thames.
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"I love surprising our guests with London's incredible diversity. You can go from admiring the dazzling architecture and shopping at the trendy boutiques, to watching grand royal ceremonies and meeting the locals in a 16th-century pub - all in one day."
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London at a glance
From historic icons like Buckingham Palace and Big Ben, to futuristic gems like The Shard and the Tate Modern, you'll feel like you're travelling through time in London. Our expert Trafalgar Travel Directors will show you every side, from royal encounters, to the multicultural treasures of London's West End.
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Waterproof coat

London is known for its drizzles and rain showers, so pack a waterproof coat or travel-sized umbrella to keep your dry and warm on your London trip.

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Comfortable shoes

This city was made for walking, and with so many incredible monuments, museums, parks and markets to explore, you’ll need a sturdy pair of shoes to get you around London.

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Camera & extra SD cards

From Big Ben to the London Eye, your camera is sure to get a good workout. Pack some extra SD cards so you never run out of space to capture all of London’s pinch-me moments.

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Waterproof day bag

Keep your hands free on your London tours with a waterproof day pack, perfect for holding all your shopping and souvenirs and keeping them dry in wet weather.

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Warm layers

London is known for experiencing four seasons in one day, so it’s best to wear layers that will keep you warm in the cold weather and cool when the sun comes out.

Other things to know before you go

Depending on your nationality, you'll need a valid passport and may also need visas to enter. Please check this well in advance of your trip departure date here. Some countries also require passports to have 3-6 months left on them before the given expiry date, so be sure to double check this before booking your travels.

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