Welcome to London! Discover the best of London with Visit London, the official guide to England’s exciting capital. Find things to do in London, from iconic sightseeing spots and fun-filled days out to top restaurants, theatre and unmissable London events. If you’re not able to visit just yet, plan ahead to make the most of your next visit.
London is the capital and largest city of England and the United Kingdom, with a population of just under 9 million. It stands on the River Thames in south-east England at the head of a 50-mile (80 km) estuary down to the North Sea, and has been a major settlement for two millennia.
London is one of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities. It is the largest metropolis in the United Kingdom, and it is also the country’s economic, transportation, and cultural centre. In addition to its history, art, and politics, London is a popular tourist destination for its wide variety of museums, shops, restaurants, and sports teams.
The London Pass Don't miss the best things to do and iconic places to visit in London. Explore the city on sightseeing tours, soak up culture at museums and galleries, or choose from the many free things to do. Treat yourself on famous shopping streets or celebrate special occasions at world-class theatre shows, restaurants and bars.
London is layered with history, where medieval and Victorian complement a rich and vibrant modern world. The Tower of London and Westminster neighbor local pubs and markets, and time-worn rituals like the changing of the guards take place as commuters rush to catch the Tube. It’s a place where travelers can time-hop through the city, and when they’re weary, do as Londoners do and grab a “cuppa” tea.
There are also plenty of kid-friendly places to visit in London. Get up close and personal with underwater creatures at SEA LIFE London Aquarium or explore the Science Museum, London's interactive hub of science and technology. Both are perfect for fun family days out in London.
See famous London sights such as St Paul's Cathedral, Westminster Abbey and the Tower of London on a private tour by car or on foot; or pick from tours focused on special interests, from architecture to VIPs and kids attractions, with British Tours. Read More Explore by category All Sightseeing Tours Bus Tour River Tour Walking Tour Cycling Tour
London is the capital of England and the United Kingdom and one of the largest and most important cities in the world. The area was originally settled by early hunter gatherers around 6,000 B.C.,...
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