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Essential London travel guide

Here’s everything you need to know about visiting our vibrant capital, from invaluable travel tips to insider intel

Sunset in London
Nicola Ferrara

London is a fun, diverse city to visit that caters for a multitude of tastes, cultures and interests. Whether you want to hit the museums, catch a show, party until dawn or eat your way around town, there are some fundamental facts you should know in advance. Luckily we’re here to help, with this exhaustive guide to getting around, getting down and getting the most out of our glorious capital. This ever-shifting and sometimes dysfunctional city can be a bit of a pain too. So to avoid being a total stress-head, just read our tips and, most importantly, when travelling on escalators, never stand on the right. This way lies peace and harmony.

Top tips for visiting London

Where to stay in London

Where to stay in London

Discover the capital’s best bits with our helpful guide to eight of our favourite London neighbourhoods.

The best time to visit London

The best time to visit London

Which season is most suitable for a trip to London? Let us give you the evidence to ease your decision.

London travel tips

London travel tips

From nabbing cheap theatre tickets to the etiquette of tipping, here’s what every London visitor needs to know. 

Public transport in London

Public transport in London

Everything you need to know about getting around London by road, rail, river and, of course, underground.