A Greatest Hits Guide to Magical London

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  • City Travel

  • Food & Wine

  • Arts & Culture

  • Adventure Travel

  • Greatest Hits

  • Sightseeing

  • History

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Curator’s statement

London is one of the most magical cities in the world, boasting a diverse, unique and rich history and culture. Regardless of your interests, whether it be museums, theatres, spas, shopping, local pubs, people-watching or something else entirely, London has something to offer everyone.

When I'm in the city, I love museum hopping or going for a stroll or having a picnic in one of the Royal Parks, such as Hyde Park, Regents Park or Queens Mary's Gardens. Or I just want to grab a sandwich from Prêt and find a spot to sit at Trafalgar Square to watch the hustle and bustle of the city.

The architecture in London is simply stunning, and even a simple walk can transport you through the magnificent history of Britain. It's incredible how you can jump on a train for a couple of hours and end up on the town of Brighton's beautiful coast, or, if you're in the mood for some ancient history, take a tour to Stonehenge or the Roman Baths. London has everything to offer and more.

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Where to stay in London

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The Landmark London

A London icon dating to 1899, with its famed palm-filled salon, decadent Afternoon Tea and classically designed guestrooms.

The Langham, London

Luxurious London hotel with elegant suites and city views perfect as a home base for exploring the British capital.

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The Boathouse London

A chic boutique hotel moored on the Floating Pocket Park in West London.

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Things to do in London

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Greatest Hits

Historic Sites



  • Walk through eclectic Camden Town and Notting Hill.

  • See an amazing view of London from Primrose Hill.

  • Tour the river Thames.

  • Take a nice stroll through the Italian Gardens at Hyde Park.

  • Cruise down the canal in Little Venice.

  • Take a Harry Potter Tour.


  • Shop on Oxford Street.

  • Shop at Camden Market.

  • Visit Westfield's, the largest mall in Europe.

  • Visit Harrods, a luxury department store.

Day Trips

  • Take a day tour to the Roman Baths or Stonehenge.

  • Escape for a night to the coastal town of Brighton, with beautiful beaches and a Coney Island feel. It has the best fish & chips. You can't go wrong at Little Jack Fullers (the cheese jalapeño bites are a must, too).

Places to eat & drink in London

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This guide is part of our ongoing series on travel to London.