With its diverse array of neighbourhoods, enchanting museums and vibrant food and shopping districts, it’s fair to say there really is no other city quite like London. Here’s our ultimate guide to things to do in London for those in need of a bit of inspiration.
Ever wondered where to catch the best London views or find the coolest vintage markets? Watch our London city hacks video to discover our top 11 tips for travellers who are looking to save money, find unique attractions and free things to do in London, and navigate the city with ease.
Our travel blogging friends have kindly given us their top London travelling tips. Check them out to discover what to do in London, including free things to do in London as well as some of their favourite attractions.
There’s nothing Londoners like better than discussing the weather but contrary to popular belief, London isn’t always rainy and cloudy. When the sun is out London is hot and inviting with both tourists and Londoners alike heading to Hyde Park or Greenwich Park for a bit of impromptu sunbathing. In wintertime, London can become a magical place even the cold can’t touch, with twinkling fairy lights, inviting coffee shops and Hyde Park’s renowned Winter Wonderland running during the colder months.
Although it is customary to leave 10-15% of the bill when eating out in London, restaurants will often add on a service charge of around 12.5%. Be sure to look out for this when you're checking the bill so you avoid tipping twice!
If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre, be sure to take a stroll or a cycle in one of London's 8 beautiful royal parks. From the jaw dropping skyline views at Greenwich Park to the omate flower beds of Kensington Gardens, there's plenty to see and do in London's famous green spaces.
We have the best budget accommodation in London near the best attractions, landmarks and locations. YHA has 6 superb hostels in the city centre, including accommodation in Oxford Street, Earls Court, St. Pauls and St Pancras, so there's a fantastic selection of cheap hostels to choose from if you’re looking to stay central.
Ever wondered where to catch the best London views or find the coolest vintage markets? Watch our London city hacks video to discover our top 12 tips for travellers who are looking to save money, find unique attactions and navigate the city with ease.