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Visitor's Guide to London

Visitor's Guide to Greater London London is the jewel in the crown of the UK, and every year thousands of tourists flock here to enjoy some of the capital's most famous landmarks, including Buckingham Palace [map], the London Eye [map], and the Houses of Parliament [map].

There’s also the bright and enticing lights of the West End where you can enjoy a musical feast, and the business hub of The City, the Square Mile, which is where the very fashionable shop and socialise.

Art galleries and museums are plentiful, and there’s lots of restaurants to choose from offering a choice of global cuisine reflecting the diversity of this multi-cultural community.

Planning the perfect visit to London can be tricky, there’s so much to see and do, it’s often difficult knowing where to start. Where to stay, what to eat, what to see and how to entertain yourself during your visit can all bring up hundreds of possibilities.

If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of Central London you might head out to one of the quieter, but no less vibrant areas, such as the North West or South West which are both renowned for their arts and entertainment venues, or North London where you’ll find a selection of museums and other places of historical interest.

West London is a shoppers’ paradise encompassing some of the best department stores in the world, which sit comfortably beside smaller independent shops, where you’ll be able to find a unique slice of London life.

The East End of London offers some of the best markets in the world, as well as some unique cuisine. Its famously friendly people offer visitors a particularly warm welcome.

Visitors coming to London for the first time can start planning their expedition here in the At A Glance section. Click around to find out information about London as a whole, as well as gaining some great destination ideas. Then once you’ve chosen your preferred area use the navigation on the right to read more about it.

Those who live, work or visit London regularly might prefer to use the links on the right to uncover some hidden gems in the area-specific information.

Wherever you choose to go in London, you’ll enjoy an original and unique experience in a dynamic and ever-changing city that’s sure to have you coming back for more.

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