When to fly
London is busy year-round but the high summer season is between June and September when Wimbledon takes place and children are on their long school holidays. Christmas and New Year when the sales are as popular as the celebrations is another peak time.
April to May (excluding Easter) and early September to October (excluding the school half-term holidays). This is the best time to find cheap flights to London and a great time to visit, with fewer crowds, cheaper accommodation rates and better light bringing out the city's most photogenic side.
January (after the sales have ended) and February are low season months when it's easier to get a good deal on flights and accommodation.
Located on the River Thames sits the capital and largest city of both the United Kingdom and of England. London's showstopping royal palaces, its street markets, ancient landmarks, skyscraping glass towers and masterpiece-stuffed museums and galleries enchant all who visit the city. The "wonderful immensity of London", as Samuel Johnson put it in the 18th century, ensures that it is a destination most travellers visit at least once.
London’s history goes back to its founding by the Romans. More than 300 languages are spoken here and you'll find a wealth of different cultures and communities throughout. With its rich history and cultures, there’s something for everybody to enjoy when visiting this city. Getting lost among the lanes and cobbled-stone squares, old churches and garden squares, sitting in the royal parks and soaking up the timeless art and culture is priceless.
There are many parks scattered around London, including eight royal parks and a large variety of gardens. The city is also one of the greenest capitals of the world and it’s easy to find some peace and quiet to enjoy a nice stroll.
If you like shopping then you’ve come to the right place. It’s one of the world’s most fashion conscious cities. High street shops, tiny boutiques and many markets, whatever you’ll be looking for you’re sure to find it here.
Want to grab a bite? With a high concentration of top restaurants, hip culinary neighbourhoods and gastronomic events London has something for all budgets and tastes. From international dishes to fish and chips, whatever wets your appetite you can find it here as London is a foodie's heaven.
Another thing that won’t disappoint you while staying in London is the diverse music scene. Between huge concerts and small lively pubs, there are hundreds of venues that organise live music on a weekly basis.