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Activities, attractions and holiday places in London

London is one of the best known tourist and holiday destinations in the world. If you are in London for a relatively short stay then you'll want to make sure that you see the best of the city. These articles contain some suggestions on what activities to pursue while in London and what are the best holiday places in the city.

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Dining in London on a Budget

Dining in London on a Budget

If you ever visit London, one of the first things you will notice is how diverse the city is, with many different cultures and ethnic groups circulating throughout the city. This diversity is also reflected in the cuisine options. We give you a sample of food places in the city where you can enjoy fine food at a budget.

London Holiday Places

Holiday Places in London

Known for its hospitality and charm, London can be particularly exciting during the spring when there's more opportunity to visit museum and amusement parks. This is especially opportune if you're holidaying with your family and kids. We give you five interesting places to visit while in London.

London on a Budget

London on a Budget

Although London is known as one of the more expensive cities, your visit to London doesn't need to break the bank. With some smart thinking and lots of good planning, you can easily take a trip to London on a small budget and enjoy a lot of its popular holiday attractions.

London Summer Activities

Summer Activities in London

London is a vibrant city all year round, offering plenty of attractions and activities to all visitors, no matter what their preferences are. But in the summer, this range of activities is even greater. We list top five outdoor activities that you can enjoy while staying in London.

Europe's largest city

London is Europe's largest city, spanning more than six hundred and twenty square miles from its heart on the River Thames. It's one of Europe's most diverse metropolises: there are around two hundred languages spoken within its confines, and more than thirty percent of the population is made up of first, second and third generation immigrants.

Despite Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish transference, London is still where the country's news and money are made. London is where the central government resides and where unsophisticated life begins. Londoners' sense of superiority causes enormous resentment in the regions, but it is undeniable that the capital has a great measure of success in most walks of British life.

The Palace of Westminster, London
Located on the north bank of the River Thames, in central London,
Westminster Palace is one
of the most recognizable London's landmarks.

London attractions

Most of the major attractions in Europe is located in London. London boasts four World Heritage Sites, 238 attractions that are free to enter (so there's nowhere else in the world where you can see so much for so little). Visit the many museums and castles that the city has to offer.

About thirty percent of London is open space; the other areas are filled with one of the 143 registered parks and gardens. Many of the parks have short walking paths and nature trails can be found in places like Hampstead Heath and Mile End Park, so let us put on our walking shoes and go for a stroll, take a picnic lunch for the end of your walk.

The National Gallery houses paintings ranging from 1250 to 1900, including the works of Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Botticelli, Gainsborough, Turner, Cezanne along with other great works.

The British Museum exhibits the works of man from primitive to modern times with a collection from all around the world. The Rosetta stone, sculptures from the Parthenon and the Portland Vase are included in this museum.

London airports

There are 7 airports in London. The best known are London Heathrow (LHR), Gatwick (LGW), and Stansted (STN). The other 4 lesser known airports in London are: Luton (LTN), London City Airport (LCY), London Southend Airport (SEN), and Biggin Hill Airport (BQH).