London, United Kingdom Travel Guide Last Updated: Dec 2021

London is arguably the best first-destination for those who are new to European travel. It’s overwhelmingly large, but still quite well organized and if you can read this then the language won’t be an issue for you. Plan on spending at least 3 nights here at a minimum, and 4 nights would be better.

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Why Visit London

London Facts

Population 7,600,000
Area 13,900,000
Timezone UTC+0
Currency British pound
Airports London Heathrow (LHR), London Gatwick (LGW), London Stansted (STN)

Things To Do In London

WHERE TO EAT AND DRINK IN London

Budget breakfastBreakfast is included at many hotels, often the classic and filling "full English breakfast." If not, a basic breakfast is easy to find in most neighborhoods.$4.32 - $7.39
Budget lunchFood in London can be shockingly expensive. Good budget lunch choices include sandwiches and kebabs. $7.39 - $11.36
Budget dinnerA filling meal at a pub is a good budget choice, as is a stop at one of the many Indian or Chinese restaurants all over. $9.66 - $15.91
Coffee (cup)Finding a cheap cup of coffee can be a challenge, and now Starbucks are popping up all over. $1.59 - $3.41
Pint of beerMost pubs have similar prices regardless of the decor. Some of the chain pubs run happy hour specials which can be good value. $4.55 - $6.59
Fish and chipsLondon's classic tourist meal isn't always easy to find and it's usually quite expensive. $10.80 - $15.91
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BEST TOURS in London

WHEN TO VISIT London

TEMPERATURE AND RAINFALL

Month High F Low F Precipitations(INCH)
January45362.1
February46371.4
March51391.9
April55421.8
May63482.0
June69532.0
July72571.9
August71562.1
September66532.1
October59482.2
November51412.2
December47382.2

London WEATHER ADVICE

SUNRISE AND SUNSET

21 Mar6:01am6:15pm
21 Jun4:43am9:21pm
21 Sep6:46am6:59pm
21 Dec8:04am3:53pm

Where to stay in London

London Hotel Seasons

London Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar34.09 - 62.50
starstarstarstarstar40.91 - 138.64
starstarstarstarstar51.14 - 187.50
starstarstarstarstar87.50 - 227.27
starstarstarstarstar180.68 - 354.55
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London Hostel Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed17.61 - 45.45

Getting to London

GETTING AROUND London

London TRANSPORT PRICES

Type Price(USD)
Taxi from Heathrow to city center65.91 - 76.14
Tube ride from Heathrow to city center6.36
All day unlimited tube & bus rides in city center10.23
Oyster card for transport (refundable)5.68
3km taxi ride in London9.09 - 13.64
Tube ride in central London2.73 - 5.45
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WHERE TO GO BEFORE AND AFTER