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Home to everyone from music and television royalty to actual royalty, London is a city brimming with all the finer things in life. Offering a unique blend of tradition and innovation, the English capital consistently ranks highly on the list of most visited cities in the world. Tourists flock here in their millions each and every year to view iconic sights like Tower Bridge and Buckingham Palace, partake in the city's excellent pub and restaurant scene, and soak up the city's distinctive culture.

Things to see in London

Begin your stay with a guided tour of Buckingham Palace to see how the royals live. Its ornate State Rooms are adorned with glistening chandeliers and gilded ceilings. In keeping with the regal theme, stop for a spot of afternoon tea with cucumber sandwiches and scones in one of London’s many stylish high-tea venues such as Harrods. Continue to South Kensington, and the area known locally as "Albertopolis," to visit cultural hubs like the vast Victoria & Albert Museum, and the stunning Natural History Museum, before heading to the Royal Opera House. Having hosted amazing names including Luciano Pavarotti and Kiri Te Kanawa down through the years, this listed building is home to both the Royal Opera and Royal Ballet, and is well worth a visit in its own right. Round off your day with a trip to London's West End—take in a show in one of the area's countless theaters before relaxing over dinner and a glass of wine in one of its award-winning restaurants.

Five-star hotels in London

Hotels in London have a grand tradition of leading the way when it comes to luxury, refinement, and sheer decadence. Think Champagne afternoon tea in elegantly furnished dining rooms, or cooking master classes led by professional chefs… There are plentiful luxury hotels in London, complete with Michelin-starred restaurants and personal butler services. Calming spas, infinity pools, and slick cocktail bars combine for an atmosphere of indulgence, while chandeliers, open fires, and floor-to-ceiling windows create an aura of 5-star relaxation in the heart of one of Europe's coolest, and busiest, cities.

Where to stay in London

London has a neighborhood for every kind of traveler, but it caters particularly well to those looking for the best hotels. Try Kensington for a wealth of open, green spaces and many of the city's most wonderful museums. For the shoppers, meanwhile, a stay in Knightsbridge is essential. This stylish part of the city boasts major department stores and designer boutiques, and is populated by inviting 5-star hotels and the very well-dressed. For something a little different, why not try Soho? Filled with trendy cocktail bars and all manner of restaurants, this is also part of the city's famous West End theater district.

How to get to London

London is one of the best connected cities in the world, served by six major airports. The largest by far of the London airport network is Heathrow, located just a quick Tube ride west of the city center. London is also accessible via train from mainland Europe, with the Eurostar from Paris running every 30 minutes during peak time. Once you've made it in, navigating around the city center is a breeze, with a wealth of black cabs on every street, not to mention the underground system, and the iconic double-decker buses that expertly wind their way through the capital.

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