London is one of the world's greatest cities with plenty of exciting things to do.
There is lots to experience in London whatever time of year you decide to travel. A fantastic combination of historical landmarks and famous attractions is what makes London a must-visit destination. To enjoy pleasant and warm weather, the best time to travel to London is from the middle of April through to the end of September. There's always something going on in the city throughout the year which is why it's so popular with visitors from around the world. Don't miss out on annual events such as the London Boat Race in April, Chelsea Flower Show in May and during August the Notting Hill Carnival.
Good to know before you go
Check out the time zone difference between your own country and the UK so you can readjust and make the most of your visit. As the UK's capital city, London is also around 10 percent more expensive compared to other cities like Manchester, Birmingham, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Glasgow. Do bear this in mind when changing your currency into English pounds for accommodation, dining, having a drink in a London pub, seeing a West End Show or visiting some of the many attractions.
Travelling to and around London
All London airports have reliable connections to the city centre. If you're arriving at Heathrow Airport, the underground Piccadilly line from terminals 1,2 and 3 will get you into Central London in a journey time of 30 minutes. Underground tickets are approximately six pounds and probably the cheapest transport option. Taxis will cost you anything from 30 pounds to 40 pounds taking about 40 minutes to reach the city centre. Remember to agree a price with the driver before setting off in a London taxi. Cheap hostel accommodation in London ranges from 20 pounds per night upwards while budget hotels generally start at 40 to 50 pounds per night depending on the time of year. To save cash travelling around London, get an underground Oyster card for a week or a few days. Alternatively, buy a great value for money day travel ticket for London's public transport, approx. 12 to 15 pounds.