London tourist city guide

London EyeBig Ben and the Houses of Parliament

Plan your holiday with our city guide. Discover the best family days out, the best things to do for free, and which art galleries and museums are worth a visit. Enjoy a daily parade or one of the must-see London landmarks that every tourist should see

London Top 10 lists

Natural History MuseumBritish Museum

Start with our London bucket list and the Top 10 most visited attractions and then discover which places we’ve rated as the ten best landmarks, ten best free attractions and ten best for kids. We’ve also recommended some popular day trips

London buses and trains

  Oyster cards – where to buy an Oyster card and how to use it when travelling   Visitor Oyster – a popular option for tourists who want to use the buses and trains
  Travelcards – one day, weekly and monthly travelcards are very easy to use   Contactless cards – now you can use your bank card to pay bus and train fares in London
London visitor guide to using the trains London guide to using to buses

Adult train fares and adult bus fares for zones 1-9 to help you work out your holiday budget. We also have all the child train fares and child bus fares

London tourist guide to using taxis Guide to using London boats

Advice for visitors travelling by taxi or minicab, or catching one of London’s sightseeing boats

Popular tourist attractions

Evensong service – Attend an Evensong service inside Westminster Abbey, and listen to the Abbey choir
Ceremony of the Keys – See the 700 year old ceremony where they lock up the Tower of London
House of Commons – It’s totally free to listen to the MPs debating inside the Houses of Parliament
Yeoman Warder tour – Our visitors guide has information about the Tower’s Yeoman Warder tour
Covent Garden – London tourists always enjoy watching the free street entertainers in Covent Garden

Plan your holiday in London

Plan your stay with our example itineraries. We’ll tell you the best things to do in one day, two days, three days, four days, five days, six days, and right up to a week. We’ve also got advice about spending a day with kids and two days with kids

Upcoming events in London

Royal Albert HallO2 Arena

See what’s playing in London over the coming months with our calendar of the best events

What’s on today · Tomorrow · This weekend

Events in February · Events in March · Events in April · Events in May

Theatre shows in London

Upcoming theatre shows include As You Like It, Alls Well That Ends Well, Wicked, Othello and Captive Queen

Music concerts in London

Music concerts coming soon include Deacon Blue, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Billy Idol, Dua Lipa and Cigarettes After Sex

Comedy gigs in London

Some of the comedians performing in London are Nathan Caton, Nish Kumar, Doug Stanhope, Joe Lycett and Bianca Del Rio

Children’s events in London

How about taking your kids to see Arsenal FC Guided Tour, Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets, Nativity The Musical, ?

Classical music in London

If you enjoy classical music then try Sleeping Beauty, La Traviata, Turn Of The Screw, Marriage Of Figaro

Art exhibitions · Museum exhibitions

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  • Honest reviews of 200 landmarks, attractions and hotels, written by a local who has visited them all
  • Money saving tips – cheap days out and the best events for free
  • Practical advice with suggested itineraries, Top 10 lists, and a guide to using the buses, taxis and trains
 
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