London tourist city guide

Tower of LondonHouses of Parliament

Plan your holiday with our city guide. Find the best family days out, the best things to do for free, enjoy a daily parade, and discover the must-see London landmarks that every tourist should see

London Top 10 lists

Trafalgar SquareBritish Museum

Start with our London bucket list and Top 10 most visited attractions and then see which places we’ve rated as the ten best landmarks, ten best free attractions and ten best places for kids

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

House of Commons – It’s totally free to listen to the MPs debating inside the Houses of Parliament
Whispering Gallery – Read our visitors guide to seeing the view at the top St. Paul’s Cathedral
Dismounting Ceremony – See the famous 4 O’Clock Parade takes place every day at Horse Guards
Evensong at St. Paul’s – There’s nothing like hearing a choral service inside St. Paul’s Cathedral

Plan your holiday in London

Discover the best things to do in one day, two days, three days, four days, five days, six days and one week. We also have useful advice about taking your kids to London for one day and two days

Upcoming events in London

London paradeLondon theatre

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

What’s on today · What’s on tomorrow

October events · November events · December events · January events · February events

Halloween in London · Fireworks in London · Christmas in London

Theatre shows in London

Upcoming theatre shows include Don Quixote, Austentatious, Bat Out Of Hell Musical, Wicked and Room On The Broom

Music concerts in London

Music concerts coming soon include Olafur Arnalds, Deacon Blue, Simon And Garfunkel Story, Human League and Michael Ball

Comedy gigs in London

Some of the comedians performing in London are Bill Bailey, James Acaster, Josh Widdecombe, Nish Kumar and Jamali Maddix

Children’s events in London

How about taking your kids to see Aladdin Panto, Snowman, Nativity The Musical,

Classical music in London

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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