Practical information

Tourist information centres

If you’re looking for general information and a place to pick up leaflets, then try popping into one of the tourist information centres:

City of London Info Centre: Located in St. Paul’s Churchyard, on the south side of the cathedral (across the road). Opens Mon–Sat (9.30 AM to 5.30 PM), and Sun (10 AM to 4 PM)

Britain & London Visitor Centre: Located in the clockhouse building, on the south side of Leicester Square. Opens Mon (9.30 AM to 6 PM), Tue–Fri (9 AM to 6 PM), and Sat–Sun (10 AM to 4 PM)

Greenwich Tourist Info Centre: Located to the right of the Cutty Sark. Opens daily (10 AM to 5 PM)

Facts about London

Area (City of London): 2.6 sq. km / 1 sq. mile
Area (Greater London): 1557 sq. km / 609 sq. miles
Elevation: 24 metres / 79 feet
Coordinates: 51:30:00N / 0:07:00W
Time Zone: Greenwich Meridian Time (GMT)

Distances to London

Information about distances to London
Amsterdam221 milesMontréal3250 miles
Antwerp196 milesMoscow1556 miles
Athens1485 milesMunich571 miles
Barcelona713 milesNew York3466 miles
Berlin576 milesParis213 miles
Boston3275 milesPhiladelphia3543 miles
Budapest912 milesPrague643 miles
Bue. Aires6911 milesRio de Jan.5731 miles
Cape Town6009 milesRome897 miles
Chicago3957 milesSan Diego5483 miles
Dallas4753 milesSeoul5512 miles
Dublin291 milesSan Fran.5365 miles
Hong Kong5991 milesShanghai5721 miles
Houston4856 milesStockholm891 miles
Las Vegas5228 milesSt. Peters.1307 miles
Los Ang.5450 milesSydney10579 miles
Madrid785 milesTokyo5949 miles
Mex. City5555 milesToronto3554 miles
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