London

London

Overview

One of the top travel destinations in Europe is England’s capital city, London. Best known for its vibrant 24/7 lifestyle, rich culture and unlimited shopping.  When you visit London you’ll never lack for places to go.


Interesting Tidbit

Although London is not famed for its tropical climate, around 15 million tourists flock to the city each year, which makes up a large percentage of tourism in Europe. In fact, London is the second most visited city in Europe, after Paris. It’s easy to see why so many people come to London, with so many tourist attractions available.

 

Hot Spots

For starters you can visit the haunted Tower of London, the London Eye, Buckingham Palace, Madame Tussauds, the London Zoo and any number of fascinating museums (the Natural History Museum, the British Museum, the Science Museum, to name a few).
 

Visit Windsor Castle and witness the famous “Changing of the Guards”. You may even get to see London’s most famous resident, Queen Elizabeth II, if you’re lucky!
 

Want to shop ‘til you drop? Then London is the city for you. From the classic high street brands on Oxford Street and the boutique stalls in Camden’s market to the highest quality garments at Harrods, London caters to all budgets. With the Westfield Shopping Centre’s recent opening in West London, this great city is now also home to the largest shopping centre in Europe.


Culture

When in London, you immediately feel at home and soon become one of the locals. Whether you’re staying at the exclusive Dorchester Hotel, or in a homely bed and breakfast, all visitors must try out some local cuisine during their stay. This normally includes a full English breakfast, fish and chips and a curry.
 

Want some more action during your stay in London? If you’re in the city during June and July you can enjoy the City of London Festival, while in August you can revel at the Notting Hill Carnival. Those with a little extra energy can take part in the London Marathon, which takes place every April.


Land-Based Casinos

If you’re looking for pure entertainment then the Rendezvous Casino has one of the top European casino experiences available. Located in London’s exclusive district of Mayfair, you’ll enjoy a night of sophistication as you play the tables and dine on fine cuisine.
 

Map of London

Upcoming Events Across Europe

  • Rhine in Flames, Germany

    Germany’s most famous waterway gets lit up by fireworks displays every Saturday night in May. The illuminating spectacle takes place all along various points on the Rhine River each weekend. Each town along the river celebrates with events and festivals which include music, dancing, and great food. There’s no better way to brighten up your weekend German getaway.

  • Cannes Film Festival, France

    The Super Bowl of cinema, the Cannes Film Festival is arguably Europe’s biggest event of the calendar year. Tens of thousands flock to the French Riviera to catch a glimpse of some of the world’s top actors walking the red carpet steps. Glitz and glamour rule the day as films of all genres take center stage from May 11–22.

  • Chelsea Flower Show, England

    Put on by the Royal Horticultural Society from May 24–28, be prepared to be greeted by 11 acres of the UK's finest flowers, gardens, and nursery exhibits. You’ll surely develop a passion for plants as you stroll through the vibrant, blooming event grounds.