A dynamic mix of the very ancient and very modern – think of the 13th century Southwark Cathedral just a short walk from 95-storey skyscraper the Shard – the United Kingdom’s capital city sits on the River Thames, the banks of which host the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, the Tower of London, the Globe Theatre, the London Eye and many other renowned places.
Exceptional museums and galleries, free to visit, include the British Museum, the Science Museum, the National Gallery and the Tate Modern, and must-see highlights include Trafalgar Square, Regent Street, Covent Garden and Buckingham Palace. A hop-on, hop-off city tour on an iconic red London bus will allow you to take in all of these sights. For a relaxing break from the sightseeing, you can escape to one of London’s fantastic Royal Parks, spend your holiday money in Harrods or see a show at one of the world-famous West End theatres. Find your London apartment here.