Our essential guide to London

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London has held on to its reputation as one of Europe’s coolest capitals with new landmarks and edgy hotels, restaurants and clubs opening up all the time. The hotel scene is ever expanding with recent openings including boutique hotels and stylish B&B accommodation in the pretty neighbourhoods of Notting Hill and Chelsea as well as more centrally in Bloomsbury and Mayfair. Steeped in history and superb architecture, with prominent sights at every turn, from Big Ben to the London Eye, the National Gallery to the Tate Modern, London is a timeless city offering a complex mix of old and new.

Things to do in London

The best things to do in London this weekend

Things to do in London this week: 30 November – 6 December 2020

The best exhibitions in London

The best exhibitions in London right now

The best free London activities

30 free London activities

The best activities for kids in London

22 cool activities for kids in London

The best spas in London

The best spas in London

Where to stay in London

The 30 best hotels in London

The 30 best hotels in London

Cool London neighbourhood hotels

6 cool London neighbourhood hotels

Where to eat in London

The best restaurants in London right now

The best restaurants in London right now

Our favourite cheapest, nicest restaurants in London

The cheapest, nicest restaurants in London

The best afternoon tea in London right now

Afternoon tea in London 2020: your ultimate guide

Where our team goes for Sunday roasts in London

The 15 best Sunday roasts in London

The best brunch in London right now

The best brunch in London

Where to find bottomless brunches in London

The best bottomless brunches in London

Great Covent Garden restaurants

22 of the best Covent Garden restaurants

The best restaurants in Soho

The best restaurants in Soho

The best Black-owned restaurants in London

The best Black-owned restaurants in London

The best Indian restaurants in London

The 30 best Indian restaurants in London

Our favourite vegetarian restaurants in London

The best vegetarian restaurants in London

Brilliant vegan restaurants in London

The best vegan restaurants in London

The best fish and chip shops in London

The best fish and chips in London

10 of the top steak restaurants in London

The best steaks in London

The 14 best Japanese restaurants in London

The 14 best Japanese restaurants in London

Where to drink in London

The best bars in London right now

The best bars in London right now

10 secret bars in London

11 secret bars and restaurants in London

Our favourite bars in Soho

The best bars in Soho

How to do London sustainably

Eco-friendly things to do in London

16 sustainable things to do in London

Where to shop sustainably in London

The sustainable shopping guide to London

Our top 10 sustainable London restaurants

10 sustainable restaurants in London that Melissa Hemsley loves

The best zero-waste restaurants in London

Where to go zero-waste in London and around the UK

London neighbourhood guides


There’s so much more to London that just a list of 32 boroughs. Zoom in further and you’ll find a haphazard cluster of neighbourhoods and villages, each with their own distinct rhythm and identity. To help uncover the latest that London has to offer, our series of neighbourhood guides helps you find the best things to do in each area.

The best neighbourhoods in London

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How to get to London

AIRPORT



London’s two main airports are Heathrow (heathrowairport.com), which is 22km to the west of London and is accessible by bus, underground and train, and Gatwick (gatwickairport.com) airport, which is 48 km south of London and accessible by main-line trains, as well as the Gatwick Express from Victoria Station.