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One of the most popular cities in the world, London draws millions of visitors every year. As well as being a popular destination with the British, the capital city is also highly sought out by tourists from across the globe.

The majority of international visitors arrive at one of the city’s four major airports: London Heathrow (LHR), London Gatwick (LGW), London Stansted (STN), and London Luton (LTN). Each of these airports is located outside of the city center and can be reached easily via railway. Heathrow is also accessible via the London Underground railway. The city is also accessible from mainland Europe by road and rail.

Visitors will find hotels located close to all of the major airports, as well as those railway stations serving them. The city of London is also home to thousands of hotels, hostels, bed and breakfast establishments, and other accommodation options.

Visitors making the trip to London will find that it has a wealth of landmarks, attractions, and amenities to enjoy.

The city is famous for its many historic landmarks, many of which date back hundreds of years. Among the most popular is the Tower of London, home to the famous Crown Jewels; Tower Bridge, a uniquely designed bascule bridge that crosses the River Thames; Buckingham Palace, the official residence of the Queen; St. Paul’s Cathedral, famously designed by renowned architect, Sir Thomas Wren; the Houses of Parliament, home of the British government; Big Ben, the iconic clock tower; and Westminster Abbey, the site of the 2011 marriage between Prince William and Catherine Middleton.

These are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to London’s landmarks. The historic city features numerous sites and buildings that hark back to the past and make for an interesting site-seeing opportunity. What’s more, almost all of these destinations feature hotels close by, for those that wish to stay as close as possible to London’s history.

As well as historic landmarks, London is also home to a large number of museums and galleries. Some of the most popular of these include the British Museum, which exhibits artifacts detailing the history of the world; the Natural History Museum, most famous for its massive dinosaur skeletons; and the Tate Modern and Tate Britain galleries, home to the best selection of artwork in the entire country.

But it is not only history and architecture that the city is famed for.

London is home to a bustling theatre district, one that many consider as impressive as that of New York City’s Broadway. The West End, or Theatreland as it is also known, features a wide variety of venues hosting shows of all shapes and sizes. From full-on famed musicals to one-man performance art, from high drama to rib-tickling comedy, there is something for everybody here.

Some of the most famous theatres in the region include the Aldwych Theatre, the Criterion Theatre, the Savoy Theatre, and the Theatre Royal on Drury Lane, which is not only the city’s oldest theatre but also considered by many to be the most haunted theatre in the world. Almost all of London’s theatres are within a short, walkable distance of each other. Visitors will also find that there is a wide selection of restaurants, cafés, pubs, bars, and other places to eat and drink within the vicinity.

Some of the most popular shows currently showing in the city include ‘The Lion King’, based on the Disney film of the same name; ‘We Will Rock You’, a musical celebrating one of Britain’s most popular bands, Queen; ‘The Phantom of the Opera’, the classic musical that has been a staple in London’s West End since 1986; and ‘The Mousetrap’, a play based on the Agatha Christie novel that is London’s longest running show, having been performed since 1952.

Other popular attractions in London include the London Eye, an observation wheel originally created to celebrate the Millennium; the O2 Arena, which hosts music and sporting events throughout the year; Piccadilly Circus, with its famous video screens; and a number of different markets – including those held in Covent Garden, Camden, Spitalfields, and Portobello Road – offering an assortment of goods.

Families traveling to London may enjoy a trip to the likes of London Zoo and the London Aquarium, both of which are easy to access from central London, and both of which are close to numerous hotels. The city’s green areas also make for an enjoyable afternoon, providing the weather holds up that is. Hyde Park is the most famous of London’s parks. It features a boating lake and hosts musical concerts throughout the summer.

Other popular green spaces include Regent’s Park, Green Park, St. James’ Park, Kensington Gardens, and Greenwich Park. The latter is home to a variety of wildlife, including some very tame squirrels, and is also the location of the Royal Observatory and the Meridian Line.

Those looking to enjoy something a little noisier will be pleased to hear that London is home to a large number of music venues, and regularly attracts bands from across the globe. Some of the most popular include Brixton Academy, Hammersmith Apollo, and the Underworld and the Roundhouse, both in Camden. In fact, Camden is the destination for music lovers and those looking to see some of a colorful side of the city.

Those that prefer their music to come in the form of opera of classical recitals should head to the likes of the Royal Albert Hall, the London Coliseum, or the Royal Opera House.

Those looking to experience London at its finest should book their journey to coincide with one of its many major events. These include the Notting Hill Carnival (late August), one of the largest street festivals in the world; London Gay Pride; and the Wimbledon tennis major. London is actually a hub of sporting activity, with visitors able to enjoy everything from soccer to cricket, from basketball to rugby.

However you choose to spend your time in London, you will be sure to find a hotel that suits your requirements perfectly. Thanks to its excellent public transport links, you’ll find that almost all hotels offer quick and convenient access to all of London’s landmarks, attractions, and amenities.

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