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London is not only the largest city and the capital of England, it is well known for its monuments such as Big Ben and the London Eye. Located in the South of England, it is home to nine million people and is regarded as one of the most influential and desirable cities in the world.
There is so many reasons to visit London you could write a book about it! The city combines history, beauty and culture into one, and those who want to feel a true British city should look no further than the great city of London. The Thames is the world-famous river that runs through London and a river cruise is a fantastic way to discover the city. For a view from the sky, take a ride on the London Eye!
Because of the sheer size of the city, London has something for families, couples and friends of all ages. Whether your idea of a perfect holiday is a weekend of clubbing, three days of sightseeing or a fun trip for the kids, London has it all!
Flights to London from all Irish airports operate to London daily year-round so it is always a great time to visit! The flight time from Ireland to London ranges between an hour and an hour and a half depending on the airport you depart and land in.
To learn more about things to do in London, the best time to go and local info see here.
London has an exciting nightlife scene and there are different districts for varying age groups and interests. For those with an interest in rock and jazz, Camden Town is the place for you!
London is a multicultural city and therefore it is a melting pot of delicious international cuisine.
Kids will love a visit to the Sea Life London Aquarium! The Aquarium is located by the London Eye so it is the perfect place to get a few must-dos ticked off the bucket list.
There are many fantastic shopping districts in London, perhaps the most famous one being Covent Garden where you will find a range of markets, clothing stores and antique shops. Westfield Stratford is also a fantastic shopping centre where you will find hundreds of high street stores and restaurants.
If you choose to visit London between November and January, be sure to visit Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park. Every year, London’s largest park is transformed into a Christmas themed wonderland and is a great spectacle for families, couples and friends alike.
London is one of the biggest cities in the world, so no matter when you visit there will be plenty to do and a good atmosphere around! To be able to experience London at its best, we recommend visiting during the summer.
The British pound is the currency used in London.
There is no time difference between Ireland and London.
The London Underground (better known as the Tube) is the best way of getting around the city as traffic can be quite heavy in the city.