The best sights to see, places to eat, and things to do in London.


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London's hotel scene is hot, hot, hot. Here are 15 of the best new London hotels to choose from for your next trip.

London's 15 Best New Hotels

The most colorful spot in London - Neal's Yard, Covent Garden. #fodorsonthego

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Claridge's Bar in London is an elegant Mayfair meeting place remains unpretentious even when it brims with beautiful people.

Claridges's Bar

Claridge's Bar London Review

Nowhere else does London's history come to life so vividly as it does in this minicity of 20 towers filled with heraldry and treasure, the intimate details of lords and dukes and princes and sovereigns etched in the walls (literally, in some places), and quite a few pints of royal blood spilled on the stones. Don't forget a visit to the Tower of London.

Tower of London

Tower of London London Review

A monument to the nation's rich—and often bloody—history, Westminster is one of London's most iconic sites.

Westminster Abbey

Buckingham Palace London Review
  • Jean Weidner
    Jean Weidner

    One of the most incredibly beautiful places--loved the writers' corner.

  • margaret richards
    margaret richards

    Never tire of seeing this when I go to London. Full of History. Love the undercroft with the death masks!!

  • Ann Guerra
    Ann Guerra

    My favorite London attraction. I was incredibly moved spiritually when I visited

  • Katharine Andrew
    Katharine Andrew

    So much history. X

When the Queen heads off to Scotland on her annual summer holiday, Buckingham Palace's 19 State Rooms open up to visitors.

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace London Review

St. Paul's Cathedral in London is simply breathtaking, especially now that the scaffolding has been removed, after 15 years of major restoration work.

St Paul's Cathedral

St. Paul's Cathedral London Review
  • CPH B2B Demand Generation
    CPH B2B Demand Generation

    I was born and raised in North London but didn't visit St Paul's until 2009. on a visit from Sydney - so pleased I spent the day there. Will Carpenter

This spectacular theater is a replica of Shakespeare's open-roof, wood-and-thatch Globe Playhouse in London (built in 1599 and burned down in 1613), where most of the Bard's greatest works premiered.

The globe theater

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre London Review

The Stafford London by Kempinski is a rare find: a posh hotel that's equal parts elegance and friendliness, and it's in one of the few peaceful spots in the area, down a small lane behind Piccadilly.

The Stafford London Hotel

The Stafford London by Kempinski London Hotel Review

A step from Blackfriars Tube station in London, this spectacular pub has an Arts and Crafts interior that is entertainingly, satirically ecclesiastical, with inlaid mother-of-pearl, wood carvings, stained glass, and marble pillars all over the place.

The Blackfriar

The Blackfriar London Review
  • Paulab

    I love going here for lunch when in London

Tate Modern is a spectacular renovation of a mid-20th-century power station and one of the most-visited museums of modern art in the world.

Tate Modern

Tate Modern London Review

The beloved seat of Henry VIII's court, sprawled elegantly beside the languid waters of the Thames, Hampton Court Palace really gives you two for the price of one: the magnificent Tudor red-brick mansion, begun in 1514 by Cardinal Wolsey to curry favor with the young Henry, and the larger 17th-century baroque building, which was partly designed by Christopher Wren (of St. Paul's fame).

Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court Palace London Review

Standing proudly on the north side of Trafalgar Square, the National Gallery in London is truly one of the world's supreme art collections, with more than 2,300 masterpieces on show.

National Gallery

National Gallery London Review

With 37 beers on tap and 300 more in bottles, the main problem at the Craft Beer Company in London is knowing where to start.

The Craft Beer Co.

Craft Beer Company London Review

With a facade like a great temple, the British Museum in London is filled with plunder of incalculable value and beauty from around the globe, occupying an immense, imposing, neo-classical building in the heart of Bloomsbury.

British Museum

British Museum London Review
  • Jean Weidner
    Jean Weidner

    Loved the British Museum. Must have visited it every day that I was in London. A guard let me touch the Rosetta Stone (he laughed when I asked). To be able to see a first edition of Pride and Prejudice, and the Magna Carta just left me in awe.

An absolutely unique and beautiful 1725 town house, the Rookery Hotel in London is the kind of place where you want to allow quality time to enjoy and soak up the atmosphere.

The Rookery Hotel

The Rookery London Hotels Review

Since McQueen's untimely death in 2010, his right-hand woman Sarah Burton has been at the helm, receiving raves for continuing his tradition of theatrical, darkly romantic, and beautifully cut clothes. Can't afford a gala gown? Go home with a skull-printed scarf.

Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen London Shopping Review

It's a triumph of taste over technology at wunderkind Ollie Dabbous's extraordinary game-changer off Charlotte Street in London.


Dabbous London Restaurant Review

While in London, bliss out over Tom Aikens' marinated hand-dived scallops with apple vinegar, his new-found vegetable numbers and his mains.

Tom Aikens

London Travel Guide - Expert Picks for your London Vacation

If whiskey is more to your taste than wine, you may want to visit the Vintage House, which has England's largest selection of single malts

The Vintage House

The Vintage House London Shopping Review

Magnificent hats by Treacy are annual showstoppers on Ladies Day at the Royal Ascot races and regularly grace the glossy magazines' society pages. Be sure to stop here when you're in London.

Philip Treacy

Philip Treacy London Shopping Review

Although F&M in London is popularly known as the Queen's grocer and the impeccably mannered staff wear traditional tailcoats, its celebrated food hall stocks gifts for all budgets.

Fortnum & Mason

Fortnum & Mason London Shopping Review
  • Margarida Lourenço
    Margarida Lourenço

    This place is must go there...

The ME London hotel is a shiny, new luxury spot that has brought a touch of modern cool to the Strand. #Fodors100

ME London

ME London London Hotels Review