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Travel Planning

London at a Glance

People have been describing London for centuries. The city's historic buildings, towering royal architecture, grand museums and even Tube stations hold a space in the public imagination. Come see London for yourself and experience how the city blends modern sensibilities with ancient tradition.

In 21st century London you can hear dozens of different accents and taste food from all over the world cooked up by the city's diverse immigrant population. After you've visited the grand historic sights in central London, seek respite in Hyde Park.

You can shop the major chains or the urban boutiques and then spend the evening at an avant garde play. Visit the British Museum by day and go clubbing at night. Whatever your passion, you will find a way to exercise it while visiting this large, diverse and exciting city.

What to Expect
High Season
May - September
Low Season
October - April
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      Getting There
      Major Airports
      • Major Airport London Heathrow Airport

      Passport / Visa Requirements

      American, Canadian and European Union citizens do not need a visa to enter the UK if they intend to stay there for less than three months. All travelers must carry a valid passport which could be subject to inspection at any time. American citizens can find out more information by using the U.S State Department website.

      Getting Around
      Public Transportation
      • Bus London Buses
      • Light Rail / Rapid Transit Docklands Light Railway
      • Railroad St Pancras Station
      Need to Know

      Severe Weather London has its fair share of rain and fog. Come prepared for damp, chilly weather, but also a fair number of sunny days.

      Safety Concerns Don't use unlicensed cabs and use caution in and around Tube stations at night. Pickpocketing does occur so be aware of your surroundings and consider leaving your valuables in your hotel safe.

      Health Concerns London has clean drinking water and good public health.