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What to do in London, England: tourism, high tea and historic sites

There’s no shortage of things to do in London. After royal watching at Buckingham Palace, riding a double-decker bus, and seeing a show at the Lyceum, tourists welcome a little downtime by savouring a delicious pint at a local pub, before turning in at one of the city’s many choice hotels.

Visiting London with family

It won’t take long to realize that London is the perfect location for families to travel together. The English capital offers many green spaces, including friendly squares and wide-open areas like Hyde Park. The city’s famed red buses and black cabs delight the older crowd, while kids get a kick out of Hamley’s, London’s world-famous, seven-storey toy store!

London for couples

London is the perfect backdrop for your romantic getaway. Top off a relaxing stroll past the chic boutiques of Oxford Street with a proper afternoon tea. Then treat yourselves to an authentic Indian meal and theatre tickets on Shaftesbury Avenue. Other dreamy highlights include a boat ride on the Thames and a visit to the London Eye, which offers a breathtaking view of the city. Oh, the romance!

For sports fanatics

You may have missed the London 2012 Summer Olympics, but the city is still crazy about sports. London is home to several football teams, such as Chelsea and Arsenal. You can even get tickets for a match in the storied Wembley Stadium, the second largest in Europe. Tennis fans can get into Wimbledon fever if visiting during the summer, but there are also polo matches and the celebrated Ascot horse race (where eyeing all the flamboyant hats is half the fun).

Dive into history

You can’t visit London without soaking in a little culture! Learn more about civilization at the British Museum, see classic and modern art at the Tate Modern and Tate Britain galleries, and don’t miss a visit to St. Paul’s Cathedral and Westminster Abbey.

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Trips to London: Good to know

To ensure a successful trip to London, read this useful information about travelling to England.

London city Packages
Flying from
London(Gatwick) from Toronto
September 9, 2016, Duration: 9
+ $542 tx. & fees
London(Gatwick) from Vancouver
September 16, 2016, Duration: 9
+ $534 tx. & fees
London(Gatwick) from Calgary
September 10, 2016, Duration: 6
+ $545 tx. & fees
London(Gatwick) from Montreal
September 12, 2016, Duration: 8
tx. & fees incl.