About London

In the late 19th century, London, England stood at the center of one of the greatest and most vast empires the world has ever known. Immigrants still flood to this vibrant UK metropolis by the thousands, adding to its bustling diversity. The tower of London, the Parliament and Abbey at Westminster, The London Bridge and Tower, the annual Wimbledon tennis tournament, and dozens of other attractions bring visitors from all over the world to this city, especially in the summer months when the weather is most favorable. If you're among them, you'll never exhaust London's offerings of art, theater, and history no matter how long you stay, even you decide, as thousands do every year, that you never want to leave.

After leaving your proper English flat or luxury coach house rental in the morning, enjoy some fish and chips and a pint in a real British pub, take a tour of the city on one of its famous double decker busses, and don't miss the essential sights, museums, and world famous historic monuments in and around England's capital.

Here are a few additional suggestions of things to do in London:

  • Visit The National Gallery: This Trafalgar Square Museum houses portraits of London's most famous faces, painted by centuries of renowned artists.
  • See a play at Shakespeare's Globe Theater: An exact reproduction of William Shakespeare's original Globe Theater will allow you to view some of the world's greatest literary works brought authentically to life.
  • Explore the Natural History Museum in South Kensington: Built in the 1870s, this museum looks like a castle and houses one of the world's best collections of dinosaur fossils, prehistoric plants, and sea life.
  • Visit the British Museum in Bloomsbury: This museum is home to a collection of over 13 million objects from all continents documenting the entire span of human history and culture.
  • Take a day trip to Windsor Castle and Stonehenge: Many charter and private trips are available to visit Windsor Castle, Bath, and the mysterious Stonehenge monument a short drive from the center of London.
  • Watch the changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace: Buckingham Palace and Hampton Court Palace are a few of London's royal sites that are not to be missed.

You'll have no trouble finding a vacation rental or apartment rental in London's bustling hub. You can even reserve a condo overlooking the famous Hyde Park. If the bright lights are bit much for you, place some distance between yourself and the city center by renting a cabin or villa in Salisbury.

Getting to and from London is easy by bus or car, and the underground public transportation system within the city is efficient, inexpensive, and easy to navigate. If you can, you may want to include nearby Ireland and Scotland in your travel plans.