As well as being the political, economic and cultural capital of Britain, London is a city at the centre of the world – and a world in one city. With over 200 languages are spoken there, you'll find an melting pot of cultures and communities throughout the capital. London is incredibly well-connected, with five international airports and the high-speed Eurostar rail link.
London's history stretches back over thousands of years, and the city boasts
four World Heritage Sites: the Palace of Westminster and Westminster Abbey, the
Tower of London, Maritime Greenwich and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
London's world-class tourist attractions are renowned across the globe.
Many of the most famous attractions are free to visit, for example Tate Modern,
the National Gallery and the Victoria and Albert Museum.
There are more than 6,000 restaurants in London so you'll never be short of new places to eat. London boasts 55 Michelin Star restaurants and many celebrity chefs are based here, and there are plenty of good, cheaper options too. According to the Globe Shopper City Index, London is Europe's best shopping destination. Whether you head to the West End, Westfield Stratford City or a quirky London market, there's a huge range of places to buy gifts, fashion and food.