Considered to be one of the greatest cities in the world, London is bursting at the seams with exciting places to discover, historical sights to explore and new people to meet.

Whether you’re travelling with friends, putting up with the family, or going it alone, London is the kind of place that will embrace you and leave a mark like no other. From trendy eateries to world-class shopping, famous tourist attractions and more than a touch of royalty, London is deserving of a top spot on the bucket list – no matter if you’ve never been or you’ve visited countless times before.

The UK capital is also a great base for a road trip. So if you’re wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, hire a car and make your way to Stonehenge, Bath or the Cotswolds for a fun history lesson; stop by Cambridge or the beautiful city of Oxford (we know you want an Oxford University sweater!), or visit the uber-trendy city of Bristol. For something a little closer to home, visit Warner Bros. in Leavesden and tour the set of Harry Potter; or head the other direction to Brighton and the White Cliffs of Dover and explore the pristine English coastline.

In London, the options are endless and each day is different.

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The number of diamonds in the Crown Jewels

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