With over 2,000 years of history and culture just waiting to be discovered, there's no shortage of things to see and do in London. From red double-decker buses and black cabs, to Tower Bridge and Big Ben, this is a city full of iconic attractions, and you're likely to need several days (if not weeks) to explore everything on offer. So, take your pick of our many centrally-located London hotels, and get set to experience all the excitement of the British capital.
Start with a visit to London's most famous visitor attractions, including the historic Tower of London, Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament, for an overview of the city's rich and varied past. Those particularly keen on London's royal connections will enjoy the capital's collection of current and former royal residences, including Buckingham, Kensington and Hampton Court Palaces, while those with a taste for the strange and macabre may wish to check out the displays at Madame Tussauds or the London Dungeon.
London is also home to a number of world-class museums, and culture vultures can easily spend days exploring them all. Art lovers should hit the National Gallery, Tate and Tate Modern, while those who enjoy history and design can browse to their hearts' content in the British Museum, V&A and Imperial War Rooms. Once you've had your fill of sightseeing, relax and unwind in the city's many green spaces – Hyde Park, Regent's Park and St James Park are stunning city centre oases, while the vast expanses of Hampstead Heath give a taste of the countryside.
Dedicated shoppers are also spoilt for choice, from high street favourites along Oxford Street, to renowned department stores such as Harrods and Selfridges and colourful market stalls at Portobello Road and Camden Markets. Foodies can savour everything from Michelin-starred restaurants to cosy traditional pubs, stylish bistros and quirky cafés, and there's no shortage of nightlife options when the sun goes down.
Whether your tastes run to classical music and opera, or you're looking for the hottest gigs, concerts and clubs around, there's something for everyone in this vibrant capital. Be sure to check out London's internationally famous theatre scene – from big-name musicals to cutting-edge drama, you can find it all under the bright lights of the West End, or head to Shakespeare's Globe for a historic theatre experience.
Eager to get started? Book your London hotel with Marriott today to enjoy a great central location and easy access to the best of London's attractions.