London

London

As the capital city of England, London is a hub of entertainment, shopping, business, fashion and so much more. Whether you are in London for business or pleasure, you will find an extensive range of options and opportunities.

As you would expect for such a major international city, there are numerous airports, train stations and bus stations providing access to London from across the UK and around the world. The main airports are:

  • London Heathrow Airport LHR
  • London Gatwick Airport LGW
  • London City Airport LCY
  • London Stansted Airport STN
  • London Luton Airport LTN
  • London Southend Airport SEN

Gatwick, Heathrow and Stansted are the major airports in London while Luton Airport and Southend Airport have benefitted from the increase of low cost airline routes. London City Airport is the ideal destination for those looking to get to the heart of the financial or tourist centre of London in the shortest time possible.

Anyone looking to arrive in style should also note that there is an availability of chauffeur and limousine services to choose from.

There are also main train stations at Kings Cross, Euston, Waterloo, Victoria and Paddington, all proving easy routes to and from London.  One of the easiest ways to get to and from stations and airports is to book a London Airport Transfer with EUROPE SHUTTLE. These can be booked in advance in three easy steps in our site. In the city, the Underground is the best way to get around but if you wants to do it in style you can hire your luxury car and chauffeur from airports and stations, arranging a quality transfer will ensure you receive a warm welcome to your time in London.

What To See In London

There is no shortage of attractions in London which means that no matter what your interests are, you will find something of interest.

Traditions and Celebrations

Even though London is a modern and thriving city, there are many traditions that die hard. Big Ben, the clock tower at the Houses of Parliament chimes every day and the Royal Family are still a big tourist attraction in the city. Buckingham Palace is a must see attraction for many tourists and guests in the city.

Cultural

If you would like to learn about London or indulge in some culture during your stay, there are plenty of great options. Many of the best museums in London are located close together in the West of the city, including: The Natural History Museum, The Victoria and Albert Museum, The Science Museum and even The Imperial War Museum. Other museums in London worth exploring are The Tate Modern and the The British Museum. The Tower of London can also provide a great look back into old London with guided tours well worth the trip.

Nightlife

London provides a great range of nightlife for any traveller with an extensive array of restaurants and bars. The major tourist areas of the city offer dining experiences from around the world whereas people looking for a specific dining experience would be advised to visit certain parts of the city. The Brick Lane area close to Shoreditch is famous for the wide selection of restaurants specialising in curries whereas anyone looking for a great Chinese meal would be advised to visit the Soho area of the city.

With respect to bars, you won’t struggle to find a venue with everything from traditional English pub to modern drinking establishment. The majority of pubs are open until 11pm but some do have a later licence. There are also an abundance of nightclubs for every age group and every style of music. Again, the main tourist areas of the city provide a good mix of clubs whereas areas like Camden, Dalston and Hoxton have clubs for a more discerning musical fan.

There are also a number of casinos in London which open around the clock ensuring that there is always a place where people can continue a good night.

Main Attractions

Some of the major tourist attractions in London include the London Eye, the South Bank, the Houses of Parliament, Covent Gardens, Leicester Square, Oxford Street and the Houses of Parliament.

Near London

If you are keen to get out of the city and explore what else England has to offer, there are some great options. The nearby town of Cambridge is an old University town which has been present since the 13th Century and is still a major seat of learning. Brighton is a short train ride from London but it can seem like a world away with its sea-front and relaxed atmosphere. Anyone that enjoys visiting castles can take in Windsor, Bodiam and Arundel Castle with a short journey from London.

If you are visiting London on a conference visit or intend on arranging a London conference, these are some of the most highly regarded centres:

  • Cavendish Conference Centre
  • Barbican Conference Centre
  • The Mermaid conference and events
  • Kensington Conference & Events Centre
  • Royal Horticultural Halls
  • Congress Centre
  • Inmarsat Conference Centre

Similarly, anyone looking for the best hotels would be advised to consider these hotels:

  • The Savoy London
  • Park International Hotel
  • Four Seasons
  • The Berkeley
  • The Dorchester
  • Claridges
  • The Connaught
  • Hyatt Regency London
  • The Churchill

Anyone looking to stay at these hotels and needs transfer to and from London airports or stations should book with Europe Shuttle.