Whether you arrive in London by tube, by train, or inside one of the city's ubiquitous black cabs, you'll immediately get a deep sense of the nearly 2000 years of history. Despite her advancing years, she retains a youthful exuberance and unique vibrancy that's hard to beat.
Today's London promises something for everyone and she inevitably delivers. There are unmissable galleries and museums (most of which, amazingly, are free!), as well as a treasure trove of unique and quirky hidden gems just waiting to be discovered. Don't forget either, that the glorious parks and gardens covering this greenest of capital cities are also free to explore, and we haven't yet touched on music, theatre or the arts, much less the astounding array of shopping opportunities, or the resurgence in British gastronomy!
To help you to best enjoy our amazing capital we've put together some great guides on places you could visit and have suggested some things you might find interesting...enjoy!
Due to the immense popularity of neighbouring Notting Hill, pretty Bayswater is now attracting some of the overspill and has had a new injection of vitality to add to its already popular attractions!
Camden High Street marks the centre of the district of Camden Town and is home to the bustling weekend market for which the area is best known.
The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea is the wealthiest borough in England and contains a substantial number of London attractions. For lovers of retail therapy, a walk along Chelsea's formidably affluent Kings Road should...
Chiswick, just a 30 minute tube ride from central London, is an affluent and hugely popular, leafy suburb in West London on a meander of the River Thames.
Covent Garden is a district in London between St. Martin's Lane and Drury Lane. It is associated with the former fruit and vegetable market in the central square...
Docklands is the adopted name for the area in southeast London which has now been redeveloped as a major commercial centre.
Fashionable Kensington will delight lovers of shopping and Kensington High Street in particular should temporarily sate their appetites...after which the boutiques and antiques of the adjacent Kensington Church Street can be attacked!
Marylebone has been a fashionable area since the seventeenth century, and today, Marylebone Village is a haven of high end shops, restaurants and hotels, all with loads of character and individuality.
Mayfair in the heart of Westminster is one of the city's finest residential areas and one of London's most attractive...and expensive...villages.
The South Bank is the cultural and hard-beating heart of the city and home to some of London's most iconic attractions too, including many theatres and art and design-led venues.
South Ken, as it's more popularly known, is the absolute heartland of cultural London and contains it's finest museums. It's also the reason why people flock there in their tens of thousands!
Stratford is East London's newest revamped destination and has become a bustling center of activity following the glory days of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The City of London is the historic centre around which modern London grew and the City's boundaries have remained virtually unchanged since the Middle Ages.
The West End of London contains many of the city's major tourist attractions, and is also the entertainment centre of the UK with the largest shopping district in Europe.
Wimbledon is an affluent suburb in the south west of London and is famously home to the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships which are held annually.