The world is full of vibrant, colourful, bustling cities, and the dream is to have the time and the means to visit all of them, but if you’re looking for somewhere truly unique and unforgettable then London is a no-brainer. Whether you’re a dedicated urbanite looking for your next fix or a country mouse who wants a taste of the high life, a holiday in London ticks absolutely every box. Culturally it is unsurpassed, with theatres, opera houses, cinemas, museums and galleries on pretty much every corner. And many of those institutions (the British Museum, the V&A, the Natural History Museum and the Tate, to name but a few) are completely free! And the diversity of cocktail bars, cosy cafes, old-school pubs, trend-setting eateries, fast food establishments and Michelin-starred restaurants is unbeatable - you can savour absolutely any cuisine you desire and you’ll probably only have to take a few steps to get to it.
There’s no question that London’s history and architecture are a big part of its charm - who wouldn’t be excited to visit Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus or the Tower of London? But there are also huge green spaces everywhere - a trip to London certainly doesn’t mean completely sacrificing peace and nature and there’s nothing quite as charming as an afternoon spent at the Serpentine in Hyde Park or picnicking in leafy Regent’s Park. Whether you’re seeing a show in the West End, strolling along the South Bank, shopping on Oxford Street or exploring one of the many characterful suburban neighbourhoods, a holiday in London is quite simply a holiday of a lifetime.