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  • Tower Bridge always a highlight of London vacations.
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  • Trafalgar Sqaure
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"When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life itself..."
--Sameul Johnson

You can’t go through life without at least one visit to the world-class city of London. It has such a wealth of attractions that it is doubtful that anyone can spend enough time getting to know all about this amazingly diverse city on an England vacation.  It’s a city with a rich history and heritage all on display for visitors as one explores its meandering streets and its many wonderful buildings.  London is divided by the majestic River Thames which boasts several famous bridges, the best known being the iconic Tower Bridge and London Bridge.

London’s Greenery

There are a number of Royal Parks spread evenly through the centre of London offering peace and serenity as well as exquisite landscaped beauty. Time can be well spent in Hyde Park, St. James’s Park, Green Park, Kensington Gardens and Regents Park, the latter the home of the London Zoo.  Another similar attraction while on a trip to London is the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew, one of the most extensive in the world.

Entertainment, Shopping and More

London is known as a major entertainment centre and there is an inordinate number of theatres offering the very best in musicals and dramas.  There are also many concert halls offering various kinds of music to suit all tastes. Head to the Royal Festival Hall, the Royal Albert Hall or the London Barbican. For opera and ballet aficionados, take in the renowned Royal Opera House near Covent Garden. The quality and quantity of places for shopping in London is something that is rarely rivalled anywhere else in the world. When on London vacations, spend time in the likes of Harrods and Selfridges to see an amazing range of merchandise.  For sports fans, there are over 11 soccer teams as well as something for followers of other sports with events taking place all year round. 

The Cultural Scene

For the culturally inclined on an England vacation, London offers a myriad of opportunities to satisfy all interests. For art, visit the Royal Academy of Arts, the National Gallery, the Portrait Gallery, the Tate Modern and the Tate Britain to name just a few. Important museums include the excellent British Museum, The Victoria and Albert Museum and the Museum of Natural History. There is also Madame Tussauds, a very popular venue to view lifelike waxworks of famous celebrities.  The Museum of London offers a journey through history from prehistoric to modern times.  

Dining in London

For dining, London has more than 6000 restaurants catering to all culinary tastes and budgets. There is one custom that is thoroughly British and that is Afternoon Tea, traditionally taken at 4 pm (you don’t have to adhere exactly to this time). What can you expect to be served? It could be a selection of sandwiches, scones, cakes and, of course, tea.

What are the top sights in London

The list of major attractions would take pages to cover.  However, here are some of the 'not to be missed' on a trip to England. Buckingham Palace with its daily Changing of the Guard, the Tower of London with its Crown Jewels and the London Eye, a giant Ferris Wheel and a relatively new attraction affording the ability to see the city from a height of 135 metres/445 feet. Another place to view the rooftops of London is the Shard Building in the City of London which is 310 metres/1015 feet tall and is, in fact, the tallest building in the European Union.  Trafalgar Square is where the world comes together with the statue of Nelson on his high perch presiding over everyone. The Houses of Parliament and Big Ben are located in Westminster along with Westminster Abbey with its tombstones of past British monarchy.  St Paul’s is not only a fine and exquisitely built large domed church with a long history but a landmark seen from many other parts of London. 

Want to get a feel for the more unique in London? Here are four suggestions on a trip to London.  At the Marble Arch end of Hyde Park is Speakers Corner, an open-air area offering entertaining, public speaking and debate often quite hilarious. Portobello Road Street Market at Notting Hill takes place every Saturday and you can pick up unique bargains including antiques and second-hand clothing while being entertained by the stall owners’ lively banter.  Covent Garden, converted from a fruit and vegetable market to an all day long entertainment and activity centre, offers shops, cafes, restaurants and street entertainers daily. The Churchill War Rooms were the wartime cabinet rooms situated in a bunker and are now a fascinating museum.

London Day Trips

If only visiting London on a UK, vacation, you can take advantage of several day trips to important tourist centres such as Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, the university cities of Oxford and Cambridge and Stratford upon Avon. You will find the rest of England to be very different so bear in mind, if you only visit London, you haven’t seen England.

What types of tours are available in London?

You can simply have a London stopover or you can combine it with Paris and/or Amsterdam. Goway offers itineraries that combine London and the English countryside or one of the following – Wales or Edinburgh. Special London packages can include an emphasis on royal castles and palaces, the theatre, shopping and for horticulturists, the Chelsea Flower Show. 

Extend your Stay

Consider an additional stopover to your United Kingdom vacation on one of Goway's other European tours. You can allso choose from  a  Paris vacation or an Amsterdam vacation. This can be done stopping over en route to or from the United kingdom.

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  • Discover London and the Countryside

    Discover London and the countryside on this 7 day tailor-made adventure. After four days in the English capital you'll set out on a small group tour to explore portions of the verdant countryside. Taking you to historical landmarks like Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace to the enigmatic rocks of Stonehenge to the birthplace of the Bard, it's an ideal combination for England first-timers, or return visitors wanting to go beyond its timeless capital city
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,164
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Go as you Please
    England See Trip Details
  • Luxurious London

    You’re invited to discover the wonders of London. Stay in a 5-star hotel in the heart of the city and set out on a range of privately-guided experiences, enjoying key attractions including the London Eye and a new musical in the West End.
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,141
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Private Experiences, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    England See Trip Details
  • Classic British Isles: Dublin, Edinburgh & London

    Explore three great capitals of the British Isles, passing from Dublin to Edinburgh to London to look upon the Book of Kells at Trinity College Library, summit towering Edinburgh Castle on Castle Rock, and see the Tower of London, Big Ben, and Buckingham Castle in the heart of the United Kingdom.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,024
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Go as you Please, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Ireland See Trip Details
  • Classic: London and Edinburgh

    A great combination of two classic cities each with its own individual cultural merits. Add to this, visits from London to Windsor, Stonehenge and Bath and a full day into the Scottish Highlands from Edinburgh and you have an unforgettable week of discovery.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,532
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Scotland See Trip Details
  • London Signature

    Discover London in style on this getaway. Relax upon arrival as you're introduced to city highlights on a hop-on hop-off ride through London, then discover hidden highlights with the help of a privately hired black cab driver. Later, take in a theatre performance before taking to the sky aboard the London Eye.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,603
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Private Experiences, Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    England See Trip Details
  • Discover London and Wales

    Explore London and the Welsh countryside on this journey through the United Kingdom. Starting in London, you'll see the sights, including the Tower of London, Big Ben, and Buckingham Palace, before heading into the Welsh countryside to visit picturesque villages, learn about the poet Dylan Thomas, and admire some of the most gorgeous landscapes in all of the United Kingdom.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,369
    Trip Type:
    Single Friendly, Small Group Touring, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    England See Trip Details
  • England Explorer with Airfare

    Quintessential London, engimatic Stonehenge, UNESCO-listed Bath, and Stratford-upon-Avon - birthplace of The Bard - are yours to discover on this captivating exploration of England's top highlights.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,449
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas, Vacation Packages with Airfare
    England See Trip Details
  • Devon & Cornwall; A Magical Land of Legends: London to London

    England is a country filled with folklore. This short England tour uncovers some of the myths that have weaved themselves into British history, and help to define the country we know today.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,022
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Small Group Touring
    England See Trip Details
  • Classic European Sampler: London, Paris & Amsterdam

    Get to know about 3 major European cities with both individual and guided tours. With the history and pomp of London to the sophistication of Paris and the quaint charm of Amsterdam, the many contrasts will bring you much enjoyment.
    Duration:
    13 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,812
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Multi Country Vacation Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    England See Trip Details
  • London to Edinburgh: Small Group Adventure

    Starting from London, enjoy historic sites, scenic landscapes, beautiful lakes and quaint towns on this journey which includes stops in Stratford, York and Keswick in the Lake District allowing you to become acquainted with some of England’s most spectacular countryside en route to Edinburgh.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,970
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Small Group Touring
    England See Trip Details
  • London: Royal Castles & Palaces

    The ultimate London palace tour, this city break is all about the best royal residences both in the city and beyond. Explore Kensington Palace, Hampton Court, Windsor Castle, and the Downton Abbey village.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 784
    Trip Type:
    Family Vacations, Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    England See Trip Details
  • Tale of Two Cities: London to Paris

    Spend time in two of the World’s greatest cites, London and Paris. Also get to know the English countryside with a day tour to Warwick, Stratford upon Avon, the Cotswold’s and Oxford and another tour to the gardens of Govern and the Palace of Versailles.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,061
    Trip Type:
    Multi Country Vacation Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    England See Trip Details
  • Great Britain for Families

    Head on a first-class holiday that’s perfect for the whole family. Begin in London, where you’ll explore the filming locations of the Harry Potter series before heading north to the region that inspired Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit stories. End your tour in Edinburgh, where you’ll discover the city’s haunted history and take a day trip to Loch Ness.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,872
    Trip Type:
    Family Vacations, Multi Country Vacation Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    England See Trip Details
  • Highlights of London Getaway

    This short London vacation is a great way to begin a UK tour or to simply fill in a stopover to your next destination. Take a day to explore the city’s most popular attractions and see the major sights, then set out to explore Bath, Stonehenge, and Stratford-upon-Avon, birthplace of William Shakespeare
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 716
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    England See Trip Details
  • Edinburgh to London: Historic Eastern England

    Discover some of the wonderful iconic destinations making up England and Scotland including the magical Island of Lindesfarne, the cathedral cities of Durham, York and Lincoln, the Yorkshire coast and wild moors, the Derbyshire Peak District, Georgian Stamford, Royal Sandringham and the colleges of Cambridge.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,925
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Small Group Touring, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Scotland See Trip Details
  • Classic Over the Channel: London & Paris

    An unbeatable combination - Royal London and Romantic Paris. With hop-on, hop-off bus passes in each city, you can decide what to see. Added to this are two full day tours, one to Windsor, Stonehenge and Bath and the other to the Palace of Versailles.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,481
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Multi Country Vacation Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    England See Trip Details
  • Ellenborough Park Estate Getaway

    Spend a few days in the English countryside at Ellenborough Park. Located just outside Gloucester, this historic estate dates back to 1533, but is replete with modern conveniences and luxury.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 682
    Trip Type:
    Romance & Honeymoon, Specialty Groups & Events, Stays of Distinction, Stopovers/City Breaks
    England See Trip Details
  • England’s Captivating Cotswold’s Self-Drive

    This 6-day self-drive vacation introduces you to the charms of the English countryside, spending time in Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon, and Bath. Along the way, you’ll visit centuries-old castles, explore quaint pastoral towns, and visit the birthplace of the Bard, William Shakespeare.
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 580
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives
    England See Trip Details
  • England’s Captivating Cotswold’s Self-Drive with Air

    This week-long self-drive, air-inclusive vacation introduces you to the charms of the English countryside, spending time in Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon, and Bath. Along the way, you’ll visit centuries-old castles, explore quaint pastoral towns, and visit the birthplace of the Bard, William Shakespeare.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,249
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives, Vacation Packages with Airfare
    England See Trip Details
  • Europe Express for 18 to 39: London to London

    Experience a wonderful cross section of countries and cites including vibrant Paris, a Swiss mountain resort, Venice and its canals, Munich with its colourful architecture, the romantic Rhine River, cosmopolitan Amsterdam and beautiful Bruges. This balanced itinerary shows the interesting contrasts of this exceptional continent.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,555
    Trip Type:
    Ideas for 18 to 30 Somethings, Multi Country Vacation Ideas
    England See Trip Details
  • European Odyssey for 18 to 39: London to London

    Embark on your own European Grand Tour on this ultimate ‘taster’ itinerary. Travel from London to Paris, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, Prague, Berlin and Amsterdam, sampling the unique delights of each stop.
    Duration:
    18 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,110
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Escorted Coach Touring, Ideas for 18 to 30 Somethings, Multi Country Vacation Ideas
    England See Trip Details
  • Heart of England Small Group Tour

    The rolling hills of the beautiful English countryside are one major attraction certainly but then add Oxford’s colleges, a stay in the bucolic Cotswold’s. Stratford on Avon, visit quaint villages in Somerset, royal Bath, stately homes and much more. A very enjoyable “English” experience.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,090
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Small Group Touring, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    England See Trip Details
  • Leeds Castle, White Cliffs & Flavours of Kent UK Small Group: London to London

    Take a stroll through the “Garden of England.” See the sites in iconic London before walking the idyllic pastures of Kent and gazing over the English Channel at the White Cliffs of Dover.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 602
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Small Group Touring
    England See Trip Details
  • London and Edinburgh for Foodies

    Explore the capitals of England and Scotland in-depth, all while appreciating delicious and iconic drinks and dishes on this tailor-made experience. Stay in first-class hotels, sip your way through distilleries, and surprise your palate with the local specialties of London and Edinburgh.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,598
    Trip Type:
    Private Experiences, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    England See Trip Details
  • London and the Corners of Cornwall

    Pairing a small-group adventure with a stay in the English capital, this is the ideal way to discover southwestern England. Begin your trip with 2 days in London, then set off to explore a countryside rich in history and offering gorgeous landscapes. Discover historic port towns like Falmouth and indulge in fresh seafood along the way. Travel like the locals do and traverse through the lesser-known pockets of southwestern England.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,437
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Small Group Touring
    England See Trip Details
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