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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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  • 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$ 1,399
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas, Vacation Packages with Airfare
    England See Trip Details
  • Discover London and the Countryside

    Enjoy London at your pace for four nights before leaving the city on an overnight tour. This small group tour explores Bath, Oxford, and the Cotswolds before returning to London. 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$ 883
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Go as you Please
    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$ 1,818
    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$ 2,933
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Multi Country Vacation Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    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:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 797
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Small Group Touring
    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$ 613
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    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$ 792
    Trip Type:
    Family Vacations, 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$ 1,261
    Trip Type:
    Single Friendly, Small Group Touring, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    England See Trip Details
  • Classic British Isles

    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$ 1,786
    Trip Type:
    Small Group Touring
    Ireland See Trip Details
  • Classic Discover London Getaway

    Discover London on a quick trip over the pond. Head on the original sightseeing tour to take in the biggest landmarks like Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace before touring historic pubs and heading outside the city proper to see Stonehenge, Bath, and Windsor Castle.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 676
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    England See Trip Details
  • Classic London & 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$ 1,124
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), 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$ 1,634
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Multi Country Vacation Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    England See Trip Details
  • Corners of Cornwall: London to London

    Shrouded in myth and natural beauty, the moors and coastal towns of southwest England are ready to enchant and inspire you. Get out of London and explore the green and rugged landscapes of this delightful country.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,857
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Small Group Touring
    England See Trip Details
  • Edinburgh to London: England & Scotland

    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$ 3,059
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Small Group Touring, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Scotland 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$ 667
    Trip Type:
    Romance & Honeymoon, Specialty Groups & Events, Stays of Distinction, Stopovers/City Breaks
    England See Trip Details
  • Essential England: From Stonehenge to Shakespeare

    See the highlights of Southern England in this journey through London, Bath, and Stratford-upon-Avon. Taking you to historical landmarks like Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace to the enigmatic rocks of Stonehenge to the birthplace of the Bard, this tour of England is the perfect introduction to the country.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,158
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    England See Trip Details
  • Essential Europe for 18 to 39: London to London

    Sophisticated, historical cities, exceptional countryside and Alpine scenery are all part of this tour. You will visit 6 countries and 9 essential cities and resorts all very individual and different from each other. Why not immerse yourself in the unique culture of Western Europe.
    Duration:
    12 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,284
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Escorted Coach Touring, Ideas for 18 to 30 Somethings
    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$ 1,522
    Trip Type:
    Ideas for 18 to 30 Somethings, Multi Country Vacation Ideas
    England See Trip Details
  • European Getaway for 18 to 39: London to London

    Enjoy a journey which shows you the very best of Western Europe including sophisticated cities teeming with history and culture, colourful Mediterranean and Alpine scenery and so much more. Within three weeks, you will come to see why Europe is so diversified and alluring.
    Duration:
    20 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,678
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Escorted Coach Touring, 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$ 3,313
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Escorted Coach Touring, Ideas for 18 to 30 Somethings, Multi Country Vacation Ideas
    England See Trip Details
  • Grand European for 18 to 39: London to London

    Really get to know Europe on this 10 country tour leaving from London. Within 28 days, you will experience the true multicultural flavour of this wonderful Continent including historic cities, Alpine mountain scenery, colourful canals, beautiful sandy beaches, crystal clear lakes and much more.
    Duration:
    28 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,902
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Escorted Coach Touring, Ideas for 18 to 30 Somethings, Multi Country Vacation 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, staying at the hotel where J.K. Rowling completed her series. This vacation combines history, fiction, and breathtaking scenery.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,312
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Family Vacations
    England See Trip Details
  • Heart of England Small Group Tour: London to London

    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$ 2,029
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Small Group Touring, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    England See Trip Details
  • Highlights of Britain : London to Edinburgh

    Travel through the idyllic English and Scottish countryside visiting the iconic and historic cities of Oxford, Chester and York as well as enjoying the spectacular scenery of the Cotswold’s, Snowdonia National Park, the Yorkshire Dales, the Lake District and the Scottish Lowlands.
    Duration:
    12 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,405
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Small Group Touring
    England See Trip Details
  • Kent Castles, Gardens, Coastline 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$ 590
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Small Group Touring
    England See Trip Details
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