Iconic landmarks, a world-famous theater district, lively nightlife zones and superb shopping and art museums await in the heart of England’s capital city.
London City Centre is the place for round-the-clock attractions. Discover architectural masterpieces, browse first-class museum exhibits and catch a play. Go on a shopping spree and sample the vibrant nightlife scene. Visit London City Centre to explore several districts, each with their own unique history and character.
The bright lights of Leicester Square mark the center of the pulsating West End. Shop at the brandname and luxury outlets on Bond Street, Oxford Street and Regent Street. Theater lovers flock to venues, such as the Apollo Theatre and Sondheim Theatre, on Shaftesbury Avenue. Admire sublime art collections at The National Gallery and National Portrait Gallery, on emblematic Trafalgar Square.
Watch talented street performers on the cobblestone plaza of Covent Garden. This former fruit market is home to the London Film Museum and London Transport Museum. Peruse antique and craft stalls at Jubilee Market. Esteemed ballet and opera companies perform at the Royal Opera House.
Step into the heartbeat of the Swinging Sixties at the bars and boutiques of Carnaby Street. Soho and Chinatown are packed with drinking and dining options. Make your way to fashionable Bloomsbury and explore The British Museum. Egyptian mummies, the Parthenon Marbles and Rosetta Stone are highlights of the museum’s artifacts.
The City of London is both London’s financial core and a tourism paradise. Visit iconic landmarks, including St. Paul’s Cathedral, The Tower of London and Tower Bridge. Combine upmarket fashion with gourmet food at 14th-century Leadenhall Market.
Walk in the footsteps of politicians at the Houses of Parliament and gaze up at Big Ben in Westminster. See where British monarchs are crowned at 950-year-old Westminster Abbey. A stroll through laid-back and leafy St. James’s Park brings you to Buckingham Palace. Check the schedule for the entertaining Changing of the Guard ceremony.
Buses and London Underground trains travel around London City Centre. Cross the River Thames via historic bridges to the South Bank. This riverfront district is famous for the London Eye, Shakespeare’s Globe theater and Tate Modern, among other sights.