Visit the UK's captial city with one of our fantastic London mini-breaks
As the UK's capital city, London is home to over eight million people, thousands of hotels, a multitude of restaurants, bars and theatres, stunning parks and famous sights. Whether you're looking for fun and adventure, culture and history, art and theatres, or shopping and fine dining, you'll find all this and more on London breaks.
No visit to London would be complete without taking in famous sights like the London Eye, Big Ben, the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, the River Thames, Wembley Stadium, The House of Parliament and The Shard. The 02 Arena is the setting for big name music stars and events, and London's theatre land rivals New York's Broadway with famous-name shows hitting the stage such as Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, Jersey Boys, Billy Elliot and War Horse. If you're travelling with children, the London Dungeon, London Bridge Experience, Madam Tussaud's, Go Ape Trent Park, Legoland Windsor and Warner Bros Studios are all within easy reach of city centre London. Culture fans have museums galore to explore, from the Science Museum and Natural History Museum to Tate Modern and the National Gallery. HRH The Queen also opens the doors to Buckingham Palace, where you can uncover the State Rooms and Royal Collection, during the summer months.
It's difficult to pinpoint the best time to visit London, but here are the monthly highlights - January is when London's shops are packed with shoppers seeking a bargain in the January sales. February brings Chinese New Year celebrations across the city. March brings forth springtime blooms in the city's many parks. The London Marathon and the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race hit town in April. May is all about open air events and cultural celebrations. June brings the Trooping of the Colour and Wimbledon tennis. July is the best time to enjoy London's outdoor attractions. August is the time for the famous Notting Hill Carnival; September is festival month in London and London Fashion Week. October is all about food and drink events, along with Halloween spectaculars. Festive lights and Christmas Markets adorn the streets in November. Christmas shopping, ice rinks, Christmas shows and the famous New Year's Eve fireworks on the Thames bring London's year to a close.
Hays Travel offer a wonderful choice of London breaks, London theatre breaks and Spa breaks. Whether you want to stay in the heart of the city or in a quiet spot overlooking the river or a city park, Hays Travel have hand-picked a great selection of hotels in London for you to choose from. Check out our latest deals on the website or give the team a call on 0800 408 4048.
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