London is the political, economic and cultural capital of Britain.
London is incredibly well-connected, with five international airports and the high-speed Eurostar rail link. More than 50 countries are within a three-hour flight time and upwards of 300 international destinations have direct links to London.
The river Thames runs through the heart of London, from Richmond in the west, through the central London borough of Westminster, to Greenwich in the east. London river cruises and river buses are a great way to see the city.
London's history stretches back over thousands of years, and the city boasts four World Heritage Sites: the Palace of Westminster and Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London, Maritime Greenwich and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
The city is steeped in history, culture, pomp and ceremony.
London's world-class tourist attractions are renowned across the globe.
Many of the most famous attractions are free to visit, for example Tate Modern, the National Gallery and the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Other sites to visit include the Queen's official residence at Buckingham Palace and tour the Houses of Parliament, historic home of the UK government.
For more about London see VISIT LONDON