London is the political, economic and cultural capital of Britain.
London is the political, economic and cultural capital of Britain. You can visit the Queen’s official residence at Buckingham Palace and tour the Houses of Parliament, historic home of the UK government.
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.
London is a city at the centre of the world – and a world in one city. Around 230 languages are spoken here and you’ll find a wealth of different cultures and communities throughout the capital.
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.
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.
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 busesare a great way to see the city.
Vibrant, Diverse, Unforgettable Southall
West London’s Southall has strong Indian and Pakistani roots mixed with communities from all over the world.
You’ll find women in colourful saris, street food stalls selling samosas and Indian sweets, and bright fabrics hanging in shop fronts.
Bhangra music fills the air and the streets bustle with activity from the thriving local economy, making for an unforgettable visit.