Reasons to visit London

The architectural sites of London are legion: Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, Tower Bridge, the Tower of London, St Paul's cathedral to name just a few. Visit the London Eye or the Shard to look down on them all at once.

For lovers of culture, there are museums, art galleries and venues to gladden the heart. Science Museum, V&A Museum, Imperial War Museum, the National Gallery, Tate Britain, the Albert Hall, the O2 arena and the whole of West-End Theatreland.

Looking for something for all the family: there's London Zoo, Madam Tussauds or a boat trip down the Thames.

And finally, let's not forget the shopping. Harrods is famous all over the world. Or go to Harvey Nicholls. Or stroll down Oxford Street and Regent Street. Don't forget to take the kids to Hamleys.

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