Snap Guide: London

London hotels, London restaurants, London attractions

There's more to London than Beefeaters, Westminster Abbey and the Queen. It's the largest, liveliest city in Europe, taking in the posh, boutique-filled streets of West London as well as the trendy, ramshackle squares of the once-industrial East End. "Gastropubs" have popped up everywhere from Clerkenwell to Chelsea; even the River Thames is now rimmed with experimental theaters, galleries, and spiffed-up wharfs. Discover historic London's creative and culinary rebirth for yourself. Start here.

AIRPORTS

 

  • London Heathrow (LHR)
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  • London Gatwick (LGW)
  • TRANSPORTATION TO/FROM AIRPORTS

     

  • Heathrow Express
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  • Gatwick Express
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  • London Underground
  • CITY LINKS

     

  • London's Official Visitors' Guide
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  • Map of London Underground
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  • Online Address Locator
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  • This is London Online version of the daily Evening Standard
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  • London Footprints Free, printable walking tours
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  • London Net Up-to-date listings for entertainment and nightlife
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  • Pub Guide Exhaustive guide to the city's ale houses
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  • Square Meal Authoritative restaurant site with multiple search options
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  • Official London Theatre One-stop shopping for West End shows
  • EVENTS

     

  • Chinese New Year February
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  • Oxford & Cambridge Boat Race late March
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  • London Marathon mid-April
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  • Chelsea Flower Show late May
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  • Architecture Week June
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  • Derby Day early June
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  • Royal National Theatre Summer Festival
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  • Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships June/July
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  • The Proms July-Sept
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  • Notting Hill Carnival August
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  • Open House Historic Homes Event
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  • Pearly Kings & Queens Festival October
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  • London Film Festival Oct-Nov
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  • Bonfire Night November 5

  • Snap Guide
    Download our 8-page mini-guide to all things London. Just print, fold, and go--it's a snap! If you don't already have it, you will need Adobe Acrobat, a free (and easy!) plug-in, to read the guide
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