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London is a fascinating city; rich in history, elegance and cultural diversity. As you formulate your list of things to see and do, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament should be at the top! Guided tours are available every weekend, and weekdays during August and September, only. Big Ben is not part of the excursion, but can still be viewed in all its splendour and majesty from a short distance away.

Museums 

If it is museums that strike your fancy, London certainly offers a plethora of options. On The Museum Mile visit The Courtauld Gallery and the Charles Dickens Museum. Some quirkier choices include the Anaesthesia Museum and the Museum of Fans. Of course, the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square is a must-see, where you'll enjoy works by Botticcelli, Van Gogh and Rembrandt to name a few. In a different direction, The Ben Uri Art Gallery – the London Museum of Jewish Art – is the only museum in Europe that devotes itself to Jewish art.

Tours Through and From London

Travel about London in a vintage bus, which also includes a tour of the Thames. Enter the mystical and enigmatic Stonehenge at sunset—a lovely guided walking tour.

Multiculturalism

The cultural diversity in London is one of its many intriguing aspects and truly sets it apart. While 92.1% of its population is Anglo, 4% of residents are of Indian, Pakistani or Bangladeshi descent. 2% is of its citizens are of African or Caribbean descent.

Climate

During the months of April-October, the temperatures range from the 80 degrees F. to the upper 90’s. In the months of November through March one can expect average temperatures of 55 degrees. For many people, thoughts of London conjure a dreary city in which there is a constant drizzle of rain. Au contraire! In fact, the cities of Rome and Bordeaux receive significantly more precipitation per year.

Do’s and Do Nots

Do take your manners with you. “Please” and “Thank you” never go out of style. Do hold the door open for men and women, alike; do wait your turn in line; shoving and “butting in” are examples of rudeness. Pay as you go when in restaurants or pubs—running a tab is not done. Do shake hands when being introduced; using your right hand. Don’t greet strangers with a kiss on the cheek. Don’t speak in a loud tone of voice in public. Don’t spit. In other words, a little common sense goes a long way.

Here is a short list of a few of the unusual customs and festivals that are unique to London: The Ancient Horn Dance, Cheese rolling, May Day, Nettle Eating, Toe Wrestling, and Marsh Snorkelling. Enjoy your London vacation!

Blakes

Blakes

33 Roland Gardens
SW7 3PF

Sidney Hotel London - Victoria

Sidney Hotel London - Victoria

68-76 Belgrave Road Victoria
SW1V 2BP

Royal Court Apartments

Royal Court Apartments

51 Gloucester Terrace
W2 3DQ

Best Western The Cromwell

Best Western The Cromwell

108-112 Cromwell Rd Kensington
SW7 4ES

Best Western Phoenix

Best Western Phoenix

1-8 Kensington Gardens Square
W2 4BH

Best Western The Delmere Hotel

Best Western The Delmere Hotel

130 Sussex Gardens
W2 1UB

Best Western Swiss Cottage

Best Western Swiss Cottage

4 Adamson Road
NW3 3HP

Avonmore Hotel

Avonmore Hotel

66 Avonmore Road
W14 8RS

Russell

Russell

Russell Square
WC1B 5BE

Mabledon Court

Mabledon Court

10-11 Mabledon Place
WC1H 9AZ

London Town

London Town

15 Penywern Road
SW5 9TT

Days Inn Westminster

Days Inn Westminster

80-86 Belgrave Road
SW1V 2BJ

Flemings Hotel, Mayfair

Flemings Hotel, Mayfair

7-12 Half Moon Street Mayfair
W1J 7BN

Paddington

Paddington

28 Gloucester Terrace
W2 3DA

Queensway

Queensway

147-149 Sussex Gardens
W2 2RY

Vancouver Studios

Vancouver Studios

30 Princes Square Bayswater
W2 4NJ

Rydges Kensington London

Rydges Kensington London

61 Gloucester Road
SW7 4PE

La Reserve

La Reserve

422-428 Fulham Road
SW6 1DU

Landmark Hotel

Landmark Hotel

222 Marylebone Road
NW1 6JQ

Langland

Langland

29-31 Gower Street
WC1 6HG

Lidos

Lidos

43-45 Belgrave Road, Victoria
SW1 2BB

London Elizabeth

London Elizabeth

4 Lancaster Terrace Hyde Park
W2 3PF

London House Hotel

London House Hotel

81 Kensington Gardens Square Bayswater
W2 4DJ

London Visitors Hotel

London Visitors Hotel

42 Holland Road
W14 8BB

Luna-Simone Hotel

Luna-Simone Hotel

47/49 Belgrave Rd Victoria
SW1V 2BB

MacDonald

MacDonald

45-46 Argyle Square Kings Cross
WC1H 8AL

Merlyn Court Hotel

Merlyn Court Hotel

2 Barkston Gardens
SW5 0EN

Best Western Mornington Hotel

Best Western Mornington Hotel

12 Lancaster Gate
W2 3LG

Ambassadors Hotel in Bloomsbury

Ambassadors Hotel in Bloomsbury

12 Upper Woburn Place
WC1H 0HX

The Omega

The Omega

136 Sussex Gardens
W2 1UB

Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury

Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury

Coram Street
WC1N 1HT

Holiday Inn London Regent's Park

Holiday Inn London Regent's Park

Carburton Street
W1W 5EE

La Suite Hotel

La Suite Hotel

37 Nottingham Place
W1U 5LT

Princes Square Hotel

Princes Square Hotel

23-25 Princes Square
W2 4NJ

The Belgravia Hotel

The Belgravia Hotel

118 Ebury Street
SW1W 9QQ

Regency Court

Regency Court

14 Penywern Road South Kensington
SW5 9ST

Regency House

Regency House

71 Gower Street
WC1E 6HJ

Rushmore Hotel

Rushmore Hotel

11 Trebovir Road Court Earls
SW5 9LS

Stanley House

Stanley House

19-21 Belgrave Road
SW1V 1RB

Sydney House Chelsea

Sydney House Chelsea

9 To 11 Sydney Street
SW3 6PU

Garden View Hotel

Garden View Hotel

29-31 Nevern Square
SW5 9PE

Tudor Court Hotel

Tudor Court Hotel

10-12 Norfolk Square
W2 1RS

Days Inn Hydepark

Days Inn Hydepark

148-152 Sussex Gardens

Victoria Inn

Victoria Inn

65-67 Belgrave Road
SW1V 2BG

Wardonia

Wardonia

46-54 Argyle Street
WC1H 8ER

Wigmore Court Hotel

Wigmore Court Hotel

23 Gloucester Place
W1U 8HS

Winrose Hotel

Winrose Hotel

24 Sussex Gardens
W2 1UL

Fairway Hotel

Fairway Hotel

13 - 15 Argyle Street
WC1H 8EJ

Alexander House

Alexander House

32 Hugh Street Victoria
SW1V 1RP

Avoca House Hotel

Avoca House Hotel

46 Belsize Park Swiss Cottage
NW3 4EG