Fascinating, cosmopolitan and unusual, your tour guide will confirm it: London is the city of all possible. We go there for weekend shopping, but also to appreciate its exceptional heritage from Westminster to St. Paul's Cathedral, via the London Eye or its museums (Tate Galerie, Madame Tussauds, British Museum...). Soho, Chelsea, the City, Notting Hill..., all the districts of London are worth a visit and offer surprising discoveries. Gardens, museums, galleries and markets are so many proposals, so much so that a stay too short will surely turn out to be the first of a long series... A perpetual invitation to immerse yourself in the heart of a creative city, avant-garde and strongly rooted in its history. An astonishing contrast that makes the English capital one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. If the Brexit crisis has nevertheless hit Great Britain hard, London remains the symbol of blending and renewal. Vibrant and intoxicating, dynamic and creative, London intrigues, fascinates and never tires...

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When to go to London?

You can go to London all year round, but it is in July and August that tourists are most numerous and prices are highest (accommodation in particular is becoming more expensive, as hotels often have a high season rate policy). Autumn and winter are pleasant seasons for a trip: you will pay less and the lines will be shorter. Winter is quickly cold and rainy, but the period before Christmas remains magical thanks to the illuminations and the festive atmosphere that reigns in London (Christmas carols), especially in the shops.

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  • Organised trips
  • Going alone
  • Moving around

Many tour operators offer holiday packages. The most frequent ones are escapades (3 days and 2 nights or 4 days and 3 nights) and long weekends. Prices vary according to the means of transport chosen and the time of booking; last minute offers remain the most attractive. In London, since the place is suitable, there are quite a few cultural trips.

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London is served by two major airports, Heathrow and Gatwick. More and more charter companies have moved some of their flights to Stansted or Luton, further away but just as well served as the first two, mainly by train and bus. There are many direct flights from major cities to London. But to get to the heart of the capital, at the St Pancras International terminal, the best way is to use the Eurostar.

It would be unnecessary and expensive to carry a car inside London. All tourist attractions, even the most remote, are accessible by bus or metro. London has even become the pioneer of car-free capitals with several measures to limit traffic in its city centre: congestion charge, T-Charge tax, etc.

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When to travel?

You can go to London all year round, but it is in July and August that tourists are most numerous and prices are high...
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Weather forecast

London's climate is temperate. In summer, the weather is good and the heat is not excessive (the highest temperature...
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Budget

As the British had refused to join the euro zone, the currency in London was the British pound (£). Lo...
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Formalities

For the time being, EU nationals simply need to carry their identity card or passport (valid) to cross the border int...
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Health

In London, sanitary conditions are similar to those in France and hygiene is generally respected in the majority of e...
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How to travel by yourself?

London is served by two major airports, Heathrow and Gatwick. More and more charter companies have moved some of thei...
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How to get organized?

Many tour operators offer holiday packages. The most frequent ones are escapades (3 days and 2 nights or 4 days and 3...
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Getting around

It would be unnecessary and expensive to carry a car inside London. All tourist attractions, even the most remote, ar...
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