Every year London ranks as being one of the best cities in Europe to visit for couples, families and groups of friends. With something for everyone, great shopping, incredible food, beautiful architecture and culture by the bucket load, it’s not hard to understand why,

Whether you’re visiting the capital as part of a holiday abroad or enjoying a city break weekend away, we’re here to help you see London at its best. Plus, with our great value hotel deals in Lancaster Gate, London there’s no excuse for not visiting this impressive city. So, what makes London one of the best European destinations to visit? We could list hundreds of arguments here, from the music and the street food to the summer festivals and iconic tourist attractions but, we’ve rounded up the best of the best to make our case. Read on and let us know if you agree with our choices…

Word Famous Attractions

London is home to a number of iconic attractions, all famous around the world, instantly recognisable and the star of many a TV show and Hollywood move. In addition to attracting visitors from home and abroad, many attractions are also indelibly woven into British culture and hold historical significance for the nation. The London Eye, The London Dungeons, Tower Bridge and Buckingham Palace are just a handful of the attractions that thousands of tourists visit each and every year.

The Royal Family

When most people think of England they think of the Royal Family. The British Monarchy is one of the oldest in the world and there are a lot of interesting places to visit in London that are steeped in royal history and pagentry. Popular attractions include Buckingham Palace, Kensington Palace, the Tower of London and the Royal Mews. Very few cities in the world have this royal heritage and such an opportunity to see and experience the monarchy at such an accessible level.

A Vast Culture

London is a city built on multi-cultural foundations and this has led to a diverse breadth of experiences. Wherever you go in London, different influences and heritages shine through, from areas such as Chinatown, Little Venice and Brick Lane through to the restaurants, street food, music and even languages heard on the street. London is one of the few cities in Europe that has this level of cultural diversity.

A Sense of Community

It is a common misconception that people in London keep themselves to themselves. In fact, there is a real sense of community and Londoners are usually more than happy to help each other out. If you find yourself lost in London or a little unsure you’ll never have to look too far to find someone who is able to help, point you in the direction of the nearest Tube station or help you locate that elusive tourist attraction.

Perfect For Exploring

To experience London at its best, take the time to explore the city. London is set up perfectly for those that want to venture off into the quieter areas, take a walk down the historical streets or head away from the tourist path. Take just a short walk through London and you’re sure to find hidden gems and picture postcard cityscape views.

London is steeped in history and can be appreciated by UK visitors as well those from overseas. If you’re ready to see London at its best and make your own list of reasons why London is your preferred European city break destination, browse our hotel deals in Lancaster Gate, London.