London may be Europe’s most populous metropolitan area, but it’s also full of world-famous attractions. Iconic buildings such as Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, and London Bridge dot the city and rise to form a skyline that seems to continue along the River Thames forever. Along with these well-known landmarks are thousands of historic, cultural, artistic, green, and just plain delicious places to visit. Many are marked by the city’s network of blue plaques, but still more are not. See all the major sights, plus tons more you didn’t even know about, from our London vacation rentals.
In some ways, seeing London through the eyes of a local isn’t that different from seeing them from a traveler’s, since London is home to so many expats from all over the world. Still, there’s heaps of incredible places to explore in each of the city’s 32 boroughs, from the panoramic views of riverside London at Kew Gardens to sizzling Bangladeshi curry in East End to world-class theater in West End.
Spread out in the guest rooms of Union Níké Apartments if you want to be a short walk from the world-famous London Shard or explore the lesser-known Fashion and Textile Museum. Or choose an iconic bridge to cross and stay on the other side of the river. Dylan Apartments Kensington are just minutes from both Kensington Palace and the stunning but often missed Brompton Cemetery. Both offer the chance to enjoy high tea like a Londoner: right in your own kitchen over a couple of sandwiches and biscuits.
How can you feel right at home in a city as big as London? By living like a Londoner, or course. That’s exactly what you’ll get when you stay at Travelocity’s vacation rentals. Book today before these money-saving deals float away on the Thames!