During the spring and summer months, the lush, green Royal Parks are perfect places to relax or take a quick look at the guide book before moving on to the next attraction.
The theatre in Regent's Park and the reconstruction of the Shakespeare's Globe (original built in 1599) provide open air entertainment of the highest calibre.
The London Eye (the giant Ferris wheel on London's South Bank) is a must-do for all visitors to London, offering breathtaking views of this extraordinary city and its surrounding countryside.
Other ways to enjoy seeing the city are by way of the open-top tour buses and the river boats. There are frequent riverboat trips from Westminster to Greenwich (South London's historic naval port), Kew (Botanical Gardens) and Hampton Court (historic palace and gardens).
The great River Thames divides London into the South and North areas. A boat trip along the Thames is an excellent way to see the city as it would have been viewed by merchants and travellers centuries ago. London's architecture, modern and historic, provides a stunning backdrop to the view of the Dickensian wharves and docks now renovated and incorporated into the new riverside walks network.
In the autumn and winter months, London becomes a romantic destination. Many of the main places of interest are concentrated in central London and the narrow historic streets are packed with cafes, bars and restaurants.
Famous art works can be viewed at The National Gallery, Tate Britain and Tate Modern and equally famous shops can be visited around Bond Street, Regent Street and Oxford Street. The main cinemas showing the very latest films are in the area around Leicester Square and there are numerous prestigious theatres presenting ever-popular shows and musicals.
Visitors can choose from a number of enchanting day trips available from London to towns and cities in the surrounding countryside. There are a wealth of picturesque historic towns and charming seaside resorts within easy reach of London - either by rail or by coach. Perhaps the most popular destinations are Cambridge, Oxford, Canterbury and Brighton.
The Tube (underground rail network covering the whole of London and surrounding area) is perhaps the easiest and quickest way to travel around London. Also, the bus services are frequent and are a very good way to experience the bustle and energy of the London streets and, of course, there is always the famous London taxi for those special journeys.