Is part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Its mainland is on the central and southern part of the island of Great Britain in the North Atlantic. England shares land borders with Scotland to the north and Wales to the west; and adjoins the Irish Sea to the north-west, the Celtic Sea to the south-west and the North Sea to the east. The English Channel separates it from continental Europe. In addition to the mainland, England includes over 100 smaller islands, including Scilly and the Isle of Wight. England’s population is about 51 million, around 84% of the United Kingdom.
Is the capital of the United Kingdom. History spanning nearly two millennia. Its main attractions, each drawing between one and seven million visitors in the course of the year:Buckingham Palace, the British Museum, the National Gallery, Westminster Abbey, Madame Tussaud’s waxwork collection, the Tower of London, the three great South Kensington museums (Natural History, Science, and Victoria and Albert), and the Tate galleries. With the blazing variety that the city has on offer, London has something for everyone, all the time.
In the heart of Westminster
Fly to London Heathrow (LHR) or Gatwick (LGW).
• 5. minutes from Victoria Station
• 10 minutes from Waterloo Station by taxi. St. James’s Park tube station and Victoria Station are located nearby.
• 30 minutes away from Heathrow (LHR)
• 40 minutes from Gatwick (LGW)
• 15 minutes from Paddington Station.
Best time to visit
The best time to visit London is in the spring, when the temperatures are mild and the city’s parks are green and blooming. However, spring—along with summer—is also prime tourist season. And no matter when you travel, you should pack an umbrella: “Foggy Londontown” experiences misty days and showers throughout the year