Welcome to London Online, the comprehensive city guide that has served millions of London locals and tourists since 1996. With its rich heritage, its iconic landmarks, the West End theatres, hundreds of museums, and fantastic choice of restaurants, pubs and clubs, London is unique and many consider it the most exciting city in the world. Use London Online to find out what's on and where to go in the UK's capital.


Attractions & Sightseeing Tours

A concise guide to London's best loved attractions including romantic cruises on the Thames, London's spectacular palaces, London's historic buildings, the famous London Bridge and the London Eye.


London is home to some of the world's finest art galleries, housing the complete spectrum from prehistoric artefacts to old masters to the latest contemporary art, film and media.

Ballet and Opera

Our guide to London Ballet and Opera features information on London's venues and details of forthcoming performances. You can also book tickets through London Online's box office.


Each year 30 million visitors marvel at London's hundreds of museums and their remarkable collections. Our museum guide covers the most famous and most popular of the London museums.

History of London

A history of London from Roman times until the 20th Century (history overview and City of London).

Tower of London

All about the Tower of London - the fortress, Royal residence, and infamous State prison built by William the Conqueror which is home to the Crown Jewels. Includes a virtual tour of the Tower.

The British Monarchy

Read all about the the Royal Family, and the lineage of kings and queens that reigned throughout Britain's history. Find out about famous coronations, the Crown Jewels and London's palaces.

London 2012 Olympic Games

All about the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and the Olympic Park in the East of London.


What's On

See what events are taking place around London and book tickets for each event through London Online's box office.


Browse our restaurant guide and choose from thousands of restaurants of all cuisines across the capital.


Planning a night out or pub crawl? Check out our pub guide, listing thousands of pubs on hundreds of streets including some of London's finest.


We give you the low down on the best parties, and the best members' clubs. Find your perfect partner at LondonDating.co.uk, your guide to dating in the UK's capital.


London has a huge choice of activities for children including zoos, pantomimes, theme parks and museums. Our guide lists the best of London's children's attractions.


Hotels and Bed & Breakfasts

London Online provides the online booking facilities for hundreds of London's hotels. Our reservation system is easy to use, secure and has fantastic discounts.


Greater London is one the the largest and busiest cities in the world, so getting around can seem daunting. Our Transport guide provides help on travelling by bus, train, underground, taxi and airport transfers.

Where to Shop

The low-down on shopping in London with thousands of shop listings and reviews. From the upmarket boutiques of Mayfair and the grandiose flagship stores of Regent Street to Camden Town's trendy market stalls.

A-Z Street Index

An A-Z index of streets, roads and areas of Greater London. Lists shops, restaurants and local amenities for each street. Also see the origins of London's street names.


Financial articles from our sister site LondonFinance.com including articles on mortgages for London properties and financial product comparisons.

Business Finder

Looking for a business? Our business finder enables you to search thousands of London business listings.

London Recruitment & Jobs

LondonRecruitment will soon be launching in beta. If you are an employer or a recruitment agency, find out more about how you can advertise your positions at no charge.

London Facts & Figures

London facts including differing definitions of London, demographic and statistical information about London and details on the city's tranport network.

London Online Review Centre

Read and submit reviews of London shops and venues. Find the best value shops, the tastiest food, the most popular pubs...

The 32 London Boroughs

Greater London is composed of 32 boroughs and the City of London. Our clickable map of the London boroughs connects to articles about each borough.

The City of London

Read about the historic City of London - the square mile where the original London stood and where Europe's main financial district is today.

Politics & Government

Learn about the UK's political system, the main political parties, politicians, the Houses of Parliament and the prime minister.


Our regular Features section provides a series of one-off reports exploring all things London.


What difference?

Review of Costa Coffee, 30-34 Old Paradise Street

By Armchair roy on 13th September 2014

Couldn't taste any difference to my usual latte. No specific aroma or peppery aftertaste. May need a few more to see if it is really different.... Read more »

Poor customer service

Review of Wealdstone Motor Sales, 1 Oxford Road, Wealdstone

By Anonymous on 13th September 2014

After so many calls to the garage to get an update to find out when I can pick my car, I was told the next day the parts were wrong. I understand parts... Read more »

Kuwait Airways

Review of Qatar Airways, 1 Cluny Mews, West Kensington

By Shaikh Izhar on 13th September 2014

Dear sir i have received mail from KUWAIT AIRWAYS GROUP INC UK hr-kuwaitairways2@hotmail.com via englandmail.com please confirm this mail true or fake Thanks Regards Shaikh Izhar... Read more »

Fantastic Facial

Review of Robert E Lee, 261 Poplar High Street

By Kellie Carson on 12th September 2014

Robert E Lee is a lovely salon in the East end of London (Poplar High Street) Hairdressers are friendly and know what they are doing! They have a beautician called 'Laura'... Read more »

Pamplemousse lipstick bourjois

Review of Bourjois, Princess House, 50-60 Eastcastle Street

By Maureen allen on 12th September 2014

I too love this lipstick and I also cannot find it anywhere I recently bought mac lipstick colour costs chic which is also very close to pamplemousse. Bourgeois should bring this lipstick... Read more »

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