Big Ben & Palace of Westminster
United Kingdom Holidays
Here is a detailed guide to London for tourists traveling from South Africa. London is a city that has defined pomp and pageantry. It's a capital steeped in tradition and history while also home to a wonderful kaleidoscope of nationalities that make it truly multicultural. Its colourful history and sense of heritage are evident everywhere from its fine architecture and manicured parks to its countless museums and galleries.
London is always ready to invite you to take part in some of its famous traditions, whether it is finesse of the afternoon tea in a comfortable hotel lounge or watching the Changing of the Gaurd through the Buckingham Palace gates. With iconic attractions such as Big Ben and Tower Bridge, London rightly remains one of the most popular cities visited world-wide
South African Passport Holders require visas for UK.
Most days in summer are warm and evening are cool. April to September is a pleasant time to visit when the weather is most hospitable. Chilly winters start from December to February.
By Flight - The most direct flights to UK are on British Airways and Virgin Atlantic, flying non-stop from Cape Town or Johannesburg. Alternatively Emirates, Qatar & Etihad offers great fares via major cities
By Train -The most popular medium to travel through Europe and UK, the vast railway connections make it easy and surprisingly cheap to reach London from any major city or town in Europe.
Our Guided tours and Excursions in London:
The View from the Shard takes you to the tallest building in Western Europe and offers breathtaking 360-degree views across London. Go on to Level 69 and Level 72, the highest public levels of The Shard.
Hop aboard an Original Sightseeing Bus Tour for the essential introduction to London. The finest way to see London and her landmarks, sit back, relax and take in the sights, sounds and iconic views of the city.
Head to LEGOLAND Windsor, home to over 55 fantastic rides and attractions, including the epic LEGO Star Wars Miniland Experience for a unique LEGO themed experience for families with children from two to twelve years old.
Take a half-day tour of the Tower of London and spend time touring the various exhibits.
On the Warner Bros. Studio Tour, located in Watford, explore the magic of the Harry Potter films. Go behind the scenes and see the beautiful sets, costumes and props.
Buy an Oyster card and criss-cross the city via bus, tube or take the Emirates Air Line cable car across the Thames.
London has some of the finest museums and art galleries in the world, many of which still offer free entrance. No visit to London is complete without a West End musical. The ticket booths in Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus can provide some great deals on last-minute tickets.
The city has attracted migrants from all over the world and this is reflected in a truly international cuisine. Try excellent Chinese restaurants that abound in Bayswater or venture further afield to the renowned curry houses of Brick Lane or simply cosy up in a traditional English Pub.
Clients traveling with us receive an exclusive shopping discount at the popular Liberty Store and the famous Burlington Arcade. Liberty is situated just off Regent Street and Burlington Arcade is located right in the heart of Mayfair, off Bond Street. Also visit Harrods and Harvey Nichols at Knightsbridge or stroll down Oxford and Regent Street.
London is a city of parks offering respite from the usual bustle and a great place to relax with the family and take a picnic. Visit Hyde Park, take the kids to Hamley's, the oldest toy shop in the world, book tickets to see the brilliant Lion King and visit the London Aquarium, Madame Tussaud's, Shakespeare's Globe. London Planetarium, London Dungeon and London Zoo.
Hotels in London
3* Lancaster Gate
Walking distance to Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens and close to shops and restaraunts including Portobello road.
4* The Cumberland
A unique landmark property at the northern end of Park Lane, overlooking Marble Arch & Hyde Park.
5* Hyatt The Churchill
In the heart of London overlooking Portman Square & close to Hyde Park, Marble Arch and shopping areas of Oxford Street.