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London is the cultural, political and economic heart of Britain, famous for its world-class museums and galleries, historic royal palaces, fantastic shopping destinations, top West End theatre shows and award-winning restaurants.
Visiting London? Start planning your trip right here, from booking your accommodation to creating your perfect itinerary. Whether you want to stay in a 5-star luxury hotel and sip Champagne on the London Eye, or find a cheap hostel and stroll in one of London's beautiful Royal Parks, you'll find something to suit your budget and interests.
|Currency||British pounds, £1 = 100 pence|
|Opening hours||Typical opening hours are Monday-Saturday 9.00-17.30. Many department stores stay open till 18.00, some till 19.00 or 20.00 on Wednesdays or Thursdays. Larger shops are often open 10.00-18.00 on Sundays.|
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|Tourist information||City Information Centre
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