Is London Worth Visiting? (Updated 2024)

London is the capital of England and the United Kingdom and a destination on most bucket lists. Since I create a lot of content in London and visit often (once a month), I’m frequently asked if London is a city worth visiting.

Let me tell you, London is definitely worth visiting. Either as a stand-alone destination or as part of a trip to the UK or Europe.

London is a destination with something for everyone, regardless of age or interest. I’ve been to London more than 50 times, perhaps even 100 times. However, I’ve yet to do and see everything in the city. In fact, it’s unlikely that I ever will. That’s how much London has to offer.

How Long Should You Spend in London?

With so much to see and do, the second question I am often asked about London is how long to spend in the city—the realistic answer is as long as you can.

However, London is an expensive city, and there are plenty of other great places in the UK and Europe to visit if you’re visiting London as part of a wider trip. So, with that, three to five days in London is best.

With three to five days in London, you should be able to see most major landmarks and even have some time for hidden gems too.

How Much Does a Trip to London Cost?

When discussing how long to spend in London, I mentioned budget, because a trip to London isn’t cheap. Of course, the exact cost of visiting London will depend on the type of trip you want.

Luxury hotels and private tours will likely see you spend £1,000 a day. At the same time, those on a shoestring budget could get away with a budget closer to £50.

While London is expensive, the city has over 100 free museums and attractions. As such, there’s plenty to see and do in the city that costs nothing at all.

What About Visiting London With Kids

When I tell people that London is a city well worth visiting, the most common reply I’m met with is, “Well, yeah, but I have kids”.

So, let me reiterate. London is worth visiting, with or without kids. Why is that? Well, several reasons.

  1. Finding family rooms in London is easy, given how many accommodation options are available.
  2. The public transport network is fantastic, so getting around as a family is quick and easy.
  3. London has loads of kid-friendly attractions.

I’ve visited London several times with my son Oliver as a baby and toddler. I’ve also taken my niece and nephew to the capital multiple times too. There’s no bad age for London.


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