LONDON CITY GUIDE
One of the most popular and dynamic cities on earth, London has garnered a reputation for being a cultural, gastronomic and musical hub, with an appeal that spans the generations. Whether it's witnessing the architectural wonders that appear on almost every street corner, exploring the city's secret green spaces or getting front row tickets to the hottest live performances, there is an endless variety of things to do in London - the city that has it all.
Discover the wonders of London simply by boarding a P&O ferry to England.
London's Iconic Sights
Many of the popular sights in Central London are all located in a compact area that is easy to walk. Whether you want to see the Queen's residence (Buckingham Palace), take in a show at Leicester Square or stroll along the Southbank by the flowing River Thames, London's rich array of heritage sites have something to offer everyone.
No trip to the capital would be complete without seeing some of the city's historical and architectural icons, such as Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, Tower Bridge, Westminster Abbey and the Baroque masterpiece of St Paul's Cathedral.
Art, Culture & Activities in the Capital
Thanks to its status as a cultural and artistic melting pot, London plays host to some of the finest creative works on the planet. Delve into a surreal world in one of the city's incredible art galleries like the Tate Modern, Tate Britain or the National Portrait Gallery or relive the work of Shakespeare at the reconstructed open-air Globe Theatre.
The capital is known for its underground art scene, especially since the work of English graffiti artist Banksy became famous. You can spot the city's finest street art on tours around areas such as Camden and Shoreditch.
For a full day of exploring, many of the most popular London museums are located in the well-heeled areas of South Kensington and Greenwich, where you can visit the Natural History Museum and the world famous ship museum the Cutty Sark. Family fun can be enjoyed across the capital, with highlights being the spooky London Dungeons, the London Zoo or the interactive Science Museum.
Eating and Drinking in London
London is well deserving of its status as a foodie heaven. The capital serves up everything from gourmet cuisine to cheap eats.
Take your pick from the plush high-end dining experiences of Mayfair or explore the latest food trends at the lively street food markets like Borough Market or Brixton Market. Keep your eyes peeled for pop-up dining spots, fusion restaurants or hipster hangouts to keep your pulse on the ever-changing London food scene.
For some of the sleekest drinking dens, Shoreditch is one of the coolest areas to enjoy a drink or a bite. Similarly, position yourself around Soho to be nearby to some of the best bars, restaurants and pubs in the city.
Out and About in London
London is one of the greenest capital cities in the world with over 3,000 parks and open spaces to discover. Go deer spotting in Richmond Park, paddle boating on the Serpentine in Hyde Park or wander through the stunning Japanese garden in Notting Hill Park. See the best London has to offer by getting a ferry to England with P&O.
For those living in France, hop on a ferry from Calais to Dover. Alternatively, you can travel on our Rotterdam to Hull or Dublin to Liverpool crossings.