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London
in Great Britain

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

London

London is the capital and most populous city in England and the United Kingdom. It is located on the River Thames in the south-east of England and has a population of around 8.9 million people. The city covers an area of around 607 square miles, making it one of the largest cities in Europe.

London is a major global city and has been a major settlement for two millennia. It was founded by the Romans in 43 AD and was later the capital of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of England. The city has a rich history and is home to some of the world’s most iconic landmarks, such as Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London, St Paul’s Cathedral and the Houses of Parliament.

London has a diverse range of cultures and is home to many different ethnic and religious groups. The city is a major centre of culture, entertainment, fashion, finance, and politics. It is also home to some of the world’s most prestigious universities, such as the University of London, Imperial College London and King’s College London.

London is a major transport hub, with five international airports and one of the busiest railway networks in the world. It is also home to the world’s largest financial centre, the City of London.

London has played an important role in many major historical events, such as the Great Fire of London in 1666, the Industrial Revolution in the 19th century, and the Blitz during World War II. The city has also been the site of many major sporting events, including the 2012 Olympic Games and the 2017 World Athletics Championships.

Excursion tips for a day in London

As a tourist in London, there is no shortage of activities to fill your day. Here is a list of some of the most popular attractions and activities:

1. Visit the Tower of London and explore the 900-year-old castle.

2. Take a tour of the Houses of Parliament and witness the history and architecture of the iconic building.

3. Visit Buckingham Palace and take a guided tour of the royal residence.

4. Take a ride on the London Eye and enjoy the views of the city from above.

5. Take a leisurely stroll through Hyde Park and admire the beauty of the gardens.

6. Explore the iconic streets of Westminster and take in the history and culture of the area.

7. Visit the British Museum and explore its vast collections of artifacts and art.

8. Enjoy a show at the West End Theatre District and experience the best of London's nightlife.

9. Shop till you drop at Oxford Street and discover the world’s best-known retail outlets.

10. Take a boat ride along the River Thames and admire the sights of the city from the water.

Experience London with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit London. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in London

London in Great Britain has a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. In the spring, temperatures are mild and the days are long and sunny. In the summer, temperatures can reach the high 20s and the days are hot and humid. In the autumn, temperatures drop and the days become shorter and wetter. In the winter, temperatures can fall below freezing and the days are cold and damp. Overall, London has a mild climate, with temperatures rarely reaching extreme highs or lows throughout the year.

Cruise weather for London

Our weather forecast for London helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 16th 2024 Jul. 16th 2024 max: 21.4 °C
min: 13.7 °C
16.9 m/s
42.8 m/s
78.6 %
22.2 m
72.8 %
1,011 hPa
05:02:44
21:09:56
Jul. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 23.8 °C
min: 13.6 °C
12.2 m/s
32.4 m/s
59.7 %
24.1 m
68.3 %
1,018 hPa
05:03:58
21:08:50
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 23.1 °C
min: 15.5 °C
13.7 m/s
33.5 m/s
88.8 %
22.3 m
69.9 %
1,017 hPa
05:05:13
21:07:43
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 26.0 °C
min: 14.6 °C
13.7 m/s
23.0 m/s
44.4 %
24.1 m
67.7 %
1,018 hPa
05:06:30
21:06:32
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 21.1 °C
min: 16.6 °C
16.6 m/s
26.3 m/s
95.2 %
24.1 m
68.6 %
1,012 hPa
05:07:48
21:05:19
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 20.2 °C
min: 16.2 °C
19.8 m/s
43.9 m/s
90.3 %
24.1 m
74.8 %
1,010 hPa
05:09:08
21:04:04
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 22.6 °C
min: 15.6 °C
19.1 m/s
39.8 m/s
46.0 %
24.1 m
62.8 %
1,015 hPa
05:10:29
21:02:47
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 24.3 °C
min: 14.4 °C
15.1 m/s
20.2 m/s
30.9 %
24.1 m
54.3 %
1,023 hPa
05:11:51
21:01:27
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 24.8 °C
min: 16 °C
11.5 m/s
24.8 m/s
37.6 %
24.1 m
58.3 %
1,020 hPa
05:13:14
21:00:05
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 27.7 °C
min: 17 °C
12.6 m/s
19.6 m/s
23.3 %
24.1 m
63.1 %
1,016 hPa
05:14:38
20:58:40
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 20.7 °C
min: 14 °C
19.1 m/s
32.0 m/s
94.5 %
23.4 m
78.5 %
1,013 hPa
05:16:04
20:57:14
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 16.0 °C
min: 13.5 °C
15.5 m/s
33.1 m/s
100.0 %
24.0 m
82.7 %
1,017 hPa
05:17:30
20:55:45
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 28.3 °C
min: 15.3 °C
26.3 m/s
50.4 m/s
81.2 %
17.7 m
70.3 %
1,017 hPa
05:18:57
20:54:15
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 25.4 °C
min: 16.7 °C
17.9 m/s
36.7 m/s
73.6 %
24.1 m
64.5 %
1,018 hPa
05:20:25
20:52:42

Cruises to London

Would you like to travel to London on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of London.

Scheduled ship calls in London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Jul. 24th 2024 Wednesday, 24th of Jul. 2024 Seven Seas Navigator 06:00 am 07:00 pm
Aug. 17th 2024 Saturday, 17th of Aug. 2024 MS Insignia 08:00 am 07:00 pm
Aug. 24th 2024 Saturday, 24th of Aug. 2024 MS Europa 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 25th 2024 Sunday, 25th of Aug. 2024 MS Europa 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 26th 2024 Monday, 26th of Aug. 2024 MS Europa 12:00 am 12:00 am
Sep. 26th 2024 Thursday, 26th of Sep. 2024 HANSEATIC nature 08:00 am 12:00 am
Sep. 27th 2024 Friday, 27th of Sep. 2024 HANSEATIC nature 12:00 am 09:30 am
Oct. 8th 2024 Tuesday, 8th of Oct. 2024 HANSEATIC spirit 12:00 am 12:00 am
Oct. 8th 2024 Tuesday, 8th of Oct. 2024 MS Hamburg 04:30 am 05:00 pm
May 4th 2025 Sunday, 4th of May 2025 LE BELLOT 12:00 am 08:00 pm
May 21st 2025 Wednesday, 21st of May 2025 Sea Dream II 12:00 am 12:00 am
May 22nd 2025 Thursday, 22nd of May 2025 Sea Dream II 12:00 am 12:00 am
May 24th 2025 Saturday, 24th of May 2025 Sea Dream II 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jul. 3rd 2025 Thursday, 3rd of Jul. 2025 Seabourn Venture 07:00 am 12:00 am
Jul. 17th 2025 Thursday, 17th of Jul. 2025 Seven Seas Navigator 12:30 pm 09:30 pm
Aug. 29th 2025 Friday, 29th of Aug. 2025 LE LAPEROUSE 07:45 am 11:59 pm
Aug. 30th 2025 Saturday, 30th of Aug. 2025 LE LAPEROUSE 12:00 am 12:00 am
Aug. 31st 2025 Sunday, 31st of Aug. 2025 LE LAPEROUSE 12:00 am 08:00 am
Sep. 13th 2025 Saturday, 13th of Sep. 2025 MS Sirena 08:00 am 07:00 pm
Oct. 18th 2025 Saturday, 18th of Oct. 2025 HANSEATIC nature 12:00 am 12:00 am
Oct. 26th 2025 Sunday, 26th of Oct. 2025 MS Europa 12:00 am 12:00 am
Oct. 27th 2025 Monday, 27th of Oct. 2025 MS Europa 12:00 am 12:00 am
Oct. 28th 2025 Tuesday, 28th of Oct. 2025 MS Europa 12:00 am 12:00 am
Oct. 29th 2025 Wednesday, 29th of Oct. 2025 MS Europa 12:00 am 12:00 am
Apr. 3rd 2026 Friday, 3rd of Apr. 2026 HANSEATIC nature 12:00 am 12:00 am
May 22nd 2026 Friday, 22nd of May 2026 HANSEATIC spirit 12:00 am 12:00 am

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