The heart of the West End has many 4- and 5-star hotels and their tariff reflects their tourist-primed location. Markets, luxury goods, vintage fashion, quirky boutiques, high-end department stores, food, toys, crafts, electronics. This city has its share of icons and attractions; things to do in London are innumerable, but here's a tiny selection for your time in the capital. London shopping can be pleasurable or mayhem, depending on when and where you go. West End's Oxford Street has more than shops and the footpaths almost permanently swell with bargain-hunting throngs seeking out big brand stores. If you're going to be in London for more than a few days, it's worth getting an Oyster card.
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West End's Oxford Street has more than shops and the footpaths almost permanently swell with bargain-hunting throngs seeking out big brand stores. A thriving capital of culture, trade, finance, politics and fashion, the city — as opposed to The City — comprises 32 boroughs, all of which have a distinctive character. Bed and breakfasts are often tucked into historic buildings and serviced apartments may be a more suitable self-catering option if you're travelling with family. London accommodation options are as vast as the city itself. Built on Roman and Medieval foundations, cut by the River Thames, it is now a vast home to more than 8 million where languages are spoken. London is a leading global city with all the associated trappings, delights and sights. At the other end of the spectrum, hostels are plentiful — Earls Court is a popular Aussie haunt — and mid-range options can sometimes be secured by either booking well in advance or via last-minute deals.