London is the capital of the UK and one of the great cities of the world. Its 20m visitors each year come to see its history spanning 2000 years, the river Thames which is an integral element of the city, its vibrant West End nightlife, its parks and its royal palaces and associated pageantry. Top of everyone’s list would be the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, St Paul’s, the British Museum. Shoppers appreciate Oxford Street, Knightsbridge with its flagship store Harrods, and the many street markets.There is something for everyone in accommodation terms, from world famous luxury hotels such as The Ritz, The Dorchester, The Savoy and Claridge’s, through upmarket chains such as Hilton, W, Four Seasons and Mandarin Oriental, good value budget chains like Days and Euro and cheap B&Bs and youth hostels. The city centre covers a wide area and accommodation is available everywhere, but luxury hotels tend to be found in Mayfair while good areas for budget hotels and cheap rooms are Earls Court and Victoria. Business visitors to the financial hubs in the City and the redeveloped Barbican and Docklands will find hotels with facilities geared to them. All visitors will find a range of booking offers and deals available.