LONDON United Kingdom
Get set for Britain’s capital city!
Whether for business travel or a short break, London leaves its mark on every visitor. Famous for its forward thinking and colourful contrasts, the British capital has a wide range of visits and activities with something on offer for everyone.
Not a minute to waste - London’s waiting for you!
Fly direct to London Southend Airport all year round with Flybe. One to two direct flights daily are operated from Monday to Sunday.
Journey time between Rennes and London: 1 hour 20 minutes
London has a temperate climate. Summers can be hot but without heat waves. Winters are relatively cold.
> Time difference with France
1 hour behind
> Official language
> Travel document requirements
Passport or valid national identity card
> Tourist Information
Visit London: www.visitlondon.com
London, City of surprises
A lively, cosmopolitan and forward thinking city, London is renowned for the wide range of tourist sites on offer, with something for every taste and every inclination. Amongst London’s rich heritage, here are a few not-to-miss sites: the Tower of London, the Palace of Westminster and Big Ben, the London Eye, Piccadilly Circus, Saint Paul’s Cathedral, Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, the Tate Modern, and the British Museum… London also encourages its visitors to take a break in leafy surroundings such as Hyde Park, Regents’ Park, and Saint James’ Park… A real change of scene only 1 hour and 20 minutes’ flight from Rennes.
Museums free of charge
One of the surprising things about London is its free national museums. Make the most of this excellent opportunity to visit the National Gallery, the British Museum, the Tate Britain, the Tate Modern, and the Natural History Museum…
Districts with that classic London atmosphere
London captivates its visitors with its incredibly varied atmosphere from one district to the next.
Amongst its many districts, Notting Hill is one of the most famous. This part of London has kept a warm village atmosphere, appreciated by Londoners and tourists alike. On Saturdays this is where you will find the Portobello Road flea market. This busy market is a must for those on the look-out for rare antiques and collectors’ items.
Covent Garden, on the eastern fringes of the West End, offers a welcoming atmosphere that invites visitors to wander through its streets. Well-known for its market building, a former fruit and vegetable market, Covent Garden is also home to around a dozen theatres.
Another district with plenty of character is Camden Town. The “underground” atmosphere of the area is really worth the trip. You will find a wide variety of clothes shops and boutiques, all with a colourful and eccentric style. Make the most of your visit to discover Camden Market, which has plenty of souvenirs on offer for every taste.
And whether for business or simply out of curiosity, every visitor should take a stroll through the world-famous City of London. In this historical heart of the city, you can brush shoulders with businessmen and visit Saint Paul’s Cathedral.