Royalty, palaces and monuments mixed with fashion, music and theatre. To say London is world-renowned is an understatement. Icelandair offers daily cheap flights to London from North America for year-round enjoyment. Whether for business or pleasure, London is a city to treasure.
Before you buy a new blazer at the House of Fraser, grab your coat and hike a glacier! When you book flights to London with Icelandair you have the opportunity to add a stopover in Iceland at no additional airfare.
Trendy shops sit alongside prestigious stores carrying royal warrants - these have been awarded to firms supplying the royal household with goods and services since Henry II's reign in 1155. Theaters present plays by Sophocles, Shakespeare, Dickens, Ibsen, Hart/Kaufman, Albee, Shaffer, Lloyd Webber – the list goes on and on. World-class museums feature not only art but also toys, transportation, medicine, fashion, Florence Nightingale and even Sherlock Holmes!
A visit to London is like a tour through a history book. It’s hard to resist watching the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace or checking your watch with Big Ben, but there’s much more to London than castles. Many visitors make use of the Underground or “Tube” to get around the city, or stay above ground and travel in the iconic red double-decker bus or the familiar black cab. It’s a great walking city, with interesting sights, sounds and even smells around every corner, as the world’s cultures mix and mingle with ease.
There is a very special English pub culture: simple food and an amenable atmosphere are the trademarks of a typical neighborhood pub, even in the heart of the city. Enjoy a pint or two along with a chat about the latest soccer match - the locals call it football, so be sure to do the same. If you’re lucky enough to get tickets, London’s Premier League teams, such as Arsenal, Chelsea, Crystal Palace or Tottenham, will provide thrilling and truly British memories. There simply is no end to the familiar – and the secret. London simply has everything!