The question isn't why should you visit London but how can you afford not to?
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If you're after great views and one of the world's foremost arts and entertainment complexes, then abandon the West End for the South Bank.
Fans of Doctor Who, Dad's Army and Fawlty Towers will find it particularly appealing.
Nightingale Lane in the London suburb of Clapham South, on first inspection, looks like any other average suburban street.
Full of character and olde worlde artifacts, and frequented in days of yore by everyone from Queen Elizabeth I to Oscar Wilde.
London is in a near-constant state of excavation and astounding artefacts continue to emerge from the rubble.
Drowning in history, yet cutting edge, London's misty vista is a combination of historic, centuries-old buildings that cling to the banks of the Thames, beautiful old parks and iconic innovation. Whiz around the Tube and visit cool markets like Spitalfields, Camden and Borough. Watch people spilling out of charming pubs with pints in summer; shopping will exhaust the most hardy consumer, not to mention its diverse range of arts and culture.