The question isn't why should you visit London but how can you afford not to?
Royal history remains alive and well in these remarkable buildings.
Terminal 5, for the dedicated use of British Airways, is relatively hassle free but decidedly devoid of character.
It can be difficult to rouse any enthusiasm for venturing beyond the building.
Spending 17 hours in economy class, flying 14,498 kilometres, is a challenge.
The Mayflower was built in 1948 and still sports the original apple-green British Rail livery.
With so many culinary choices, it's great to have an expert narrow the field.
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.