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Travel Guide: London

Welcome to "The Best of London," a travel guide featuring top restaurants, luxe hotels and spas, hot attractions and other essential information for sophisticated travelers and diners. Whether you are a local or tourist, GAYOT's destination guide will steer you to the hippest highlights in London and surrounding areas.

The Best of London

EVENTS

Watch top tennis players compete on the court at Wimbledon in London, England

Wimbledon 2016
Beginning June 27, top tennis players will meet on the courts to compete in the oldest tennis tournament in the world — Wimbledon. Even if you can't make it to London to watch the games, there are other ways you can keep up with the action, and we can tell you how.

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See what top designers are sending down the runway during London Fashion Week

London Wonderground
Now in its fifth year, London Wonderground at Southbank Centre has fast become a hot attraction. The festival runs from May 5 to September 25, 2016, and is the ultimate blend of the circus, cabaret and carnival worlds. Catch a burlesque show, dance to electro beats or try your hand at sketching the bizarre. Tasty bites and libations will also be available, and those daring enough can ride the Star Flyer for views of London from way up high. Events take place in the 1920s-inspired Paradiso Spiegeltent and tickets are on sale.

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RESTAURANTS

The dining room at Aqua Shard, one of GAYOT's Top 10 Restaurants with a View in London
Top 10 Restaurants with a View in London
Enjoy your meal and the sights of the London! From lush landscapes to city skylines, GAYOT has selected the Top 10 Restaurants with a View in London so you can partake in delicious food while taking in the scenery.

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HOTELS

A guest room at Boundary, one of GAYOT's Top 10 Hip Hotels in London

Top 10 Hip Hotels in London
Stay in trendy digs while in England at one of GAYOT's Top 10 Hip Hotels in London. Whether it's a former Victorian banking hall or modern hotel in an artsy locale, these properties are très chic.

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SPA

The pool at St. Pancras Spa in London, England

Top 10 Spa Hotels Worldwide: The Spa at the St. Pancras Renaissance London Hotel
The subterranean spa of this historic hotel offers a welcome respite to weary train travelers. Perks include a Victorian tiled relaxation pool and your choice of one of four euphoric spa "journeys."

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TRAVEL FEATURE

Ellenborough Park in the Cotswolds

Ellenborough Park, Cotswolds
Dating back to the 1500s, Ellenborough Park was once owned by King Henry VII. Since then, the structure has served many purposes and is now a luxury hotel. Stay in one of 62 elegant guest rooms to enjoy exclusive amenities and explore the historic estate.

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