One of the world’s most-visited cities, London is an exciting cosmopolitan hub infused with diversity and multiculturalism. Effortlessly blending royal tradition and gothic architecture with contemporary innovation and cutting-edge design, this incredible city is constantly evolving. Experience it all: request a private jet charter quote from Air Charter Service.
London is easy to navigate by foot, Tube or aboard the iconic open-top buses operating ‘hop-on, hop-off’ tours of the city’s main sights – a great way to take in historic attractions including the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, St Paul’s Cathedral and the Tower of London. Witness a colourful display of British pomp and pageantry at the ‘Changing of the Guard’ ceremony outside Buckingham Palace – the Queen’s official residence – and take High Tea in the Orangery at Kensington Palace, where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge reside.
London is renowned for its excellent art galleries and museums. The Tate Modern showcases modern art by Cézanne, Picasso and Warhol, while at the National Portrait Gallery you can come face-to-face with famous Brits dating back to the late Middle Ages. History buffs can discover the evolution of dinosaurs at the Natural History Museum and view the Magna Carta at the British Library, while curious minds will have fun exploring the Science Museum’s interactive galleries. For some quirky holiday snaps, have your photo taken with celebrity waxworks at Madame Tussauds.
You can enjoy spectacular panoramic views over the city from the top of the 95-storey Shard or the London Eye, a giant Ferris wheel on the Thames’ South Bank. Escape the crowds to wander along the charming canals of Little Venice to ZSL London Zoo, which is home to over 750 species of animal including Asiatic lions. As darkness falls, enjoy a night of musical theatre in the West End before marvelling at the iconic electronic billboards of Piccadilly Circus, go star-gazing on Hampstead Heath or catch a movie under the stars at Somerset House, a neoclassical building overlooking the river.
London is a true shopper’s paradise. For luxury designer labels, head to exclusive Bond Street or chic department stores such as Dover Street Market, Harvey Nicholls and Harrods. World-famous Oxford Street boasts over 300 shops including the legendary Selfridges, while nearby Carnaby Street is a retro hub of independent boutiques and heritage brands. Savile Row is the place to go for bespoke British tailoring and vintage fashionistas will find one-off pieces in Portobello Road, Brick Lane and Camden Market. Bibliophiles, meanwhile, should head to the plethora of bookstores lining Charing Cross Road. For an edible souvenir, peruse the quintessential British delights on offer at Fortnum & Mason, the Queen’s official grocer.
London’s culinary scene is one of the world’s most diverse. From boutique riverside cafés to decadent fine-dining restaurants, almost every cuisine in the world can be found in this vibrant capital city. Browse stalls of organic produce and mouth-watering street food at bustling Borough Market and feast on traditional dim sum in Chinatown; savour Iranian kebabs in Westbourne Grove and indulge in a quintessentially British afternoon tea at The Savoy. Iconic upscale restaurants include the art-deco Wolseley in Piccadilly, acclaimed Japanese eatery Nobu and Galvin at Windows, which serves Michelin-starred French haute cuisine at the Hilton Park Lane.
Luxury accommodation ranges from the incredibly grand to the refreshingly simple. One of the city’s finest hotels is the lavishly decorated Taj 51 Buckingham Gate Suites and Residences, an exclusive all-suite residence. Other five-star options include The Goring, Chiltern Firehouse, Ritz London, Sheraton Grand London Park Lane, Rosewood London, Claridge’s and The Connaught. For boutique chic, check-in at Dean Street Townhouse or book a sleek apartment at Go Native Mayfair.
There are a number of airports to choose from when flying into London from London Gatwick Airport to Farnborough Airport. For something more central, consider London City Airport. Simply contact our team and we’ll arrange everything you need to charter a private jet to London.