As one of the world’s most visited cities, London is ubiquitously cool and classic. Though over 15 million travelers visit this capital yearly, its impressive variety means a trip here is never quite the same. In some ways, London is a dense, historic town, filled with the trappings of bygone eras—be it show-stopping palaces or cramped basement-corridor pubs. Still, London is sprawling and progressive, known for its world-class shopping and shows, along with innovative museums and public gardens. It’s this collision point that gives London its charm and chameleon-like character, and likely why so many visitors scramble to return.
To marry, passports are required, along with a completed visa application form and single status form. Divorce and death decrees are also required if applicable. For additional information, check with your Certified Destination Weddings Specialist.
Travel Documents, Language & Currency
Passports are required for entry into England. If you are a citizen of the US, visit travel.state.gov for more information on travel documents needed. For Canadian travelers, visit travel.gc.ca for relevant travel information.
The official language of England is English, though London is a multicultural hub of many languages.
The British pound is the official currency of the United Kingdom.
Climate & Beaches
London has a temperate oceanic climate. Winter temperatures fluctuate between 30-58 degrees F, with some rain and snow. During the summer, temperatures average around 75 degrees F. Pack an umbrella as this city does see a fair bit of rain.
London is not particularly known for beaches. If you’re interested in visiting a beach outside of the city, there are many seaside towns in England with beaches that are popular in the summer.
Activities & Tourist Attractions
There are near endless ways to explore London, where you want to browse Van Goghs at the National Gallery, snap a photo of the skyline in the London eye, or shop at the Camden market. The city has dozens of distinctive neighborhoods, including the famed West End, which is home to the trendy and nightlife filled Soho, lively theatre district, and Trafalgar Square. There are also a number of smaller neighborhoods, including Hyde Park, Westminster, and Notting Hill with excellent museums, parks, and shops.
London is also home to a thriving night scene, whether you are interested in a local British pub, jazz bar in Soho or swanky lounge.
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