Whether you're a refined culture vulture or a party animal who's never going to disturb the sheets of your London hotel room - this is a city that delivers.
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So you’re on a London break - first off you need to brave the crowds and visit a few tourist hot spots; go by Buckingham Palace and take in the amazing views from the Shard. Then you might want to head over to the West End where musicals don’t come much better than Wicked, Jersey Boys and Mamma Mia.
Even though you don't tend to notice tourists that much in the British capital, you’re more likely to bump into groups of people wearing waterproof jackets and rucksacks at the city's big museums. To avoid them visit on the one night a week they open late and take in the culture in relative peace.
During the day visit some of the smaller museums and galleries. Dr Johnson's house will appeal to history buffs and arty types should check out the Design Museum.
If you plan to use the tube to get around, buying an Oyster Card is cheaper than paying for tickets with cash. You can pick one up at any station.
After a long day of trekking round the sights, why not relax at one of the many spas in and around London, Spa Verta and Athenaeum Spa both offer a wide range of health and beauty treatments, or enjoy a champagne afternoon tea at the May Fair Spa.
Everywhere and anywhere that serves alcohol - the oil that keeps the machinery of London running smoothly. The city's appetite for new and different party experiences means there's something for every taste. Ministry Of Sound and Fabric head up the super-clubs and pull in the hottest DJs from around the world.
Comedy and cabaret clubs have sprung up around the city, so take yourself over to one of the 99 club’s five London venues to check out some brilliant up and coming acts as well as some of the UK’s biggest comedians. Or if you fancy something a little more provocative, head over to Sway Nightclub in Holborn and spend an evening with The Dreamboys.
Soho is just a few minutes' walk from the tourist-trap areas of the West End and Covent Garden and offers a truly global dining experience around the clock. Budgeteers should check out wallet-friendly cafés like Hummus Bros and Piada. If you want to splash some cash try Apsley’s, one of the many brilliant Michelin Star restaurants in London- situated in the 5 star Lanesbough Hotel on Hyde Park Corner.
The snack: There's a queue outside Brick Lane Beigel Bakery 24 hours a day. For hearty sustenance at a mere £2.50, it's worth the wait.
The place for people watching: Bar Italia. Open 'til the wee small hours, this café in the heart of Soho is the perfect place to take in the 'colourful' locals and do some subtle celeb spotting.
The cocktail: The London Cocktail Club has two venues in the city, Goodge Street and Shaftesbury Avenue, both serving up everything from the classic Mojito to the obscure Bacon and Egg Martini.
The hangover breakfast: Party girls Kate Moss and Sienna Miller have been spotted at Raoul's in Maida Vale. Head here for a great breakfast menu and guilt-quenching fruit smoothie.
The trip: Experience the Great British seaside. Brighton is under an hour away by train from Victoria Station.
The museum: The Sir John Soane's Museum. When he wasn't designing the Bank of England, architect Sir John collected antiquities. His house is now a museum with a Greek and Roman collection to rival the British Museum.
The guilty pleasure: Indulge your inner rock star with a private booth in the basement karaoke joint, Lucky Voice in Soho - the celebs do.