No visit to Britain is complete without a visit to its capital. London is by far the biggest city in Britain and feels almost like a country of its own. A common expression heard about the city was a comment made by the famous 18th century writer, Samuel Jonson: "When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life".
London was the first city worldwide to have 1 million inhabitants. It became the capital of the world's largest ever empire when over a quarter of the world's population was governed by its bureaucrats. Although today it doesn't rank as one of the world's largest cities any longer, it hasn't lost any of its status as one of the most influential cities.
Tower Bridge spans the River Thames next to the Tower of London
Here in Cambridge we are well-served with connections to London. Travel to central London can take as little as 45 minutes by train, and it is by train we would recommend any visitor should travel if they are planning a visit to London. Travelling off-peak is the cheapest time to travel; travel in groups to benefit from group savings; travel to Liverpool Street Station from Cambridge for the cheapest fares; travel to King's Cross from Cambridge for the fastest journeys.
Many of the central sights can be reached on foot but the city is far too spread out for all its attractions to be seen in this way. Considering cars move across the core of the city at only 12km/hour we would certainly recommend you buy "a return train ticket to London with a Travelcard" to have unlimited access to the London Underground and the above ground bus services.