With its instantly recognisable landmarks, London enjoys its reputation as one of the world's most exciting cities in which to live. Offering a wealth of cultural attractions and events on your doorstep, you can enjoy everything from dazzling nightlife, to groundbreaking performance art and world-famous sporting events.
There is nothing quite like the buzz of being at The Wimbledon Tennis Championships. The oldest and most prestigious tennis tournament in the world.
The annual rowing race between Oxford University and Cambridge University covers a 6.8km stretch of the River Thames from Putney to Mortlake. The first race took place in 1829, and each year more than 250,000 people line the banks of the river Thames to cheer on the crews.
As one of the four major fashion capitals of the world. Every spring and autumn, the capital hosts London Fashion Week, providing a platform for both established and up-and-coming designers to exhibit their latest collections. The surrounding buzz sending the whole city into fashion overdrive.
For five days in May, the Royal Horticultural Society puts on the equivalent of a fashion show for garden design. Held at Chelsea since 1912, this has to be the most famous flower show in the world.