John Nash was responsible for the layout of much of Regency London, but his most enduring legacy is Regent's Park. Here Italian gardens unfurl along Euston Road, and newlyweds pose for photographs in Queen Mary's rose garden. London Zoo sits beside the Grand Union Canal, and the zoo's gazelles and tropical birds can sometimes be spotted from tour barges travelling the canal from Little Venice to Camden Market. Summit Primrose Hill for splendid views across London, or hit Camden Lock Market for equal doses of alternative culture and socialite-chic shopping. Stay for the nightlife, including big-name acts at Koko and music, dance and theater at the Roundhouse.
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Getting Around London
The best way to get around London is using public transportation and taxis. Poor parking availability and legendary traffic makes driving tricky, and Americans may find it challenging to drive on the opposite side or the car and road. Gatwick Express is the fastest train service from Gatwick to Central London. Trains run daily directly into London Victoria train and tube station starting at 4:35 a.m. and 5:20 a.m., then run every 15 minutes from 5:50 a.m. until 12:35 a.m. with the last trains leaving at 12:50 a.m. and 1:35 a.m. Fares: 1st Class £26 (Single), £50 (Return); Express Class £17.90 (Single), £30.80 (Return). Heathrow Express is the fastest train service from Heathrow to Paddington Station. Trains run from 5 a.m. until midnight from Heathrow. The standard single fare is £20 and standard return costs £34.
Nearby Airports
  • London Heathrow Airport-LHR
  • Gatwick Airport-LGW
Airport Taxis
  • £45-£83-Heathrow to Central London, depending on time, tariff, and traffic
  • £78-£98-Gatwick to Central London, depending on time, tariff, and traffic
Things to Do and See Near Camden
  • London Eye
  • British Museum
  • Big Ben
  • Buckingham Palace
  • Tower of London
  • Tate Modern
  • London Zoo
  • Natural History Museum
  • Tower Bridge
  • Westminster Abbey
  • Hyde Park
  • London Bridge
  • Globe Theatre
  • Trafalgar Square
  • Saatchi Gallery
  • St Paul's Cathedral
  • Marylebone
  • Middle Temple
  • Covent Garden
  • Palace of Westminster