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Big Ben. ©

Who doesn't love Old Blighty? From the emerald-green rolling hills of the countryside to mysterious Stonehenge to the bustling streets of London, England has been captivating visitors for as long as we can remember. And London, one of the major business capitals of the world, is its biggest attraction.  There's nothing you will have trouble finding in London (except Mexican food -- it's a rare commodity there, but with 60 other cuisine choices, you'll hardly worry about it). London is arguably the most cosmopolitan city in the world, boasting an ethnically diverse population and a rich history. With 1,200 hotels and a wide range of alternative lodging options (such as B&Bs and unhosted apartments), there's something to fit every taste and budget in the capital city. 

Visitors to London will never be bored -- its nightlife, attractions and sightseeing options are virtually unparalleled. Tour the 33 historic gardens (in the summer, make sure to see Queen Mary's Garden in Regent's Park -- the thousands of roses will leave you breathless), stop in for a pint at one of London's 3,500 pubs, check out the shops on Regent Street, explore Covent Garden and take a long stroll along the Thames. 

Make time to take in a theatre production (or a few if you've got the time and cash) and to see the British Museum. And if you've got a hankering for some traditional fish and chips, check out North Sea Fish Restaurant (on Leigh Street, a few blocks north of Russell Square) -- their crisp fried fish is delectable and the best in the city.

Whether you're there for business or pleasure, make sure you've got comfortable shoes. It's easy to get around London, but since taking a cab is quite pricey, you've got to be willing to take the Tube and walk a lot. After all that exercise, though, you won't feel so guilty splurging on a pint of ale!

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If you're an American planning on visiting England, check out the British Tourism Authority's site tailor-made for the needs of traveling Yankees.

Going to London? Visit the official tourism site of London, which claims to be the most visited destination website in the world.  A smartly-designed site, it has special deals on lodging/flights, a comprehensive directory of all the city has to offer and even a survival guide packed with information you need to know for your trip.

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Historical Note: The Houses of Parliament in London were constructed in 1840-60 on the site of the medieval royal residence, the Palace of Westminster, which was largely destroyed by fire in 1834. The buildings cover an area of more than 3 hectares (8 acres) and contain 1100 apartments, 100 staircases, and 11 courts.