London travel guide

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You're Going to Love London

With a population of 346,765, London is a must-see destination in Ontario, Canada. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. London deserves at least 2 full days for you to see its main sights.

Where to Eat in London

If you’re looking for affordable options, Michael's on the Thames (1 York St.) and The Root Cellar (623 Dundas St) are great picks. For delicious green meals, Ivy Ristorante (587 Oxford St E) and Milestones Grill + Bar - South London (3169 Wonderland Road) are recommended spots to get vegetarian or vegan food in London.

When to visit London

London in December
Estimated hotel price
C$ 149
1 night at 3-star hotel
London in December
Estimated hotel price
C$ 149
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to London in July, when the average temperature is 20 °C, and the highest can go up to 27 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is February, when it can get as cold as -11 °C, with an average temperature of -6 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in January, when precipitation is around 100 mm. In contrast, March is usually the driest month of the year in London, with an average rainfall of 70 mm.

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How to Get to London

Plane

When flying to London, you’ll arrive at London (YXU), which is located 5 miles from the city centre Airlines that fly from Canada to London include Delta, WestJet and Air Canada. The shortest domestic flight to London departs from Calgary and takes around 3h 29m.

Train

AccesRail is the only carrier operating train routes to London. The train journey from London to Toronto takes 3h 09m and costs around C$ 180 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Ottawa, expect to pay about C$ 404 for a 9h 28m trip. The train station in London is called London, and is located 0.7 miles from the city centre.

Car

Another option to get to London is to pick up a car rental from Toronto, which is about 104 miles from London. You’ll find branches of Economy Rent a Car and Hertz, among others, in Toronto.

Bus

You can travel by bus to London using Bus or Rider Express. From Toronto, the bus ride to London takes 120 miles and will cost you around C$ 45. From Ottawa, the ticket costs about C$ 128 for a journey of 555 miles. The most popular bus station is London Wellington at Exeter, located 4 miles from downtown London. London Western University is also a commonly used station, and is 2 miles from the city centre.

Plane

When flying to London, you’ll arrive at London (YXU), which is located 5 miles from the city centre Airlines that fly from Canada to London include Delta, WestJet and Air Canada. The shortest domestic flight to London departs from Calgary and takes around 3h 29m.

Train

AccesRail is the only carrier operating train routes to London. The train journey from London to Toronto takes 3h 09m and costs around C$ 180 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Ottawa, expect to pay about C$ 404 for a 9h 28m trip. The train station in London is called London, and is located 0.7 miles from the city centre.

Car

Another option to get to London is to pick up a car rental from Toronto, which is about 104 miles from London. You’ll find branches of Economy Rent a Car and Hertz, among others, in Toronto.

Bus

You can travel by bus to London using Bus or Rider Express. From Toronto, the bus ride to London takes 120 miles and will cost you around C$ 45. From Ottawa, the ticket costs about C$ 128 for a journey of 555 miles. The most popular bus station is London Wellington at Exeter, located 4 miles from downtown London. London Western University is also a commonly used station, and is 2 miles from the city centre.

Airports near London

Airlines serving London

Lufthansa
Good (4,692 reviews)
KLM
Good (848 reviews)
SWISS
Good (943 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,554 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,615 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,298 reviews)
Air France
Good (980 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (488 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,595 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,960 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,122 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,455 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (5,888 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (229 reviews)
Finnair
Good (869 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (925 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,181 reviews)
LOT
Good (685 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (820 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,683 reviews)
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Where to stay in London

If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Residence & Conference Centre - London and Hampton Inn by Hilton London.

Where to stay in popular areas of London

Most booked hotels in London

Colonial Hotel & Suites
2 stars
Excellent (8.6, Excellent reviews)
C$ 213+
Best Western Plus Lamplighter Inn & Conference Centre
3 stars
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
C$ 186+
Comfort Inn St Thomas
2 stars
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
C$ 139+
Best Western London Airport Inn & Suites
3 stars
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
C$ 154+
Cardinal Court Motel
2 stars
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
C$ 145+
Amber Hotel
2 stars
Good (7.7, Good reviews)
C$ 162+

Renting a car in London

Renting a car in London costs C$ 60 per day, on average, or C$ 121 if you want to rent it for 2 days. Thrifty, Alamo and Enterprise Rent-A-Car are the agencies with the best reviews in the city. The most popular location to rent a car in London is the Hertz branch at 460 York Street, which is 0 miles from the downtown.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 19% cheaper than airport locations in London.

Expect to pay C$ 1.90 per litre in London (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 22.79 and C$ 30.39. The most frequently booked car type in London is Mini (Dodge Grand Caravan or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact rental cars (Toyota Corolla Matrix or similar) are, on average, 67% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.

Renting a car in London costs C$ 60 per day, on average, or C$ 121 if you want to rent it for 2 days. Thrifty, Alamo and Enterprise Rent-A-Car are the agencies with the best reviews in the city. The most popular location to rent a car in London is the Hertz branch at 460 York Street, which is 0 miles from the downtown.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 19% cheaper than airport locations in London.

Expect to pay C$ 1.90 per litre in London (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 22.79 and C$ 30.39. The most frequently booked car type in London is Mini (Dodge Grand Caravan or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact rental cars (Toyota Corolla Matrix or similar) are, on average, 67% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.