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The capital city of both England and the United Kingdom, London is truly an international city with royal heritage. Primarily known for the Royal Family, the city has grown into a diverse cultural region with more than eight million residents.

More than 27 million travellers each year, including hundreds of thousands of Canadian travellers, seek to explore London or make it their first stop on a larger European vacation. Regardless of how long you plan to stay in London, having travel insurance makes sure your stay will be a pleasant one if your trip does not go according to plan.

Top tourist attractions in London...

London has deep historical roots, and many of its top tourist attractions have a historical context. Tourists come to Europe’s most-visited city to see the British Museum, National Gallery, Tate Gallery, National History Museum, Imperial War Museum, Science Museum, Madame Tussauds, Victoria and Albert Museum, National Maritime Museum and Tower of London.

If you are a fan of the Royal Family, be sure to make time for Buckingham Palace and the Changing of the Guard, Westminster Abbey, Kensington Palace, St. James’s Palace and Hampton Court Palace, as well as the Houses of Parliament and the National Portrait Gallery. There are also countless day tours, historical WW II sites, regular soccer matches and pubs to visit during your stay.

To get around the city, it’s recommended you purchase an Oyster card and use public transportation to get around. There are also many free attractions and walking tours. To save money on meals, eat in non-tourist areas. Consider staying in bed and breakfasts or hotels outside popular areas to get better accommodation rates. Always be aware of your surroundings; petty crime is common, especially in tourist areas.

Why you need travel insurance for London

Travel insurance is important for any trip you take, especially when travelling across the ocean to the United Kingdom. Blue Cross offers comprehensive travel insurance coverage for Canadians travelling to London or anywhere else in England. Get a free quote for your personalized travel insurance coverage today.