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LONDON TRAVEL GUIDE

The best things to do in London

Travel inspiration for your London vacation

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Welcome to London! As your Celtic Experts, we’re here to introduce you to the vibrant local restaurants, top sights and best places to stay on your vacation to England. From perfectly-planned guided tours to custom travel packages, we can’t wait to share the traditional experiences of our homelands with you.

Explore the best places to eat, see and stay in London

  • Westminster in Abbey
  • Borough Market
  • Stonehendge
  • Bath
  • Windsor Castle
  • Big Ben
  • Buckingham Palace
  • Harry Potter Film Locations

Top places to eat and drink in London

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From hidden gems to iconic sights, these are the best places to start your very own Celtic story in London. No matter where you decide to go, you’ll get authentic experiences hand-picked just for you.

Food Tour in Dublin Ireland

Culinary at the Borough Market

Spend your day walking through the energetic stalls of London’s most delicious destination: The Borough Market. This open-air bazaar has been serving hungry patrons for over 1,000 years and is lined with local chefs competing for your attention around every corner.

Westminster Abbey

Afternoon Tea at Westminster of Abbey

Take part in the time-honored tradition of afternoon tea amidst the very walls that once served Kings, Queens, Poets and Priests.

What sights to see in London

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Stonehenge

Stonehenge, Bath & Windsor Castle

Stories of ancient aliens, ancient Rome, and ancient Kings will have culture-seekers everywhere exhausted with disbelief that so many sites can be seen in one day.

Stonehenge

Harry Potter Film Locations Walking Tour

Familiar fans and new friends: all are welcome. The magical world of wizarding is sure to take everyone on an enchanted adventure.

EPIC Museum in Dublin Ireland

EPIC Ireland Genealogy Museum

A history of famine and strife saw upwards of 9 million people leave Ireland to form communities around the world. EPIC, The Irish Emigration Museum, brings these stories to life. With 20 interactive galleries, EPIC will give you access to valuable records on genealogy and shed light on tales of triumph and adventure.

Malahide Castle in Dublin Ireland

Malahide Castle and Gardens

Malahide Castle and its 800-year history is set across 250 acres of stunning parkland; making it a treat for history buffs and botanical fans alike. Bask in the gardens with over 5,000 species of plants, take a tour of the grounds with a local guide, or opt for a leisurely stroll through this living piece of history.

Best places to stay in Dublin

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Hotel Merrion in Dublin Ireland

The Merrion

Immerse yourself in the pure elegance of Georgian Dublin. The Merrion hotel is made up of four impeccably restored townhouses. The hotel has an amazing private art collection and is perfectly located opposite Government buildings for all Ireland vacation packages.

Hotel Davenport in Dublin Ireland

The Davenport

Just around the corner from the Brendan Vacations' office and down the street from the life-size Oscar Wilde statue, the O’Callaghan Davenport is a great base to explore Dublin. This iconic hotel offers the perfect blend of an old-meets-new Irish charm.

Sandymount Hotel in Dublin Ireland

Sandymount Hotel

The Loughran family has been running this hotel since 1955. With a great atmosphere and the Dart Rail only a five minute walk away, it’s location will give you access to the city’s top attractions. Congratulations to the team at Sandymount Hotel on winning ‘Europe’s Leading Green Hotel’ for a third year running.

Top trips that visit Dublin

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Brendan Vacations does not sell guided trips to Canadian residents but you can book guided trips through our sister company Trafalgar.com.

Colorful Doors in Dublin Ireland

Meet Catherine Reilly

As the head of our Brendan team, Catherine has been making friends with the Celtic community for over 35 years so she's learned a thing or two about where to go and what to do in Ireland and Scotland. Check out her own personally hand-crafted collection of all the can't-miss experiences you can have too.

Colorful Doors in Dublin Ireland

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