London

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Famous in medical history for being the birthplace of insulin, this southwestern Ontario town features university culture and a beautiful network of parks.

Located at a fork in the lush North American Thames River, London is known as southwestern Ontario’s “Forest City.” Despite its green reputation, London is a large and busy city that contains one of Canada’s best universities and a significant medical industry. Spend several days touring London’s museums, exploring the riverfront and parkland areas and checking out memorials to the city’s rich history.

London was founded in 1826 and served as a garrison for British troops in the mid-19th century. Visit Victoria Park in the city center, where the troops were stationed. Find further artifacts from the city’s early history nearby, including the redbrick St. Paul’s Cathedral, which was built in 1845.

See why London is known as the “Forest City” by visiting its various parks and natural areas. Discover the Westminster Ponds, located in a forest just south of the city center. Wander along leafy trails and boardwalks through the scenic wetlands while watching for deer and beavers. During the winter, take a short drive into the western suburbs to visit the ski resorts at Boler Mountain.

London is the site of one of the most important breakthroughs in medical history. Drop by Banting House to see where Dr. Frederick Banting lived when he came up with the idea for how to produce insulin for the treatment of diabetes. See his face among Canada’s other medical heroes at the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame.

Other museums in the city highlight the history of settlement and growth in London’s city and surrounding area. Museum London features a 45,000-piece collection of local historical artifacts in addition to an impressive exhibition of art by regional and Canadian artists. Visit the Museum of Ontario Archaeology to learn the history of First Nations people in the London region.

Take a bus or make the 2-hour drive from Toronto to reach London. Experience the culture, history and beauty of this tree-lined university city on the Thames.

Where to stay in London

Days Inn by Wyndham London
Days Inn by Wyndham London
2.5 out of 5
1100 Wellington Road South, London, ON, N6E1M2
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $61 per night from Oct 16 to Oct 17
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in London. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the overall value ...
3.5/5 Good! (1,003 reviews)
"Would be nicer if they had the room that we booked ready."

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2022

Best Western Plus Lamplighter Inn & Conference Centre
Best Western Plus Lamplighter Inn & Conference Centre
3 out of 5
591 Wellington Rd S., London, ON, N6C 4R3
The price is $121 per night from Oct 11 to Oct 12
Stay at this 3-star family-friendly hotel in London. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a restaurant. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (1,002 reviews)
"Easy check in, friendly staff, and a killer breakfast!"

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2022

Allure Hotel & Suites
Allure Hotel & Suites
2.5 out of 5
374 Dundas St, London, ON, N6B1V7
The price is $91 per night from Sep 28 to Sep 29
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in London. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
3.8/5 Good! (1,007 reviews)
"Building is pretty dated (90s interior). Building has 2 elevators but only 1 works. Lobby side window is smashed but tape / plywood looks like it has been there for a while. Breakfast didn't include hot food. Egg and cheese sandwich provided which you could microwave but a colleague "warned me off" ..."

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2022

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NORTH LONDON OPEN CONCEPT PRIVATE 1BD UNIT
NORTH LONDON OPEN CONCEPT PRIVATE 1BD UNIT
London, ON
Stay at this vacation home in London. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and a garden. Popular attractions Masonville Place and Bellamere Winery and Event Centre ...
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Nice place to stay, clean environment
"This was a great place to stay in a nice, clean basement apartment. During the day, there was some noise from the house above, but it quieted down at night. Would recommend this as a nice place."

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2022

LES Hotel & Suites
LES Hotel & Suites
3 out of 5
362 Dundas Street, London, ON, N6B 1V8
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly aparthotel in London. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the helpful staff and ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (223 reviews)
"Rooms were pretty clean and spacious. Front desk staff was nice and helpful would definitely come back."

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2022

The Village Glam In Wortley Village Close to Downtown London
The Village Glam In Wortley Village Close to Downtown London
London, ON
Stay at this apartment in London. Enjoy free WiFi, a water park, and onsite parking. Popular attractions Labatt Brewery Tour and London Regional Children's Museum ...
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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