Experience the theater, live music, and entertainment in London!

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.

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Where to stay in London

Downtown London
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Downtown London

Live Music, Theaters, Entertainment

Downtown London is popular for its abundant dining options, and if you're looking for more to see and do, you might think about a trip to Budweiser Gardens or Victoria Park.

Byron
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Byron

While visiting Byron, you might make a stop by sights like Boler Mountain Ski Resort and Springbank Park.

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Top Hotels in London

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Motel 6 London
2 out of 5
810 Exeter Road, London, ON
$44/night
Sep 22 - Sep 23
3.5/5Good! (1,175 reviews)

Located in Westminster, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of White Oaks Mall, Parkwood Hospital, and Tillsonburg Golf Course Trails. Earl Nichols Arena is 2.9 ...

3.5/5Good! (1,175 reviews)

"In room coffee and tea is generally the norm when I stay somewhere. Disappointing I needed to go to the lobby to get a warm coffee. I will stay here again as the price is right, and the location is great."…"

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2019

Motel 6 London
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The Park Hotel London
3.5 out of 5
242 Pall Mall Street, London, ON
$94/night
Sep 22 - Sep 23
4.2/5Very Good! (1,539 reviews)

Located in Downtown London, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Lake Huron and Victoria Park. Budweiser Gardens and Covent Garden Market are ...

4.2/5Very Good! (1,539 reviews)

"Was very clean and very good service I love this hotel"…"

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2019

The Park Hotel London
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Best Western Plus Lamplighter Inn & Conference Centre
3 out of 5
591 Wellington Rd S., London, ON
$94/night
Sep 29 - Sep 30
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,201 reviews)

This family-friendly London hotel is located in the suburbs, within 2 mi (3 km) of Parkwood Hospital and White Oaks Mall. Budweiser Gardens and London Convention ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (1,201 reviews)

"Well located, comfortable and priced decently. No breakfast included though."…"

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2019

Best Western Plus Lamplighter Inn & Conference Centre

Popular things to do in London

Victoria Park
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Victoria Park

Come to one of London’s finest parks to attend a festival, watch an open air movie and to glide across an ice rink.

Museum London
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Museum London

Dive deep into the history of London and peruse the paintings, drawings and sculptures of a renowned art collection at this prestigious museum.

Covent Garden Market
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Covent Garden Market

Browse stalls for everything from jewelry and furniture to locally made cheese, then catch a show at this daily indoor market. 

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