Looking for a memorable vacation from Los Angeles to London? Look no further, we have got you covered by detailing exciting Los Angeles to London Tour Packages, hotels, visa requirements, London hotels, top restaurants and tour packages. London receives the maximum number of American travellers from Los Angeles, California. Nearly 14% of the total visitors coming to the UK are from Los Angeles.
What makes London, UK Unique?
Tourism is promoted quite heavily by Britain and it shows when American tourists coming to London share positive feedback with their friends and family. According to Visit Britain, “87% of visitors from America felt very welcome during their stay in the UK, above the inbound tourism average. A similar share of American visitors were very likely to recommend a stay in the UK for a holiday or a short break at the end of their visit. There were virtually no visits that were unlikely to recommend visiting the UK or that felt unwelcome.”
London has it all from, Dining in top-rated restaurants, Sightseeing famous monuments and historical buildings, and shopping on London’s high streets, British Pubs, castles, and art galleries to name a few.
Visa Requirements for Los Angeles Travellers
Visa Requirements for American Citizens
Once you have made up your mind to travel to London, United Kingdom. You will have to check if you need a Visa to travel to the UK. American citizens do not need to apply for a UK visa. American citizens can travel to the UK for up to 6 months visa-free. In case you are travelling for any other reasons than tourism, then you may need a visa. Please refer to the Gov.UK website to see if you need a visa.
Visa Requirements for Non-American Citizens
In case you are a temporary or permanent resident in the USA and on your passport residency is not the USA, then you will have to apply for the standard UK tourist visa.
To apply for the UK visa, you will have to follow the below steps:
- Submit Visa Application Online – Submit your UK visa application online on GOV.UK Website.
- Pay UK Visa Fee – You will have to pay the UK Visa fee at the time of the online application
- Book an Appointment – At the end of the online visa application you will be asked to book an appointment at your nearest visa centre or if you would like to opt-in for the premium application services. The appointment at the visa centre is required to capture your biometrics i.e. fingerprints and photographs. Los Angeles VFS Global application centre is based at the following address:
- General UK Visa application service Address – VFS Services (USA) Inc.8530 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 420, Beverly Hills, CA, 90211
- For Premium Service you will have to check this link out – “Premium UK Visa Services“
- Upload Supporting Documents – Once you have booked your appointment, You will be able to upload all the relevant documents for the visa. You can scan them and upload the high-resolution scans. The documents upload feature may not be visible to all the applicants depending on the application centre chosen. To know more “Click Here”.
- Visit the Visa Centre – You will have to then visit the centre you selected in the online application to give your biometrics information.
- Track Application – Once you have given the biometrics at the Visa centre you can then track your application via the SMS service and Email depending on the centre and service chosen
Check by clicking below if you need a visa to travel to the UK:
Flights tickets from Los Angeles to London
The air distance from Los Angeles to London is a whopping 5,437 miles or 8,756km. Los Angeles to London is a pretty frequent flight route. There are many airlines which operate direct flights from Los Angeles Airport International Airport LAX to London Heathrow LHR. Iberia, American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, KLM, and Air France to name a few of the frequent flyers.
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Top London Hotels for Los Angeles Tourists
When you are done with the visa and flights. You want to make sure you get the best, most relaxing hotel for your stay in London. London has some of the most luxurious, beautiful, as well as affordable hotels in the world. Depending on your budget, there is a wide variety of hotels available in London. During summer times from May to August, the top hotels usually get sold out. So you would want to make sure that you book your hotel in time and enjoy a hassle-free stay in London.
We recommend booking hotels with breakfast included, this will make you save time and money in finding the restaurants early morning. One other recommendation we would suggest for our Los Angeles travellers is to book the hotels in the west end of the city where the hotels are absolutely fantastic and you will be able to travel easily to Central London.
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The Goring Hotel – Beeston Place, Westminster Borough, London
The Goring Hotel at 15 Beeston Place is a 5-star highly-rated hotel in the heart of London. The rooms are spacious, luxurious, the staff is attentive and the food is amazing. The Goring is a 12-minute walk from the Hyde Park Corner underground station.
The Connaught Hotel – Carlos Place, Westminster Borough
The Connaught Hotel at 16 Carlos Place is one of the most elegant hotels in Central London and the one highly rated by tourists. Located in the exclusive Mayfair area of London. The hotel has an indoor swimming pool, High Tea, Luxurious rooms, Well appointed interior decor. The Connaught Hotel is a 6-minute walk from Bond Street Station.
Montcalm Royal London House-City of London hotel
Montcalm Royal London House-City of London at 22-25 Finsbury Square is at the heart of Central London next to Finsbury square garden. 6 minutes walk from Moorgate and Liverpool Underground stations. The hotel has an amazing rooftop bar with awesome views of the city. The hotel also has an indoor swimming pool for those summer days.
Tripadvisor Rating – 5 Star rating ∗∗∗∗∗. Check out the detailed “Reviews of Montcalm Royal London House-City of London” at Tripadvisor.
Best London Tours for Los Angeles Tourists
Finally when you are done with Visa, Flights and hotel booking you would want to book all the beautiful sightseeing tours of London. We are listing down below some best and the most booked London Tours by American tourists when they are travelling to London.
1. Royal High Tea at Kensington Palace Tour
Experience the original Royal High Tea at Kensington Palace tour. Enjoy traditional sandwiches, cakes & scones on the grounds of the Palace by the Diana Statue. Experience the full splendour of High Tea on the Palace grounds and give you personal insights into the royal family and the fascinating history of Britain’s national drink and the ceremony of afternoon tea.
Duration of the tour – 2 hours approx.
2. Panoramic London Tour in a Classic Mini Cooper
Explore London with your own private driver-guide who shows you around the city in a restored classic Mini Cooper. During your two-hour tour, your driver-tour guide shows you both the top attractions including St Paul’s Cathedral church, Houses of Parliament (also known as Palace of Westminster) and Big Ben and lesser-known places such as Borough Market — the oldest food market in London.
Duration of the tour – 2 hours approx.
3. Historical Pub Walking Tour of London
Experience a Historical Pub Walking Tour of London on this afternoon pub crawl. Accompany your guide on a fun and educational tour in and around the city, where you’ll visit at least four historic pubs and taste different brews (own expense).
Duration of the Tour – 3 to 4 hours Approx.
4. Secret Food Tour: London Bridge and Borough Market
Savour London’s fantastic Secret Food Tour: London Bridge and Borough Market. Your guides are real foodies, and they have made it their goal to introduce visitors to the excellence of British traditional food. Surely you wouldn’t want to miss London’s delicious food.
Duration of the Tour – 3 to 3.30 hours Maximum
5. Tower of London Early Access Tour including Private Audience with Beefeater
The Tower of London is steeped in rich history dating back more than 850 years. Explore the castle with a beefeater (also known as a Yeoman Warder) who knows the castle and its history better than normal tour guides do.
In case you are unable to find the right tour package for yourself you can browse our tours section to see more existing London tour packages.