Ever since William the Conqueror consolidated his victory at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 – with a hefty great castle on the banks of the River Thames – London has been at the epicentre of English life. Today, London is one of the most diverse,cities in the world. From modern museums and ritzy shows to boutiques and famous icons, leafy parks and a patchwork of character-filled villages, each flaunting their own unique identity, travelling to London begs for discovery. Unravel the city, layer by mesmerising layer. There’s a lot to do in London – you’d better get started.