Samuel Johnson's famous words of more than 200 years ago still ring true today. London is a metropolis with something for everyone. Here you will find the historic Tower of London and Houses of Parliament right next to the modern Coca-Cola London Eye and the Shard, London's newest skyscraper. Add to that an abundance of museums, shops, restaurants and theatres, and you are spoilt for choice! Travel to the British capital during the holiday season and marvel at the Christmas lights, cheer on the runners during the London Marathon in April, or take part in the Notting Hill Carnival in August. The numerous parks and green spaces offer a place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city.