The story of London is a tale of two cities. One narrative describes an urban landscape littered with long-established landmarks, ancient architectural splendor, time-honored art and culture and a stubborn whiff of Britishness.

The other tells of a leafy capital with modern tourist draws, glass-and-steel skyscrapers, bright West End theater productions and rampant multiculturalism.
The simple truth is that London is all this and more: a marvelous melting pot of the old and the new; a subtle mix of the conservative and the contemporary.

Although no longer the center of the civilized world, Western Europe’s largest city remains a global heavyweight — a capital of culture, fashion and finance — and one of the most visited tourist destinations on the planet. London’s calling — and there’s never been a better time to take the call.