London is impossible to summarize
It would be easy to write a book just on London’s top historical sights. For that matter, an entirely different book could be written on its best restaurants, its most exciting nightlife, or its most intriguing artwork. I doubt anyone needs to be convinced to visit London.
The only thing I think worth adding is this: London is best seen on its own, without including other parts of Europe within the trip. As someone who is always nervous about fitting everything in one trip, lest I fail to return, this was a concept I missed entirely. As a result, our time in London felt rushed and under budgeted. While this made me no less thankful for our time in the city, it did open my eyes: London is a city worth budgeting and planning for well in advance.
For a brief overview of London’s finest, check out: London Town
For a discussion on buses v. the Underground, read: Public Transportation in London
To learn about Oyster cards and how they work, read: How does London’s Oyster Card work?