Ah, the Big Smoke. Cheap flights to London from Australia will whiz you halfway around the world to one of the most bucket-list metropolises going. From visions of soaring Big Ben to walks along the snaking Thames, encounters with elegant Buckingham Palace to picnics on the lawns of Hyde Park, this is the place to check off all those quintessentially English activities. Deals on the route could also be your bargain ticket to a UK-wide adventure. After touching down in London, there's no reason you can't add Stonehenge, wave-lashed Welsh beaches, Kent's bucolic backcountry, or the uber-romantic Lake District to your itinerary, too.
London's most iconic clocktower looms above the Houses of Parliament and the Thames in the heart of the capital.
Etruscan pottery and carved Roman busts, Assyrian statues and Egyptian relics are just a taster of what awaits in the vast collections of the British Museum.
Unravel tales of beheadings and royal power struggles at the Tower of London. Built by William the Conqueror, it's steeped in English history.