THE BEST WAY TO LONDON
From LAX, British Airways, American, Virgin Atlantic, United and Air New Zealand offer nonstop service to London. Connecting service (change of planes) is offered on Continental, American, United and Delta. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $595.
To call the numbers below from the U.S., dial 011 (the international dialing code), 44 (the country code for England) and the local number.
WHAT TO DO
Winter Wonderland, in Hyde Park, has a plethora of rides, games and places to eat and shop, as well as an ice skating rink. Admission is free, but there is a charge for certain attractions. Open daily 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. until Jan. 4. Closed Christmas Day. http://www.hydeparkwinterwonderland.com
Ice skating: Open-air ice rinks can be found at a number of London landmarks, including Somerset House, the Tower of London and the Natural History Museum. For information, go to http://www.viewlondon.co.uk/whatson/ice-skating-london-feature-335.html
WHERE TO STAY
London Guest Suites [(800) 664-5663, http://www.londonguestsuites.com] offers a wide variety of apartments all over the city, with nightly and weekly rates. Our flat, which slept eight, had a minimum three-night stay and cost $562 a night or $3,927 a week. Studios and one-bedroom apartments rents for as low as $200 a night.
Book Apartments in London, 020-8960-1708, http://www.bookapartmentsinlondon.co.uk
Loving London Apartments, (800) 961-8138, http://www.lovinglondonapartments.com
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