Located in the heart of Southwestern Ontario, London shines with a harmonious blend of vibrant festivities, cultural treasures and serene natural havens.

Known as the “Forest City”' for its more than four million trees, London, Ontario embraces its rich culture through a tapestry of captivating events, world-class museums and lush green spaces.

From the mix of historic charm and new age technology at 100 Kellogg Lane, to the high-energy events at Budweiser Gardens, the city seamlessly marries modern entertainment with its picturesque natural landscapes.

Map of London

Where is London?

Located halfway between Toronto and Detroit, London is the largest municipality in southwest Ontario. It is situated along the Thames River and nestled between Lake Huron and Lake Erie.

London connects to Toronto, Sarnia and Windsor via Highways 401 and 402. You can travel to London via bus or VIA Rail train. If you choose to fly, London International Airport is located directly in the city on the east end.

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Things to do in London

Lots of family fun to enjoy

Storybook Gardens is an outdoor park with six amusement rides and a giant splash pad. Explore thrilling games and adventures at The Factory and enjoy the seven-slide water park with bumper cars, mini putt and rock climbing at East Park.

London’s libations

With the largest libations scene in Southern Ontario, London has a diversity of breweries serving up traditional flavours and innovative takes on beer. Enjoy local favourites like Storm Stayed Brewing Co., Forked River Brewing Company, Powerhouse Brewing Company and more.

Visit a farmers’ market

In the heart of downtown London, Covent Garden Market offers fresh produce, restaurants, an exciting lineup of cultural festivals and specialty stores, as well as weekly goods straight from local farmers at their farmers’ markets.

Enjoy live entertainment

London is Canada’s first and only UNESCO City of Music. Enjoy indoor musical performances at The Aeolian Hall and London Music Hall, dance to sounds from around the world at TD Sunfest or rock out to international superstars at Rock the Park.

History comes alive

History is everywhere in London, from the city’s oldest residence, Eldon House to the birthplace of insulin, Banting House and Fanshawe Pioneer Village, which stages historical shows.

Take a romantic stroll

Walk along Thames Valley Parkway, a 110-kilometre walkway that winds through scenic country roads or Victoria Park, a thriving green space home to special events throughout the year.

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Last updated: March 28, 2024

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