Berlin and London are two popular destinations in Europe. Both cities offer many attractions and interesting sights.

Berlin or London?

1. Berlin x London Overview

Berlin or London?Berlin – ©Angelo Abear

Berlin or London?London – ©Marcin Nowak

Berlin is the capital and largest city in Germany, with several attractions and famous sights such as the Brandenburg Gate and the Berlin Cathedral. You will certainly breathe a lot of history and get an idea of how the city was divided after the Second World War.

In Berlin, countless attractions will take you back to that period, such as the Berlin Wall Memorial and Check Point Charlie.

London is known for its cultural dynamism and for being one of the most international cities in the world, it is located on the banks of the Thames. It is the capital of England and the United Kingdom.

2. Hotels

Radisson Blu Hotel, Berlin©Radisson Blu Hotel, Berlin

©Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard, London©Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard, London

In Berlin the average price for a 3 star category hotel is USD 76 and for a 5 star category hotel it is USD 233.

And in London the average price for a 3 star category hotel is USD 93 and for a 5 star category hotel it is USD 338.

3. Shopping

Mall of BerlinBerlin – ©KP Ivanov

Shopping in LondonLondon – ©Luke Stackpoole

Berlin is home to the famous KaDeWe department store, and the city’s most fashionable area is the Kurfürstendamm.

London offers areas full of iconic stores and local designer stores. Famous department stores include Harrods, Selfridges and Harvey Nichols.

4. Museums

Museum in BerlinBerlin – ©Reiseuhu

Museum in LondonLondon – ©Laura Chouette

In Berlin it is possible to visit the Museum Island, a complex with 5 museums on an island on the banks of the Spree. In addition to this museum complex, the city offers other options of world-class museums.

London also offers a variety of museums, such as the British Museum, Natural History Museum, Imperial War Museum and others.

5. Parks

Park in BerlinBerlin – ©Julian Schiemann

Park in LondonLondon – ©Daphné Be Frenchie

The Tiergarten is the most popular urban park in Berlin with an area of 520 acres. It is also considered one of the largest urban parks in Germany.

London has wonderfully designed gardens and green spaces. The most famous parks include Hyde Park, The Regent’s Park, Greenwich Park and others.

6. Palaces

Palace in BerlinBerlin – ©Goke Obasa

Palace in LondonLondon – ©Nader Arman

In Berlin, the largest palace complex is the Charlottenburg Palace, which was damaged during World War and then reconstructed.

Possibly the most famous palace in London is the Buckingham Palace. Other important palaces in the city include Kensington Palace and the Palace of Westminister.

7. Day Trips

Dresden on a day trip from BerlinDresden – ©Radek

Windsor CastleWindsor Castle – ©King’s Church International

From Berlin it is possible to visit the beautiful cities of Potsdam, Schwerin, Dresden on a day trip.

From London it is also possible to visit interesting places such as Windsor Castle, Oxford, The Cotswolds, Brighton on a day trip.

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