To find out whether you need a visa and how to apply to visit London, see the UK Border Agency website or check with your local British Embassy or other diplomatic representative before you travel. The rules change regularly, so you should check you have the most up to date information for your trip.
Some people may require a visa to visit London. Information on visitor visas and how to apply for one can be found on the UK Border Agency website. Leave to enter the country as a visitor is only granted for a limited period depending on your travel plans.
Some people may need a visa to study in London. Further details on student visas are available from the UK Border agency website. For information on studying in London, visit the official London university guide website, Study London.
Leave to enter the country as a visitor is normally only granted for a limited period. If you plan to stay in London for longer, check the UK Border Agency website for visa regulations and further details.
Once you've sorted out your UK visa, check our UK customs allowances page to see what you can and can't bring into the country.