London is a small city in Kentucky's Daniel Boone Country.

Get in

Map of London (Kentucky)

London is located on the region's main north-south route, Interstate 75. The city has two exits—Kentucky Route 80 (Exit 41) to the north and Kentucky Route 192 (Exit 38) to the south.

The main route from the west is Kentucky 80, an effective extension of the Cumberland Parkway, a highway that is part of the state's parkway system of former toll roads. From the east, the main route is the Hal Rogers Parkway, another road in the parkway system that ends in London.

Greyhound buses stop in London in between Lexington and Knoxville, Tennessee.

Get around

  • 1 Levi Jackson Wilderness Road State Park, 998 Levi Jackson Mill Rd., +1 606 330-2130, . A Kentucky state park created to showcase early pioneer life in the state. The park features a collection of 7 buildings is operated as an outdoor museum. The Mountain Life Museum is open Wednesday through Sunday during the operating season of April 1 through October 31. Besides the museum, the park offers picnicking facilities, an outdoor pool, a miniature golf course, and a campground that is open year round.    
  • 1 World Chicken Festival. A festival honoring Colonel Harland Sanders, the founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken. It is held during the last full weekend of September.
  • 2 The Battle of Camp Wildcat. A reenactment of the American Civil War battle that occurred on October 21, 1861 in Laurel County. The battle was the first between regular troops of both sides in Kentucky. The reenactment is usually held on the weekend closest to October 21.
  • 1 Dairy Dart, 841 S Main St., +1 606 864-5051. A local fast food restaurant known for their hot dogs and milkshakes.
  • 2 Shiloh Steakhouse, 218 Russell Dyche Memorial Hwy, +1 606 877-9363. A local steakhouse that is well known to regional travelers through the area.
  • Weaver's Hot Dogs, 133 East 4th Street, +1 606 864-9937. M-F 7:30AM-3PM, Sa 9AM-3PM. The oldest restaurant in London in a new location. Known for its chili dogs, this restaurant serves breakfast and lunch, soups, desserts.



London used to be a dry county but now allows sale of alcohol by the drink in larger restaurants (those seating at least 100) and packaged alcohol sales.


This guide uses the following price ranges for a standard double room:
Budget Under $75
Mid-range $75-$100











Go next

  • Berea - Known for its arts and crafts scene, and home to Berea College
  • Corbin - Birthplace of Kentucky Fried Chicken
  • Richmond - Home of Eastern Kentucky University


Routes through London
LexingtonBerea  N   S  CorbinKnoxville
LexingtonBerea  N   S  CorbinKnoxville/Newport
Bowling GreenSomerset  W   E  HazardCedarville

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