0.9 miles from city centre
The glamorous residents of Mayfair have money to burn. Come and ogle at their sprawling mansions, exclusive shops, auction houses and rarefied art galleries. If a bespoke suit from Savile Row doesn't tempt you, survey the fine Victorian architecture around the garden squares or the intricate design of the Royal Arcade.
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2.8 miles from city centre
Kensington is a mix of residential and commercial areas that ooze class. Stretching from Old Brompton Road to Kensington High Street, you’ll find bistros, cafés and boutiques galore. Stop to admire Kensington Palace, or visit the nearby Victoria and Albert and Natural History Museums. The streets around Holland Park are perfect for walking.
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0.4 miles from city centre
The ornamental pineapples adorning the market’s lamps are a reminder of the fruit and vegetable stalls that once occupied Covent Garden, an important centre for London’s vibrant creative arts scene. See the 17th-century St Paul’s Church or explore the boutiques that line the alleys. Parisian-style cafés with terraces adorn the street corners.
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1.1 miles from city centre
Westminster, home to some of London's best-known landmarks and the seat of government. Slip through the shadows of history at The Houses of Parliament and Trafalgar Square with the bells of Big Ben marking the passage of time. Stroll past Whitehall to Downing Street (the Prime Minister's official home and office) and on to Buckingham Palace.
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0.2 miles from city centre
St James's is a sophisticated neighbourhood filled with mature parks, galleries and high-end restaurants. Edged by Buckingham Palace, Green Park, Trafalgar Square and Piccadilly Circus, St James's plays host to a range of cultural and artistic events throughout the year including London Fashion Week. Head to Jermyn Street for luxury shopping.
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1.6 miles from city centre
Lined with beautiful Victorian terraces, the traditional streets of Marylebone contain acres of parks and garden. Amateur sleuths shouldn’t miss Sherlock Holmes’ legendary residence at 221b Baker Street. You’ll spot the beautiful, circular All Souls Church with its striking conical tower. From here, wander towards Bond Street’s upmarket shops.
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1.7 miles from city centre
Knightsbridge is a honeypot for wealthy shoppers - and the postcode of choice for the even wealthier. Harrods is the centrepiece, a unique department store with five acres of shopping. The nearby Harvey Nichols food court is legendary for its gourmet delights. The park behind The Brompton Oratory provides an oasis among the stucco-fronted edifices.
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1.4 miles from city centre
This is one of the world's most elegant - and wealthy - residential neighbourhoods. Belgravia’s palatial Georgian-style houses are peppered with delightful garden squares, including Belgrave Square and Eaton Square. Elizabeth Street holds a number of quirky delights, like stationers, luxury chocolatiers, bakeries and antique shops.
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London's inherent uniqueness and mix of cultures have made it one of the most visited cities in the world. Its diverse bundle of boroughs are often like mini cities in their own right, with each one offering something different to the last.
London's iconic skyline is an eclectic combination of instantly recognisable landmarks, from the historic Tower of London to the ultra-modern skyscrapers of The Shard and 20 Fenchurch (better known as 'The Walkie-Talkie'). A walk through the ‘Square Mile’ immerses you in the original Roman settlement, with parts of the ancient defensive wall still visible. You'll also find some of the London's cosiest (and oldest) pubs around there, such as Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese, a former haunt of Charles Dickens and Mark Twain.
For lovers of the arts, look no further than the world-class theatres of London's West End and the live music venues of Camden, Soho and Shoreditch. You'll also find endless galleries and museums dotted around, such as the free-to-visit British Museum, Natural History Museum and the National Gallery.
Amongst all the impressive architecture and endless points of interest, it's easy to forget how green London is. 47% of the city is made up of public green space, including 3,000 parks. The most popular spots include Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens and Green Park, but it's worth venturing out to places like Richmond where you can walk amongst roaming wild deer.
London is served by several major airports, including Heathrow, Gatwick, City, Stansted, Luton and Southend. Travel is made easy by the extensive public transport links, as well as private coach services.
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|Most popular time to visit||October–December|
|Cheapest time to visit||January–March|
|Average weekend price||£120 per night|
|Average weekday price||£121 per night|
|Typical stay||2 nights|
I liked London and friends who came too and liked to have been here at a different time not while the restrictions going on anyway we new what to expect and we will wait when the corona virus stuff is all over and come to London again.
Does London miss something? I think is one of the most complete cities in the world. I came with few expectations (I'm a Paris lover) and London is always clean, green and well keeped in every corner. Bad food in London? No way! I ate very well and cheap in different indian, greek or even local food places. And riding a city bike for 2 pounds a day is a great pleasure and enough to came again to London.
This was a theatre trip. We took the train from the Midlands which was fast and reasonably priced in January. The hotel price was also reasonable in the winter. We ate dinner on both evenings at Café Rouge, Covent Garden. The manager was really helpful when he knew we were going to the theatre, and the food is always good there. As well as the theatre we were also able to visit the Saatchi Gallery, walk in the parks and visit places such as Fortnum and Mason for morning coffee. All on a two night break.
Covid-19 meant we were locked down. The purpose of our trip was my treatment at The Royal Marsden which was literally 2 minutes away. South Kensington station nearby. Excellent location for London with all its attractions.
London is an amazing city! A trip into the west end is truly awe inspiring....Wonderful architecture and so much to do and see! I’d recommend that people review the areas before booking stay, as there are some not so nice parts.... Must see places are all the known historical locations... Grab a travel card and off you go!
We love London and we go there most years for a long weekend. There is so much to do and see and while it can be expensive there is still value for money. Getting around the city is relatively with a great transport network. There is a great buzz around Covent Gardens where there are many street entertainers on show every day, it is nice to walk around and soak in the atmosphere. There are plenty of coffee shops, pubs and restaurants in the area to enjoy. You can walk from there to many of the other landmarks such as Leicester Square, Westminster, Piccadilly Circus, China Town, Buckingham Palace, St James Park and down the Embankment by the Thames is a lovely walk. Of course you are right in the middle of the West End and theatre-land and no trip to London would be complete without a trip to the theatre, the choice is endless. One of my favourite places to visit is Camden Town Market where you will find lots of bargains and all sorts of street food at the various stalls. A good idea is to purchase an Oyster Card which you can us on the Tube and Bus etc. There are always sporting events on and you can catch a football match or a rugby match during the seasons. In relation to accommodation I would suggest that you shop around but make sure you are in a central location as London is a vast city.
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