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||May–July|
|Average weekend price||£119 per night|
|Average weekday price||£108 per night|
|Typical stay||2 nights|
Tower of London was excellent.. much quieter due to covid.. did not enjoy going on the underground, as did not feel covid safe, and Oxford Street was extremely busy... didn't stay there long. We walked to most places, but did use the Uber boat to go up the river, which was really good. Also spent the day at war museum, which was really interesting and not too busy. Enjoyed our meal at Hardrock Piccadilly, and pizza restaurant Crustbros short walk from hotel.
Magnificent city. Lot of things to see and visit. I liked how the old and new buildings mix together without spoiling the image of city. Public transportation is very organised and there are electric bicycles too. Also, you can find any kind of cousine, there are so many diverse eateries. I think one will never get bored there.
A city worth seeing, you need more time if you prefer to walk. I really recommend more walking than using the underground. The only disadvantage of the city is the price, you must know that the city is very expensive.
enjoyed the experience of London, enjoyed all the sights such as Buckingham palace, palace of Westminster, London eye, Hyde park, St. James park, Westminster abbey, Horse guards etc etc. walked for miles and got to see loads of things that are off the beaten track. Left with still more to see and do, so will go back at some point and see the rest.
Attending a Study course for work. (before lockdown) and the hotel was a welcome stay to catch a show and a meal after a gruelling day. Easy access to rail network so not much travelling involved. Great to get a walk-in for a theatre trip too. Impromptu and enjoyable stay.
if you like bad food, poor service, dirty toilets and inconsiderate people, then London is the place for you. If you are concerned about Covid, don't go there. most of their "policies" are on paper only and not put into practice. example: went for a meal to a bistro bar, stopped at the entrance and had to fill in a track and trace form to be allowed in, then escorted to my table which still had scraps of food, used cutlery and napkins still on it, waiter just walks off like it's perfectly normal.😅
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