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||£167 per night|
|Average weekday price||£156 per night|
|Typical stay||2 nights|
In general, it is a good hotel for a short break if you are not looking for a top range accommodation. Really friendly people working there. It is also well located. Bathroom was tiny but you don't have to be worried about shampoo, conditioner or body/hand cream. A heated rail for drying the towel should get added to the bathroom. We had to hang the towels on the chairs and they didn't dry fully. The room could have been spacious but, in my opinion, they fit too many units in the room which wouldn't be needed with a better furniture arrangement. Nevertheless, the size of the room was good and the bed was comfy. However, the lighting was really poor. The room was clean but could be improved (cleaners should look up!). The pictures make the room look more premium that it is and it would be nice to get some biscuits at least for arrival.
The museums are always so extraordinary and free! Due to Covid, you h ave to book your entrance by time, so please do this in advance! Because of this, we didn't have the chance to see some exhibitions we wanted to as they were sold out of "time slots" , so please book these well in advance! There was a tube strike this weekend and maintenance on some lines, but they didn't affect our commutes and contingencies were in place everywhere making it easy to find out how to get around this. We went to 3 different restaurants all of a different cuisine and we were NOT disappointed! There are so many options, you don't really have to plan this in advance, but I enjoy the research!
I tend to visit London for shows and the museums so use public transport a lot. I would recommend that you plan journeys whenever possible before going to London. Buses are great as they cost only £1.55 however long your journey.
London was as good as we can remember given that this city holds many beautiful memories for my wife and me, but sadly the stay in 9a craven was way below our expectations. We stayed in the paddington area for the conveniences of airport transfer through express train from airport. But this time 9a craven was the worst property and we will not recommend it for anyone to stay there ever, neither will we return to stay there.
Best city in the world, ,what's not to love. Everything is so easily accessible. You'll never be bored. There are so many places to visit and eat. If you are visiting the Tower of London ( A.J is a star there as one of the Yeoman guards) it is worth visiting a restaurant called Coppa. Again great staff, service and beautiful food.
London is the greatest ever city I have ever seen in my life. The city is quite active, international, and full of energy. People are so nice, and they turn any situation into a nice conversation. This city is full of stories, history and old places. Nice buildings, great museums to visit, and they are free. Public transportation is unique and amazing—lots of different Pubs and restaurants for different tastes.
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