London is a living, thriving organism. One of the most popular destinations worldwide, renounced for its art galleries, museums, theatres, pubs and trendy shops.
The London Bridge
The Palace of Westminster – Big Ben
The city has four sites and attractions listed by UNESCO as being of special cultural or physical significance – the Tower of London; the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew; The Palace of Westminster, including the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, St Margaret’s Westminster and Westminster Abbey; and Maritime Greenwich.
Britain’s capital has much more than just history. Visit the London Eye to get a breath-taking glimpse of the city, or visit the National Gallery with the largest art collection in the world. If you are a first-timer make sure you sample some of Covent Garden food market delicacies, walk around Oxford Circus and Bond Street for some trendy shopping. Do not miss taking pictures in Trafalgar Square, and finish off the day in the nearby theatres, pubs and restaurants.
Best Time to visit
Being renounced for the city’s famous weather, you should expect rain throughout the year – always pack an umbrella. Best time to visit is spring, as you will enjoy mild temperatures and blooming greenery around the parks. High season, thus higher hotel prices, starts in April, with May being the most expensive month. Book in advance to avoid spending extra money. November, being very cold, offers cheaper accommodation, provided you don’t mind the weather.
Budget Hotels Areas
London is quite pricey, especially during sporting events such as the Wimbledon, or during Christmas season. If you are travelling on a budget, choose your hotel near public transport links, and avoid the city centre hotels. In the East End, South Bank Bloomsbury and Holborn you can find reasonably-priced accommodation.
Selected Hotels in London
South Place Hotel
City of London, London
«The premises, the bed was very comfy, bath towels and bed linen were of a high quality…»
«A very enjoyable stay. The staff are superb. We arrived very early and were allowed to check in…»
Apex Temple Court
City of London, London
«This hotel was amazing and a great value for your money in London! The room was…»
«Location, cleanliness, friendly helpful staff. Clean rooms lovely big bathroom, comfortable…»
«The hotel customer service was excellent and everyone was friendly. The location in London…»
«Great location, cheerful and welcoming front desk, good sized bed and lovely quiet rooms…»
Ibis London Blackfriars
«Location is perfect, close to everything. Staff friendly and helpful, restaurant reasonable…»
«Location and helpfulness of staff. Breakfast buffet was very good and kept well stocked….»