Sofitel London HeathrowTerminal 5, West Drayton 5.0 out of 5.0
Connected via a covered walkway to Terminal 5, this London Heathrow Airport hotel is a 20-minute train ride to Central London. Windsor Castle, Uxbridge, Legoland, ...
Super room; great room service albeit a bit pricey
Heathrow Hotel Bath RoadThe Grove, West Drayton 4.0 out of 5.0
Situated near the airport, this hotel is 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Stockley Park and within 6 mi (10 km) of London Motor Museum and Brunel University. Windsor Castle ...
Nice place - -right on water. But far from SAN Marco - - had to take water bus - 30-45 minutes. Bus was crowded.
Park Inn by Radisson London Heathrow Airport HotelBath Road, West Drayton 4.0 out of 5.0
This contemporary low-rise is across from Heathrow Airport and two kilometers from Stockley Park, Europe's largest commercial center; central London is 14 miles ...
Check in was busy but very fast friendly and efficient. Our room was very clean and comfortable with nice amenities such as frig( not mini bar). Black out curtain made for a great nap. Temperature control excellent. No tub but big shower. Great value and convenient to and from airport
The Strand Palace Hotel372 The Strand, London 4.0 out of 5.0
Located in Soho, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Covent Garden and King's College London. Royal Opera House and London Coliseum are also ...
The hotel is big so it can appear a bit cold but the staff is very helpful! The location is convenient and central! The breakfast is good but you have to reserve in adavance to get the better price. Overall nice experience!
Studios 2 Let Serviced Apartments - Cartwright Gardens36-37 Cartwright Gardens, London 3.5 out of 5.0
Located in London City Centre, this apartment is within a 10-minute walk of British Library and University of London. Russell Square and The British Museum are ...
I was in London for a party at The St Pancras Hotel. Studios 2 let were nearby and much better priced. Having a little kitchen was really convenient. I will return when I am next in London
Lancaster LondonLancaster Terrace, London 4.0 out of 5.0
This 18-storey London hotel stands on the edge of Hyde Park, offering a breathtaking view and lies a 5-minute walk from Paddington Underground Station; West ...
Such a wonderful staff and really went the extra mile to make me feel comfortable, welcome, and pampered. So much so, I sent an email to the gm my first night because I was so happy with the choice I made. Over the moon and I won't stay anywhere else in London!!
London House Hotel81 Kensington Gardens Square, London 3.0 out of 5.0
This modern, London townhouse hotel is located in a residential area minutes from Hyde Park and Notting Hill, and within walking distance to Bayswater tube station ...
We spent our first night in London at this hotel near Kensington park. The location of the hotel is conveniently near restaurants and Tesco where we bought some food. There are two underground stations which we can use, Baywater and Queensways. Since we had about two hours before leaving by train ...
Park Plaza Riverbank London18 Albert Embankment, London 4.0 out of 5.0
Park Plaza Riverbank London is across the river from the Tate Britain gallery, close to Westminster. The London Eye, Houses of Parliament and Big Ben are all ...
We were warmly welcomed, had a great room, the hotel staff was outstanding, as was the breakfast that came with the room. Two thumbs up.
Tune Hotel Kings Cross, London324 Gray's Inn Road, London 2.5 out of 5.0
Tune Hotel Kings Cross places guests a 5-minute walk from Kings Cross St. Pancras Tube Station, and 3 minutes more to the Eurostar terminal at St. Pancras International. ...
Room is clean. Location is convenient. Good value.
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London200 Westminster Bridge Road, London 4.0 out of 5.0
This fantastic new hotel is located on the South Bank, near London Eye. Waterloo and Westminster stations are within 5 minutes walk, making easier to travel ...
Great Location near Waterloo Station & the Underground. Also right next to some great London Attractions, i.e.: the London Eye on the Thames river where you can catch the boat cruise up the river to Greenwich. Plus it's across the river from Big Ben, the Parliament building and Westminster Abbey. ...
Witness the Changing of the Guard in royal London
A cosmopolitan city, London is an epicenter of global finance and politics where cultures intertwine, neighborhoods hold secrets whispered through time, and famous events like London Fashion Week take place on an annual basis. The metropolitan area draws millions of visitors each year to attractions such as the Houses of Parliament, which features the 16-story clock tower Big Ben, and Buckingham Palace. Set on the banks of the River Thames, London offers a fantastic mix of history, food, shopping and museums. The pageantry of the Changing of the Guard and Trooping the Colour create spectacles adored by all, while modern marvels include one of the world's biggest observation wheels.
Things to see and do
Exhibits at institutions such as the Royal Museum, the National Gallery, and the Imperial War Museum provide insightful perspectives of the country. From the First World War Galleries to the history of “Jack the Ripper”, and artworks dating back to medieval times, enjoy a window on the past by visiting any of these attractions.
City buildings that have stood for hundreds of years include Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, and the Royal Albert Hall where you can catch a concert in the evenings. The Tower of London is guarded by the legendary Beefeaters, while inside the diamond-studded Crown Jewels glitter for guests throughout the day.
Stroll along historic footpaths in colorful Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens, or enjoy a spectacular bird's-eye view of the city from atop the London Eye.
London' districts are attractions in their own right, and if you take a trip through the East End you will discover the setting for numerous films and television shows. View the ancient street layout and medieval churches in The City, the earliest Roman settlement, or visit Greenwich, home of the Prime Meridian. The Leicester Square neighborhood houses famous Piccadilly Circus and Trafalgar Square, and city tours are a great way to scale the geography of sprawling London.
Shopping and dining
Power shoppers will discover the haute couture boutiques and trendy designer stores of Knightsbridge, Bond Street and Covent Garden, as well as Oxford and Regent Streets. In addition to high-end clothes, you can also find vintage apparel in quirky local establishments.
Once known for its ubiquitous fish and chips, bangers and mash, and even eels, London has since emerged as a center of gastronomic delights. This melting pot of cultures creates a restaurant scene that thrives on fusion and international cuisine. Foodies can enjoy high tea and Anglo-Indian dishes like chicken tikka masala, Turkish kebabs and Mexican-style burritos.
Nightlife and entertainment
When the sun sets after a day of sightseeing, guests can visit local pubs and live music venues featuring internationally-acclaimed DJs and bands. Tracing its origins to Shakespeare, London's West End Theatre district presents musicals and plays starring famous actors from screen and stage. You can also enjoy performances in the Opera House, where the Royal Symphony, Opera and Ballet companies are showcased.
This English capital hosts a series of yearly celebrations that include Wimbledon and other major sporting events, the Notting Hill Carnival, the Lord Mayor's Show and the Totally Thames Festival.
Best time to visit
Spring is one of the best times to visit London. In addition to mild temperatures, the city's parks and gardens begin to bloom. Humidity levels tend to be higher in the summer months, but those looking to sample strawberries and cream, or Pimm’s at the tennis should book a stay in late June or early July.
Travel and hotels are more likely to be reasonably priced and readily available in the fall and winter monthsalthough visitors should be aware that London is popular for Christmas gift shopping in December.
Where to stay
From Bayswater and Paddington to Knightsbridge, the West End and Camden, the neighborhood where you choose to vacation in London will depend very much upon what you want to do on your trip. Historic hotels like Flemings Mayfairthe second oldest in the capitalhave a Georgian flair that harks back to the days when carriages rolled through the streets while contemporary accommodations include the K West and the Apex. Prices range quite dramatically, so it's best to search around online before you go.
Visitors can reach London through one of six airports, including Gatwick (LGW), Heathrow (LHR) and Stansted (STN). Traveling between these aviation gateways and London's major attractions is easy due to the city's comprehensive public transportation network. Options include the iconic red double-decker buses, Docklands Light Railway and the Underground, as well as Thames River commuter boats and pleasure cruises. Consider using an Oyster Card, a contactless smartcard, instead of individual paper tickets, to save time and money. Another option for traveling within the English city is taking one of London's world-famous black cabs.
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