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Where to start in a city with an incredible history dating back thousands of years, some of the most iconic attractions on earth and over 30,000 shops? Maybe at Westminster Abbey where every British king or queen has been crowned since 1066, or strolling the aisles of the ultimate Harrods. Take a ride on the breath-taking London Eye, the world’s largest cantilevered observation wheel; or cruise the Thames River to Greenwich and step inside a quintessential Gastro Pub like The Union - the food is simple, classic British and locally sourced. London is a melting pot of cultures so dip into a myriad of cuisines from Caribbean to North African. A city that never sleeps - a smorgasbord of clubs, concerts and spectacular shows await!



SOME THINGS TO SEE AND DO IN LONDON



West End Shows WEST END SHOWS

No trip would be complete without a visit to the capital’s vibrant theatreland to experience one of the West End shows for yourself. With shows to suit everyone’s taste, you’re spoiled for choice when trying to find the perfect ticket. The Phantom of the Opera in its 33rd record-breaking year, Disney’s Aladdin with over 350 lavish costumes, Wicked a true modern classic or Mamma Mia! the ultimate feel-good show. Whatever you choose, you are certain to be wowed by the marvel of London theatre.

Markets MARKETS
 

Like many European cities, London is full of markets, many of which date back to medieval times. From fruit and vege stalls through to high end antique stands there are bargains to be found all over town. Some of our favourites are the Borough Food Market, Camden Market, Portobello Road Market and Columbia Road Flower Market. 

Museums and Art Galleries MUSUEUMS AND ART GALLERIES
 

London has some of the world’s best museums, including The British Museum and The Museum of London. South Kensington is home to the Science Museum and the Natural History Museum. Don’t forget about London’s art museums - the Tate Britain & Modern display some of the world’s finest classic and modern art collections.

Day Trips DAY TRIPS
 

There are so many remarkable sights to visit within a day of London. Stonehenge, Bath, Cotswolds, Oxford, Windsor Castle, Downtown Abbey, you can even take the Eurostar to Paris for the day or take the train up to the Lake District and the home of Beatrix Potter.            

Shopping SHOPPING
 

You’ve done Oxford Street and Harrods; now why not wander down Sloane Street, peer into the windows of Gucci, Dior or Versace trying to see someone famous, and then grab a coffee at a sidewalk café in Sloane Square.

Pubs and Restaurants PUBS AND RESTAURANTS

The Blue Boat in Hammersmith will serve you up a delicious English breakfast or Sunday roast beside the river, after a morning of sightseeing put your glad-rags on for afternoon tea in The Thames Foyer at the Savoy, enjoy a classic meal and a few glasses of wine at J Sheekey in Covent Garden before the theatre, or head out on a pub crawl which also doubles as an historic insight, make sure you put The Prince in West Kensington on your list.
Historic Sights HISTORIC SIGHTS
 

The city is full of historic monuments and buildings. You can’t go home without seeing the Tower of London, St Paul’s Cathedral, Hampton Court Palace, Kensington Palace and the Royal Observatory. Each epitomizes England’s wealth, power and architectural prowess during their respective historical periods.

Views of London VIEWS OF LONDON
 

There are many great vantage points around London that showcase this historic, vibrant city – The Shard is the tallest building in Western Europe allowing you to see all of the city at once, enjoy a glass of bubbles at sunset. The London Eye at 135metres gives you breath-taking views from one of the world’s tallest cantilevered observation wheels. The Thames River offers a unique perspective of the city as you cruise under the bridges of London.




LONDON ACCOMMODATION



Here's a taste of some of our favourite hotel and resport options in London.
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Best Western Burns Hotel
BEST WESTERN BURNS HOTEL
★★★
You’ll love coming home to this Grade II listed building, situated in a beautiful and peaceful Victorian garden square in Kensington. Just up the road is the chic Kensington High Street and Knightsbridge, abuzz with the latest fashion trends. A short walk away is the Earls Court tube station.
Lancaster Gate Hotel
LANCASTER GATE HOTEL
★★★
This is a welcoming hotel in a great location, 10 minutes walk away from London’s Hyde Park where you can sometimes see the Queen’s horse guards. It’s also near the Queensway shops and restaurants. A well priced little Greek Taverna called Halepi is round the corner.
No 1 The Mansions by Mansley
NO 1 THE MANSIONS BY MANSLEY
★★★
An Antipodean dream, in the centre of Earls Court. With an array of well equipped studios, one, two and three bedroom apartments to choose from, the whole family will love staying in this friendly Edwardian style home. Head out to one of our favourite pubs, The Troubadour, on nearby Old Brompton Road.
The Baileys Hotel London
THE BAILEY'S HOTEL LONDON
★★★★
Set in a stunning Victorian era town-house, over 120 years old and full of history, a stay at the Bailey’s Hotel is a fascinating experience. Its décor is chic and elegant and its address perfect, in the heart of Gloucester Road village, for exploring museums, shopping and dining at some of the city’s best bars and restaurants.





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