Often, it's the people who reside in a city that make it special. In this part of Greater London, there's 7,600,000 of them.
London is, as you're surely aware, home to the Big Ben and Buckingham Palace. Royal Albert Hall and Trafalgar Square also appear on nearly every London travel guide, and they just cannot be missed!
Your entire family will have an absolute blast at the Coca-Cola London Eye and Chessington World of Adventures. Are the little ones still bouncing off the walls? Don't stop yet. Keep them busy with a visit to the Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum and the Electric Cinema.
Head out on an underwater adventure at Sea Life London Aquarium, where you'll bump into all sorts of aquatic species. Yet another oceanic world is waiting for you at Sea Life London Aquarium.
Both kids and adults will enjoy coming face-to-face with the range of interesting animals at the ZSL London Zoo and Brent Lodge Park Animal Centre. You will also be thrilled by the wild wonders at Maryon Wilson Animal Park.
If you think man and beer were meant to be, you should head over to the Fuller’s Griffin Brewery. The brewers' loyalty to this heavenly, golden drop is captured in every bottle.
You'll need to keep your eyes wide open as the experienced racers barrel through the track at the Lets Race. All it takes is one blink and these speeds and you might miss it!
Get out of the city for the day and savour a little wine tasting at the Beefeater Gin Distillery. Remember to grab a bottle of the most delicious drop to add to your collection back home!
There's not much like a night out at a casino to kick start your festive spirit! Take on the roulette dealer and watch the high-stakes punters or just wander around and soak up the sights at the Hippodrome Casino and the Empire Casino. The Aspers Casino and the Park Tower Casino are also top options.
Botanical experts and amateurs alike will be pleased to find out about this region's comprehensive collections of plants. For a flower-filled day, start off with a leisurely walk around the winding pathways at the Royal Botanic Gardens. Once you're done there, head to Eltham Palace, where the range of species alone will be sure to thrill you. For those who are more committed, the Queen Mary's Gardens and Ham House also have some incredible floral exhibits.
Take some time out from your hectic sightseeing schedule and flop down on the cool grass at Kensington Gardens and Russell Square. Hyde Park and St. James Park are a few more spots where you can experience a little greenery.
Whether you want to discover the most popular cafe or where to venture after dark, you'll find the answers you need at Thames Barrier information Centre or Discover Greenwich Visitor Centre. Victoria Station Travel Information Centre and City of London Information Centre are two more useful places to get the inside scoop on what’s happening around town.
If you find solace in the re-energizing effects that simply being near the water can bring, you've come to the right place. Hampstead Ponds and Regents Canal are just a few of the tranquil waterbodies here that you should stop by. Don't forget to look out for the diverse birdlife that flock to Thames River and Serpentine Lake either.
You probably already know about its best shopping centres or squares, but don't forget that London has some remarkable natural sanctuaries too. Greenwich Park and Primrose Hill are two to keep in the front of your mind. Epping Forest and Trent Park are two more that are worth visiting.
Tower of London and Westminster Abbey are calm places to collect your thoughts. Study the captivating exhibits and ask the friendly staff about guided tours and other educational opportunities! Museum nerds also need to go to the Tate Modern and Kensington Palace.
From the design and construction of boats to the objects found onboard, the nautical displays at the HMS Belfast and the National Maritime Museum will appeal to anyone who's interested in seafaring history.
The wonderful world of science never ceases to impress us. Expand your knowledge on the latest in advances and achievements at Royal Observatory and the London Science Museum. For even more mind-blowing artifacts and displays, add Peter Harrison Planetarium and the Hunterian Museum to your journey of discovery.
This planet of ours is bursting with all kinds of mysterious objects. Discover things that'll put your imagination to shame at the Natural History Museum and the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology. For more displays from the natural world, visit the Grant Museum of Zoology.
With a good number of terrific art exhibitions to take your pick of, you might need a slight push in the right direction. We recommend picking up a coffee and spending a few hours at the Saatchi Gallery or the Tate Britain. If you're hungry for more, also feast your eyes at the National Gallery and the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Learn all about the impact that London's past figures and events had on the country, and sometimes the world, at the British Museum and the Museum of London. Also consider checking out the engaging exhibits which endeavour to bring history to life at the London Canal Museum and the Freud Museum.
A holiday to London definitely delivers the goods when it comes to historic places. You'll be able to get a deeper awareness of times gone by at St. Paul's Cathedral and Covent Garden Market. Royal Opera House and the Royal Academy of Music are also worth a visit.
Tower Bridge and Waterloo Bridge have spanned the city's waters for what seems like forever, so the least you can do in return is pop by for a visit. They aren't alone. Blackfriars Bridge and Lambeth Bridge have also been waiting for you for a long time.
They were certainly showing off when they created Hampton Court Palace and Kew Palace, and we are certainly impressed. For more of the luxurious life, soak up the marvellous architecture at Lambeth Palace and St. James Palace.
Hoping to add a spiritual element to your trip? Check out St. Martin-in-the-Fields and Westminster Cathedral. Southwark Cathedral and Brompton Oratory are some other historically important places of worship to look into.
When you are visiting new places, keep in mind that it's sometimes the lesser-known sites that'll replay in your memories once you're home. A few places which fall into that category in London are Olympic Village and Oxford Circus. The Royal Academy of Arts and the Royal Artillery Barracks also promise an enjoyable day out.
Our customers tell us they can't get enough of Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London's great location. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Westminster ...
Staff,food, location and value for money, what a great place to stay in London...
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5 Jan-6 Jan
The Strand Palace Hotel's proximity to the airport gets high marks from our customers. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from The Strand. Features include ...
Great location for central London. Food was nice. Terrible Pillows.
The Strand Palace Hotel€135The Strand Palace Hotel€135
5 Jan-6 Jan
Our customers tell us that they can't get enough of the sightseeing around The Tower Hotel. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Tower Bridge. You'll ...
Arrived the first night and had paid the additional cost for an Executive room. The room was high on the 11th floor with a great view of London Bridge. The room itself was starting to show signs of age and furniture was a bit tired looking. I let it slide but issue surfaced in the night when the ...
The Tower Hotel€107The Tower Hotel€107
5 Jan-6 Jan
The comfortable rooms at Park Plaza London Waterloo get good marks from our customers. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Imperial War Museum. You'll ...
Excellent location for a stroll to Waterloo station, Big Ben, west minster bridge, London eye. Excellent facilities and cool vibe, friendly helpful staff. 10/10
Park Plaza London Waterloo€143Park Plaza London Waterloo€143
5 Jan-6 Jan
The quiet aparthotels at Marlin Waterloo get good marks from our customers. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Imperial War Museum. Features include ...
We stayed at The Marlin Waterloo for 3 nights and the location of it is perfect for exploring London. Very close to Waterloo and Lambeth North tube stations, also a 5 minute walk from Westminster Bridge and The London Eye. Sainsburys next door with Tescos, Costcutters and a Co-op nearby if you wish ...
Marlin Waterloo€149Marlin Waterloo€149
20 Dec-21 Dec
Our customers tell us they enjoy Safestay London Kensington Holland Park's central location. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Kensington High ...
If you have any questions you can ask the staff and they will help you with the issues. It`s very quite at night and that is a great thing. It`s clean for London conditions.
Safestay London Kensington Holland Park€19Safestay London Kensington Holland Park€19
12 Jan-13 Jan
Our customers tell us that they enjoy the shopping around Sea Containers London. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Royal National Theatre. You'll ...
Loved this hotel for location. Right in the heart of London with so many ways of getting around either by walking to many attractions or walking 1 min to the nearest underground (blackfriars) waterloo station also a walk away if you’re going to Wimbledon like we were. The hotel is clean and well ...
Sea Containers London€190Sea Containers London€190
22 Dec-23 Dec
Our customers tell us that they enjoy the sightseeing around The Grosvenor Hotel. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Apollo Victoria Theatre. Free ...
Next to Victoria Station so very convenient for travelling across London and also access to the Gatwick Express.
Amba Hotel Grosvenor€192Amba Hotel Grosvenor€192
4 Jan-5 Jan
The sightseeing around Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington gets good marks from our customers. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Kensington ...
Good location in London just outside the congestion zone. Very pleasant staff, clean rooms. Car park is handy.
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22 Dec-23 Dec
Our customers tell us that they can't get enough of the comfortable rooms at Holiday Inn London-Kensington Forum. During your stay, you're just a quick walk ...
The room was, despite the fact that it was called an Executive room, a bit crampy. There was about 40cm space between the bed and the cupboard where the TV sat on. The inputs couldn't been used and the bluetooth speaker was out of service. But I was lucky to get a room on the top floor (27th) and ...
Holiday Inn London-Kensington Forum€101Holiday Inn London-Kensington Forum€101
9 Jan-10 Jan
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