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London Hotel Guide

Posted on | June 6, 2010 | Comments Off on London Hotel Guide

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A wide range of accommodation is on offer in the city center. Guests staying at the luxury Savoy Hotel are based on the Strand within walking distance of the British Museum, Royal Opera House and The National Gallery, while plenty of cheap alternatives are also available. Stay at one of London’s budget hotel chains, such as Premier Inn, Travelodge or Ibis, to keep the cost of travel down.

Travelers looking to get around the city can take advantage of the famous underground train system, known as The Tube, with over 250 stations making the whole city easily accessible. If you’re looking for something geared towards tourists, take an open-top bus ride around the city’s most visited sites — tickets are valid for up to 48 hours.

A shopper’s paradise awaits visitors to the West End of the city, with scores of boutiques accompanied by the massive Harrod’s department store on Brompton Road. Founded in 1834, the store employs over 5,000 employees and offers guests a full food hall and over 330 different departments. The London Hotel West End is also home to a vibrant arts scene, with The London Palladium, Apollo Victoria and Coliseum theaters reprising such classics at The Wizard of Oz, The Lion King and Shakespeare.

World class cuisine also awaits travelers to England’s capital, with the three Michelin-starred Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester one of the finest eateries in the city. Helene Darroze at The Connaught, L’Atalier de Joel Rebuchon, Le Gavroche, Marcus Wareing, Pied a Terre, The Ledbury and The Square restaurants each boast two Michelin stars.

If you happen to be in the city during the best of the British summer, you can enjoy a picnic in one of London’s fresh green areas and can book London hotels. The vast expanse of Hyde Park hosts the historic Speakers’ Corner, where public speakers including Karl Marx, Vladimir Lenin and George Orwell have assembled since the early 19th century. Visiting Hyde Park, travelers are left within walking distance of the Royal Albert Hall, which sits on the south side of the park.

Another of London’s parks could also be considered a must-see spot. Madame Tussaud’s Waxworks Museum, a boating lake, the Sherlock Holmes Museum and the London Zoo all await visitors to Regent’s Park, situated just north of Marylebone area of the city.

Visitors looking for a spot late at night will find an array of bars, pubs and clubs across the city. Relax and soak up the authentic British pub vibe, with Camden Town a hot bed of reasonably-priced pubs. Trendy cocktail bars and London’s premier jazz venue, Club Eleven, can be found in the Soho district.

Sports fans visiting the city can access a selection of interesting sites, including Wembley Soccer Stadium, known as the “home of football.” Here, travelers can take guided stadium tours, while the 90,000-capacity venue has also staged some of the world’s biggest music acts, including George Michael, Metallica, AC/DC and Green Day.

No visit to London is complete until you have taken a ride on London Eye. Standing at 135 meters high, the London Eye became the world’s tallest Ferris wheel when it was constructed in 1999 (it has since been surpassed), with panoramic views stretching out beyond the city center and into the suburbs.

If you’re traveling, make London your next port of call to witness the city where breathtaking history and sharp modernity go hand-in-hand.