Accommodation and travel ideas in London
The largest city in the UK, by almost 8 times, is also probably the most diverse and culturally rich boasting four World Heritage Sites amongst its countless attractions and architectural 'one-offs'. London is home to Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge, Camden Market and Oxford Street to name but a few of the city's many diverse attractions. Whether it is the architecture, the history, the shopping, the nightlife and theatre or art then, as Samuel Pepys the diarist said: "When a man is bored of London, he is bored of life."
What to do in London:
There is so much to do in the bustling capital city, from shopping in Spitalfields to mooching around Tate Britain it can be difficult to fit it all in! Highlights of the city’s iconic landmarks include a trip to the London Eye providing panoramic views of the city; the Palace of Westminster, home to the Houses of Parliment; The Tower of London and Shakespeare’s Globe. For an educational experience, you can discover the V&A, the world's largest museum of decorative arts and design, The Natural History Museum, and The Science Museum which all offer fantastic interactive learning experiences. For families visiting London there is the Harry Potter Studio Tour, and the best selections of museums in the country, children definitely won't get bored in London. If you’re looking for the best shopping spots then there is something for everyone in London, Oxford Street is home several flagship stores of the UK’S favourite high street and High-end brands, Brick Lane is famous for its vintage -clothing scene and Camden Market is full of quirky clothing and jewellery stores. As well as the city's hundreds of museums, galleries, iconic buildings and attractions there is also a number of diverse events happening throughout the year, such as Notting Hill Carnival the annual event in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, each August over two days celebrating the British West Indian community. London is an incredibly accessible city and you can easily navigate the landmarks through the use of tubes, buses and iconic black cabs.
Where to stay in London:
There is a hugely diverse range of accommodation in London, from budget hostels to luxury B&B’s and Hotels. Although accommodation in London can be expensive, SpeedyBooker.com has lots of self-catering university accommodation which is suitable for families and won’t break the bank. There are places to stay all over London and generally, the more central they are then the more exclusive they are. As London is so large and diverse, it may well be worth finding a hotel in a slightly different area than you are planning on spending a lot of your time to get wider experiences. As with many cities, some may like to find a more rural hotel or Bed and Breakfast and there are many of these within an hour or so of the attractions of central London.