Whether you are a seasoned or occasional traveller, there is one trip that you must make in a lifetime and that is to the capital of the United Kingdom, London. Even if you have a tight budget or are more of a homebody, London is a holiday destination that is not to be missed. London is quite unlike the major metropolises of the world and that is precisely why it is an irresistible city to visit on holiday!
If you are budget conscious travel at a time when the London hotels special offers are available. In fact there always is a special deal or offer for travellers who are on a tight budget and looking for discounted accommodation.
If you are looking to stay in central London, without having to spend an extravagant sum a good option would be The Montcalm Royal London House Hotel. It offers a convenient location, excellent facilities and great customer service all at a very affordable price. To begin with London is one of the most happening and vibrant cities on the planet. That is a good reason in itself to visit the city!
No matter what your area of interest you are sure to find something interesting to keep you occupied all throughout the trip. There are a myriad of things to do and places to visit in London, which make it one of the most sought after holiday destinations on the planet. There is so much to see and experience that you might find it a challenge to decide what to see and what to skip during the trip, perhaps to see them on another visit to this charming city. Some of the top reasons to spend a relaxing holiday in London are:
Experience the magic of the theatre
If you have a fascination for the arts and in particular the theatre, a visit to its world famous theatre location – the West End must occupy a prominent place on your travel itinerary. The West End shows are out of the best theatrical performances in the world. In fact in terms of sheer quality and variety of live theatre, the West End vies with Broadway in New York as being the best spot to see the greatest performers and shows in the world. There is an eclectic variety of shows from Shakespearean classics to musicals, fringe theatre to romantic plays and much more to enjoy a fabulous evening of entertainment.
Try its shopping venues
Whatever your style of shopping, you are to find it a shopping haven quite like no other city! From high street flagship stores on Oxford Street to fantastic street markets you will find that the city bristles with shopping locations and areas. And then there are its world famous street markets like Portobello Road, Borough Market and Camden Lock Market etc. where you can find a treasure trove of shopping opportunities.
Take a cruise on the Thames
London’s is based along the banks of the Thames River and it has served as the lifeline of the city for centuries. There is no better way to enjoy a tour of the city, than to book a river cruise on the Thames. You will get to see some of the most iconic landmarks of the city during the trip on the river. And there are a number of canals as well which are ideal for a boat trip like Regent’s Canal and Little Venice.
Visit the many old and new attractions
In terms of sheer number and variety, London probably has the largest number of tourist attractions in Europe. From its marvellous museums where you can get to learn about the evolution of mankind through the ages, to its historical locations like Westminster Abbey, St. Paul’s Cathedral and innumerable more tourist attractions, there is an incredible amount of places to visit and explore in London. It also is one of the oldest capital cities in the world so it offers a lot to explore to visitors. One of the best ways to explore London is to sign up for a guided walking tour. These tours are organised by knowledgeable professional guides who inform tour members of the sites history and other relevant information.
Visit any of the major sporting events hosted in London
London plays host to some of the greatest sporting events in the world. It is home to some of the biggest names in the Premier League with some of the most prestigious sports arenas based in the city. There is Lords (cricket), Wimbledon (lawn tennis), Twickenham (rugby) and Wembley (football) etc. There are a number of world class sporting events held all through the year in London.
Enjoy the amazing skyline
The London skyline is simply magnificent with iconic attractions like St. Paul’s Cathedral, The Houses of Parliament, Big Ben among many other historic buildings. The newer additions to the London skyline include the London Eye, The Gherkin and The Shard among other new high rise attractions that have populated the city skyline. To get the best views of the city get aboard the London Eye or the viewing platforms on the Shard or the Gherkin, to get stunning views of the London skyline. Apart from them there are many other places including Primrose Hill from which you get impressive views of the city vista.
Amazing parks and green open spaces
London is probably out of the greenest, if not the greenest capitals in the world. With 8 Royal Parks and an abundance of large green open spaces it is an amazing city to spend time outdoors. With Royal Parks like Hyde Park and St. James Park in the heart of the city and places like Hampstead Heath to the north of London, there are plenty of fabulous green open spaces to relax and enjoy the impressive natural beauty.