London is the largest city on the British Isles, and the capital of
Great Britain, and located in south east England.
The history of London goes back almost 2000 years to Roman times. London is one of the most visited cities in the world, and it offers everything from busy shopping streets, famous football clubs and some of the best night clubs in the world, to art galleries, renown museums and world famous historical buildings.
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Shopping in London
London is a Mecca for shopping lovers, as well as for window shoppers.
Here you can find whatever your heart desires, whether you like long shopping streets, large department stores or small, cozy boutiques.
Shopping in Oxford Street
Oxford Street is one of London's most famous streets. Since the 19th century it has been the home of a number of large department stores and shops. Some of the old stores are still in existence, such as John Lewis, which opened in Oxford Street in 1864.
Today Oxford Street is the home of many hundreds of small and large shops, and many British chains have their flagship stores in there.
Oxford Street is also a popular tourist destination in the winter months, particularly around Christmas time, as the street is famous for the annual bonanza of Christmas lights and decorations.
If you want to visit London during this time of the year it is important you book your hotel in advance, as London is popular among tourists during the winter holiday season.
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hotel near Oxford Street!
The markets of London
If you are tired of malls and department stores, or hungry for adventure the markets of London can be a good alternative. Here you can find pretty much anything at reasonable prices. No matter if you are looking for antiques,
exclusive delicatessen or branded clothes, the markets have it.
Here you'll find a list which will give you an overview of the markets of London.
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Staying in the center of London
We are offering a number of hotels in the center of London. Here you'll be close to most attractions and have a fantastic base for exploring London.
Around Hyde Park you'll find several posh neighborhoods, such as
which are home to many well located hotels.
If you wish to in a central and cheap hotel we can recommend
Holiday Inn London – Oxford Circus amongst other hotels in which you can stay close to well known attractions and tourist sites.
If you want to stay cheaply in the center of London other recommended hotels are
Queens Park Hotel,
Park Plaza County Hall London.
Transport in London
There are many options if you want to have a look around. London has an extensive public transport network, and in addition one of the oldest subways in the world. The city is also known for its iconic, red, double-decker buses.
With more than 700 bus routes, an underground network with 11 lines and 6 overground train lines connecting the city, it is easy to get around in London.
Here you find
a map of the London underground.
Hotels near Paddington
Many tourists opt for taking the Heathrow Express from Heathrow to the center of London. This train journey ends at Paddington station, which is a good point of departure for exploring London.
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good and cheap hotels near Paddington station.
How to get to London from the airport?
There are six airports serving London.
The most popular amongst there are Heathrow (LHR) and Gatwick (LGW), and there are many hotels within close reach of these airports.
We can help you find
hotels near Gatwick or
hotels near Heathrow.
From the airports there a good transport connections to the center of London, either by taxi, bus or train.
London for children
London offers a wide variety of attractions and amusements which will satisfy children and adults alike.
Both adults and kids will be exhilarated visiting the London Zoo and Madame Tussauds, musicals such as the Lion King as well as the great toy stores of London.
We can help you find child friendly hotels, if are you traveling with children.
Many hotels in London are very child friendly, and offer the option of having several children sleeping in the same room.
Here you will find
more tips for visiting London with children.
The main sights
The main sights in London are Buckingham Palace, Westminster, Big Ben, Trafalgar Square, and Piccadilly Circus. Most of these attractions are located in the central area of London. So if you find a hotel there it will be easy to explore what London has to offer.
London is packed with historical and iconic buildings that are worth a visit.
In addition you will find inspiring museums, fabulous theaters, ponsy galleries and restaurants, which are all worth a visit. Especially the large state museums attract many visitors as entry is free. Whether you are interested in history, culture, architecture or just want to experience the city, London always has something to offer.
In old Westminster you will find the Houses of Parliament and its famous clock tower Big Ben.
Tower of London is also a popular sight, along with places such as Buckingham Palace and Tower Bridge, which all have a long and exciting history. We offer good hotels near all these attractions, such as
Queens Park Hotel and
Apex City Of London Hotel.
London is also know for its musicals and theaters. The West End is the most important entertainment district in London, and here you can visit everything from musicals such as Mamma Mia, Grease, the Lion King and Billy Elliot to ballet version of Romeo & Julie. Tickets to the shows can be booked online.
If you're interested in museums, we recommend that you visit the Natural History Museum and the British Museum. Here you can find anything from prehistoric dinosaur skeletons and Charles Darwin's samples to archaeological finds from the ancient Egypt and treasures brought to London by colonialism. If you are interested in art we recommend a visit at the Tate Modern, which is the largest museum of contemporary art in Great Britain, and the National Gallery, which exhibits works by famous painters such as Leonardo da Vinci and Van Gogh. If you're looking for hotels close to these places, we can recommend, among others
Cheval Harrington Court and
Novotel London City South.
When you need to relax, the perfect choice will be to take a stroll through St James Park and Mayfair, or to take a boat trip down the Themes. And if you crave to see this great city from a different angle let the exciting London Eye carry you up above the roofs.
If you'll be in town for concert, musical or football match, a fair or other special events we can help you find a suitable hotel close to the location.
London has many other attractions and sights that are well worth a visit.
Here you will find many
more suggestions for places and attractions to visit in London.
Recommendations and suggestions for hotels
It can be hard to choose a hotel in London. We offer hotels that will suit any tastes, whether you are looking for small lodgings to large hotel chains. We can offer something for all needs, including everything from spa-, boutique- and conference hotels to family hotels.
There are many blogs and websites can help you with suggestions and recommendations for hotels in London, but it can be difficult to find your way in this jungle of information. If you have troubles choosing your hotel, we are happy to help!
Contact our customer service which has broad experience and useful suggestions for hotels.