There is plenty of culture to explore in London too, and with the many surrounding boroughs, your hotel doesn’t necessarily need to be right in the middle of it all to experience it.
Hyde Park covers over 350 acres, and is one of the most famous parks in the world. With its many hidden corners, you can find lakes, flower gardens, tennis courts and restaurants throughout. No matter what time of year you visit, the park is full of life and is a nice touch of country air among the hustle and bustle of the city.
Just across the lake from Hyde Park, you’ll find Kensington Gardens. This park is again, very popular all year round and in summer tourists will sunbathe and eat picnics with the historic Kensington Palace and stunning memorials as a backdrop. You can also visit the Palace where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge currently live.
Buckingham Palace needs no introduction, it has been the residence of British monarchs since 1837 and thousands of people visit London each year just to get a glimpse of the 18th century townhouse. Head down and get your picture taken in front of London’s most popular attractions.
Westminster Abbey, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a gothic church that has been the venue for Royal weddings since the 12th century. Every year, over one million people flock to the Abbey to explore a bit of English history.
The Big Ben tower stands at the end of the Houses of Parliament, and is a focal point of London tourism. The tower is actually named Elizabeth Tower and it is the bell inside that is called Big Ben. You can visit the 150+ year old tower throughout the year, but be warned, there are lots of steps!