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London is a fascinating city; rich in history, elegance and cultural diversity. As you formulate your list of things to see and do, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament should be at the top! Guided tours are available every weekend, and weekdays during August and September, only. Big Ben is not part of the excursion, but can still be viewed in all its splendour and majesty from a short distance away.

Museums 

If it is museums that strike your fancy, London certainly offers a plethora of options. On The Museum Mile visit The Courtauld Gallery and the Charles Dickens Museum. Some quirkier choices include the Anaesthesia Museum and the Museum of Fans. Of course, the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square is a must-see, where you'll enjoy works by Botticcelli, Van Gogh and Rembrandt to name a few. In a different direction, The Ben Uri Art Gallery – the London Museum of Jewish Art – is the only museum in Europe that devotes itself to Jewish art.

Tours Through and From London

Travel about London in a vintage bus, which also includes a tour of the Thames. Enter the mystical and enigmatic Stonehenge at sunset—a lovely guided walking tour.

Multiculturalism

The cultural diversity in London is one of its many intriguing aspects and truly sets it apart. While 92.1% of its population is Anglo, 4% of residents are of Indian, Pakistani or Bangladeshi descent. 2% is of its citizens are of African or Caribbean descent.

Climate

During the months of April-October, the temperatures range from the 80 degrees F. to the upper 90’s. In the months of November through March one can expect average temperatures of 55 degrees. For many people, thoughts of London conjure a dreary city in which there is a constant drizzle of rain. Au contraire! In fact, the cities of Rome and Bordeaux receive significantly more precipitation per year.

Do’s and Do Nots

Do take your manners with you. “Please” and “Thank you” never go out of style. Do hold the door open for men and women, alike; do wait your turn in line; shoving and “butting in” are examples of rudeness. Pay as you go when in restaurants or pubs—running a tab is not done. Do shake hands when being introduced; using your right hand. Don’t greet strangers with a kiss on the cheek. Don’t speak in a loud tone of voice in public. Don’t spit. In other words, a little common sense goes a long way.

Here is a short list of a few of the unusual customs and festivals that are unique to London: The Ancient Horn Dance, Cheese rolling, May Day, Nettle Eating, Toe Wrestling, and Marsh Snorkelling. Enjoy your London vacation!

Hillspring Lodge

Hillspring Lodge

233 Willesden Green Lane
NW2 5RP

The Hillspring Lodge is conveniently located in a very quiet area, just 15 minutes from the centre of London. Outside the hostel you will find lush green surroundings, making it the ideal spot to unwind and enjoy yourself during your visit to London. The hostel provides easy access to the city centre by metro and bus, with several stops right on your doorstep. Metro station ‘Willesden Green’ is just minutes away from the hotel (zone 2 on the Jubilee Line) and connects you directly with metro station ‘Green Park’ in the heart of London, within just 17 minutes.
Jurys Inn Islington

Jurys Inn Islington

60 Pentonville Road Islington
N1 0LA

Arora Hotel Heathrow

Arora Hotel Heathrow

The Grove, Bath Road
UB7 0DG

The Arora Hotel Heathrow is a modern luxury 4-star hotel, perfectly situated less than 1km from Heathrow International Airport. From Heathrow airport the London underground (Piccadilly line) and Heathrow Express connects you directly into central London. The National Express coach services, links commuters, to all corners of the UK. From the hotel there is a regular bus service to Windsor with connections through to Lego land.
Europa House

Europa House

151 SUSSEX GARDENS
W2 2RY

Woodberry Down Hotel

Woodberry Down Hotel

6 Woodberry Down
N4 2TG

This London hotel, due north of the City ofLondon, is superbly situated within a short walking distance of Finsbury Park.Being located just outside London city centre means you can enjoy the calm thatis rarely found in the city while still only being 5 tube stops from King’sCross St. Pancras. Manor House tube station is just next to the hotel, on thePiccadilly Line, and connects directly to famous attractions such as CoventGarden, the British Museum and Buckingham Palace. This public transport conduitalso provides access to connections across the city, to all other populardestinations.
Rhodes Hotel

Rhodes Hotel

195 Sussex Gardens, Hyde Park
W2 2RJ

Rhodes Hotel London offers a central location, very near to all major London tourist attractions, including Oxford Street, Regents Park, Piccadilly Circus, Knightsbridge, Madam Tsussads. Hyde Park is just 5 minutes walking distance from the hotel. Thanks to the perfect public transport connections, the hotel can be comfortably and easily reached from anywhere, practically with door-to-door service.
Metro Hotel

Metro Hotel

7 Craven Road
W2 3BP

The London Metro Hotel offers an unbeatable location in the city centre of London, only two minutes from paddington underground station. Thanks to the perfect public transport connections, the hotel can be comfortably and easily reached from anywhere, practically with door-to-door service.Nearby attractions include the Theatre land, London Zoo, Royal monuments, Oxford street for shopping, Baker street, Madam Tussaudes, Planetarium, along with a wide variety of parks and museums. Additionally, there is an excellent bus service (lines 36, 15, 23 and 27) from the hotel that can take you anywhere in London.
Shakespeare

Shakespeare

22-28 Norfolk Square
W2 1RS

St. Georgio

St. Georgio

454 CRANBROOK ROAD GANTS HILL
IG2 6LL

Crowne Plaza London Kensington

Crowne Plaza London Kensington

100 Cromwell Road
SW7 4ER

Camelot House

Camelot House

18 Sussex Gardens
W2 1UL

Hotel Camelot House enjoys a convenient location near the famous Hyde Park and Marble Arch. Also within walking distance are Regent’s Park, the Wallace Collection museum, the University of Westminster and Madame Tussauds. Several cafes, restaurants and metro stops are in the vicinity of the hotel.
Budget Guest House

Budget Guest House

23 Swinton Street
WC1X 9NL

BudgetGuest House London is conveniently located near the King’s Cross-St Pancrasstation, with excellent public transport connections to the entire city. Nearbytourist attractions include the London Canal Museum, St Pancras Old Church,Camley Street Natural Park, the British Library and Camden Town Hall. In thenear vicinity of the hotel you can find several shops, bars and restaurants.
Millharbour Serviced Apartments

Millharbour Serviced Apartments

41 Millharbour
E14 9NE

Strategically located in the fashionable Canary Wharf area - London's newest financial centre these apartments  provides easy access to The ExCel Centre, London’s West End and the City’s financial centre. A wide range of cosmopolitan restaurants, wine bars, bistros, pubs, quality shops, and leisure and sports facilities are located nearby too. Transport links are excellent, with the 'Jubilee' underground line, allowing easy and frequent access to the rest of London. London City Airport is just 3 miles away and boasts a check-in time of just 10 minutes, making it extremely popular with business travellers.
Access City

Access City

33-35 Topham Street OR 47-48 Hatton Gardens
EC1N

The property is situated in the heart of London’s diamond district with many bars and restaurants, serving cuisine from all over the world. In this area you can also do some of the best jewellery and fashion shopping in London. Conveniently located close to metro stations ‘Holborn’ and ‘Chancery Lane’, the apartments are connected with the ‘Central Line’ providing quick access to Stansted Airport. Thanks to the central location of the apartments including great transport links, you have direct access to the nation`s capital. On top of that, the most famous attractions that London has to offer are within 5 minutes walking distance of the apartments.
Access Earls Court

Access Earls Court

16 Longridge Road
SW5 9SL

The Earls Court Area prides itself in providing high quality service and accommodation at affordable price. Famous Landmarks in this area includes Royal Albert Hall, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, Harrods and London’s Principal Museums, galleries and Theatres. On top of that, these apartments are conveniently located within an easy walk of 'Earls Court' tube station, providing quick and easy access across the city. Moreover, the wonderfully sculpted gardens of Holland Park are located just a 5 minute walk away from the apartments, along the way you will find a wide variety of bars and restaurants to choose from.
Access Marble Arch

Access Marble Arch

1 Harrowby Street
W1H 5HB

These London apartments are situated in close proximity to the city’s major cultural and commercial areas. Within a few minutes walking is the famous Hyde Park, as well as the great sights and shopping areas around Oxford Street and Marble Arch. With its cosmopolitan feel near Edgware Road and convenient reach of London's West End, it offers easy access to London's Tourist attractions.
Access Paddington

Access Paddington

5 Praed Street
W2 1NJ

These London apartments are situated within close proximity to the major cultural and commercial areas of the city making it an ideal choice for business and leisure travellers. The apartments are conveniently located close to metro stations ‘Paddington’ and ‘Edgware Road’, providing quick and easy access to Heathrow Airport. On top of that, the hotel offers easy access to London’s top tourist attractions such as Hyde Park and the famous Marble Arch and Oxford Street shopping streets.
Access Farringdon

Access Farringdon

33-35 Topham Street
EC1R 5HH

These London apartments are situated in the heart of London's diamond district, in close proximity to various bars and restaurants serving cuisine from all over the world, as well as some of the best jewellery and fashion shopping in town. Several bus stops and a nearby metro station allow for quick and easy transport across the city.
Access Maida Vale

Access Maida Vale

Clifton Gardens OR Kilburn Park Road
W9 1AR

These London apartments are located in the leafy inner city sanctuary of Maida Vale. The famous Little Venice is only 5 minutes walking away, offering the quietness of the canals and making it hard to believe you are the in centre of one of the greatest cities in the world. The Lord’s Cricket Ground and Regent’s Park are also easily reached. Several bus stops and a metro station allow for quick access to all of London. These apartments come complete with everything you would expect at home, offering a truly relaxing accommodation in a convenient location.
Access Angel

Access Angel

1 Macclesfield Road
EC1V 8EX

These London apartments are situated in the fashionable areas around Islington and Old Street, where you will find such a vast array of bars and restaurants, serving cuisine from all over the world, coupled with some of the best fashion shopping in town. The apartments are also conveniently located near ‘The Angel and ‘Old Street’ metro stations, providing comfortable and easy access across the entire city.
Pestana Chelsea Bridge Hotel & Spa

Pestana Chelsea Bridge Hotel & Spa

354 Queenstown Road
SW8 4AE

Ideally located for both business and leisure travellers, the hotel is a brand-new 14 storey accommodation which forms part of the Berkeley Homes Chelsea Bridge Wharf development on Queenstown Road, with a privileged location along the River Thames on Chelsea Bridge, opposite Battersea Park. Additionally, Sloane Square and Victoria Stations are within a comfortable 10-minute walk from the hotel.Bus and train services are easy accessible immediately outside the hotel with key bus routes to Victoria Station, Sloane Square Station, Sloan Square/Kings Road/Oxford Circus and London’s city centre.
Kadimah Hotel

Kadimah Hotel

146 Clapton Common
E5 9AG

Kadimah Hotel London is situated in StamfordHill, the area in the London Borough of Hackney where director Alfred Hitchcockwent to school. The hotel inhabits a quiet and charming residential area, closeto multiple metro and rail stations and well-connected to the city centre ofLondon. In the near vicinity you will find several water reservoirs and The LeaRowing Club.
Shaftesbury Suites London Marble Arch

Shaftesbury Suites London Marble Arch

41 Great Cumberland Place
W1H 7LG

The Shaftesbury Suites London Marble Arch Hotel is located in a convenient location near the famous and vibrant Hyde Park. Also in close proximity to the hotel are the great sights and many shops at Oxford Street and Marble Arch. Several bus and metro stations provide a convenient connection to all of London.
London Grove Hotel

London Grove Hotel

102 Hammersmith Grove
W6 7HB

Millennium & Copthorne Hotels at Chelsea Football Club

Millennium & Copthorne Hotels at Chelsea Football Club

Stamford Bridge, Fulham Road
SW61HS

Millennium & Copthorne Hotels atChelsea Football Club London is in close proximity to some of London's mosttrendy and premier shopping stores on Kings Road including the boutiques ofKnightsbridge or the retail outlets in Kensington. For real fans of ChelseaFootball Club the Millennium Copthorne is a must see, the hotel's closeproximity to the football club offers convenient accommodation.The hotel is easily accessible from M25and M40 and is outside the congestion charging zone.  On top of that it issuperbly located for both Heathrow and Gatwick airports and is in close proximityto Earls Court and Olympia metro stations.
Copthorne Hotel Effingham Gatwick

Copthorne Hotel Effingham Gatwick

West Park Road
RH10 3EU

The Copthorne Hotel Effingham Gatwick is built around an historic country house in 40 acres of parkland and just ten minutes from London Gatwick airport.
Copthorne Hotel London Gatwick

Copthorne Hotel London Gatwick

Copthorne Way, Copthorne, West Sussex, UK
RH10 3PG

The Copthorne Hotel London Gatwick is peacefully situated opposite a small residential area, surrounded by 100 acres of woodlands and gardens. The hotel is located at a 10-minute drive from London Gatwick Airport.
Umi Hotel London

Umi Hotel London

16 Leinster Square
W2 4PR

The hotel enjoys an unbeatable location nearby vibrant Notting Hill and Hyde Park, the green spot of London. Situated in a residential garden square in the multicultural Bayswater and Notting Hill districts, the hotel is a 15-minute walk away from the Heathrow Express at Paddington station. With the popular Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens just 5 minutes away, the hotel is convenient for guests wanting to explore the world-famous antique market at Portobello Road, one of the most celebrated street markets in the world and a popular destination for both Londoners and tourists. The hotel is also nearby London's main shopping areas of Oxford Street, Knightsbridge and Westfield Shopping Centre.
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge

Park Plaza Westminster Bridge

200 Westminster Bridge Road
SE1 7UT

Situated in London's vibrant South Bank, Park Plaza Westminster Bridge is located on the south side of Westminster Bridge, near the city's most intersting sights, including the London Eye, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey. The hotel is also close to Waterloo and Westminster metro stations.
10 Pembridge Gardens

10 Pembridge Gardens

6-14 Pembridge Gardens
W2 4DU

The Writers

The Writers

12-18 Artillery Lane, Spitalfields
E1 7LS

Situated in a quite side street running ofBishopsgate. It is conveniently located for public transport withLiverpool Street Railway and Underground Station (Central, Circle andHammersmith & Metropolitan Lines) located within a 2 minute walk. Aldgate(Circle and Hammersmith & Metropolitan Lines) and Aldgate East (Districtand Hammersmith & Metropolitan Lines), both are situated within an 8 minutewalk. Central London and the West End are located 4.5 miles/7 kilometers fromthe apartments and just within a 15 minutes drive.
Think Bermondsey Street

Think Bermondsey Street

190 BERMONDSEY STREET
SE13TQ

Think London Bridge

Think London Bridge

203 LONG LANE, LONDON BRIDGE
SE14NP

Think Tower Bridge

Think Tower Bridge

37 TANNER STR.169 TOWER BRIDGE
SE1 3LZ

Holiday Inn Express Gatwick-Crawley

Holiday Inn Express Gatwick-Crawley

The Squareabout, Haslett Ave, Crawley
RH10 1UA

Three Bridges and Crawley trainstations offer quick and easy links to London and Brighton, both stations areconveniently located within walking distance of the hotel. London Victoria is35 minutes from Three Bridges station and Brighton just 25 minutes. NearbyTowns include Horsham, East Grinstead, Haywards Heath, Reigate and Redhill. Ifyou are by car, this Gatwick Hotel is easily accessible, as it is only 2 milesfrom the Junction 10 of M23 motorway.Local attractions include The Hawth Theatre, K2 Leisure Centre, TilgateForest Golf Course, and County Mall Indoor Shopping Centre. You can alsovisit the nearby Hever Castle,the birthplace of Anne Boleyn. The North and South Downs and Sussex coast areall close by, just 30 minute drive away. Other attractions include Biggin Hill,Chessington World of Adventure andThorpe Park.
Kings Arms Guest House

Kings Arms Guest House

167 Bow Road
E3 2SG

Kings Arms Guest House is situated on Bow Road,the road that links Stratford to Central London. Stratford is 15 minuteswalk from Bow Church, as well as Victoria Park. Hackney, Shordith , BrickLane and Liverpool Street will take 30-40 minutes. There is alot of fun, entertainment, knowledge, history and beauty all around the city ofLondon. You can enjoy the thrill of Piccidally Circus and Soho, the grace ofhistorical sites, shopping at Oxford Street, the late light clubbing atShoredith or wine sitting at a pub in the evening somewhere around CoventGarden or Portobelo. If you go back without visiting Camden Market, you reallymissed something to see - the Goth culture outside the underground. All theselocations are close to Bow. There are three universities near Bow 15-25minutes walk - University of East London , London Metropolitan University andGreenwich University.
Bennys B and B

Bennys B and B

44A to 46A South Ealing Road
W5 4QA

Draycotts of Chelsea

Draycotts of Chelsea

44-46 Draycott Place
SW3 2SA

The Continental Hotel

The Continental Hotel

29-31 Lampton Road, Hounslow
TW3 1JA

The Continental Hotel London offers a primelocation, only 100 meters from Hounslow Central, which runs thePiccadilly Line to central London (30 minutes) and Heathrow terminals 1 to 4(10 minutes). The M4 and M25 are only a 10 minute drive from the hotel.Furthermore, this cotemporary hotel is nestled in the heart of Hounslow town, anexciting and vibrant west London borough with lots of things to see and do.Hounslow boasts a cosmopolitan, urban environment complemented by beautifulparks, stately homes and riverside locations. Hounslow is home to the worldfamous Fullers Brewery Museum, Kew Bridge Steam Museum and the only musicalmuseum in England. In the surroundings you will find six of London’s loveliest majestichomes and houses, including Boston Manor House, Chiswick House, Gunnersbury Park Mansions,Hogarth's House, Osterley House and the Syon House.
The Justin James Hotel

The Justin James Hotel

43 Worple Road
SW19 4JZ

Quality Maitrise Maida Vale

Quality Maitrise Maida Vale

53-59 KILBURN HIGH RD
NW65SB

Haven Hotel

Haven Hotel

6-8 Sussex Gardens
W2 1UL

London Haven Hotel is ideally located within easy access to London's major tourist attractions such as Madame Tussaud''s Museum, Buckingham Palace, Kensington Palace, Theatreland, Portobello Road antique market, Hyde park, Kensington gardens, Harrods, Harvey Nichols, Selfridges and Oxford Street.
Holiday Inn Reading M4 Jct 10, near

Holiday Inn Reading M4 Jct 10, near

Wharfedale Road, Winnersh Triangle, Reading, Berkshire
RG41 5TS

The Holiday Inn Reading M4 Jct 10, near London, can be found in the town of Reading. Several interesting sights can be also found here, including Forbury Gardens, the Museum of English Rural Life, the Museum of Reading and Madejski Stadium. St Laurence Church and St Mary’s Church are both worth visiting as well. The centre of London can be easily reached via a direct train service between Reading and London Paddington.
London Eye Hostel

London Eye Hostel

73, Lambeth Walk
SE11 6DX

Camden Apartments

Camden Apartments

15 Pratt Street
NW1 0AE

Camden Apartments is located on 15 Pratt Street in London. The Jewish Museum is located in the immediate surroundings of the property and Camley Street Natural Park, the 2 acre nature reserve is about 5 minutes away. Well-linked to public transport, the apartments are 500 meters from metro station ‘Camden Town’ offering easy access  to the city’s tourist attractions such as the Buckingham Palace and the London Eye. The city centre of London is about 6 km away but easy accessible by metro.
Welcome Inn

Welcome Inn

42 Tavistock Place
WC1H 9RE

Hotel Welcome Inn London is ideally situated in one of London's most popular locations, at the heart of Bloomsbury. This comfortable three-star hotel is just a few minutes away from the fashionable Covent Garden, the British Museum, Oxford Street and the West End. This accommodation is also very close to the commercial and financial district of London and within easy reach of all tourist attractions London has to offer, including Buckingham Palace, St Paul's Cathedral, the London Eye, the Tower of London and the Houses of Parliament. Well-connected to London’s public transport, the hotel is also just a few minutes walking distance from metro station 'Russell Square' as well as railway station 'King's Cross St. Pancras' and 'London St Pancras International Rail Station', connecting to the Eurostar.
Simply Rooms & Suites

Simply Rooms & Suites

21 Avonmore Road, Kensington, London
W14 8RP

Simply Rooms & Suites London enjoys a privileged location close to the Olympia Exhibition Centre and Earl’s Court, making it the perfect base to attend events and shows. Several nearby metro stations will allow you to explore the entire city. From the hotel you can quickly reach the Natural History Museum, the Victoria & Albert Museum, Kensington Palace and its gardens, the Science Museum and the Royal Albert Hall, since they are all found within a short walk or metro ride away.
Tony's House Hotel

Tony's House Hotel

30 Norfolk Square
W2 1RS

Tony’s House Hotel London enjoys an excellent locationin London’s city centre, right around the corner of Paddington undergroundstation. Thanks to its outstanding public transport connections, complementedby multiple nearby bus stops, the hotel is easy and comfortable to reach. Inthe near vicinity of the hotel you will find a variety of attractions,including Theatre land, London Zoo, Royal monuments, Oxford shopping street,Baker Street, Madam Tussauds, the Planetarium and several parks and museums.
Access Euston

Access Euston

203-209 North Gower Street
NW1 2NJ

These London apartments are conveniently located within close proximity to the city’s major cultural and commercial areas making them ideal accommodation for both business and leisure travellers. Within convenient reach of London's West End, they offer easy access to London's tourist attractions. Well-linked to public transport, metro station ‘Euston Square’ is only a 1-minute walk away and Kings Cross St. Pancras Station is only a few minutes away by taxi or 1 metro stop away and has direct access to the EuroStar train. Regents Park is within short walking distance as well and if you venture a little further, you will find the great sights and shopping area around Marble Arch and Oxford Street.
Holland Inn

Holland Inn

59 Holland Road
W14 8HL

Holland Inn London is conveniently located inthe prestigious Kensington area, just a short stroll from Kensington HighStreet, one of London’s greatest shopping streets. In addition, Westfieldshopping centre can be reached in a matter of minutes. Holland Park, the RoyalAlbert Hall and the three famous museums of Kensington are all within walkingdistance. Furthermore, the rest of London is easily reached using the nearbymetro lines.