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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!

Holiday Inn Express London Hammersmith

Holiday Inn Express London Hammersmith

120-124 King Street, Hammersmith
W6 0QU

At Home Chiswick

At Home Chiswick

45 Glebe Street Chiswick
W4 2BE

At Home

At Home

20 Denbigh Road, Ealing
W13 8QB

Days Hotel Waterloo

Days Hotel Waterloo

54 Kennington Road
SE1 7BJ

Club Quarters Trafalgar Square

Club Quarters Trafalgar Square

8 Northumberland Ave
WC2N 5BY

Crowne Plaza London-Ealing

Crowne Plaza London-Ealing

Western Avenue Hanger Lane
W5 1HG

Regency Hotel

Regency Hotel

19 Nottingham Place
W1U 5LQ

Express By Holiday Inn London City

Express By Holiday Inn London City

275 Old Street London City
EC1V 9lLN

Express By Holiday Inn London Earl's Court

Express By Holiday Inn London Earl's Court

295 North End Road
W14 9NS

Express By Holiday Inn London - Swiss Cottage

Express By Holiday Inn London - Swiss Cottage

152-156 Finchley Road
NW3 5HS

Holiday Inn Express London - Chingford - North Circula

Holiday Inn Express London - Chingford - North Circula

5 Walthamstow Avenue - Waltham Forest
E4 8ST

Crowne Plaza Hotel (London-The City)

Crowne Plaza Hotel (London-The City)

19 New Bridge Street
EC4V 6DB

Express By Holiday Inn London - Newbury Park

Express By Holiday Inn London - Newbury Park

713 Eastern Avenue
IG2 7RH

St. Mark Hotel

St. Mark Hotel

4 Barkston Gardens
SW5 0EN

Express By Holiday Inn London - Golders Green North

Express By Holiday Inn London - Golders Green North

58 Regents Park Road
N3 3JN

Castleton Hotel

Castleton Hotel

164-166 Sussex Gardens
W2 1UD

MIC Hotel

MIC Hotel

81-103 Euston Street
NW1 2EZ

The Langorf Hotel

The Langorf Hotel

20 Frognal Hampstead
NW3 6AG

Swinton

Swinton

18-24 Swinton Street Kings Cross
WC1X 9NX

Express by Holiday Inn Southwark

Express by Holiday Inn Southwark

103 - 109 Southwark Street
SE1 0JQ

Jubilee

Jubilee

31 Eccleston Square
SW1V 1NZ

Express by Holiday Inn London Buckhurst Hill

Express by Holiday Inn London Buckhurst Hill

High Road
IG9 5HT

Northumberland Kings Cross Hotel

Northumberland Kings Cross Hotel

9-11 Euston Road
NW1 2SA

Golden Star Hotel

Golden Star Hotel

75 Warwick Way
SW1V 1QR

St Martins Lane, A Morgans Original

St Martins Lane, A Morgans Original

45 St Martin's Lane
WC2N 4HX

Sanderson, A Morgans Hotel

Sanderson, A Morgans Hotel

50 Berners Street
W1T 3NG

Pasha

Pasha

158 Camberwell Road
SE5 0EE

Golden Strand

Golden Strand

85 Shepherds Bush Road
W6 7LR

Ashley

Ashley

13-17 Norfolk Square
W2 1RV

Bridge Park Hotel

Bridge Park Hotel

16 Hillside Willesden
NW10 8BN

Olympia Rooms

Olympia Rooms

27 Matheson Road
W14 , 8SN

Olympia Rooms is located off Hight Street Kensington, a popular shopping and dinning location in London. The hotel is walking distance from the Olympia Exhibition Hall and close proximity to Earls Court Exhibition hall. The surrounding areas are Hammersmith, Earls Court and Fulham. Victoria station is 10 minutes by metro using only one line (District line).
Brompton Hotel

Brompton Hotel

30 Old Brompton Road, South Kensington
SW7 3DL

Some of the area attractions located near the Brompton Hotel include the Royal Albert Hall and the quiet and beautiful Kensington Gardens. Attractions such as the Victoria and Albert, National History and Science Museums, together with Knightsbridge and its elegant stores, including the world renowned Harrods, are just minutes away. Earls Court and Olympia Exhibition Centres are also located nearby. South Kensington underground station is less than a minute walk from the hotel, providing convenient and reliable access to the entirety of London and beyond.
Quality Crown Hotel Kensington

Quality Crown Hotel Kensington

162 Cromwell Road, Kensington
SW5 0TT

Kensington is an area in London that is well known for its exclusive boutiques and renowned museums. The Quality Crown Hotel Kensington puts you in the heart of fashionable Kensington and within easy reach of London’s most popular attractions.In the surroundings of the hotel you will find the Royal Albert Hall, a memorial to Prince Albert. This beautiful Victorian elliptical hall is now the venue for a variety of events. It is most famous for the Henry Wood Promenade Concerts, known simply as The Proms.The Natural History Museum is undoubtedly one of the most impressive buildings in central London with its well known facade along Cromwell Road, It is well known for its growing Dinosaur Exhibits but it also includes a wide range of exhibitions which look both back and forward. Entrance to the Natural History Museum is free, though there are charges for special exhibitions.
Euro Queens Hotel

Euro Queens Hotel

122 Church Road Crystal Palace
SE19 2UG

The Euro Queens Hotel is ideally located overlooking the Crystal Palace. The hotel is situated close to the Crystal Palace National Sport Centre at Selhurst Park and the original Crystal Palace - built for the Great Exhibition of 1854 and now the home of the renowned Crystal Palace Theme Park . Central London is located 12.9 km/ 8 miles from the hotel and Croydon is located 4.8 km/ 3 miles, both within easy reach. Euro Queens Hotel is an ideal place to start exploring south London’s rich history.
Norfolk House Hotel

Norfolk House Hotel

585-587 London Road, Thornton Heath Croydon
CR7 6AY

West Croydon Station & Thornton Heath Station are only 20 minutes walking distance from the hotel and provide regular direct rail links to central London. Also, from outside West Croydon Bus Station, trams provide direct links to Beckenham Junction, Elmers End, and New Addington or from East Croydon to Mitcham Junction and Wimbledon. Furtermore, from East Croydon, trains run direct to Brighton, Gatwick Airport, Luton Airport & London Bridge.
Space Apart Hotel

Space Apart Hotel

36-37 Kensington Gardens Square
W24BQ

This is an ideal location for business and leisure travellers. Space Apart Hotel enjoys close proximity to Bayswater and Queensway tube stations placing it at the heart of an excellent transport network. Furthermore, taxis are highly visible and easily accessible within the local area.Bayswater tube station (5 minutes walk from the hotel) is served by the District Line and arguably by the most important line in the London underground system, the Circle Line, owing to its stations being so close to many popular sights and attractions of London as well as its financial centre and main line stations. District Line connects both the eastern and western extremities of the city. Travelling through Westminster, the seat of political power, you can go as far east as Upminster and as far west as Ealing Broadway. Whilst the District Line's southern route travels down to Wimbledon, home of the famous annual tennis tournament and Kew Gardens, venue of the world famous flower show.
Quality Crown Hotel Hyde Park

Quality Crown Hotel Hyde Park

8-14 Talbot Square, Hyde Park
W2 1TS

The contemporary Quality Crown Hotel Hyde Park is located in the quieter Hyde Park area of central London but is still only a short distance away from the capital's major attractions. Portobello Market, the Natural History Museum and the world famous Harrods are all within easy reach of this luxury 4 star hotel. The hotel is well connected to the city by Paddington and Lancaster Gate underground stations. Many buses run towards the center along Bayswater Road meaning that you will be in Oxford Circus, Tottenham Court Road, Regent Street or Piccadilly Circus within minutes.
Holly House London

Holly House London

20 Hugh Street
SW1V 1RP

The Holly House Hotel is situated only a few minutes walk from the Victoria Station. Not only you will be well connected to the city and airports. You will also find many restaurants and cafeterias in the surroundings, as well as cocktail bars, convenience stores and shopping.
London Lodge

London Lodge

134-136 Lexham Gardens
W8 6JG

This London hotel is situated between three major underground stations (Earl's Court, High Street Kensington and Gloucester Room) but located in a quiet street, away from the hustle and bustle of Kensington’s night life, shopping areas, and many museums. A peaceful atmosphere exists both inside and out.Within a short distance the visitor may reach the world wide known Harrods shopping center as well as Harvey Nichols. The museum quarter featuring the National History, Victoria & Albert and Science museums is also in the area. Other attractions include the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gardens in Hyde Park and The Serpentine.
St George's Hotel

St George's Hotel

25 Belgrave Road Victoria
SW1V 1RB

Dolphin House

Dolphin House

Dolphin Square Chichester St
SW1V 3LX

Shaftesbury Metropolis London Hyde Park

Shaftesbury Metropolis London Hyde Park

78-84 Sussex Gardens
W2 1UH , L

Shaftesbury Premier London Hyde Park

Shaftesbury Premier London Hyde Park

78-82 Westbourne Terrace
W2 6QA

The ShaftesburyPremier London Hyde Park is located near London city centre, just off HydePark, in the popular and vibrant area of Paddington. It is conveniently locatedwithin a short walk from Paddington mainline and underground station, for easyaccess to Heathrow airport and major tourist attractions.Hyde Park is one ofthe largest of the London parks. With Oxford Street to the east and Kensingtonto the south, its four miles of paths lead you to some of London's bestshopping. Popular with Londoners as a venue for sport and for picnics, HydePark encompasses the Serpentine lake, where you can go boating or swimming. Ontop of that, Lancaster Gate, Bayswater, Queensway, Royal Oak and Marble Arch undergroundstations are located in the hotel surroundings, providing quick and easy accessacross this vibrant city.
Shaftesbury Premier London Notting Hill

Shaftesbury Premier London Notting Hill

5-7 Princes Square
W2 4NP , L

TheShaftesbury Premier London Notting Hill is wonderfully located, right in themiddle of the triangle made by Bayswater, Notting Hill and Holland Park. HydePark and Kensington Gardens are just a few meters away.You will find countless of eateries and pubs in the area, as well as theelegant houses in famous Notting Hill. Go for a stroll to Portobello market tofind all kind of fresh products and antique items. Bayswater, Queensway andNotting Hill gate underground stops are nearby and will connect you rapidly toany area in the city.
Shaftesbury Premier London Paddington

Shaftesbury Premier London Paddington

55 Westbourne Terrace
W2 3UY

This London hotel is located in thefashionable Paddington district, just around the corner from one of the mostimportant train stations in the city of London. From this fabulous location youwill be only a few meters away from Hyde Park and the Speakers Corner.Bayswater and Queensway have plenty of pubs and eateries and are within walkingdistance from the hotel. Lancaster Gate tube station, on the Central Line, isalso nearby, connecting directly to UNESCO world heritage sites such as St.Paul’s Cathedral and the Tower of London. Also from Lancaster Gate it is easyto catch any double decker bus going eastwards to access Marble Arch, OxfordStreet and Oxford Circus, Piccadilly Circus and Tottenham Court Road.
Hyde Park Premier London Paddington

Hyde Park Premier London Paddington

14-16 Craven Hill
W2 3DU

The Hyde Park Premier London Paddington is located in Paddington area, near one of the most important train stations in the city of London. Lancaster Gate underground station is also nearby. From this fabulous location you will be only a few meters away from Hyde Park and the Speakers Corner. Bayswater and Queensway have plenty of pubs and eateries and are within walking distance from the hotel. Also from Lancaster Gate it is easy to catch any double decker bus going eastwards to access Marble Arch, Oxford Street and Oxford Circus, Piccadilly Circus and Tottenham Court Road.
Park Plaza County Hall

Park Plaza County Hall

1 Addington Street
SE1 7RY

The hotel is located right behind Waterloo station on the Southbank of the River Thames, within walking distance of the London Eye, Houses of Parliament/Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Tate Britain Art Gallery, Trafalgar Square and many other London attractions. Waterloo station provides quick and easy access to Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus and Oxford Street. The hotel is within easy reach of a number of main motorways and ring roads.
Hotel Olympia

Hotel Olympia

49 Earls Court Square
sw5 9by

Hotel Olympia is situated in Earls Court Square by Warwick Road. From this location you will have easy access to some of London's major attractions such as Science Museum, Natural History Museum or the Royal Albert Hall. Hyde Park and Kinghtsbridge shooping area are also nearby.Earls Court underground station in less than 5 minutes walking, providing convenient transportation to any corner of the city through the Piccadilly Line and District Line.
Best Western Premier Shaftesbury London Kensington

Best Western Premier Shaftesbury London Kensington

33-35 Hogarth Road
SW5 0QQ

The hotel is conveniently located near Kensington, one of the most exclusive areas in London. Kensington offers visitors many attractions, including Kensington Gardens, where you can find the  Kensington Palace. Next to this location you can pay a visit to the famous Hyde Park. The Science Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum and the National History Museum can all be quickly reached on foot. Furthermore, the Royal Albert Hall is right around the corner of the hotel. The many shops, bars and restaurants of Knightsbridge are all within a short walk, including the internationally renowned department store Harrods.
Hotel Balkan

Hotel Balkan

33 Shepherds Bush Road, Hammersmith
W6 7LU

This hotel is in an excellent location of London and close to major tourist attractions like Hyde Park, Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, Knightsbridge, Oxford Street and Piccadilly Circus in Central London. It has great cinemas, restaurants, clubs, theatres and bars just few minutes walk from it.Not to mention West End theatres, Science Museum, Geological Museum, Natural History Museum, Royal Albert Hall and London Eye and much more within 15-20 minutes of the Hotel. Bus numbers 72 and 94 also stop nearby.