May 24, 2019 - May 25, 2019
2 guests - 1 room
Everyone's familiar with London as the baroque and bubbly hub of England. The river Thames snakes through London within the southern United Kingdom, making the world's top tourist destination especially beautiful. London is the gateway to Europe, and one of the world's most influential and most internationalized cities. No matter your nationality, London has a tourist destination for any and every possible interest, be it food, art, history, science, or culture.
Tourists from all over the world flock to London, and it's common to walk down the street without hearing the same language spoken twice. It's rainy quite frequently in London, but a strong subway system known as the Underground and stellar sites like Trafalgar Square and Big Ben keep tourists flowing through the streets without complaint. For a tour of proper pomp and circumstance, Buckingham Palace is sure to please.
London is a massive megalopolis with a galaxy of hotels to boot. There's hundreds of different ways to book a hotel in London, but Skyscanner is the best. You'll be able to define exactly what you want from a hotel room and filter through all of the rooms in London that meet your price range and aesthetic sense.
Hotels in London can get quite expensive in the most touristy areas, and don't get much cheaper elsewhere. You'll pay the most in Westminster, South Kensington, Canary Wharf, and the City of London. The farther away from Kensington that you get, the lower the prices will be. If you're looking for a cheaper option, look for a hotel in Hounslow, Loughton, or Sanderstead.
Yes! There are quite a few hotels located around the Buckingham Palace Garden in Westminster. Most of the hotels are expensive, upscale, and with small rooms but deeply enthusiastic service staff. If you're lucky and willing to drop a pretty penny, you'll be rewarded with a view of the garden's high walls from your hotel room. Buckingham Palace is surrounded by Underground stations and bus stops, so you won't have any trouble getting to or from your hotel.
London is home to the highest number of ultra-high net worth individuals per capita of any city, so finding luxury hotels isn't difficult. There's an abundance of fancy hotels along the Thames, and you'll even be able to find a few hotels inside of the high powered financial district of London called the City of London. Likewise, the moneyed Canary Wharf is a veritable smorgasbord of luxury hotels--boutique or otherwise.
Personally, I didn't feel very safe walking around London, but this might be due to the fact that I was there late at night trying to find a hostel. The area alongside the river is very pretty but apart from that I didn't feel as though the city was very exciting or hosted anything particularly special. The city was super expensive when compared to other UK cities and I felt as though it wasn't worth my money when I could have travelled to other cities in the British Isles (Manchester, Glasgow, Belfast) and experienced even more culture.
I absolutely loved London, so many places to visit, I'm sure I'll get around to visiting them all one day.
London is classic city and a truly global one. Come to get a taste of all things British, while also engaging with the many cultures that thrive in the massive and interesting capital.
Awesome place to roam eat and enjoy the sites! Bring umbrella and comfortable shoes and have fun!