0.9 miles from city centre
The glamorous residents of Mayfair have money to burn. Come and ogle at their sprawling mansions, exclusive shops, auction houses and rarefied art galleries. If a bespoke suit from Savile Row doesn't tempt you, survey the fine Victorian architecture around the garden squares or the intricate design of the Royal Arcade.
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2.8 miles from city centre
Kensington is a mix of residential and commercial areas that ooze class. Stretching from Old Brompton Road to Kensington High Street, you’ll find bistros, cafés and boutiques galore. Stop to admire Kensington Palace, or visit the nearby Victoria and Albert and Natural History Museums. The streets around Holland Park are perfect for walking.
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0.4 miles from city centre
The ornamental pineapples adorning the market’s lamps are a reminder of the fruit and vegetable stalls that once occupied Covent Garden, an important centre for London’s vibrant creative arts scene. See the 17th-century St Paul’s Church or explore the boutiques that line the alleys. Parisian-style cafés with terraces adorn the street corners.
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1.1 miles from city centre
Westminster, home to some of London's best-known landmarks and the seat of government. Slip through the shadows of history at The Houses of Parliament and Trafalgar Square with the bells of Big Ben marking the passage of time. Stroll past Whitehall to Downing Street (the Prime Minister's official home and office) and on to Buckingham Palace.
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0.2 miles from city centre
St James's is a sophisticated neighbourhood filled with mature parks, galleries and high-end restaurants. Edged by Buckingham Palace, Green Park, Trafalgar Square and Piccadilly Circus, St James's plays host to a range of cultural and artistic events throughout the year including London Fashion Week. Head to Jermyn Street for luxury shopping.
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1.6 miles from city centre
Lined with beautiful Victorian terraces, the traditional streets of Marylebone contain acres of parks and garden. Amateur sleuths shouldn’t miss Sherlock Holmes’ legendary residence at 221b Baker Street. You’ll spot the beautiful, circular All Souls Church with its striking conical tower. From here, wander towards Bond Street’s upmarket shops.
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1.7 miles from city centre
Knightsbridge is a honeypot for wealthy shoppers - and the postcode of choice for the even wealthier. Harrods is the centrepiece, a unique department store with five acres of shopping. The nearby Harvey Nichols food court is legendary for its gourmet delights. The park behind The Brompton Oratory provides an oasis among the stucco-fronted edifices.
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1.4 miles from city centre
This is one of the world's most elegant - and wealthy - residential neighbourhoods. Belgravia’s palatial Georgian-style houses are peppered with delightful garden squares, including Belgrave Square and Eaton Square. Elizabeth Street holds a number of quirky delights, like stationers, luxury chocolatiers, bakeries and antique shops.
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London's inherent uniqueness and mix of cultures have made it one of the most visited cities in the world. Its diverse bundle of boroughs are often like mini cities in their own right, with each one offering something different to the last.
London's iconic skyline is an eclectic combination of instantly recognisable landmarks, from the historic Tower of London to the ultra-modern skyscrapers of The Shard and 20 Fenchurch (better known as 'The Walkie-Talkie'). A walk through the ‘Square Mile’ immerses you in the original Roman settlement, with parts of the ancient defensive wall still visible. You'll also find some of the London's cosiest (and oldest) pubs around there, such as Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese, a former haunt of Charles Dickens and Mark Twain.
For lovers of the arts, look no further than the world-class theatres of London's West End and the live music venues of Camden, Soho and Shoreditch. You'll also find endless galleries and museums dotted around, such as the free-to-visit British Museum, Natural History Museum and the National Gallery.
Amongst all the impressive architecture and endless points of interest, it's easy to forget how green London is. 47% of the city is made up of public green space, including 3,000 parks. The most popular spots include Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens and Green Park, but it's worth venturing out to places like Richmond where you can walk amongst roaming wild deer.
London is served by several major airports, including Heathrow, Gatwick, City, Stansted, Luton and Southend. Travel is made easy by the extensive public transport links, as well as private coach services.
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|Most popular time to visit||October–December|
|Cheapest time to visit||May–July|
|Average weekend price||£119 per night|
|Average weekday price||£109 per night|
|Typical stay||2 nights|
I had n so did your counter staff had trouble accessing British Airways to change my date of departure, and then BA did not send me an email with confirmation of change of my new flight after more than one n a half working days. The Post Office staff along Farringdon Rd was not courteous and friendly. Wifi is slow to connect and not stable.
Museums, shops , galleries quiet due to covid. Although it is also sad to see London so quiet. It was like visiting on a Boxing Day or ?? Easy. Lots of place s are closed but still some great restaurants open and you need to book all visits to museums or galleries but that means they are so quiet.We visited the Imperial war museum and national gallery. We had breakfast on the 40 th floor in the city - At the duck and waffle . Dinner in delicious Bali Bali on Shaftesbury Avenue. Fab Indonesian, Thai and Malaysian food. Loved Sartori Italian Leicester Square and hotel chocolat for great deals and ice creams . Loved it all. Perfect trip for my 12 year old daughter - a bit of everything. No theatres this time sadly due to covid.
Currently if you are planning on visiting London, in my opinion - Don't wait till the Covid Chaos is over with. To get the best out of the city you need to book everything ahead of time and then there is the chance that things get cancelled at the last minute - as happened to us. We will visit again... sometime but will be waiting till we can be more spontaneous and able to visit a pub or restaurant as we are passing and not have to find a relevant app and pre-book.
There was nothing that we didn’t like about London while being on this trip! While currently still being in a pandemic, there are lots of things still to do! As along long as you abide by the government guidelines and the law! We have a long weekend their filled with many different things for us to do !!! We could of stayed longer! As we were having such a blast!
We went to the shard for dinner, would highly recommend.A trip to the sky garden is a must (although drinks are very expensive) the view across London was fantastic .The Hilton at Tower Bridge was a very nice friendly hotel, especially the bar staff although we had the same breakfast twice each time was a different price
I actually enjoyed London more due to it being oddly quiet. I usually struggle with crowds and so the Covid situation has been almost a relief for me. There seems to be a return to good customer service which is refreshing after years of people not catering weather you spend your money or not. The only down side is the lack of theatre it’s always a highlight of a trip to London to take in a show.
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