Popular London Attractions
If you find yourself in London with a few spare hours on your hands, there are plenty of places which will take your interest. When you stay at our luxury London hotel there is a range of different facilities and activities to keep you occupied. Take advantage of one of our exclusive ESPA treatments or relax in our award winning bar. Enjoy a spot of London brunch to help you face the rest of the day, or simply chill out in the privacy of your large hotel room. As you can see, there are many options available when you want to stay inside the walls of our hotel, but if you want to do a bit of sight seeing here are some locations that you do not want to miss.
Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament
Although the Big Ben clock has been officially renamed as the Queen Elizabeth Tower, the Big Ben name is what identifies it to millions of people all over the world. Listen to the chimes of the clock whilst walking along the banks of the River Thames that it sits next to. Get close to the major seats of power within the United Kingdom by walking through Westminster and seeing the Houses of Parliament up close. Tours and places in the public galleries to watch debates are available, but these are only advisable if you have a few hours to spare.
Quite possibly one of the most renowned zoos if the world, this is a great place to visit if you are travelling with children. We have a number of family rooms available in our 5 star hotel, and are used to directing parents and relatives towards the most exciting places to visit with their children. Marvel at the range of species and animals kept in the zoo, and be careful not to get splashed when it is time for the penguins to be fed!
The National Portrait Gallery
For those of you who appreciate the finer arts in life, a trip to the National Portrait Gallery may be right up your street. The Gallery is home to the first ever official portrait of the Duchess of Cambridge Catherine, wife of the Duke of Cambridge Prince William, and is sure to attract huge visitor numbers over the upcoming year. With portraits of famous figures which date from centuries back in locations all over the world, you can spend as long or as little an amount of time as you want in this gallery as it is free to enter.
The Tower of London
London’s history streaks back for more than a millennia, and nothing illustrates this better than the Tower of London. Say hello to the Queen’s Beefeater guards as you walk through the gates and imagine all the poor souls who were imprisoned and lost their lives here in years gone by. This is also the venue where you can take a look at the authentic display of the monarchy’s Crown Jewels.