Whether you live in the UK or you’re from the other side of the world, London is one of those destinations that’s a must on anyone’s bucket list. The British capital is a vast, buzzing metropolis and has plenty to offer visitors of all ages - no matter what their budget or whether they travel solo, with the family, as a couple or as a group.
Many of the luxury hotels in London are household names and a stay at one of these iconic properties can make for a truly memorable holiday. There’s no need to avoid the capital, though, if your finances cannot quite stretch to five-star accommodation, because there are also ample budget hotels in London.
London has so much to see. For families, there are plenty of world-class museums that will keep the kids happy, such as the Natural History Museum, which boasts some of the biggest and most rare creatures in the world, while the Science Museum has plenty of interactive displays to get the grey matter ticking.
For older visitors, The Tate Modern, Victoria and Albert Museum and National Portrait Gallery offer the chance to be dazzled by original artworks by Old Masters or more contemporary pieces by modern artists. The beauty of London’s very fine range of museums and galleries is that they are mostly free to enter too - with the odd exception for things like specialist exhibitions.
London also has plenty of paid attractions. Experience spectacular views over the city from the London Eye or The Shard or get up close and personal with famous folk at Madame Tussauds. Big and small kids will love to get behind the scenes of Harry Potter at the Warner Bros Studio Tour, while a visit to Buckingham Palace gives a fascinating glimpse into the lives of the world’s best-known Royal Family.
Hotels in London range from purse-friendly properties near Paddington or Victoria stations to five-star opulence in some of London’s most prestigious districts. Thanks to the fabulous public transport system, getting around this big city is easy and although it has a reputation for being a pricey place to visit, there is still lots to do when you haven’t got too much cash to splash - from museums and galleries to London’s numerous and very stately selection of parks. From a picnic in Hyde Park to a meal out at a Michelin starred restaurant, it's a great place for foodies too.
If you feel like a trip to see the British capital, why not have a look at our range of hotels in London?