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02nd May 2019 Kingfisher Visitor Guides

Places to stay in London

Planning a visit to London? You’ve made a good choice as London is where centuries of rich history meet a buzzing, modern metropolis, there is also a fantastic range of hotels and accommodation.

London, the most open, dynamic and vibrant city in the world. Steeped in history and heritage, and yet always cutting edge.

Nowhere else in the world can you experience as much in a day as you can in London; from standing at the place where time begins, to riding the world’s biggest observation wheel, taking in a blockbuster exhibition and indulging yourself at Europe’s longest champagne bar.

Whether you are here to take in a little of London’s culture, theatre, shopping, sporting and music venues, or here on business, there is something for everyone across the city.

We all know that a place to freshen up, relax or rest your head after a long day of city wandering is absolutely essential on any break. And your budget will determine your hotel choices, with top-end luxury on offer as well as fairly-priced options.

Hotel room

There is a great choice of hotels and accommodation in London

Before searching for a hotel, make a quick list of the things that you need to have a good night’s stay. Is it a free breakfast? Is there parking? Do you feel happier in a boutique property or a grand hotel offering the epitome of luxury?

Do you like old-fashioned décor or over-the-top interior design? And are you looking for a relaxing treatment or a state-of the-art gym.

London has hundreds of places to stay and across the city, well-known hotel brands like Hilton and Premier Inn sit alongside luxury and boutique hotels including The Savoy and the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park.

The Savoy Hotel

Located just a three-minute walk from Covent Garden, the historical Savoy Hotel first opened its doors in 1889. With an Art Deco and Edwardian style, get ready to experience world renowned luxury and hospitality in these historical surrounds. Enjoy a meal in ‘Kaspar’s at the Savoy’ with its modern and seasonal menu before retiring to your luxurious room or suite with views of the River Thames.

The Mandarin Oriental

The Mandarin Oriental is one of London’s most celebrated five-star hotels, exuding a contemporary mix of elegance and opulence. The hotel has recently undergone a multi-million-pound renovation – so guests can be certain they will get nothing but the best in these stunning rooms, grounds and spa. Enjoy the experience of a meal at ‘Dinner by Heston Blumenthal’ before retiring to your room, complete with stunning interiors designed by the internationally renowned Joyce Wang and views of the Royal Palace.

London city centre

There’s so much to see and do in London you’ll be spoilt for choice

Something different

And the choice of self-catering is fantastic too, with everything from stunning townhouse properties and gorgeous cottages to converted warehouses and even a superyacht hotel!

Moored on the Royal Victoria Dock, the Sunborn London Yacht Hotel is perfect for those wanting a memorable and luxurious experience. Enjoy views over London and the River Thames from your room before heading to the onboard Lands End Restaurant, serving a menu of the best of British cuisine with Asian and Mediterranean influences.

Whether you stay right in the very heart of the city or outside of the centre, there are lots of accommodation options to choose from. There’s a great choice of facilities too, from WiFi and on-site parking to swimming pools and pet-friendly accommodation.


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