You have arrived in London, ready to explore a city spanning thousands of years in the making. In case you wonder where to start, we have made it easy for you and created a local checklist all within 15 minute’s walking distance of the hotel. It’s time to get your camera ready to go!
Covent Garden is one of London’s most well-known world-class shopping and dining destinations. Whether you are into fashion, food, or theatre plays, Covent Garden covers it all! It provides a great link into the London West End and the excitement of the opera and theatreland as well as both high street fashion stores and independent boutiques. Don’t miss the extensive range of restaurants, pubs and cafes scattered around the street performer frequented area.
Seven Dials Market
Calling all foodies at the Seven Dials Market, a large indoor arcadia located at the very heart of London’s West End. Bringing you the taste and experience of independent London with 2 bars and 11 juicy micro-restaurants. Open 7 days a week, this food court run by street food connoisseur Kerb offers plenty of flavours to explore.
Location: Earlham Street, London WC2H 9LX
Enjoy the beating heart of the city at this pedestrianised square in the West End of London. For nearly 400 years, Leicester Square has always been a space for the public. Throughout the 20th century the area became known for its audacious casinos, grand theatres, and music entertainment venues. Nowadays, the square and surrounding area welcomes over 2.5 million visitors each week to experience some of the best shows, largest children’s stores and the glamour of the greatest casinos, clubs, and restaurants.
The British Museum is the world’s oldest national public museum since it opened its doors in 1759. It was the first national museum to cover all fields of human knowledge, open to visitors from across the world. Plan your visit to discover two million years of human history, art and culture, or pop in frequently during your stay as it is free to visit and there is plenty to explore!
Location: Great Russell St, London WC1B 3DG
National Gallery at Trafalgar Square
Discover the story of European art at the National Gallery. Founded in 1824, it houses a collection of over 2,300 paintings dating from the mid-13th century to 1900. The art collection belongs to the public and the gallery is therefore free to visit! Take your time here and admire the inspiring works from Botticelli, Michelangelo Rembrandt, Leonardo da Vinci and Van Gogh.
Location: Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN
River Thames & London Eye
Stroll south towards the Thames, take a walk along the river on London’s Northbank and admire the view on the London Eye across the river. Also called the Millennium Wheel, it is Europe’s tallest cantilevered observation wheel and is, with over 3 million visitors annually, the most popular paid tourist attraction in the United Kingdom.
Location: Riverside Building, County Hall, London SE1 7PB