London Online Hotel Bookings
Posted by Nick Niesen on October 29th, 2010
As Britain?s largest city and one of Europe?s finest attractions, London is a great destination for a weekend break or a short holiday, and also makes a great base for exploring the rest of the country, thanks to the excellent road, rail, and air transport links it enjoys. It?s also ideally placed for anyone looking at using it as a stopping-off point for short flights over to Amsterdam, Paris, or Brussels. But with so much to see and do in London, you?ll have your hands full.
London is justly famed for its shopping, which is among the best to be found anywhere in the world. From high-end boutiques to famous street markets, London shopping is as varied as you could wish - from the jewellers of Bond Street to the vibrant, lively Carnaby Street, with all manner of discoveries to be made in between. The main shopping areas are around Oxford Street, where you will find Harvey Nichol?s, among many, many others ? and also Knightsbridge, which has a plethora of upmarket shopping options, not least the world-famous Harrods.
For these reasons as well as others, it is best to try and stay as close to the centre of town as possible; London is a big city and getting in and out from the suburbs can be time-consuming. However, like any European capital, the closer to the centre you are, the more expensive accommodations will tend to be. There are genuine bargains to be had, if you are willing to spend a little time shopping around for online hotel bookings, but you should be aware that the standard of budget hotels is extremely variable. London is one of the more expensive cities and prices tend to be accordingly high.
There are any number of attractions in London for all the family, and it is a sensational destination for anyone interested in history. It would be impossible to do justice to the many essential sights that any visitor to London should try and see, but highlights include Buckingham Palace, which is open to visitors during August and September, the Tower of London with its famous Beefeater guards, and London Zoo, widely considered to be among the finest in the world. Other attractions include Madame Tussaud?s, the famous waxworks on Baker Street, Trafalgar Square, the Houses of Parliament, and Big Ben? the choices are endless.
In the evenings, enjoy one of London?s thousands of restaurants, with every kind of food imaginable from the home-grown to the exotic, and catering to all tastes and budgets. London is well known as a meeting-place for cultures from all over the world, and this is reflected in its cuisine ? going out for a curry in Brick Lane is as English as fish and chips. It also boasts some of the finest restaurants in all of Europe, so if fine dining is more your style, then you will be spoilt for choice.
The other great attraction of London nightlife is the West End, with its famous Theatreland, the focus for all manner of plays and shows. The finest actors from all over the world flock to London to tread the boards at one of the famous old theatres like the Old Vic or the Prince of Wales, and West End musicals are noted for their exuberance and originality. Many a hit show started out in this small corner of the capital, so get in there first before the crowds do!
Thanks to online booking services, it?s easier than ever to book a break in London. Online hotel bookings take a lot of the hassle and stress out of organising your trip, and help you plan your journey with complete confidence.
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