Dating back to the Roman period, London (formerly known as Londinium) is the capital of the United Kingdom.
Situated on the banks of the Thames, one of the most popular rivers in the world, it is currently home to some 8.5 million residents with more than 300 different languages spoken across the city. Hotel guests have the opportunity to enjoy a wide variety of major landmarks that are synonymous with this popular travel destination. This includes four office World Heritage sites, namely Kew Garden as well as the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey and Greenwich.
This is home to the iconic Royal Observatory and was the exact location of the foundation for what we know today as Greenwich Mean Time.
In addition to this, guests will be able to take advantage of a host of world renowned landmarks that captures many people’s imaginations. Buckingham Palace in SW1, Victoria, is the main royal residence of HRH Queen Elizabeth II whilst the South Bank offers all the major sites of Westminster not to mention the London Eye.
Other major highlights you should explore range from Piccadilly Circus and Trafalgar Square to the financial district around Canary Wharf, St Paul's Cathedral, Tower Bridge and the newly built Shard. Standing at more than 300 metres high, it is considered to be the tallest building in Europe with an incredible observation deck to match expectations.
If you want to stroll around the many markets on offer then check out Portobello Road Market in Notting Hill and Borough Market close to London Bridge. Offering guests an array of food and artisanal stalls, be prepared to eat and drink your way through the range of cheese, bread, meat, fish and beer stands available.
For those culture vultures among you, London is also home to several museums and galleries including the Tate Modern, Natural History Museum, Science Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, the British Museum near St. Pancras International, the National Gallery, the British Library and many more.
Covent Garden is where you will find the capital’s main theatre district which offers around 40 different West End venues. Known as Theatreland, this is one of the most popular districts across London.
If you are hungry for more, then check out some of the incredible restaurants on offer with numerous Michelin star venues ranging from Gordon Ramsay and Marcus Wareing to the fabulous Le Gavroche and Helene Darroze at the Connaught.
You should also take into account Earls Court with its strong Australian links and of course the Earls Court Exhibition Centre.
As far as hotels in London are concerned, it plays host to some of the most recognisable and quintessential 5 star experiences on the planet. This features Claridges, the Dorchester, The Langham, The Lanesborough and newer London accommodations such as the Ampersand Hotel in beautiful Kensington.
When it comes to transport connections, the capital offers a wide variety of options. This features the biggest city airport system from Heathrow to Gatwick and Luton whilst getting about town is easy.
This is thanks to The London Underground system which is the eldest underground network there has ever been created. St Pancras International is the main hub for trains where you can access a range of national services and travel to several top European destinations such as Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam.