Visiting London

A fascinating city crammed with attractions and brimming with energy

A centre of commerce and culture for over two thousand years this city probably offers more in the way of attractions, history and excitement than any other spot on the entire planet – and our six properties are right at the heart of the action. 

Heaven for shopaholics

From Harrods to Harvey Nichols and Fortnum & Mason’s to Liberty’s, the capital is awash with iconic stores.  Then there are the glittering boutiques along legendary Bond Street, South Moulton Street, Piccadilly, Savile Row, Burlington Arcade and King’s Road – not to mention world famous Oxford Street, Regents Street and Covent Garden.   

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Gorgeous parks and the mighty Thames

London is blessed with an abundance of open spaces - Green Park, St James’s Park and Hyde Park and Regent’s Park, home to London Zoo.  The mighty river Thames runs through the middle and you can take a leisurely boat trip past the Tower of London, the London Eye, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and Tower Bridge.

A city of landmarks

London has more famous sights crammed into it than any other city – Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, St Pauls, Westminster Abbey, Kensington Palace, to me but a few. 

Amazing museums and galleries

The British Museum, the Victoria & Albert, The Science Museum, The Natural History Museum, The Imperial War Museum, The National Maritime Museum, The Museum of London, The Museum of Docklands, The National Gallery, The National Portrait Gallery, Tate Britain, Tate Modern, The Royal Academy, The Courtauld Institute, The Horniman Museum, The Soane Museum, Madame Tussauds, Kensington Palace, Hampton Court, The Queen’s Gallery…the list is truly endless!

Nightlife in abundance

London’s Theatreland, centred around Piccadilly Circus, Shaftesbury Avenue and Leicester Square, boasts enough famous theatres and shows to rival Broadway. The buzzing West End is crammed with superb restaurants, bars, clubs and traditional English pubs.  Soho, Mayfair and Covent Garden are especially lively but all of central London is full of energy and excitement after dark.

Lesser known London

The city has had an incredibly long and turbulent past, with more than its fair share of fascinating nooks, crannies and curiosities – from the home of Charles Dickens to the remains of the Roman city walls and from its famous street markets to its secret gardens.  As Dr Johnson famously remarked “The man who is tired of London is tired of life”.