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London Attractions & Tourist Information

Our top tips for what to do in London - if you need any further help then feel free to ask our friendly reception team.

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    Buckingham Palace

    Buckingham Palace, SW1A 1AA
    Almost every visitor to London will make a stop to view Buckingham Palace - the official London residence of Her Majesty The Queen, one of the few remaining working palaces in the world today. During the summer months, it is possible to enter to view the state rooms which form the heart of the palace. The state rooms are decorated with some of the palaces greatest treasures - including artwork by Rubens, Canaletto, and Rembrandt. Summer 2013: Open 27 July - 29 September 2013, £19.00 entry. (photograph by Jimmy Harris)
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    Hyde Park

    Hyde Park, London, W2 2UH
    At around 350 acres and with over 4,000 trees Hyde Park is one of the greatest city parks in the world. There is a large lake, ornamental gardens, fountains, play areas, horse riding tracks, cafes and restaurants - take some time out for a picnic lunch in the park and you might forget that you are right in the centre of London. Hyde Park is just a short walk from the hotel (0.25 miles). (photograph by sjiong)
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    British Museum

    Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3DG
    The remarkable collection of the British Museum contains world-famous objects such as the Rosetta Stone, Egyptian mummies, and the Parthenon sculptures, and spans a period of over two million years of human history. With free entrance, this is a must-see London attraction. (photograph by Ian Mutoo)
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    Oxford Street

    Oxford Street, London, W1B 3AG
    Oxford Street is London's world famous shopping street. There is a vast array of shops and restaurants to explore, as well as iconic deparment stores such as Selfridges and John Lewis. (photograph by Arne Byberg)
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    Covent Garden

    Covent Garden tube, Piccadilly line
    Covent Garden is the home of the Royal Opera House and the Royal Ballet, as well as numerous theatres, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs. In the day there is a wealth of shopping opportunities ranging from high street brand names to independent boutiques. The former vegetable market on the piazza has been stylishly converted into restaurants and shops. Take a stroll around the streets surrounding the piazza and you are sure to spot some street theatre or performance. (photograph by budgetplaces)
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    Portobello Market

    Notting Hill Gate, Central line
    Portobello Market is one of the most famous street markets in the world and takes up most of Portobello Road going straight through the heart of Notting Hill, the area made famous by the film of the same name. There are several distinct sections to the market: antiques; fruit and veg; new goods; the fashion market; and second hand goods. There are also numerous shops and cafes along the road where you can take a breather from all the browsing. (photograph by Dominic Simpson)
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    East End Markets

    Liverpool Street Station (central for all)
    Londons East End is home to a number of different markets. The outdoor sunday market at Petticoat Lane boasts more than a thousand stalls and has been operating for over a hundred years. Brick Lane sunday market is also situated nearby. Spitalfields is an indoor market set in a fine Victorian market hall. It is a seven day a week destination that has been redeveloped with lots of bars, shops and cafes - but the market itself is closed on Saturdays. Stalls range from contemporary and vintage fashion, music, jewellery and accessories. Alternatively, head out to Columbia Road on a sunday morning to experience the atmospheric flower market. (photograph by Kyle Taylor)
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    St Pauls Cathedral

    St Paul's Churchyard, London, EC4M 8AD
    Designed by Sir Christopher Wren, St Pauls Cathedral is one of Londons greatest icons. The cathedral is open for sightseeing from Monday to Saturday between 8.30am - 4pm. On Sunday the cathedral is open for worship only. Admission is £15 for adults and £6 for children, and allows entry to the cathedral floor, the crypt and the three galleries in the dome. (photograph by Steve Wilson)
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    Trafalgar Square

    Charing Cross, Northern and Bakerloo lines
    Trafalgar Square is a large public square with fountains and Nelsons Column in the centre. A great spot for people watching, there are often community celebrations or political demonstrations held here. For art lovers, the National Gallery and the National Portrait Gallery are situated on and around Trafalgar Square - where you can see masterpieces by Leonardo da Vinci, Titian, Rubens, and more. (photograph by Mike Fleming)
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    Westminster tube, Jubilee line
    Tourists flock to Westminster to see the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and Westminster Abbey. Visitors can enter the abbey (currently around £18) to explore the pageant of British history displayed inside this historic 700-year-old building. (photograph by Peter Broster)