The hotel room is spacious and clean. The bathroom very clean and spacious. Also a kettle and some coffee and tea, which is very useful when you arrive late at night or early in the morning.
Good advice on the local area and places to eat and drink. Room was much bigger than any I have stayed in before in London in the same price bracket. I will stay again at this hotel.
Theatres, restaurants, shops, bars, cafes and most of London's major attractions within walking distance. Hotel is superb, staff are wonderful,location is fantastic close to theatres and attractions would recommend it to everyone.
Rooms feature modern, classical interiors, which create a sense of space and light with the added benefit of complimentary wireless internet access throughout the hotel. Larger deluxe rooms include upgraded amenities, such as extra work space and seating area.
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Bed and Breakfast in London is as varied as can be, from a small single room b&b located inside the home of a couple that are supplementing their income by letting out their spare room, to the medium sized bed and breakfasts that have 3 or 4 double rooms with en-suite to let, still within a family home environment but the emphasis is more business-like and usually this will be the lady of the house sole responsibility and income. Finally London Hotels which offer bed and breakfast on a nightly basis. usually these are the most expensive option but do offer a better standard of accommodation and the hotelier must provide a restaurant.
Cheap London Hotels Many of our London hotels are centred around the city of London, although if you are looking for a Hotel in London these can be rather expensive. Typical London hotels would cost between £150.00 per night up to £600.00 per night depending upon the Hotel and the season. You will find our rates to be much more affordable because we are located just outside of the metropolis in Finchley which provides an excellent network of transportation on our doorstep in which you can visit all of London's many attractions. Accommodation in London No matter where you stay in London, you will not be near all of it's attractions because there are so MANY and are so diverse, both in nature and by location. We are open 365 days a year. We offer single, twin, double, triple & family rooms. The majority of which all feature en-suite. All rooms are clean, comfortable and centrally heated with a constant supply of Hot Water. Free Parking at our London Guest House: In our very large car park and suitable for coaches. Leave your car here while you shop in Town or visit London's many attractions. Great transport links are literally just around the corner. North London bed and breakfast is pleased to welcome business persons, visitors to London from within the UK and tourists from around the world. We are only four minutes walk away from Finchley Central Station, a five minute walk away from West Finchley Underground station and twenty minutes by underground to the attractions of London's West End and the City. We are a short distance from Wembley stadium and Alexandra Palace. The North London Arts Depot only ten minutes away by bus. Our cheap hotels in Finchley London, also within easy reach of the A1, M1, M25 and A406. Finchley is forty minutes away from Heathrow Airport, forty minutes from Luton Airport, 50 minutes from Stanstead Airport. Within easy reach of our London Bed and Breakfast accommodation, guests will find a wide choice of high quality local restaurants and traditional English pubs. If you are looking for a cheap London Hotel offering London Bed and Breakfast accommodation at affordable rates, please look no further.
Best Restaurants in London include, Rock Star Sushi Bar, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, Le Gavroche, Il Guscio Highbury, Wolkite Kitfo, Sunday Champagne Brunch at The Landmark London, The Foyer At Claridge's, Saporia, Valentino's and Alexander The Great are just some of the more than 17 thousand London Restaurants.
London has a vibrant club scene which puts the city on the map as cool central. Clubs like Studio 338, XOYO, Ministry of Sound, Egg London, Fabric and Oval Space are some of the biggest and best places to party. For those who prefer a more intimate experience the DJ bars such as 64th and Social, The Alibi, The Alley Cat, The Charterhouse, The Hoxton Pony and sooo many more are where it’s at. Find out what’s on in London, all the best places to go, and where to hang out if you want to party from dusk till dawn.
Stay at our Hotel and visit London: Big Ben - Buckingham Palace - British Museum - Covent Garden - Globe William Shakespeare theatre - Hampton Court Palace - Harrods of Knightsbridge - Hayward Gallery - Houses of Parliament - Imperial War Museum - London Dungeon - Madame Tussauds - National Gallery London - National Maritime Museum - Natural History Museum - Nelsons Column - Planetarium - The Queen - British monarchy - Royal Academy of Arts - Science Museum - Selfridges in Oxford Street - St Paul's Cathedral - Tate Gallery - Tate Modern - Tower Bridge - Tower of London - Trafalgar Square - Victoria and Albert Museum - Wallace Collection - West End Shows & Theatres - Westminster Abbey - Finchley North London. Savings for the whole family with The London Pass. Just show your Pass and get FREE entry to top attractions such as Tower of London, St. Paul's Cathedral, London Aquarium, Windsor Castle, London Zoo, Saatchi Gallery, London Dungeons, Open-top buses. Get your London Pass - and start saving!
London attracts 30 million international visitors per year, making it the world's most visited in terms of international visits.
Economics of tourism in London
The Government Office for London states that tourism revenues constitute 10 per cent of London's gross value added and contributes to the employment of up to 13 per cent of London's workforce. According to the London Development Agency, visitors to London spend around £15million each year.
Although London is a beautiful city with many indoor attractions, it is sometimes rainy or cold during the autumn and winter months (October to April). In summer the average high temperatures are around 23°C (73°F). Winter months are cold with highs around 7°C (45°F). September and October are especially wet and rainy.
Places to stay
Since London is a big city and tourist destination there are many places for someone to stay during their trip. There are many hotels (luxury and tourist), Bed and Breakfast hotels and flats (hotels apartments). Many of these accommodations are located within walking distance of many tourist attractions. Prices vary depending on the type of hotel you choose. Luxury and tourist hotels tend to be more expensive. Bed and Breakfast homes are usually on the more affordable side and include breakfast in the morning. Flats are apartments rented out to tourists. These are ideal for stays longer than one week in length.
Tourists consulting a map near St Paul's Cathedral. These maps are placed at a number of locations in the city of London, to assist in navigating the often confusing streets, lanes and alleys.
There are many ways to move around the city of London, such as walking or taking the Tube (the subway) or bus. Many of London's attractions are within walking distance of each other. Obtain a good tourist map or guide book to see which can be managed on foot. These will also have an Underground map.
The London Underground is a popular way to travel around London. It is considered the easiest and quickest way to move around. The Underground has 12 lines that run from Monday to Saturday between the hours of 5 am to midnight. Although it also runs on Sunday, the hours of operation are reduced.
Another very popular way to move about the city is to take the bus. This mode of transportation provides 24-hour service all week. Some buses even offer tours to point out historical landmarks and tourist attractions. Taking the bus requires that you have already purchased a ticket. These are easy to obtain at any ticket machine near major stops. Prices of a bus pass vary depending on the number of days with a one-day pass at £3.80 and a weekly pass at £13.80.
There are also open-top tourist buses where you can buy an all-day ticket and get on and off the bus at various tourist attractions of your choice. Alternatively, you can stay on the bus and enjoy the guided tour. These buses can be found in Tavistock Square, half-way between the British Museum and the British Library.
There are two types of prepaid tickets used for various modes of transportation around the city. The first type of ticket is the contactless smartcard- the Oyster Card. The holder loads the card with credit which can then be used to ride on the Underground, bus, tramlink and most National Rail Service lines. These tickets are can be used at anytime, but are charged differently depending on peak and off-peak times. Daytime off-peak and reduced fares on the Tube are from 9.30am to 4.00pm and after 7pm Monday to Friday.
Peak Price: £2.70
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Fares have been updated on 2nd January 2012.
The second type of ticket is the Travel Card. This allows for the same travel privileges as the Oyster Card but includes all National Rail Service lines (but not Heathrow Express). The prices of the tickets are shown below.
Note however that the Oyster Card fare is "capped" each day, depending on where and how it is used, so that you will never pay more than if you buy a TravelCard. For details of the cap that will apply, see the Transport for London website www.tfl.gov.uk The cap is lowest if you only ride buses, and highest if you also use tube or rail services, travel into more than one zone, and travel before 930 in the morning. As a general rule, if you make more than two rail trips in a day, additional rail trips and bus trips are usually "free".
London is home to many tourist attractions that are known worldwide. Some of the most popular include the many museums located in the city, many of which offer free entry. The British Museum holds seven million exhibits that not only have to do with London, but Ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome, etc. Popular exhibits include the Elgin Marbles, the Rosetta Stone, 'Ginger', the world's oldest mummy, Lindow Man, etc. The British Museum is open seven days a week and is free.
The British Library holds many literary exhibits and displays the original manuscripts of such classics as Alice in Wonderland, the notebook of Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte's manuscript of Jane Eyre, Oscar Wilde's The Ballad of Reading Gaol, Magna Carta, a Gutenberg Bible, Codex Sinaiticus, the autograph of William Shakespeare, original music scores by Arthur Sullivan, Handel and Beethoven in a permanent exhibition of over 200 exhibits in The Sir John Ritblat Gallery. This gallery is open to the public seven days a week and is free.
The Victoria and Albert Museum in Kensington is the world's largest museum of decorative arts and design, housing a permanent collection of over 4.5 million objects. Named after Prince Albert and Queen Victoria, the museum was founded in 1852, and has since grown to now cover some 12.5 acres (0.05 km2) and 145 galleries. Its collection spans 5000 years of art, from ancient times to the present day, in virtually every medium, from the cultures of Europe, North America, Asia and North Africa. Admission is also free.
There are also historic or cultural attractions, the most popular of which include Buckingham Palace. This royal palace is still in use today. Here, visitors (approximately 15 million tourists every year) can witness the "Changing of the Guard" when a member of the royal family is in residence. During the summer months, some rooms are open to the public for tours. Other sights include The Tower of London, an historic royal fortress that holds the Crown Jewels of England. Nearby is the famous Tower Bridge, which is often mistaken by tourists for London Bridge.
Other attractions include Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, London Eye, London Zoo, the Natural History Museum, the Globe Theatre, the London Bridge Experience, the Charles Dickens Museum and Madame Tussauds. There are many more attractions in the city itself, and in the surrounding areas. It is recommended that the visitor buy a good guide book to London and plan what he or she wants to see in advance. The larger museums, such as the British Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum will take several days to get around. It is best to select a few objects that one particularly wants to see and concentrate on them.
London's West End is the city's theatre district. Here the latest stage shows and musicals can be seen. However, these are usually very popular and it is advised to book your tickets as far in advance as possible. All London's theatres have their own websites for booking tickets. These can be picked up at the Box Office on the day or sent by post.
Outer London is very accessible from Central London by London Underground, London Buses, or London Taxi. Chessington World Of Adventures is a theme park within the Greater London boundary.
Outer London offers attractions such as farms, golf courses, horse riding, theatres such as Rose Theatre, Kingston, Hampton Court Palace, and attractions similar to those in Central London such as museums and gardens, but not as high capacity. Other major shopping destinations in outer London include Kingston Upon Thames and Croydon. With Kingston 2nd to West End shopping and Croydon at 3rd. But with Kingston's setting next to the River Thames and Hampton Court Palace it can be a more desirable, historical shopping destination compared to other areas
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