A Visit to London, The Global City

London, capital city of England, leading global city with it’s history going back to the Romans who founded it and named it Londinium. London is a leading global city and rich in the arts, commerce, fashion, education and finance. Heathrow, London’s main airport, brings more international visitors to the city making London the most visited city in the world. You may be one of the many millions of tourists coming to this metropolis for shopping or to visit the theatre.

See the sights.

Jump on one of the unique to London red double decker buses and go on one of the many tours available and see all of the hundreds of sights to be seen. The original sightseeing tours have 3 main sightseeing routes with over 80 stops. Choose whether to buy a 24 hour ticket and combine your day by foot, boat and on the top deck of the famous red double deckers. The view from up there is incomparable with loads of photo opportunities.

Take pics of Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, the Palace of Westminster and the Abbey,and Tower Bridge.

Less historical sights include the London Eye, the Gherkin, Trafalgar Square with Nelson’s Column and beautiful fountains,

Picadilly square always in a hurry and surrounded with shopping malls and boutiques.

Some tours include free cruise passes for a trip on the river Thames.

The sights are seen from a different perspective. Most of the boats are wheelchair friendly and all-weather boats provide open or covered deck areas.

The commentary on most trips have a wide choice of languages so cater for almost everyone.

Visit Madame Taussauds and the scary London dungeon, wander around the Kew gardens or visit some of the many Museums and Art galleries.

London Hotels are many and varied.

One can be found to suit every ones pocket.

Categories include:

Bed and Breakfast Budget accommodation usually self rated 1 or 2 star.

Budget Hotels Low rates 2 or 3 star B&B type hotels

Cheap Hotels Better than budget 3 star hotels

Discount Hotels Unbeatable prices in some of the top London hotels

Central London Hotels As it says in the central of London

Family Hotels Caters for families ( not all London hotels do) with family rooms

Business Hotels Ideally furnished with all business needs, internet, meeting rooms and presentation materials

Luxury Hotels 4 or 5 star first class exceptional facilities, conference services, unique dining with a range of en-suit rooms and suites.

Boutique Hotels 4 or 5 star offer modern facilities.

Business Hotels Ideally furnished with all business needs, internet, meeting rooms and presentation materials

Luxury Hotels 4 or 5 star first class exceptional facilities, conference services, unique dining with a range of en-suit rooms and suites.

Boutique Hotels 4 or 5 star offer modern facilities.

A few suggestions:

It has to be the best, The Ritz London, the benchmark for other luxury hotels.

Closest to the Palace, The Rubens at the Palace, overlooking the Royal Mews

Close to the theatres, The Cheshire Hotel, central for the shopping

Close to the parks, The Windsor House hotel, B&B secure garden for the kids

Close to Victoria, Hotel 41, 21st century business technology with club like feel

Close to a coffee shop, Hostel 639, mixed, male or female dorms, clean and cheap.

One of the main reason to come to London is shopping.

There are over 30,000 shops to browse around in London, from boutiques to music, books and antiques, fabulous fashion to wacky looks, sporting or toys and hobbies, huge department stores and shopping malls or the cheap and cheerful bazaars.

They are all there to be found.

* Oxford Street
* Carnaby Street
* Regent Street
* Portobello road
* Notting Hill
* Kings Road
* Chelsea
* Covent Garden
* Soho
* Chinatown
* Islington
* Camden
* Picadilly

After that busy, exhausting day of shopping, time to relax.

A visit to a Westend Theatre is a must when you visit London and the choice for a visit to the Theatre is vast.

There are around 50 Westend Theatres and hundreds of shows or musicals to pick from.

  • We Will Rock You, the Queen musical,
  • The Tempest a bit of Shakespeare,
  • The Lion In Winter,
  • Shrek,
  • The Wizard of Oz,
  • Driving Miss Daisy,
  • Les Miserables,
  • Chicago
  • and the longest running of all The Mousetrap (opened in 1952!!).

Plus many more.

London hosted the Olympic games in 1908 and 1948 and are to hold them for a third time in July and August 2012 followed by the Paralympic games later in August and September.

Tickets are already on sale for these.

Some London Hotels are offering special deals for these sporting events.

Many more excursions and tours, places of interest both historical or entertaining can be found in this huge city and finding them will be part of the adventure of your London trip.