When it comes to booking a trip there are a few things you need to make it a good one. I have put together some of my favourite places to visit and I hope you will enjoy what London has to offer.
First things first you need somewhere to stay! There are hundreds of hotels in London and it is difficult to know which one to choose but the most important thing is the location. The Saint Georges Hotel sits on the corner of Langham Place and Regents Street and is slap bang in the heart of the city and has fantastic views.
Saint Georges has 95 bedrooms from standard rooms to superior rooms and suites. They also have a restaurant and bar if you decide to dine in. It is a 5 minute walk from Regents park and is just around the corner from Oxford Circus which is also the closest tube station which leads me on to my next point.
The London Underground can be daunting to anyone who doesn't use it much but it is by far the easiest way to get around the city. I recommend leaving your car at one of the stations on the outskirts such as Edgeware of Stanmore and getting the tube in. You can get a ticket for the day starting from as little as £7 and your car will be left in a secure car park waiting for your return.
The tube allows you to travel quickly around the city as driving can be a real pain especially at busy times, not to mention car park fee's and congestion charges!
You can plan your journey online here.
Places to Eat
This is the part I am always excited about! I love eating out and have my favourite to share with you.
Bodean's do the best Mac'n'Cheese I have ever eaten and have a really great atmosphere, bringing a taste of America to our capital. They have a 'Den' for the children to hang out in before filling their tummy's and Kids eat free between 12-3pm with each full priced adult meal. Don't forget to take plenty of baby wipes though as it will get messy!
There is almost a restaurant on every street in central London and with such a wide range of cuisines to choose from why head out early and go for a wander, you never know what you might find.
There is so much culture in London and so many fantastic places to choose from. Also not all of them have to cost the earth there are plenty of free places to visit too!
Here is a list of my favourite things to do:
Hyde Park, especially when Winter Wonderland is on!
London Zoo - Go and visit baby Francois the Langur monkey who was born just a few weeks ago.
What better way to unwind than with a bit of retail therapy. London contains some of the countries best shops from the famous Harrods to some really quirky boutiques and markets.
Markets - Camden Lock Market with everything from vintage clothing to handmade jewellery and unique artwork. It is full of culture and is a great place to find hidden treasures.
Covent Garden Market is a beacon for all you craft lovers out there.
Borough Market is a gourmet food market and great place to explore for any foodies.
Portabello Road Market has been around since the 1800's. It is most famous for its antiques but sells everything from bread to music.
If markets aren't your thing there are hundreds of luxury stores selling art, jewellery, designer clothing and homewares all across the city. Carnaby Street, Oxford Street and Regents Street are a shopaholics heaven.
London has so much to offer you are bound to find something for everyone. Let me know if you have visited any of the places I have mentioned and I look forward to hearing about your experiences!