South Kensington is perhaps best known to be the western part of central home to some of the world’s best museums. Indeed its Exhibition road is the location of the National History Museum, Science Museum and Victoria and Albert Museum. South Kensington is also the place for long walks bordered by Hyde Park.
Hyde Park is one of the largest and most famous parks in central London part of the Royal Parks. It is divided in two by the Serpentine and the western extension of the Kensington Gardens is often considered part of the park, although technically separate since 1728.
Top South Kensington
The top 10 attractions in South Kensington include:
- National History Museum
- Science Museum
- Victoria and Albert Museum
- Hyde Park
- Kensington Garden
- Royal College of Music
- Kensington Palace
- Brompton Oratory
- Marble Arch
- Royal Albert Hall
London is well known for the quality and variety of its hotels with some of the world’s most renowned places to stay. The British capital offers a wide array of excellent accommodations from its famous luxury hotels such as the Ritz, Claridges or Dorchester in the heart of London to various budget chain hotels. It also has a multitude of unique boutique hotels for a unforgettable experience.
The following are the top 10 luxury hotels in the heart of London with great deals can be found through our partner site Agoda.
- Dorchester Hotel, Mayfair
- Goring Hotel, Knightsbridge
- Grosvenor House JW Marriott Hotel, Mayfair
- Landmark Hotel, Marylebone
- Lanesborough Hotel, Knightsbridge
- Langham Hotel, Marylebone
- London Marriott County Hall, Waterloo
- Ritz Hotel, Mayfair
- Savoy Hotel, Covent Garden
- Waldorf Hilton Hotel, Covent Garden
A visit to London wouldn’t be the same without experiencing some of the best musical and plays the world has to offers. The following are the top 10 shows all categories, that will guaranteed a very memorable night out.
The top 10 London musicals and plays include :
- Les Misérables
- The Mousetrap
- The Phantom of the Opera
- The 39 Steps
- Mamma Mia!
- Blood Brothers
- Jersey Boys
- Lion King
- Thriller Live
- Billy Elliot
Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap is famous for being the world’s longest play with over 24,000 performances. This murder mystery play was written by famous crime novelist Agatha Christie and first opened in the West End of London in 1952. It has since been running continuously and is definitely one of the best plays the west end has to offer.
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Les Misérables is one of the world’s longest-running musicals receiving over 70 awards since it was first released. The story is based on the famous 1862 novel by Victor Hugo, Les Misérables, about the lives of various characters in the19th century France, most notably the prisoner Jean Valjean. Les Misérables already sold over 50 million tickets worldwide and is definitely worth catching if not done so already.
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The Phantom of the Opera is one of the world’s best known musical. Created by Andrew Lloyd Webber and based on the French novel Le Fantôme de l’Opéra by Gaston Leroux about life beneath the stage of the Paris Opera House. It is famous for being the second-longest-running West End musical with more than 100 million tickets sold worldwide.
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Blood Brothers is a classic musical written by Willy Russell, based on the 1844 novella The Corsican Brothers by Alexandre Dumas about a tale of twins who separated at birth grew up to become very different characters. The current West End revival is one of the longest-running musical productions in history, opening in 1988 West End and still running today. It is often regarded as one of the all time great British musicals, touching various social issues of our time such as inequality and unemployment and should be recommended to everyone.
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The 39 Steps is one of the world’s most famous play, adapted from the 1915 novel by John Buchan and the 1935 film by Alfred Hitchcock. It is the perfect way to have a spectacular and hilarious night out, by enjoying one of Britain’s most spell -binding thrillers.
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The Lion King is a great musical playing in Covent Garden’s West End, based on the famous 1994 Disney animated film and with music by Elton John. It is the perfect treat for kids featuring actors in animal costumes as well as giant, hollow puppets and makes it a unforgettable family night out.
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