South Bank

South Bank is the increasingly popular area south of the river Thames.  It is the ideal place for long walks with amazing views, starting from the London Eye, one of the most iconic sites of central London and moving east to the Tower Bridge another landmark of the capital.  In between are all sorts of attractions to be discovered including the London Aquarium, the Tate Modern and the Shakespeare’s Globe.
The South Bank area covers the South London Boroughs of Lambeth as well as Southwark.  This vast central region is bordered by the Thames River to the North and West side, Tower Bridge and Bridge Road to the East and Elephant and Castle as well as Bermondsey to the South.

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The top 10 attractions in the South Bank include:

  1. London Eye
  2. Tate Modern
  3. Tower  Bridge
  4. London Dungeon
  5. London Aquarium
  6. Shakespeare’s Globe
  7. HMS Belfast
  8. Imperial War Museum
  9. Royal National Theatre
  10. Clink Prison Museum

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City of London

The City is London’s main financial district and remains until this day a driving force in the British economy.  It is considered the historic core of London as it was built on the site of the original Roman settlement.  It is also referred as the Square Mile as its area is just over one square mile.  It is mainly a business district as few residents have lived there since the 19th century.  It’s most famous attraction is the Tower of London one of the most remarkable historic sites in the capital as well as the St Paul Cathedral one of the most iconic landmarks of the city.  More recent building such as the Swiss Re Tower often referred to as the Gherkin are becoming the new symbol of this finance capital.

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The top 10 attractions in the City include:

  1. Tower of London
  2. Tower Bridge
  3. St Paul Cathedrals
  4. Museum of London
  5. Bank of England Museum
  6. Guildhall
  7. St-Katharine’s Dock
  8. All Hallows by the Tower
  9. St Dunstan’s Hill
  10. Re Tower

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Holborn

Holborn is a Central London area famous for its law inns.  It is situated between Covent Garden on the west and the City in the East and is named after Holborn street one of the area’s principal east-west artery, running from St Giles’s High Street to Gray’s Inn Road to Holborn Viaduct. Holborn was once famous for its journalistic profession as the first press to be setup in London was on Fleet Street, but is now mostly famous for legal professions.

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The top 10 attractions in Holborn  include:

  1. Lincoln’s Inn
  2. Lincoln’s Inn Fields
  3. Sir John Soane’s Museum
  4. London Silver Vaults
  5. Staple Inn
  6. High Holborn and Holborn Circus
  7. St Etheldreda’s Chapel
  8. Holborn Viaduct
  9. Fleet Street
  10. Temple bar memorial

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Bloomsbury

The Bloomsbury area in central London is perhaps mostly famous for being home to one of the world’s most popular and biggest museum, the British Museum.  Indeed it has more than 5 million visitors a year and no less than 6 millions artefacts to be discovered.   Bloomsbury  is also home to various garden squares such as the Russell square surrounded with plenty of 17th and 18th century buildings.  The area is often the starting point to many visitors from continental Europe, with the Eurostar and the international St-Pancras station on the north east corner.

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The top 10 attractions in Bloomsbury include:

  1. British Museum
  2. British Library
  3. Russell Square
  4. University College London
  5. St-Pancras station
  6. Charles Dickens Museum
  7. St-Pancras Parish Church
  8. Tavistock Square
  9. Tottenham Court Road
  10. Pied a Terre Restaurant

Kensington

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.

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The top 10 attractions in South Kensington include:

  1. National History Museum
  2. Science Museum
  3. Victoria and Albert Museum
  4. Hyde Park
  5. Kensington Garden
  6. Royal College of Music
  7. Kensington Palace
  8. Brompton Oratory
  9. Marble Arch
  10. Royal Albert Hall

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Top London Luxury Hotels

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.

  1. Dorchester Hotel, Mayfair
  2. Goring Hotel, Knightsbridge
  3. Grosvenor House JW Marriott Hotel, Mayfair
  4. Landmark Hotel, Marylebone
  5. Lanesborough Hotel, Knightsbridge
  6. Langham Hotel, Marylebone
  7. London Marriott County Hall, Waterloo
  8. Ritz Hotel, Mayfair
  9. Savoy Hotel, Covent Garden
  10. Waldorf Hilton Hotel, Covent Garden

West End Shows

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 :

  1. Les Misérables
  2. The Mousetrap
  3. The Phantom of the Opera
  4. The 39 Steps
  5. Mamma Mia!
  6. Blood Brothers
  7. Jersey Boys
  8. Lion King
  9. Thriller Live
  10. Billy Elliot

The Mousetrap

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

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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