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Make Your Trip Successful by Booking Perfect Hotels and Lodge in London
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  • September 8th, 2020
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Make Your Trip Successful by Booking Perfect Hotels and Lodge in London

The capital of Britain offers the most scintillating experience to travellers and tourists who set foot in the city. A brilliant blend of history, architecture, culture, and modernism, London is one of the best places to visit in the entire UK. Tourists who have gone around various parts of the UK have often mentioned London as “exceptional” and also that there is no place quite like London. From accommodations in London that are extremely lavish and versatile to some of the most historical destinations and sightseeing opportunities, the city of London offers the perfect blend of culture and compelling modernism. 

London: UK’s favourite holiday destination

Whatever you need on a family or solo vacation, or on a weekend getaway with your friends, you’ll most probably find it in London. For people who have never visited the city, take it from me, it is one of the most unique travelling experiences you can ever have in your entire lifetime.

The city has a profound sense of culture and historic attachment – sightseeing highlights the history embedded deep into the city. You can witness the fabulous music and art scene in London and also access some of the most modern and world-class accommodations in London. The city also offers some truly fascinating entertainment facilities including top of the line restaurants and bars. Be it a tasty or romantic dinner, or dancing the night away with your friends at a nightclub, London will surely not disappoint you while you are on your getaway. 

If you are planning a trip to the city anytime soon, in this blog, we have talked about some of the most preferable accommodations in London, that includes some cozy, budget-friendly as well as lavish and luxurious hotels and lodges in London. We have also covered some key places that are a must-visit on your tour to London. 

A tour to London: All you need to know and carry!

No matter where you are going, having a solid plan can really make for an enjoyable and effortless vacation experience. Be it a solo trip, couple’s getaway, or be it family and friends you are accompanied by, pre-planning your getaway can never backfire!

To plan your London trip, we have done all the work and made it a point that this list comes handy, whenever and wherever you need a guide around London. From hotels and lodges in London, to tourist destinations and the intricacies and culture of the city, you will most probably find all your answers here!

Going to London 

We have first listed some of the most economic and convenient ways to get to London: 

  • Flying
  • Eurostar 
  • Coach
  • Ferry Ports

If you are flying to London, here are the five airports of London you will reach at.

  • Gatwick Airport: This airport serves both long haul and short haul routes.
    Get from Gatwick to the center easily by taking the Gatwick Express from Airport to the London Victoria Station. 
  • Heathrow Airport: Located in the west of London the airport mainly serves long-haul flights. It is suitable if you are arriving in London from America or Asia.
    Easily access the Piccadilly line from Heathrow.
  • Stansted Airport: This is basically the north of London. Popular for low-cost carriers and short-haul flights.

How to get to central London from Stansted Airport?

Simply take the Stansted Express to London Liverpool Street. You can also take the National Express coach to London Victoria Station. 

  • Luton (called the London Airport): Although further north of London, budget flights service this airport.
    To reach London, get to the Luton Airport Parkway on a shuttle bus and then take the train that leaves to St Pancras International.
  • London City Airport: If you are a business traveler, this is the perfect airport from where you can get to London. Flights servicing this airport are mostly frequent business hubs like Zurich.
    If you want to reach the Centre of London take the DLR, and get to the Bank station in the Centre. From there, you can go to the underground tube.
  • If you are travelling from France, taking the ferry route is the most economical option. 
  • Eurostar is another very convenient way to get to London, although it is not very pocket-friendly. But if you do not have budget concerns, this option is perfect as it is fast as well as comfortable. 
  • If you are arriving in London from any part of Europe, coaches are a great option. Many coaches arrive and leave the London Victoria Station, to and from various European cities. 

Top Attractions in London: The Places You Must Visit!

To make your London trip seamless and to help you find every place worth visiting in the city, we have listed down the most popular tourist destinations in a few broad categories: 

  • Museums
  • Markets
  • Parks
  • Harry Potter Tour Destinations
  • Places of historical importance
  • Top paid-for attractions in London

Now let’s look into the places contained in each of the above categories. 

Museums

  • Natural History Museum
  • Victoria and Albert Museum
  • Imperial War Museum
  • Museum of London
  • National Gallery
  • Science Museum
  • The British Museum

Markets

  • Camden Market
  • Portobello Road
  • Borough Market
  • Leadenhall Market

Parks

  • Greenwich Park
  • Hyde Park
  • St James’s Park

Harry Potter Tour Destinations

  • Platform 9 ¾ at King’s Cross Station
  • Exteriors of St Pancras Station
  • Leadenhall Market
  • Borough Market
  • Lincoln’s Inn Fields
  • Cecil Court
  • Millennium Bridge
  • Old Scotland Yard
  • Australia House

Places of historical importance

  • Buckingham Palace
  • Houses of Parliament
  • St Paul’s Cathedral
  • Tower of London
  • Westminster Abbey
  • Big Ben

Other top paid-for attractions in London

  • Open Topped Bus Tour
  • London Dungeons
  • Warner Bros Studio Tour and Warner Bros Harry Potter Studio Tour
  • London Eye

With that list in hand, you cover almost everything you can witness in London while on a trip in the city. 

Accommodations in London: Perfect neighbourhoods and places to stay in London

With your journey and sightseeing plan sorted, we have looked into the aspect of accommodations in London and made a list of the best neighbourhoods and hotels and lodges in London that you can choose for a luxurious stay. Our list contains places with top classroom amenities and hospitality, and also some of the most affordable as well as unique places to stay in London. 

You can choose the hotel of your liking, based on the travel plan that you have chalked out and the preferences of other members on the trip.

Top London Neighbourhoods

  • Covent Garden

Centre of London with lots of restaurants and bars. Get to watch some astounding street entertainers. Spend leisurely evenings at the Covent Garden. 

  • Southbank

One of the most iconic locations in London. Get the view over river Thames and take a walk from Waterloo Bridge to Westminster Bridge. 

  • Soho

Ultra-modern destination in London filled with pocket-friendly bars and nightclubs. Great place for party-going tourists and nightlife lovers. 

  • Shoreditch

The funk capital of London, located in the eastern parts of London. With a huge youth population, witness some amazing street art and visit the local hip stores for unique artifacts and apparels. 

  • London Bridge

One of the key attractions of the city. 

  • Greenwich

A quiet suburb with parks, aesthetic building designs and the famous Cutty Sark. Plenty of beverage houses for a quiet and cozy time. 

Accommodations in London: Perfect places to stay in London 

In this list we have listed the best hotels and lodges in London. For your convenience, we have segregated them based on the area of their location. So just decide which part of London you want to stay in and find the perfect accommodations in the area. 

North London

  • Palmers Lodge Hillspring, Willesden Green

For travelers looking for some quiet and leisurely time, this hotel is the perfect option, away from the vibrant city centre. It is close to both Kensington Palace and Wembley Arena. 

  • Palmers Lodge Swiss Cottage

It is located close to the Swiss Cottage stop which is on the Jubilee line. 

South West London and South East London

  • Pub Love at The Crown

One of the funkiest areas in London, this part of London is famous for its quirky coffee shops and vintage artifacts you can shop as souvenirs from the trip. 

  • Safestay London Elephant and Castle

This place offers extremely pocket-friendly accommodations in London and is located just south of the river. 

East London

  • Wombat’s CITY Hostel
  • The Dictionary Hostel

Central London 

  • Clink 78 Hostel
  • Clink261 Hostel
  • Generator Hostel

Budget accommodations in London

Here are some really economical and pocket-friendly places to stay in London. If you are on a tight budget and are looking for affordable hotels and lodges in London, this list is made for you!

  • Guest House Ellipse
  • Notting Hill Bed and Breakfast
  • Charlotte Guest House

Along with this, from my personal experience, you can opt for some couch surfing if you want to know what really happens in London! Your local host can take you through the real secrets of London!

Food you must try while visiting London

If you are not British by birth or residence, but visiting London anytime soon, then you must try some of these British delicacies famous in London. 

  • Fully vegan menu at Sutton and Sons Restaurant in Islington, Hackney and Stoke Newington
  • Vegan and best value roasts from The Crown and Anchor Brixton
  • Cafe Van Gogh in Brixton for some really artsy decoration and inexpensive vegetarian and vegan breakfasts. 
  • By Chloe, located in Covent Garden, if you are looking for a 100% plant-based meal.
  • Try hot spuds with a range of topping from The Potato Project in Soho.
  • If you need a really low-cost coffee, Wetherspoons is a must visit! Thank us later!

Some other places that serve some of the most delicious and mouthwatering international cuisines and a range of beverages in London are: 

  • Baozi Inn
  • Bibimbap
  • Brasserie Zedel
  • Daddy Donkey
  • Café TPT
  • Hummus Bros
  • Lanzhou Noodle Bar
  • Koshari Street 
  • Indian YMCA

Also, it’s worth mentioning that you can find some really affordable and tasty takeaway dishes in the various markets of London. Check them out if you are up for some junk food. 

Go drinking in London!

News Flash! We have not forgotten about your wish to go drinking while on your trip in London. So we have put up a list of the most affordable as well as enjoyable pubs and bars in London! While the hotels and lodges in London mostly have their own F&B setup, visit these places for a unique experience. 

  • The Shoreditch
  • Ruby Blue
  • The Roxy
  • Bar Rumba
  • The Grand
  • Adam & Eve Hackney
  • Burlock
  • The Warwick
  • Bar Elba
  • Bar Kick
  • Wetherspoons
  • Be At One
  • Revolution

If you plan on really gulping down some considerable amount of drinks in London, make the most of happy hour deals available at various bars and pubs in the city. Head out a little early with friends and family and make the most of your vacation experience!

Top 10 places to go from London: Day Trips

Here are some of the places you can easily take a day trip to, from London. 

  • Windsor Castle
  • Hampton Court
  • Bath
  • Brighton
  • Bristol
  • Cambridge
  • Oxford
  • Canterbury
  • Bromley
  • Hever Castle

Things you must pack while travelling to London!

Last but not the least, here is a list of things that are necessary for your next London trip. Do not forget to check all the points on this list!

  • An umbrella
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Jumpers
  • Hats, Scarfs and Gloves
  • A good camera to capture the memories and time spent in the city
  • Tupperware, preferably reusable ones
  • Durable shoes
  • A day pack for day trips
  • Tote bags that will be handy for shopping in London
  • Eye masks and earplugs (Although most reputable hotels and lodges in London provide you these)

Wrapping up!

That brings us to the end of our not-so-short guide for a trip to London. We hope that we have covered everything. If you need any additional information about hotels and lodges and other accommodations in London, visit various accommodation directories like The Accommodation Register! Put in what you want or the kind of place you want to stay in, and you will find the best recommendations!

So on a budget or not, this comprehensive guide will simplify your planning process for the London vacation you are awaiting. Pack your bags and take that flight! Do not forget to take this list with you!