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Best Locations for Tourists to Stay in London

Hundreds of thousands of tourists and business travellers visit London every year. The city offers a plethora of attractions, immense shopping opportunities, and a large number of museums. Plus art galleries and theatres, historic landmarks, Royal Palaces and Royal Parks and the hub of business activities of Europe are found here. One of the reasons why people from all over the world visit London is because it represents one of the last remaining monarchies in the world and their pomp, magnificence and glory. Nevertheless, the capital is one of the most expensive cities in the world, partly because of its strong currency. As such, even the rich people of third world countries have to think twice before planning a trip to London.

One of the main expenses to consider is the price of accommodation. Fortunately,the city offers thousandsof hotels from different categories. They range from the most expensive 5 star hotels to the bed and breakfast hotels and even the dormitories so that visitors with different budgets can find a suitable place to stay. However, keeping in view the high cost of commuting in the city, it becomes important to choose to stay in a location which is close to your places of interest which you’ll be visiting during the course of your stay.

 

A distinguishing feature of London is that most of the attractions of the city are located in one relatively condensed area, which is central London. As such, if you are staying at one of the hotels in this area, such as the London Premier Notting Hill Hotel, you can cover the major attractions and the famous shopping areas without the need to commute far. The various areas in or around central London that are ideal are the following:

West End

The West End is home to the famous theatre-land where a plethora of venues present some of the best theatrical productions of the world in the same league as Broadway. Moreover, staying in a hotel in this area enables guests to be located close to other important areas such as Covent Garden, Piccadilly Circus and Oxford Street.This area is lively and dynamic with boisterous revelry on weekends.  Guests at any of the hotels in this area can find a bus stop or a tube station at walking distance, giving them easy connectivity to other parts of the city.

Knightsbridge and South Kensington

Tourists interested in the cultural offerings of the city such as the museums and the art galleries, will find that most of them are located in Knightsbridge and the cheaper South Kensington areas.The cultural heritage exemplified by the various theatrical presentations, and various museums is one of the reasons why the city is so popular. Staying at these areas makes it easy for tourists to be able to visit any of thesevenues with ease. Another important aspect is that most of the museums have no entry fee. At these locations, you can explore the National History Museum, the Science Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum. You can also visit the nearby Harrods, which is an iconic, luxurious shopping centre where you can wind down for shopping, but it is one of the costliest stores in the city. You can also visit the British Museum in Bloomsbury and the National Gallery. You just can’t afford to miss the opportunity to see Nelson’s column in Trafalgar Square.


Victoria Station
The area around Victoria station near River Thames is home to many budget hotels, medium-size hotels, and individual hostels for the accommodation needs of people with different budgets. Moreover, it’s an ideal location to stay at because a number of central London attractions such as Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye and Westminster Abbey are located just a few minutes away by tube. This area, although located close to heart of London, is relatively quiet and is the perfect place to stay at in the midst of all the action of the city.

West London
The areas of Paddington and Bayswater in West London have many cheap hotels. That’s in addition to the luxury hotelsthat have the advantage of a strategic location close to the various attractions of London, and to Paddington Station which offers convenient connections to Heathrow Airport. The fashionable Notting Hill and Kensington areas are also located close by as are Hyde Park, Holland Park and Kensington Gardens.Guests at the various hotels in this area such as at London Premier Notting Hill Hotel can easily relax in the green spaces of the parks. It’s also worth mentioning thatPortobello Road Market and Notting Hill Carnival takes place here in August every year.

 

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