The city London has an endless variety of sights and monuments to offer such us London Buckingham Palace, Madam Tussauds London, London Parliament, London Hyde Park, National Gallery London and much more.
The Big Ben London (or Clock Tower) was built in 1859 and is named after the Great Bell. The Big Ben is 96 meters high and its clock hangs at 55 metres. The four clock faces was used to make sure that the Big Ben was the largest four-faced clock in the world, but nowadays it is not the largest any more. It was defeated by the Allen-Bradley Clock Tower in Milwaukee in Wisconsin. The design of the Big Ben was made by Augustus Pugin and was the last design he made before he died.
The London Tower Bridge is one of the most famous buildings and an icon of London. The building was completed in 1894 and was one of the greatest engineering marvels of its age. Take a walk over the walkways which are 42 metres above the River Thames. From this height visitors can see some of the famous sights of London such as the St Paul's Cathedral, the Canary Wharf, the London Eye and the Tower of London.
Since 1982 the Tower Bridge Exhibition has been held where guests of the hotel will learn more about the interesting history of the Tower Bridge. By visiting the Exhibition travellers will be offered to take a look at the Victorian Engine Room where visitors can see the old steam engines which once used their power to raise the bascules of the Bridge.
The price to visit the Exhibition is £ 7.00. Discounts for children (under 16), seniors (over 59) and students are available.
One of the most famous areas in London is Notting Hill which got more publicity due to the movie Notting Hill. Notting Hill has a reputation of being a fashionable area due to the attractive terraces, large Victorian town houses and many shopping possibilities.
Furthermore, every year in August the Carnival takes place on the streets of Notting Hill. Travellers should definitely not miss this event.
The Camden Town is a district located in the North of London. Camden Town is especially known for its exciting markets. This is a very popular attraction for tourists and during the weekend it is very busy. At the London's Camden market all kind of things are sold such as fashion, books and food. Moreover, attending a canal boat trip on one of the many canals in Camden Town is a popular activity among tourists. Besides, the Roundhouse Theatre has become a very popular theatre and music venue after the re-opening in 2006 in London.
The St Paul's Cathedral has a popular history and has been on this site since 604 AD. The current London Cathedral is the 4th Cathedral built and had been first built between 1675 and 1710.
The St Paul's Cathedral is a symbol for hope, resilience and strength and a lasting monument for the glory of God.
During the 'Blitz' between 1940 and 1941 St Paul's Cathedral also had been bombed but never had huge damages.
Visitors of London must come and see the grand St Paul's Cathedral by themselves, especially the art work is worth seeing. In addition travellers should not miss to climb up the Golden Gallery and enjoy the beautiful view over London.
Another beautiful part of the St Paul's Cathedral is the Whispering Gallery. Walk the 259 steps and experience why it is called the Whispering Gallery. Whisper something to the wall and someone else should put his ear on the wall. Besides, if guests of the hotel would like to eat or drink something they have the opportunity to visit plenty of cafés or restaurant which can be easily found in St Paul's London.
The admission price for the St Paul's Cathedral is £ 11.00, with a discount for seniors, students and children.
The St Paul's Cathedral is open from Monday to Saturday between 8.30am to 4pm and the galleries between 9.30am to 4.15pm.
We strongly recommend you to visit Buckingham Palace, this is a wonderful and mandatory place to visit when you are in London, moreover, the hotel is very closed to this place.
Also Trafalgar Square is a famous place surrounded by cultural spaces and historic buildings. You can also find some museums.
The Tower Bridge is also a famous place to visit, even if it's at 6 Km from the hotel, you must see this place !