Need Somewhere to Rest Your Head?


When planning your trip to London, it can be quite a daunting task because you want to be close everything, you want a beautiful, comfortable place to stay and yet you don’t want to pay the earth. Well fear not, this is a handy guide to where you can stay and enjoy all the major points of the city within walking distance.

piccadilly circusPiccadilly Circus is seen by many as the centre of London due to the fact that it links 5 roads that all lead to major parts of the city, for example, Shaftesbury Avenue leads to the West End and Soho while Regent Street leads to Oxford Street, Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens. Walking down these streets will allow you to tick many-a sight off your list and, by walking instead of taking the tube, you are guaranteed to see more and even find some of London’s hidden gems. The Piccadilly London West End can be found on Shaftesbury Avenue itself and is not only luxurious and had rave reviews, you are steps away from the raving bars in Piccadilly so you can enjoy the London nightlife and walk, or crawl, back to your hotel which is seconds away.

shaftesbury avenueWhile staying in the area, it is imperative that you take in a show as you would be staying in the very heart of theatreland. Shaftesbury Avenue is where the world famous show Les Miserables has been showing for 3 decades and is set to continue for many years to come but, if that doesn’t take your fancy, Soho has a wide selection of plays and shows to choose from including Aladdin and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. The Piccadilly London West End special offers can include a theatre package but don’t worry if you haven’t already booked tickets, there are genuine ticket stalls scattered around that will have spare tickets on the day.

As with everything nowadays, many places and hotels are now reviewed online so, before you book with anyone or visit anywhere, it is important to check the reviews to see if you are getting your monies worth. Independent reviews sites are the best ones to check as many of the reviews come from genuine people who have visited the place that you’re planning on travelling to and can therefore give an honest insight into what is in store for you. You want to make sure that where your staying has everything you want and need for the duration of your stay, whether the customer service is any good and, most importantly, what the food quality is like. When it comes to planning your trip, you want to know whether the sights you want to see are easily accessible, whether there is an admission fee and when the busiest parts of the day are. It is little things like this that can make your stay a lot more exciting and enjoyable.