If you’re travelling all the way around the world, choosing the best option from the many hotels in the West End of London, UK takes on a particular significance. After all, the last thing you want after a 24 hour plane journey is a small room, noise and a poor location to ruin your trip. The good news for Aussies making the pilgrimage is that the Piccadilly London West End hotels have everything an Australian heading to London on a short break, to study or as part of a longer working holiday could want or need. From the culture and history to the vast range of attractions and things to do, London is a place Australians love and our hotel is positioned in the heart of the action.
However, it’s always nice to be reminded of the things you miss and a taste of home can be much needed. With so many Australians travelling to London every year, with many even relocating on a long term basis, the city is packed with Australian influences if you know where to look for them!
Here are the places to go for a taste of home when you’re travelling to London from the land down under.
Walkabout is an Australian themed sports and party bar in Temple and it definitely plays into the Australian stereotypes, but in the best possible way. During the day Walkabout shows sporting events from around the world and then turns into a place to party when the sun goes down; it’s all about cold beers, favourite teams and great music.
Barossa is an Australian-owned restaurant in Parson’s Green offering all day brunch with Aussie favourites, as well as a wide range of other dishes and delicious coffee. Though Barossa is popular with families and groups of friends, it’s an Australian in London who will really appreciate the relaxed vibe and great food.
Notting Hill’s Farm Girl has brought the trendy Melbourne brunch scene to London. It offers a simple and holistic approach to restaurant dining and has succeeded in recreating the Australian café culture in one of London’s most popular areas. Farm Girl’s menu is all about keeping things healthy and fresh, with popular items including porridge, pressed juices, avocado toast and acai bowls.
With three locations – Fitzrovia, Shoreditch and Camden – Lantana Café has become popular among Australians and local Londoners for brunch and drinks. It was opened by a group of Australians in London who missed the café culture found Down Under and so decided to bring it to London to show what they missed about dining out at home.
To find out more about staying in one of the most popular hotels in the West End of London, UK get in touch – our friendly team has lots more recommendations for Aussie experiences, from places to go, bars to try and restaurants dishing up a taste of home.