Are you planning your first-ever trip to London? How exciting! London is a fantastic city that is jam-packed with brilliant activities, mind-expanding artefacts and the most stunning areas to explore. Whether you are seeking a weekend of family fun, a trip away with some friends, or are simply looking for a couple of things to do on a work trip, we can help. The first thing you will need to think about is where you would like to stay, with so many fantastic options to choose from, it can seem a little intimidating! We recommend for your first visit that you check out London Hotel Offers in and around Paddington. A gorgeous area in its own right, by situating yourself here you will be in the perfect position to explore this remarkable city. So, without further ado, check out our guide to London for first-timers.
In and around Paddington
If you’re fortunate enough to be staying at the stunning Devonshire London, you will be in the perfect position to explore the city. However, before you traipse off on your journey, be sure to check out the lovely things to see around the area of Paddington.
If you’re on a family visit, or a just a fan of the lovable bear, we are sure you will want to do the Paddington Bear Walk. Stroll around the beautiful area and take in some of the famous sites of the city, whilst keeping an eye out for London’s favourite Peruvian bear (as statues are scattered across the area). Start at the station itself, where this famous character got his name, pick up a map and get searching for a fun, free and active day.
During your stay, you should also be sure to take a stroll along the gorgeous canals that Paddington has to offer. Enjoy watching the boats glide past and maybe even enjoy an event at the lovely Paddington Basin, before stopping into one of the Restaurants Near Paddington Station for a memorable, delicious dinner.
The West End
Just a short trip from the Devonshire London is the brilliant West End. Often described as the beating heart of London, this area is buzzing with fantastic energy. Enjoy the shops of Oxford, Regents and Bond Street, before stopping into a showing of one of the world-class theatre productions that live in this area, for the ultimate West End experience. To escape the crazy crowds of this area, we recommend choosing one of the restaurants near Paddington station for your dinner, for a relaxing and enjoyable meal.
If you want to do a bit of a celebrity watch during your visit, we recommend that you visit the beautiful area of Chelsea. Home to the Beckhams, Keira Knightly, David Attenborough and of course, the glamorous cast of the popular TV show, Made in Chelsea, this is the perfect area to spot a familiar face. Unsuccessful? No matter! There are plenty of other fantastic things to do in this area. From the gorgeous Kyoko Gardens in Holland Park to the Saatchi Gallery in central Chelsea, you can still enjoy a glamorous day in a beautiful part of the city. Return to the Devonshire London, to relax in a-list worthy comfort.