Those visiting London for the first time have a lot to look forward to in terms of attractions and activities. The city has some of the most well-known landmarks and tourist attractions worth exploring on a trip to the city. In fact, the city is not just home to famous historical and cultural spots, as there is plenty more in terms of entertainment, shopping and events.
Finding the right spot to stay in the city can make a trip much more enjoyable an experience. Those looking to economise will find staying at any Montcalm hotel in London a good choice to pare expenses. With hotels like the Montcalm Royal London and the M by Montcalm at Shoreditch, there are many options to choose from in central London.
Those visiting the Marylebone area of central London can drop in for a delicious brunch at the Hankies Marble Arch restaurant before they set off on a tour of the main attractions like:
The National Gallery: Head to Trafalgar Square that is home to the National Gallery, which houses the UK’s art collection. The artworks on display range from the 1300s to 1900s. The museum is administered by the British government and is among the most famous museums in the UK. The gallery cam into existence when the UK government decided in 1824 to purchase John Angerstein’s personal art collection. There are several art pieces done by European masters of the likes of JW Turner and Da Vinci.
Green Park: For some peace and quiet when visiting Westminster drop in at Green Park one of the biggest parks of its kind in the area. It is spread over 47 acres and home to plenty of greenery and rolling fields. One of the more unique aspects of the park is its ambience and surroundings give it a look and feel of the English countryside.
Cabinet War Rooms: These are a large underground network of rooms where the British government relocated to during the duration of WWII. These form part of the Imperial War Museum and are open to the public to visit. They are located in Whitehall below the Treasury Building. These War Rooms was from where the British government and the PM Churchill spearheaded the war effort against the Germans and the Axis powers. It was closed on 16 August 1945 after the war ended and is maintained in pristine condition as during the war period.
Oxford Street: Located between Marble Arch and Regent Street is one of the most famous shopping locations in London, Oxford Street. Home to the best brands, flagship stores and the finest in high street shopping it is popular with shoppers that visit the city. There are more than 300 stores in the area selling a wide variety of high-end goods ranging from haute couture to jewellery.
Visit Parliament: When visiting the Westminster area, planning a trip to the House of Parliament would definitely be a good idea. Take a guided tour of parliament when in session and spend time in the public galleries to watch the government machinery in action.