Dreamy Destination: London, England

Where To Stay

Sheraton Grand London Park Lane

My absolute favorite place to stay in the city is hands down the London Park Lane Sheraton Grand. The hotel is just a quick walk (less than 5 minutes) from all things iconic London; Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, Harrods, Piccadilly Circus, and more. The hotel has the most marvelous interiors you will ever see, hidden behind a historic brownstone. Plus, the beds are enormous and just what you want to cosy up in after a busy day of exploring the city. And what’s not to love about the robes and slippers hidden in the room’s wardrobes? Everyone deserves to live like royalty when they are on holiday!

Hilton London Hyde Park

Nestled at the very end of Hyde Park, a bit further from London’s main attractions, Hyde Park’s Hilton is the perfect place to stay for a weekend getaway. The bar has the greatest happy hour each day, with signature cocktails and London’s favorites. The hotel is just a few seconds walk from the nearest tube station and right in front of one of the prettiest hidden entrances to the park.

What To Do

Ride the London Eye

The ferris wheel stands at almost 500 feet tall and gives you some of the most spectacular views of the city possible, especially on a clear day! Even on the gloomiest of days, this attraction is still worth it’s price tag and is a London icon.

Stroll through Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens

Sometimes it is nice to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city without actually leaving. Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens are a great escape, full of gorgeous views, statues, fountains and even some of London’s greatest food stalls!

Worship in Westminster Abbey

On Sunday’s, admission to Westminster Abbey is free to those who want to worship.

Eat your way through Borough Market

Borough Market is London’s oldest food market and is full of the most delicious treats you could ever dream of. The market is closed on Sunday’s and is always busy, but worth fighting the crowd for the sights and smells.

Watch the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace

Since Buckingham Palace can only be toured from the inside during the summer months, watching the changing of the guard is free and fun way to experience London’s historic home to royalty. The changing of the guard takes place at 1130 daily at Buckingham Palace.

Must See

Big Ben

Buckingham Palace

Tower Bridge

London Eye

Westminster Abbey

Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre

Trafalgar Square

Harrods

Kensington Gardens

Helpful Hints

Language – English

Currency – Great British Pound – £

Time Zone – Greenwich Mean Time GMT, UTC +0

Country Code – +44

Airports – Heathrow, Gatwick, and Stanstead

Transportation – Taxi, Underground, Uber

4 Comments

  1. January 4, 2018 / 5:07 pm

    Love this! Hopefully there are many more travel guides in your future!

    • emmaleejanet
      Author
      January 4, 2018 / 6:11 pm

      Thanks girlfriend! And thanks for being a part of this adventure!

  2. Christine Robinson
    January 4, 2018 / 5:35 pm

    Hoping to get there during April vacation!!! Happy New Year, Emmalee! Stay well!

    • emmaleejanet
      Author
      January 4, 2018 / 6:10 pm

      I would LOVE to see you! Please let me know if you’re going and I’ll pop over for a day to hang out with you… and show you all move favorites! xx

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