So you’ve finally decided that you’re going to take a long weekend off and visit a major European city with your partner. Though you might think that Amsterdam or Berlin should be at the top of your list, if you’ve never been to London before, chances are you don’t realise just how much of an amazing cultural metropolis it really is. People of almost every nationality in the world reside in London, and although some may be here for business purposes, many others choose England’s capital as their home because it’s so damn cool.
This guide will fill you in on everything you need to know when taking a short city break in London.
Where To Find Accommodation
If you’re really looking for the most luxurious hotel possible, try getting in touch with 45 Park Lane, a 5 star establishment located opposite the world famous Hyde Park. Here there are no receptionists in the traditional sense; instead you’ll be assigned a “host” who will act as a general fixer and cater for your every desire. With Damien Hirst artwork at every turn and a self contained Wolfgang Puck restaurant, you might have trouble finding the motivation to leave the building during your stay.
Alternatively, if you’re looking to save some cash but still experience the luxury that this city can provide, you might consider opting for vacation rentals in London. This is a brilliant way of keeping costs down without compromising quality, so you really should give it a thought.
What To See & Do During Your Stay
As you’ll probably already know, London’s West End is home to some of the most popular theatre productions by some of the most reputable directors and producers in the Western World. Though getting tickets at the last minute can be tricky, if you plan ahead and buy them in advance, you should encounter few problems.
For those who love to learn about history and architecture, why not assign a few hours to visiting some of Londons most impressive sights. Here you’ll find St Paul’s Cathedral, Buckingham Palace, The Houses Of Parliament, and perhaps most impressively; The Tower Of London. Many tourists visit these sites every year and bad reviews are a rarity.
Where To Go At Night
For the older generation there are plenty of 5 star restaurants and museums that stay open late, but if you and your partner are the right side of 60, you probably want to know about the clubs, right? Well, London has some of the most vibrant and varied music venues in the entire country. Whether you’re looking for a blues bar like Madame Jojo’s or something more lively like Fabric, you’ll find something to suit every taste in this deep-rooted, historically significant hotspot.
So there you have it my friends. A quick and simple guide to all the things you shouldn’t miss out on during your stay in the big city. Now all you need to do is work out when you can get a few days off work.
As esteemed poet and visionary Samuel Johnson said well over 300 years ago now –
“When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford”.