Whether you’re headed to London for work or for play, there’s no better place to stay than at one of our London hotels. From the city’s hum and buzz to the abundance of history waiting round every corner, there are few places as vibrant and enthralling as London. When you stay at an IHG property, our knowledgeable staff will guide you towards the best restaurants, tourist sites, museums and cultural hot spots.
Will you be conducting business in the City or the Docklands? Choose one of our nearby hotels for easy access to all of your important meetings. Send a few emails on our Wi-Fi and scan documents in our business center. Start the day out right by exercising in our fitness centers or pools. At our London hotels, expect the comfort of home with world class amenities.
Our London hotel guests are known for their thirst for exploration and discovery. When you visit the historic Westminster Abbey, get an inside look into the beautiful setting for the country’s coronations and wedding ceremonies dating back to 1066. Get a great view of Big Ben as you discover the Houses of Parliament, catching a raucous debate between members of government while you’re there. Wave hello to the prime minister at Number 10 Downing Street and watch the Changing of the Guard at the ornate Buckingham Palace. Nibble on sandwiches when you take high tea at just one of many fine establishments.
For our guests that love art galleries and museums, London is a feast for the senses. Snap a photo at Nelson’s column before viewing the country’s most famous portraits at the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square. Marvel over the archaeological wonder that is the Rosetta Stone and the architectural glory that is the golden Reading Room in the British Museum. Both the Tate Britain and the galleries in Somerset House will satiate even the most discerning art lover, as will the ever enthralling exhibitions at the Tate Modern. From the Science Museum to the Victoria and Albert Museum to the Natural History Museum, get your full museum fix as you navigate every corner of the South Kensington neighborhood.
Lovers of live theater won’t be able to get enough of the theatre district in London’s West End. For great seats at affordable rates, head to the booth in Leicester Square for last-minute steals. Or see where it all started when you head to the theater where Shakespeare reigned.The Globe is located on London’s historic South Bank, where you’ll also find the National Film Institute and the National Theatre for more top-notch performances. When you’re finished here, wander further down the Thames to the London Eye for a birds eye view of the city.
For those who love to shop, London offers a unique blend of sophisticated boutiques, big name department stores and off-beat indie fashion. Take a stroll down Oxford Street for a full palette of offerings. Indulge in the highest fashions the Knightsbridge neighborhood, Park Lane and the world famous Harrods department store have to offer. For a more down to earth feel, London also boasts a wide range of outdoor markets, including a weekly crafts market at Notting Hill, and the taste, sound and smell-packed Borough Market. For a day like no other, browse the knick-knack and clothing stalls at Camden Market before strolling down the beautiful canals from Camden Lock to Little Venice. Dine in a houseboat before exploring nearby Paddington Station, and hop on a train to King’s Cross station to see if you can find Harry Potter’s platform nine-and-three-quarters.
If it’s the outdoors you crave, cross the Millenium Bridge beneath the shadow of St. Paul’s Cathedral and take a long walk down the Thames. Rub elbows with the Royal Family as you picnic in St. James Park, explore the zoo in Battersea Park, take a nice jog through Regents Park or Hampstead Heath, or paddle around the Serpentine in Hyde Park. Amidst so much green, you’ll leave the stress of the city behind.
When you’re ready for your night out, duck beneath London’s many bridges -- the iconic Tower Bridge included -- and find both authentic English pubs and fine dining. Head to the East End for a Jack the Ripper tour before dining on some of the world’s best Indian food on Brick Lane. Indulge in the high life at one of the city’s many wine and cocktail bars, catch a rock show at Brixton Academy, and explore the many pubs on offer throughout Covent Garden.
No matter why you’re headed to London, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for in this vibrant city. Let us help you make your stay all that it can be. Book into one of our hotels in London today for world class service at the prices you deserve.
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