The British Library, a 15-minute walk from the hotel, houses an extensive collection of more than 150 million books and documents spanning around 3,000 years. In the Sir John Ritblat Treasures of the British Library Gallery, which is free to enter, you can view historic documents such as the Magna Carta, the colourful Lindisfarne Gospels and lyric sheets handwritten by The Beatles.
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the site of the London 2012 Olympics all-seater stadium, is a 30-minute cab ride from the hotel. If you enjoy swimming, why not take a dip in the futuristic-looking London Aquatics Centre's 50-metre pool? For outstanding views over the city's skyline, head up the ArcelorMittal Orbit, the looping, red tower sculpture with an observation deck more than 100 metres high.
Experience the traffic-free King’s Cross neighbourhood with hip restaurants, bars, pubs, music venues, and a bustling train station, steps away. Stroll through Granary Square, Camley Street Natural Park, and Coal Drops Yard. Ride the tube to the shops and stalls of Camden Market, with clothing, art, music, and world cuisines, from paella to kebabs. Sample craft beer at the Camden Town Brewery.
Take in outstanding views of the London skyline from the observation deck of the ArcelorMittal Orbit, UK’s tallest sculpture, in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Walk to the lively Exmouth Market in East London with chic restaurants and shops with designer home goods, clothes, jewelry, and accessories. Stop by the weekday market with aromatic global foods, from African stews to burritos.
At Madame Tussauds, a quick bus or Tube ride from the hotel, you can snap selfies with waxworks of A-list celebrities from the worlds of film, sport and music, as well as personalities like the Queen and Albert Einstein. Wandering through this long-established attraction, you will also encounter the gruesome Chamber of Horrors, featuring death masks cast from original moulds made by Marie Tussaud.
Oxford Street, London, W1
Visit all the major department stores and high street shops such as Selfridges, Marks & Spencer and John Lewis. The largest Primark in London is also located in Oxford Street.
Covent Garden, London, WC1
Covent Garden is in the West End, London's main theatre and entertainment area. Tourists fill this elegant car-free piazza, the Apple Market and Royal Opera are home to fashion stores and crafts.
Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3DG
Free admission to 'The Museum of the World, for the world' View ancient artefacts from around the world and various touring exhibitions.
St Pauls Churchyard, London, EC4M 8AD
The cathedral was designed by Sir Christopher Wren and completed in 1710. It houses medieval relics and magnificent mosaics and remains a fully functioning place of worship. An iconic feature of London's skyline and a top viewing spot of the city.
Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4TN
Sadler’s Wells Theatre has entertained audiences in Angel, north London, since 1683. The current theatre opened in 1998 and is the sixth to have stood on site. In the 1,500-seat auditorium we present large-scale work by some of the best national and international dance companies and artists
The Tower of London, London, EC3N 4AB
Originally built during the 11th century, it has been both a fortress and a prison. Many prisoners were beheaded on this site. Home to the Crown Jewels and London's famous 'Beefeaters’.
32 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9SG
Twice as high as any other viewing platform in London, floors 68, 69 and 72 of The Shard offer unparalleled 360 degree views of London for up to 40 miles.
Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7PB
Take a 'Flight' on the London Eye for a fantastic aerial view of the city. Located on the Southbank of the River Thames, the London Eye is the largest moving wheel of its kind at a height of 135m / 450ft.
Piccadilly Circus, London, W1J
Buzzing Theatre district square with giant neon signs and the 19th century Shaftsbury memorial fountain with the statue of Eros.
Regents Park, London, NW1 4RY
Great day out for all ages. Over 750 species of animals to see.
Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5DN
Trafalgar Square art museum whose masterworks trace the development of Western European painting.
Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1A 1AA
Acting as the official residency of the British Monarchy since 1837, Buckingham Palace is a building full of British history and definitely worth a visit.
Bankside, London, SE1 9TG
Collection of International modern art.
Westminster, London, SW1A 0AA
Worth visiting is one of London's most photographed attractions - Big Ben, the 26m tower overlooking Westminster and the neighboring House of Parliament.
Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD
Free admission to these popular museums, a full day out for all ages. Interactive exhibitions.
Look out for a luggage trolley embedded in the wall of the station, and make-believe that you are off to start your magical school journey. The trolley is accessible at all hours, and you don’t have to pay to take your own photographs.
Coal Drops Yard brings something entirely different to London’s shopping and dining scene. The cobbled streets and brick arches are home to a wonderful and unexpected mix of independent shops and signature brands from home and abroad. There are more than 50 shops, cafés, bars and restaurants for you to discover – all just minutes from King’s Cross and St Pancras stations.
The Scala is located in a beautiful multi-purpose venue in the regenerated King’s Cross area, on the north side of central London very close to Kings Cross and St Pancras Station. The building incorporates four main floors and accommodates events for around a thousand people. The Scala hosts regular weekend club nights and is also a very popular venue for live music on week nights.
The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom and give access to the world’s most comprehensive research collection. It provides information services to academic, business, research and scientific communities.
A world-renowned arts and design college bringing together a diverse range of creative practices under one roof.
From interactive galleries to an immersive subterranean rail ride, modern research facilities to a wide-range of learning activities, The Postal Museum offers something for everyone, from all backgrounds and of all ages.
This centrally located neighbourhood boasts many of London's top attractions such as the British Museum, shopping on Oxford Street, the bright lights of Theatreland, Soho, Holborn and Covent Garden.
With a collection containing thousands of objects ranging from Ancient Egyptian antiquities and Roman sculpture to models of contemporary buildings, Soane’s house had become a Museum by the time of his death. He acquired some spectacular items, including the sarcophagus of the Egyptian Pharaoh, Seti I.
Home of Arsenal Football Club, this 60,700 seater stadium hosts many major entertainment events. Arsenal Fans can book a Stadium Tour to discover and explore this unrivaled and unforgettable stadium or join a Matchday Tour to feel the atmosphere, get behind the scenes and enjoy the build up to the big game.