Direction from City Center to Hotel: East
Distance from Hotel: 4.8 MI/ 7.72 KM
Spend a full day exploring the imposing Tower of London, a 35-minute walk from the hotel. Visit the White Tower, where the bare walls of St. John's Chapel hint at its Norman design, take a tour with an iconic Beefeater and go goggle-eyed over the crown jewels. Marvel at Henry VIII's suits of armour and enjoy the views from ancient battlements before crossing the river via the iconic London Bridge.
Whether you’re booked to climb across its roof or catch a concert there, the best way to get to the O2 arena is via a "flight" across the River Thames. The Emirates Air Line cable car starts at the Greenwich Peninsula, just a 30-minute rail ride from the hotel. Why not make a day of it with an earlier visit to the Royal Museums and the 18th-century Greenwich Market before boarding your flight?
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For a taste of old London, board the modern red Routemaster number 15 bus at Limehouse DLR station and switch to a 1950s heritage version of this iconic vehicle at Tower Hill. It takes 15 minutes to get to St. Paul’s Cathedral, Christopher Wren's 17th-century baroque masterpiece. From there, it’s a short, scenic walk across Millennium Bridge to the contemporary works at the Tate Modern museum.
A 40-minute walk from the hotel through London’s East End takes in the curry houses of Brick Lane before arriving at the gleaming heart of the city. A look around Old Spitalfields Market, filled with fun places to eat and vintage stalls, is a must for antique fans and foodies alike. To get around, buy an Oyster card from a local newsagent or Limehouse DLR station six minutes' walk from the hotel.