London is a thriving metropolis with a population of over seven million people and is by far the largest and most diverse capital city in Europe. It is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city, with many different communities, nationalities and cultures living side by side. There is a multitude of attractions to visit, from world famous museums to superb art galleries, historic houses and internationally recognised landmarks.
London’s huge range of shops cater for every taste and pocket, from the top fashion houses of Knightsbridge to the street markets of Portobello Road and Camden. In complete contrast, the city’s Royal Parks and Gardens offer welcome respite from the frenetic pace of city life.
The buzz of the city continues well into the evening, whether it’s a top show in the West End, gourmet dining at one of the capital’s award-winning restaurants or a quiet drink in a cosy urban pub.
We use Britannia Hotel Hampstead, set within walking distance of Hampstead Village and just 3 tube stops from Oxford Street and Bond Street.
London’s vast array of shops are without doubt the best and most varied in Europe. Explore the famous Harrods department store, see some of the world’s finest suits on display at Savile Row, browse exclusive designer shops in Bond Street, or try bargain hunting at one of the colourful markets in Petticoat Lane or Camden. Oxford Street has all the leading names, whilst Covent Garden is an excellent place for antiques, souvenirs, street entertainment and outdoor cafés.
London are almost as famous as its buildings. Wander around Hyde Park with its Diana Memorial Fountain, or take a stroll in Green Park and St James’ Park, close to Buckingham Palace. Further green areas are dotted around the capital, including Hampstead Heath and Clapham Common.