30 Apr The five most popular locations for London breaks this year
Staycations and are becoming a popular choice for holidaymakers in the UK. And for those visiting the UK, London is often at the top of their list. The Metro reported that the capital city has received the accolade for the best city in the world, but in such a great, and vastly populated city, where do you stay? Here, we deliver the low down on five of the most popular locations for London breaks in 2019.
North London hotels are always great value for money, and in such an expensive city you can often some pretty cheap stays here. It’s also a convenient location as central London is easily reachable via Kings Cross, meaning your visit won’t require any mass planning in regards to transport. Plus, for sightseeing, North London offers a diverse range of attractions including the Abbey Road Crossing and the famous London Zoo.
Kensington just so happens to be located in the richest borough in the UK, so if you’re after a taste of fine living, this can make for the perfect stay. Browse the designer fashion and bags in Harvey Nichols and head to its Fifth Floor Champagne Bar for a well-deserved tipple. A littering of quaint cafes and restaurants can be found on the high-street and make for the perfect pit-stop for watching the world go by. The Royal Albert Hall is also nearby if you plan on catching a show, a beautiful building both inside and out, with some of the most incredible acoustics on offer to compliment.
Covent Garden offers many benefits when it comes to staying in London. Not only can the Royal Opera House be found here, but so can many of the capital’s best theatres, shopping spots and delectable eateries. In addition to this, it’s close to Oxford Street, Bloomsbury, Soho and the world-renowned British Museum making it one of the most convenient places to stay.
Soho is another destination that should be high on your list of consideration. Its independent spirit and breakneck-speed gentrification make for the perfect contrast; the atmosphere and ambience here truly is unrivalled. London’s best department store, Liberty, and best cinema, Curzon Soho can be found here. Many of the city’s best restaurants, Michelin-starred and otherwise also reside here – it can cater for those seeking the glitz and the glam, and for those on a budget.
If you’re looking to stay in some of the city’s best hotels, and be close to brilliant shopping, look no further than Shepherd’s Bush. The Dorsett Hotel, City of London is the ultimate reside and within walking distance from retail hotspot Westfield, and the more unique village-esque Chiswick and Portobello Market – adored worldwide. The Ledbury restaurant is also on the must-visit list of many, and understandably so. Moreover, the city’s excellent transport links means you can go from Shepherd’s Bush to the West End in no time at all.