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Where to Stay in London

I have visited London many times for both work and leisure, and lived there for a year – long enough to know the good places from the bad, but short enough to not lose the tourist perspective. An entire lifetime wouldn’t be enough to see and know all of London. [more…]

Hotels near Westfield Shopping Centre, Stratford

There are three hotels directly in the Westfield Shopping Centre building (or rather a block of buildings, because the shopping centre is so big that it can hardly be considered a single building). Several other accommodation options are within 5 minutes walk from the shopping centre and the Stratford train/tube/DLR/bus [more…]

How to Get from Victoria Station to Trafalgar Square

Victoria station is the most important coach (bus) hub in London. Most international and long distance UK coaches arrive here, as do many airport shuttle buses and trains (Gatwick Express). Trafalgar Square as a popular tourist hotspot doesn’t need an introduction. How to Get from Victoria Station to Trafalgar Square? [more…]

Albert Memorial

The Albert Memorial is located in London’s Kensington Gardens close to their Kensington Road border and directly facing the Royal Albert Hall. The picture below is the Albert Memorial as seen from inside Kensington Gardens, as you approach from the Physical Energy (horse) statue. You can see the Royal Albert [more…]

Speakers' Corner in Hyde Park

In general, a speakers’ corner is a place in public, where free public speaking and discussions are allowed. A speakers’ corner is not a feature specific only to London – you can find speakers’ corners in various cities around the world (though mostly in countries somehow connected with or influenced [more…]

Westminster Tube Station

Westminster Station is one of the busiest stations of London Underground network, and also one of the most visited by tourists, thanks to its location near many landmarks, including Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Whitehall, or London Eye. The name of Westminster Station is the same as [more…]

Trafalgar Square Tube Stations

The Nearest: Charing Cross The tube station that is closest to Trafalgar Square is Charing Cross (Bakerloo and Northern lines). One exit from this station is located directly at the bottom left (when looking down from the National Gallery) corner of the square, next to the Havelock statue. Another entrance [more…]

How to Get from King's Cross to Trafalgar Square

With two big railway stations (King’s Cross and St’ Pancras International) King’s Cross is one of the most important transportation hubs in London for both domestic and international travel. Trafalgar Square of course is one of the landmark places, always crowded with tourists and close to many other attractions, including [more…]

Piccadilly Circus Tube Station

Piccadilly Circus is one of the best tube stations for access to London West End. It is located directly at Piccadilly Circus (a busy square). Piccadilly Circus Tube Lines There are two underground lines serving Piccadilly Circus station: Piccadilly Line (Cockfosters – Wood Green – Arsenal – King’s Cross St. [more…]

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