When you want a refined experience full of entertainment, beautiful architecture and amazing fashion; London is your place. From the burgeoning East End to the well-established City Centre, London is constantly changing and has something for everyone.
When To Go
Spring starts early in the United Kingdom, making it the best time to visit the usually temperamental weather in the area. However, you should still pack an umbrella.
What To Pack
If you're going in Spring, be prepared for pleasantly cool weather that will warm up in the sun. However, London is known for its rainy days so bring an umbrella and rain jacket.
There are many of the world's most beautiful boutique hotels in London, so choosing which one can be tough. Here are our top three!
Our top choice is the The Portobello Hotel, photographed to the left. On a quiet street in Notting Hill, this hotel is a neo-classical property with past guests such as Gwyneth Paltrow and Naomi Campbell.
Two other favorite London hotels:
The Montague on the Gardens is right in front of the British Museum of Bloomsbury. The hotel has all the taste of Georgian London with modern amenities and a hidden garden for guests.
Situated right across from the Buckingham Palace's Royal Mews, the Hotel 41 has the feel of a traditional London club with luxury touches like aromatherapy pillows and complimentary snacks.
While London has not always been known for it's cuisine, that has been changing in the past few years. World renowned chefs from all over the world are flocking to London to open their new restaurants in one of the leading cultural hubs. However, a tried and true Londoner dish is still one of the most requested in the city: Fish and Chips. Here are our top places to get the iconic dish in the city.
Poppies' popular take on the dish won them the 2014 Best Independent Fish and Chips Restaurant in the UK. Visit any of their trendy locations around London and experience the waitresses' 1950s inspired uniforms.
As the perfect place to re-charge your batteries over golden cod and chips, Seashell is close to Abbey Road, Madame Tussauds and the London Zoo.
It's not possible to run out of things to do, places to go, and people to see in London so finding activities should be no problem, but to get you started here's a few of our favorite Londoner things:
The London Eye - Any trip to London wouldn't be complete without a visit to the iconic London Eye. The giant wheel offers gorgeous views across the city.
Hyde Park - As one of the most famous parks in London, Hyde Park has been the scene of countless demonstrations, debates, protests and performance artists.
Westminster - Considered the political hub of London and the home to the Houses of Parliament and the world famous Big Ben. You can also find Westminster Abbey here.