The Best of London West End Theatre: The Shows You Really Need To Watch (Part Two)

We wrote a post a few months ago that looked at some of the best theatre shows that can be watched in London. These are the shows that are located in London’s West End – where there are 45 different theatres showcasing some of the best musicals out there.

We previously looked at Wicked, The Lion King and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Have you seen these already and want more inspiration? Don’t worry – we have put together another guide to more brilliant and entertaining shows that are worth going to see.

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Discover London’s Great Outdoors (Part 1)

This summer is set to be a scorcher. That means it’s time to get you sunblock and shades at the ready and head outside to soak up some sun!

London it without a doubt one of the best places to be on a glorious summers day. Whilst you can be forgiven for thinking that the city is more urban chic than green and neat, in reality, nothing could be further from the truth. There are plenty of opportunities to get out there and explore the outdoors in London… if only you know where to go!

When the sun’s out the last thing you want to do is be stuck inside. With this in mind, check out our guide to some of the best outdoor activities London has to offer.

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What’s On in London: July Highlights

With summer now in full swing, that can mean only one thing- it’s time for a holiday! And where better to visit this summer than the incredible city of London.

London is a fantastic place to visit at any time of the year. There are endless things to see and do. So many in fact, that you will definitely be spoilt for choice.

To make thing a little easier, we’ve put together a quick guide to some of the best events happening in London this July, enjoy!

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A Tourism Guide: London’s Most Popular Tourist Attractions (Part One)

London has such a massive amount of things to do and see, there is no doubt that there is something to please everyone. Whether you visit in the summer, or you prefer to come at winter, the attractions in London are always open.

It doesn’t matter if you’re visiting London for the first time or you come every month– there are certain attractions that always prove a favourite with everyone (even those that live here!)

With everything that is on offer, it’s not surprising that London is one of the most visited destinations in the world. Read on as we reveal some of London’s most popular tourist attractions!

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Where to Go in London: Parks

With 8.6 million residents, and even more tourists, there aren’t many places in London where you can relax free from the rat race. Thankfully, London is home to some of the best parks the UK has to offer. Whether you’re looking to relax, see some wildlife, or even visit an open-air theatre, you’ll find it all at one of the parks dotted around the capital. Better still, these are homes to some of the most stunning views you can find in London. We’ve pulled together a list of some of the best parks in London, but there are plenty more that haven’t made the cut.


Hyde Park

A list of London parks would never be complete without Hyde Park, London’s most famous park. Located centrally between Knightsbridge, Mayfair and Bayswater, the 350 acre park has something for everyone. From swimming and boating in the lake to cycling and even skating, Hyde Park offers an enjoyable time whether you are looking for something relaxing or more active. The park hosts more than its fair share of events too, whether it be a gig or an open air theatre.

St. James’s Park

This park has been dubbed by many as London’s best looking park. Surrounded by three royal palaces, the park is home to the famous St. James’s Park pelicans that you can watch being fed at 2.30pm every day, as well as many owls, woodpeckers and bats. You can find plenty of refreshments in the park too, with the contemporary Inn – The Park cafe restaurant serving food from breakfast to dinner. If the stunning views of the wildlife, plants and lake don’t satisfy you, the park also boasts one of the best views of Buckingham Palace.


Greenwich Park

One of the oldest Royal Parks in London is Greenwich Park, located just south east of the city centre and easily accessible on the Tube. If you’re interested in history then this is the park for you, housing the Royal Observatory, the Prime Meridian Line (which defined the time zones of the world) and the National Maritime Museum. Being on top of a hill, Greenwich Park holds one of the best views of London and the Thames.

Regent’s Park

This park has enough to do to keep you occupied for a whole day. Home to the London Zoo and a boating lake with many species of wild bird and waterfowl, you’ll be able to get you wildlife fix. If sports is more your thing, the park contains the largest outdoor sporting area in London with football, rugby and cricket being played regularly in the summer.


Of course, if you’re visiting all these parks you’re going to need a place to stay. Thankfully there is the Swinton Hotel, a luxurious and cheap Kings Cross hotel. We’re just 5 minutes away from Kings Cross, allowing you to hop on a tube and get to any of these stunning parks easily. To check availability for our rooms, book online or call us on 020 7837 1451 and a member of our friendly team will be happy to help you.


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