The capital is a hectic and busy place, with literally hundreds – or thousands – of things to see and do. If you’re travelling for a short break, you may find it difficult to choose what to see and what to miss out on – but if you’re pressed for time these three quintessential sights of London are a good place to start!
St Paul’s Cathedral
The dome of St Paul’s is one of the most famous images of London. It’s so important, in fact, that views of the cathedral from various vantage points around the city are protected, limiting development of tall buildings within these sightlines so that you’ll always get a clear view.
Big Ben & the Houses of Parliament
One of the most recognisable sights of the city, the Palace of Westminster – and for ceremonial purposes it is indeed still a royal palace – is not a sight to be missed. Interestingly, although many people refer to the clock tower as “Big Ben” it is in fact called the Elizabeth Tower – Big Ben is the name of the bell within.
When people talk about the “bright lights of the city” surely it’s Piccadilly Circus that comes to mind, with its iconic illuminated signs – it’s the heart of an exciting area of the city, by day or night, with shops, clubs and theatres all around.
If you can’t make it to all the sights of London, or if you’d like a preview of what’s in store when you come, this beautiful time-lapse video offers a wonderful insight into the city.
Whatever you choose to see or do when you’re in the capital, staying at a London Kings Cross hotel gives you an excellent base. This area puts you within easy reach of both main line rail and tube links, it’s convenient for bus routes and ideal for those driving in, as it’s right at the border of the congestion charging zone so that you can easily park your car outside the boundary and use the excellent public transport to get around. For more information on our hotel, to check availability or to make a booking, call us on 020 7837 1451 today.