THINGS TO DO NEARBY
As you’ll be based in Central London, you really will be spoilt for choice when it comes to outings. But here are a few of our favourites, all within walking distance of the hotel.
The Palace of Westminster is the meeting place for the House of Commons and the House of Lords. A breath-taking neo-Gothic building, it’s been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Perhaps London's most iconic sight of all, Big Ben towers over the Houses of Parliament on the banks of the River Thames. You can also take in Westminster Abbey, which is across the square from Big Ben. Sir Isaac Newton is buried next to Charles Darwin at this site, and is one of the must-see sights on your itinerary.
St James’s Park is a 23-hectare park in the City of Westminster, and is surrounded by many of London's most iconic attractions and landmarks. There are often events held in and around the park, including on the Horse Guards Parade and on the Mall that leads to Buckingham Palace.
The official home of the Prime Minister on Downing Street is just a short distance from the Houses of Parliament. Although you can't take a tour of the house, you can see the famous Number 10 door, and you might spot reporters outside broadcasting live.
A quick stroll across Westminster Bridge – with Big Ben in the background providing the perfect photo opportunity – brings you to The London Eye. This popular attraction needs to be booked in advance, but the panoramic views of London make it worth the extra effort.