London has been a sought after destination for many years, for both national and international travellers – for whom it is an opportunity to cross ‘the pond’ and experience a touch of quintessentially British culture; dazzling attractions, architectural gems making their mark in history, and an eclectic food scene. After all, we have some of the world’s best restaurants in London. Above all, London is accessible for everyone. Especially with an array of hotels, ranging from budget right through to some of the most luxurious hotels. It’s a city that caters for all, which welcomes a flurry of new tourists every year, and keeps regular visitors coming back for more.
Understandably, travel isn’t an option right now, but that won’t last forever. Come rain, or shine, London remains, and so does the glamorous, fast-paced nature of the booming big smoke. Channelling that excitement, there is no better time to start planning a trip to London for later in the year, or even in the years to come. Create a list hotels you want to call home during your stay, sights you want to visit, restaurants you want to dine at, and bars you want to wrap up the day in – you don’t want to leave an inch of the city unturned during your trip.
Venturing into the capital during the warmer months is the preferred time to visit for many. You get the opportunity to experience London in its prime; the scent of summer in full force as flowers bloom in St. James Park, as Buckingham Palace gleams under the rich balmy sun, as alfresco dining comes into play and aperitivo hour makes its way from our Italian neighbours.
For others, London is most enjoyable during the Christmas holiday season, the colder weather sets in, and glistening lights grace the city, shops decked out and a warm festive spirit fills the air. Long winter jackets, fur collars and tall boots become the couture of the season, resembling an off-season replica of Paris Fashion Week. However, the biggest misconception about London during the colder months is that there isn’t much to do, but that truly is a misconception. Warm up by a log fire, sipping on hot mulled cider, yes… you read that correctly, or ice-skate on the grounds of the iconic Somerset House. Check out my list of 12 fun activities to do during autumn and winter.
For those who like fine dining, I have complied a list of restaurants that are worth trying, or for those that want to try the excellent array of places to have breakfast, try some of these fantastic hotspots. For budding photographers and Instagrammers fiends, the city is filled with some of then most stunning spots that will fill your ‘gram with vibrance. And, for those that like an exotic tipple, here are 10 bars worth trying in the city.
If you’re looking for recommendations while travel planning and can’t find what you’re looking for, feel free to email me.
Until next time…