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Central London Guide: Spend Less, Do More

Welcome To Central London

Whether you’re travelling by yourself, or with your entire family, London offers plenty of things to see and do. Above all else, London is full of history. If you have always wanted to learn more about the United Kingdom, London is a great place to start. Between its museums and architecture, London is a must-see for any history buff.

Top Five Things To Do in Central London

  1. See the sights. London has some of the most famous attractions in the world including one of London’s most “timeless” features, Big Ben which has been keeping the time since 1859. Head inside the tower and see what the British Parliament is up to or get a taste of royal life by heading over to Buckingham Palace.

But that's certainly not all there is to do there.

  1. Spend a Sunday morning at Spitalfields Market. At this popular street market, which is housed under an architect designed glass canopy, you can browse stalls of the latest trendy fashions and accessories from some of London’s up-and-coming independent designers. You can buy nearly anything at Spitalfields, including flowers, original art, vintage house wares, vinyl records, jewellery, antiques, and children’s clothing. There are numerous restaurants, cafes and other food outlets.
  2.  From Central London you can Cruise the Thames. Walking isn’t the only way to get around in London. You can also see everything the city has to offer from the comfort of a boat. St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Tower of London and Tower Bridge, the London Eye, City Hall, and the Houses of Parliament are all visible from the river. There are plenty of sightseeing cruises that go up and down the River Thames where you will pass the Tower of London as well as the London Eye. 
  3. Get above it all. No trip to London would be complete without a ride to the top of the London Eye, the world’s tallest Ferris wheel. The bird’s eye view is absolutely breathtaking. From the top on a clear day, you can see for more than 20 miles in every direction.
  4. Take in the London Bridge Experience. Set inside the iconic arches of the historic London Bridge, the London Bridge Experience features live actors and impressive special effects in an original interactive exhibit that transports visitors back in time to London’s earliest days.

Nightlife

If your sightseeing makes you thirsty, hit up one of London’s pubs. There are more than 100 just within the city limits!

There are plenty of long established pubs for the local residents, but lots of posh bars and private clubs have moved in recently, too.

Parks and the Great Outdoors

One of London’s popular outdoor spots is the Thames Path National Trail, which stretches 184 miles from the river’s source in the Cotswolds all the way to the Thames flood barrier. Southbank is the busiest part of the trail - you get the best views of the city from here, and walkers frequently linger to take photos and just enjoy the scenery.

Greenwich Park is another green space that’s popular with Londoners and visitors alike. One of the city’s biggest and prettiest parks, Greenwich has an old-fashioned grand avenue, a rose garden, a tea house, a deer park, lovely walking trails, a cafe, and lots of wide-open spaces for playing and picnicking. Take in the gorgeous views across the Thames to Docklands from atop the hill near the statue of General Wolfe and visit the fascinating Royal Observatory. This is one of London’s largest and loveliest parks with some great walks.

Mix with the Locals

London is a great city for tourists, but it’s also very easy to blend in with the locals if you know where to go. 

Curry is very popular in London,with an abundance of resturants available in Centra London you will not left without several choises. Tip....speak to a local at the pub and ask them which resturants in the area, they like.

Downtown 

Known around town as the Square Mile, London’s central business district is just north of the River Thames. Though tourism isn’t the true driving force of the area - financial institutions and big business dominates - there are some things here that you won’t want to miss. The historic Square Mile is home to St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Barbican Centre, the Museum of London, and loads of other significant buildings and impressive modern structures.

It’s easy to get into, around and in and out of, Central London. The London Underground and Docklands Light Railway provide regular services to the district.

Your Cheaperthanhotels Team

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