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Street Art Tours

The areas of Shoreditch and Hackney are home to some of the world’s most iconic street art and graffiti. Shoreditch Street Art Tours runs two tours daily, lasting three and a half hours each and led by respected graffiti blogger NoLionsInEngland (real name: ‘Dave’). Street Art London also run tours on Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday, and you’ll see work by over 40 artists adorning East London walls and shop shutters.

Tel: +44 7834 088533
Website: http://shoreditchstreetarttours.co.uk

Boat tours

London looks best from the water, so see famous London landmarks while gliding down the Thames on a London boat tour. If you want to cruise in style, you can dine and sup cocktails cruises with Bateaux London. For a truly unique experience, London Duck Tours runs tours of London on an amphibious craft, which rumbles through the streets before plunging into the Thames for a cruise.

London excursions

Oxford

Harbouring one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in Europe, Oxford is steeped in historic architecture and traditions. Take a university tour, go for a punt along the river and delve into the centre's comprehensive network of shops. Found 97 km (60 miles) northwest of central London, it's the perfect escape to find a spot of tranquillity and summertime romance.

Tel: +44 1865 686 430.
Website: http://experienceoxfordshire.org

Brighton

For those who crave the creative ambience of London in a smaller setting, take a trip to the seaside resort of Brighton. Located 97 km (60 miles) from London, on the south coast, it’s an hour’s train ride from Victoria or London Bridge stations and bears its alternative, hipster-ish credentials proudly; expect vintage shops, vegan restaurants, craft beers pubs, dirty burger joints and little dogs everywhere.

Tel: +44 1273 290 337.
Website: https://www.visitbrighton.com

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Point A Hotel Westminster

This no-frills Asian hotel chain in the heart of Westminster is a fantastic option for those seeking value for money in the capital. The concept is simple: by stripping out costly extras, such as room service or windows, you can enjoy staying in a clean room with an ensuite bathroom for very little money. If you want extras, such as towels, toiletries, an in-room safe or a window, you simply pay for them. There are four hotels in the capital but this one in the centre is excellent if you want to be close to heart of the action.

The Soho Hotel

Rooms at this trendy hotel are sumptuously appointed in a modern, eclectic style, not forgetting flatscreen TVs, huge, ultra-comfortable beds, and sleek bathrooms kitted out in grey granite, glass and oak. Befitting a hotel nestled in the heart of London’s entertainment district, there is a swish private event space and two private screening rooms. Onsite restaurant Refuel has an attractive dinner menu, as well as serving afternoon tea and an extensive selection of breakfast dishes. 

The Dorchester

Sat beside Hyde Park, the glamorous Dorchester is a stately cavern of old-school British class. Dining includes high-end Asian restaurant China Tang and purveyors of modern British cuisine The Grill at The Dorchester, while the extensive spa in the basement is an exceptional pampering space. For all-out luxury, there’s the baroque and rococo Oliver Messel Suite, perched a-top the hotel, with a terrace offering prime views across the London rooftops. 

Rosewood London

 Rosewood London is a five-star hotel which blends English heritage with contemporary sophistication. The Edwardian Grade II-listed building has been renovated to create a luxury hotel with the ambiance of a stylish London residence. The hotel’s amenities include; a gym, a spa and a bar/lounge. The hotel also offers airport transportation and conference facilities.

Park Grand - London Lancaster Gate

The Park Grand is a boutique hotel located between Paddington and Lancaster Gate underground stations. Featuring modern guest rooms, a club lounge for executive visitors and a well-stocked bar. The hotel also offers links to Heathrow airport and major train stations.

 

Hoxton Hotel

In the heart of Hoxton, in the same premises as the popular Hoxton Grill, is this wallet savvy establishment. The Hoxton Hotel forgoes the money-making mini bar and instead has free milk and bottled water in the fridge, and sells the like of sweets and wine at reasonable prices in the lobby. Wi-Fi is also free, and guests receive a simple but tasty breakfast from coffee house chain Pret A Manger delivered to their room.