London has been described as the ‘fairest of cities all’ and this term still applies to the UK’s capital city. As a result of years of construction work and the massive expansion of the capital, London has more to offer than ever before.
London has always been a vibrant city but over the last 20 years the city has developed out of all recognition. This can be bewildering to the visitor.
For example, their guidebooks may state that Clerkenwell and Smithfield are industrial areas but in common with many other commercial parts of the capital these areas have blossomed.
Many London boutique hotels have opened in this artistic district and these offer a perfect base for any visitor. Part of the attraction of the area may be that the Victorian Smithfield is still operational and you’ll frequently bump into tired medical students slumping over their coffee after a heavy night shift.
Some visitors to London do investigate the possibility of short-term rentals, but these are expensive. One of the benefits of a hotel is that all your tastes can be catered for and you can always ask your host for advice.
Public transport in London is diverse. You can hire a rickshaw, a taxi, use the Tube, catch a bus, and if you’re feeling energetic you can always hire a ‘Boris bike.’
It really doesn’t matter where your hotel is based, as you’ll always be able to reach your destination.
One of the major benefits of the boutique hotel is the feeling of quality and customer service. You’ll be treated like an individual and the patrons will generally make an extra effort to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.
Some hotels offer an old fashioned gentleman’s club atmosphere and others are incredibly luxurious. The Stafford Hotel in St James’s Place just oozes charm and relaxation and yet it’s only a short walk away from Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey and many other notable London sights.
With an increasing number of London districts attracting tourists, the options to explore are endless. Perhaps spend a busy day taking in the West End and then go back to idyllic heaven in Hoxton of Shoreditch.
Some of the most interesting hotels are situated in the most fashionable districts.
Wherever you stay in the capital your hotel will be able to recommend good local bars and restaurants, as well as providing other useful local information.
Boutique hotels are becoming increasingly popular thanks to their superb customer service. If you choose to rent a non-serviced apartment where you’re left to your own devices, you may well miss out on the best that London has to offer.
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