London offers countless opportunities to enjoy the city whether you are traveling to London just for a weekend or if you’re going to stay in town longer. London is the most cosmopolitan city in Europe, a travel experience not to be missed. That is why you should take a look to our London cheap accommodation offer.
What to see during your stay in London cheap accommodation
London is a huge city that offers many options to enjoy it. You can start your trip by visiting the main places of the city. For instance, the Big Ben. The famous clock tower from 1859 marks the passing of the hours of Londoners. This is one of the quintessential symbols of London. The same goes for the Palace of Westminster. It is the English parliament headquarters, located on the banks of the Thames and dominated by Big Ben.
In the same line, Westminster Abbey is one of the most important churches of London, in Gothic style, which housed during many centuries the coronations and burials of English Monarchs. Then you can’t miss the London Eye, also known as Millennium Wheel. It was opened to the public in 2000 and it’s a large observation wheel located on the bank of the Thames. From here you can enjoy the best views of London, including the Buckingham Palace. This is the official residence of the English monarchs, where takes place the famous "Change of the Guard", with a very old military ceremonial of GrenadiersGuards, the famous English soldiers with red uniform and black cylindrical hat. Great places to find a cheap hotel in London.
All the previous places would be a nice beginning. Then you can also check the Kengsignton Palace, another London residence of British royalty surrounded by the bucolic Kensington Gardens. Or you can go to the BritishMuseum, with free admission all year. Opened in 1759, was one of the first museums in Europe.
If you like this kind of stuff, go to the National Gallery, the major London art museum, located in Trafalgar Square. The exhibition features more than 2,000 pieces, among which outstand the Vase with Three Sunflowers by Van Gogh and many paintings of the Italian Renaissance. And also visit the Tate Modern. Located in the former Bankside Power Station is the most famous museum of modern art in the world. You may want finding London cheap accommodation close to these places.
Among other important places of the city, Picadilly Circus is one of the most famous circuses in London and in the world. Trafalgar Square is also one of the busiest squares in London, which hosts major national holidays, sports victories celebrations. St. Paul's Cathedral or the Tower of London is nice a visit too. The second one was always feared for its terrible dungeons. In one of the rooms of the castle you can admire the British crown jewels. Another great symbol of Londos is Tower Bridge, so try to book among our cheap stays in London near this places.
On other hand, we encourage you taking a walk in Hyde Park, one of the greatest Royal Parks of London; or do it in the Regent Park, located in the north of the city, which pays homage to the English passion for the parks.
What else to do when staying in cheap hotels London
One visit that is always interesting is Greenwich. After a boat ride on the river Thames (also can be reached by land) you can get to the Royal Greenwich Park, the place where the meridian of origin crosses and from which the time of the entire world is set. It is worth visiting too the Millennium Dome, a large building that was built to celebrate the arrival of the new millennium, and that host numerous exhibitions and sporting events including several competitions of the 2012 Olympic Games.
Once you have reached one of our cheap hotels in London, you should know it is always fun to take the London Underground, also known among Londoners as The Tube. It was the first subway line in the world, opened in 1863. If we speak about neighborhoods, Chelsea is one of the most exclusive ones, famous for being home to numerous public. Also Knightsbridge, adjacent to Chelsea, is another exclusive neighborhood of London, adjacent to Hyde Park. And of course you have to see Notting Hill, the most cosmopolitan neighborhood in London, located between Kensington and Chelsea, known for the famous Notting Hill Carnival held annually in August and for Portobello Road, street where each Saturday, takes place a street market, well known for its antiques.
Other neighborhoods that you may like are Camden Town, famous for its street market and its alternative style; Soho, a centric district of London famous for its nightlife, full of bars, pubs, clubs and restaurants; and Covent Garden, famous for the Royal Opera House and street artists as well as for its lively social life, etc. All of them are nice spots for booking among our list of cheap accommodations in London.
As a final recommendation, go to see the Shakespeare's Globe Teather. It is a faithful reproduction of the theater built in the 14th century where the famous English playwright interpret his most famous works and where, to this day, you can attend one of the representations that take place in the theater from May to October.
Visiting London in special times
If you want to feel London like no one else does, you can go in these exceptional times of the year. One of them is the London Parade, which takes place every first of January, to celebrate the New Year. Notting Hill’s Carnival is also fun, in August.
In a different manner, the Boat Race is great to see. Takes place in the month and consists in the traditional rowing competition between the universities of Oxford and Cambridge. If you like sports, Wimbledon Tennis Tournament or the London Marathon are great events too. Consider booking one of our cheap hotels in this capital if you fancy sports.
Finally, Open Air Theatre Regent's Park, from mid-May to mid-September, celebrates representations and music events. Also Queen's birthday Parade, every month of June, is fun to see. It is a military parade to celebrate the birthday of Queen Elizabeth. And do not forget the Royal Ascot, the most glamorous horse race in the world.