Weekend Break to London

Lynne Keane 01 August 2014
In July of this year my partner and I headed off for a few days to London for a city beak and we had a fantastic time! I had always heard so much about London and it was a city I was asked a lot about it so I was delighted to be able to experience it for myself first-hand.

We flew into London Heathrow on a great service provided by BA and then took the Heathrow Express straight from the terminal to Paddington Station. It really could not have been easier!

Our hotel for the 3 nights was the Holiday Inn Oxford Circus, which is just off Oxford Street the biggest shopping street in London. We found it to be a great location as we could walk to lots of places and then of course the underground, once you have got the hang of it, will have you around this huge city in minutes. The Holiday Inn Oxford Circus is a nice hotel with friendly staff, rooms are small but it was what I expected.

Even though we were only there for a few days we did manage to take in a huge amount of the main sites such as Westminster Abbey, London Eye, Tower of London, Big Ben, Trafalgar Square, London Aquarium, Ripley’s Believe it or Not, Houses of Parliament, Regents Park, Thames Cruise, Madame Tussauds and of course a trip to London would not be complete with a visit to the West End to see a show. We went to see "The Commitments" and it was brilliant! I highly recommend it.

London is not cheap and I think lots of planning is definitely advisable before you go to make sure you get to fit in as many of the fantastic attractions this busy city has to offer. After being in London for a few days I now feel I could confidently advise people on the best areas to stay in, hotels in which areas, shows to see etc

Would I return? Possibly when our boys are a bit older and they can truly appreciate all the attractions. For now there are lots more cities to tick off my bucket list :)