London is the most cosmopolitan, modern and different city in Europe. London is all about culture, fun, lights and colour. A city that captivates both first-time visitors and those who come back in search of new emotions.
Enjoy your stay at our hotel in the centre of London, where you will fall in love with the spectacular Big Ben or the gorgeous views of the Thames, have the world at your feet from atop the London Eye and watch the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace.
The impressive clock tower of Westminster Palace is known as Big Ben, the name given to the 14-ton bell installed in 1858, baptised by Sir Benjamin Hall, the curator of the work. It was the second bell made in Whitechapel for this purpose, as the first one was broken during sound tests. The current bell has a small crack and was made by repairing a bell taken from Westminster Palace.
You can see the London Eye from H10 London Waterloo. This giant wheel was installed in the year 2000 and offers a marvellous view of the whole city. Initially it was designed to be used for five years with the sponsorship of a well-known airline company, but it was so successful that it has become a permanent fixture in the cityscape.
It is 135 metres high, its 32 cabs can carry up to 25 people each. One turn takes half an hour and it offers a scenic view that begins with Big Ben and covers the whole city.
The Museum British was founded in 1753 by Parliament and is based on the Art Collection of Sir Hans Sloane. The British Museum is one of the world's most important, with at least 6 million objects spanning almost two million years of civilisation. The museum's best-known exhibit is the Rosetta stone, the Parthenon sculptures, the Sutton Hoo and Mildenhall treasures, the Portland Vase. There are temporary collections and guided tours every day.
London has some very important internationally-renowned museums that you really must visit: the British Museum, the National Gallery, the Museum of Natural History and the Tate Modern are but some of the most important.
There are also world-famous theme museums such as Madame Tussauds Wax Museum or the Sherlock Holmes Museum.
London has the best musical shows on offer, with something for all tastes, featuring titles such as The Lion King, Chicago, Les Misérables, We will rock you (with Queen songs), Mamma Mia or the Phantom of the Opera, and many more.
If you are a shopping lover or you just like window shopping, London is the city for you. Stay at our hotel in the centre of London and you will be close to all the shopping areas. There are more than 30,000 establishments throughout the capital, plus street markets where you can buy anything you can imagine.
London is the capital of England and the United Kingdom. Standing on the banks of the river Thames, in the south east of Great Britain, it was founded some two thousand years ago, on the year by the Romans, who named it Londinium. The heart of the city, old London Town, still has its medieval limits, but since the 19th Century at least the name "London" has also been used to refer to the metropolis that has grown around it.
Weather in London is very variable throughout the day. Although extreme temperatures are not usual, it is not uncommon to see clouds, rain, cold and even sun and heat in the same day. It rains frequently all year round. The warmest months are July and August, with an average temperature of 17oC.