Exploring Limehouse, London
Holiday Inn Express London - Limehouse is in a perfect position, located in a charming peaceful area of London with easy access to the city centre and close to a huge number of the capital’s most popular tourist attractions and practical amenities. It is the ideal choice for those seeking a hotel near central London.
Year round the Holiday Inn Express London – Limehouse attracts all kinds of visitors, from international tourists, to families on a city break and lots of business travellers making fleeting visits to the capital. The hotel offers strong access across destinations which suit everyone – here is our top picks for some of the best local attractions near the hotel:
- Narrow Street (few minutes’ walk from hotel)
- Brick Lane (15 minute walk from hotel)
- Tower of London (20 minute walk from hotel)
- ExCel Exhibition Centre (13 minute train ride from hotel)
- O2 Arena (20 minute train ride from hotel)
- London City Centre (20 minute train ride from hotel)
While there is a host of cool things to be seen on the doorstep of the hotel, you might want to venture into the centre of the city to see some of the most famous tourist attractions to be found anywhere in the world. The range of museums, galleries, parks and shopping experiences in London is practically unparalleled anywhere. Below are some of the major attractions you can explore in the city centre, and tick off your tourist bucket list.
World class museums & galleries
London has an incredible selection of museums, many of which have free entry. Among the very best is The British Museum, which houses a dizzying number of artefacts ranging in period from the prehistoric era right up to the modern day and everything in between. One of the finest collections of paintings in the world can be viewed with a visit to the National Gallery, which is home to a huge range of Western European paintings. The Natural History Museum also provides a wonderful educational experience, showcasing the history of natural life including some of the rarest animals that ever lived, including an impressive line-up of dinosaur bones.
For those who prefer a contemporary twist on their art, the best place to visit is the iconic Tate Modern, which showcases a huge spectrum of pieces which will certainly get you thinking about art in a different way.
Get an unbeatable view with the London Eye
There are many stunning sights to be found along the banks of the Thames, too many perhaps to see them all up close. So instead of missing out, why not take a ride on the London Eye on the South Bank? Step inside the capsule and enjoy a 30 minute ride from which you’ll be able to see some of the best sights the whole of the city has to offer from a unique vantage point.
The Houses of Parliament are just across the river alongside Westminster Abbey and Horse Guards Parade. You can even see Buckingham Palace, the Royal Albert Hall and Trafalgar Square. It’s the perfect way to enjoy the sights and get all of your iconic London snaps!
Catch a long running musical at Theaterland
When in London, you would be remiss not to take a trip to the glittering West End to see some of the world’s finest shows being staged in Theatreland. You can watch one of the many long-running popular musicals like Phantom of the Opera, Sunset Boulevard or Billy Elliot. There is also an excellent line-up of more traditional plays including Hamlet, The Mousetrap, The Woman In Black, and more. There’s something for all the family to enjoy with loads of shows aimed at children including Matilda and Charlie and The Chocolate Factory.
Take a stroll in Hyde Park
If you want to escape the hustle and bustle of London, why not go for a peaceful stroll in one of the city’s many beautiful parks, such as the nearby Hyde Park. You could also visit the Serpentine Lake, Speakers Corner and the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial fountain. Many visitors also like to take in the sights of Regents Park where there is plenty of wildlife and stunning rose gardens to be enjoyed. For even more wildlife, Richmond Park offers a range of paths for walking or cycling to see the spectacle of 650 free roaming deer.
Indulge in retail therapy on Oxford Street
There are few shopping destinations more iconic than Oxford Street. It’s the perfect location to indulge in some retail therapy and grab some purchases which you won’t find anywhere else. Who can possibly resist the lure of Harrods; the ultimate department store with so many designer gifts on sale that it’s fun just to browse and look at all the amazing goods on display. Away from the large department stores and high street names, there are some great bargains to be found in the boutique stores and markets around Camden or Portobello Road.
For any queries on your trip to London please do not hesitate to contact our friendly and helpful staff on 0207 791 3850.