Articles Mentioning London Hotels

How and What to Pack for Europe in the Spring

Ah, Europe in the spring! Gone are the gray skies and chilly temps of winter, and summer hasn’t brought its notorious crowds, heat waves, and price surges. We think spring is one of the best times to visit Europe, thanks to blooming gardens, warmer days, and lower hotel prices. That said, packing for Europe in…

17 of the Best Bang-for-Your Buck Hotels in London

Entrance at Hotel Indigo London Kensington With historic architecture, iconic attractions, stellar shopping, and a lively nightlife scene, London attracts a vast and varied range of visitors. And while it’s certainly one of the most expensive destinations in Europe, there’s one way to stretch your dollar here — with great value hotels. From cozy bed-and-breakfasts…

10 Essential Things to Know Before Your First London Trip

Westminister, London Blending the old and the new, London manages to perfectly balance its proclivity for history and tradition with a cutting-edge culture. From Tate Modern to Whitechapel Gallery, Mayfair’s fine-dining restaurants to Peckham’s street food, the London experience can be different for every visitor. However, there are some things worth keeping in mind, despite…

Where to Stay in London: Top Hotel Picks in 10 Popular Neighborhoods

As Samuel Johnson once said, “When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life.” Thankfully, there are plenty of properties around the city — from luxurious grand dames to charming boutiques — to help prevent that from happening. Even better, some of these hotels have hosted royalty, and are close to bucket-list…

7 Rookie Mistakes to Avoid in London

Westminster/Oyster London can seem like a deceptively easy trip abroad. After all, there’s no language barrier or major culture shock. Our ongoing media exchange with Great Britain — all of those BBC shows and James Bond movies — means England’s capital has a familiar, cozy feeling for most Americans. But don’t be fooled. Newbies coming…

How to Spend the Perfect Mother-Daughter Weekend in London

When daughters are young, playtime often revolves around tea parties and fairytale palaces. We say, it’s time to book the ultimate upgrade — a weekend trip to London. England’s capital lets you tap into all the girlish fun of a full, proper tea heaped high with sugary treats plus a visit to a real palace…