London is one of the most attractive and diverse cities in the world, with its’ history dating back to Roman times. There is so much to see and do that it is difficult to know where to begin listing all the reasons to come here. For many people, the first thing they want to see is the residence of the Queen and Prince Philip – Buckingham Palace. Then there is Big Ben (presently undergoing refurbishment) and the Houses of Parliament, Madame Tussauds, St, Paul’s Cathedral, and the Tower of London where you can see the ravens. There are six ravens and folklore has it that if they ever leave, the kingdom and the Tower will fall. They have a Ravenmaster who looks after them and feeds them twice a day.
If you take a turn on the London Eye you will be lifted 443ft into the air where you can see for 25 miles in every direction on a clear day, and it is possible to see Windsor Castle.
Of course, no visit to London would be complete without a trip to some of the famous museums, such as the Victoria and Albert Museum, the British Museum, The Natural History Museum, the Greenwich Museum, and the Imperial War Museum to name just five. Then there are lots of art galleries, such as the Tate Britain, the Tate Modern, and the National Gallery.
Central London is also home to some fine parks such as Hyde Park and Green Park. In Hyde Park you can go boating or swimming in the Serpentine Lake and there is a café where you can relax outside in the sun. You can even go horse riding along Rotten Row.
Shopping? There is some of the finest in the world. You have Oxford Street, Bond Street, Piccadilly, Knightsbridge, and Regent Street all within a few minutes’ walk of each other.
Of course, when you visit London you need somewhere to stay, and many people choose one of the famous – but very expensive – hotels. However, in the last few years more and more people have been opting for a luxury London apartment. There are many luxury apartments available to rent in central London on a long or short term basis.
Many of these apartments have been furnished without regard to expense, and you can see that just by looking at the photographs in some of the brochures. Some also provide video tours, which is a great idea. The beauty of an apartment in London is that you have a home of your own for the duration of your visit, rather than living out of a suitcase in a hotel bedroom. You will also find that, despite the luxury, a furnished apartment costs considerably less than a hotel.