Here are our Top Attraction, Hotel & Restaurant Recommendations in London, as prepared by intern Mathieu.
The Greenhouse is a 2 star Michelin restaurant located in Mayfair, a chic neighbourhood near Hyde Park. French chef Arnaud Bignon will welcome you inside a sober and harmonious restaurant to offer you the finest French dining experience in London.
The Golden Chippy:
Located in Greenwich the Golden Chippy is the best fish and chips in the capital. Even if the restaurant is small, you can take away your dish if you prefer. Affordable, this restaurant is a good way to combine English cultural food in it’s delicious simplicity.
Hotel 41 is a 5-star intimate establishment in the heart of the capital which offers you 30 luxurious black and white themed rooms. This is the best hotel in London according Tripadvisor reviewers. Next to Buckingham Palace, Hotel 41 is in a fantastic location but don’t expect the Queen to drop in for tea!
The Montague on the Gardens:
The Montague on the Gardens is a warming Georgian 4-star townhouse in the famous Bloomsbury neighbourhood. Rooms are spacious and cosy. You will be surprised to discover the Leopard Bar, unique in its decoration because it combines British elegance and South African inspiration. To top it all, the British Museum is just down the street.
London County Hall hotel:
Located at the London Eye, you will definitely enjoy this strategic location where all London’s attractions are accessible by foot. Very affordable by London standards the rooms are clean and comfortable. I advise you to take your breakfast, it’s copious and varied.
The Chesterfield :
The Chesterfield in London' s Mayfair is part of the Red Carnation Hotel Group. It's in a great location and they are known for their exceptional service. The standard rooms are a little on the small side however. If you're planning on spending considerable time in the room I'd spend the money on a upgrade. The Red Carnation group includes both Ashford Castle and Ashford Lodge; both hotels are featured on our Connemara Castles and Manor tour of Ireland.
Founded in 1753, the British Museum is one of the oldest museums in the world. Every year, 5 million tourists spend time in the museum to discover and learn more about biggest ancient civilizations such as the Egyptians and Greeks. Located in the Bloomsbury neighbourhood, this museum is a must see in London. The admission is free, so enjoy.
Hyde Park covers 350 acres in the heart of London. It’s a relaxing space to enjoy a sunny day in the capital whether you opt to take a picnic and enjoy some reading or you can take one of the many pathways which traverse the West London park. This park is a meeting for all runners, open from 05:00 to 00:00.
The London Eye is the world’s tallest wheel which offers you a fabulous view of the Capital. Also, named the Millennium Wheel, you will enjoy a breath-taking view especially at night where the Wheel, Tower Bridge, The Parliament and Big Ben are illuminated.
Camden is a unique district in London, a former punk neighbourhood where the street art is increasing considerably. This district is a hub for live music scene, where the energy of the city is concentrated here at night.
The Last Tuesday Society:
The Last Tuesday Society is a surprising and bizarre curious cocktail bar in London, where you will also have the opportunity to visit the Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities. It’s such a unique proposition and atmospheric place in the capital city. A celebrity haunt you could find yourself rubbing shoulders with patrons such as Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and Graham Norton.
Victoria & Albert Museum:
With more than 4.5 million objects, V&A is the largest museum of design and decorative arts in the world. This museum allows you to travel from antiquity to the contemporary world, admiring exceptional pieces perfectly preserved. Free admission.
Serpentine Gallery is a pavillon located inside Hyde Park since 2000. Each year, one renowned architect is selected by a Commission to create their own summer pavillon to create a surprising space for concerts or cultural events. It was founded to house the Contemporary Art Museum of Kensington Gardens. It’s a fantastic way for the public to engage with such significant architectural creations.