By Keri Griffiths
London
United Kingdom
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Big Ben, Buckingham Palace and Trafalgar square are just a few of the names synonymous with London United Kingdom. There are, quite literally, hundreds of places to visit and each one has a brilliant, awe inspiring, tale to tell. However, with so many wonderful and historical sites to visit it’s almost impossible to narrow the list down. Perhaps I can help you out with a few of my favorite sites that keep me coming back for more.

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Winston Churchill's War Rooms, located a few blocks away from number 10 Downing Street (home to the Prime Minister of England), is a gloriously preserved reminder of the tragedy and victory of World War II. Walking down the steps you feel like you are traveling back time. These are the halls Winston Churchill and the War Cabinet walked down to make decisions that would bring down those bent on the destruction of Europe. These are the rooms that men and women took shelter in while the Nazi’s dropped bombs on London during the Blitz. With the audio tour to guide you, you will hear stories of bravery, stamina and heart break. Walk through the museum and get a feel for what life was like for far too many during the momentous battles.

On the lighter side, The Globe Theatre is home to one of England’s most notable figures: William Shake-speare. While the theatre you see on the South Bank is not the original it is still a magnificent reproduc-tion that has been lovingly restored to the Bards original dream. When you walk through the theatre you are seeing a replica of what was there in the 1500’s. In the spring and summer, you can watch Shake-speare’s plays performed like they were intended, under an open ceiling. The tour takes about 40 minutes and there is a museum that will give you some of the scandalous tales of this Elizabethan theatre.

Since it was built over 900 years ago, The Tower of London has been used as a royal palace, a prison, an armory and, believe it or not, a zoo. I think it’s safe to say that if the stones of this mighty fortress could talk then they would have some pretty dark and dirty secrets to tell. Ann Boleyn was executed on the Tower Green, and Catherine Howard’s ghost still pleads for her life on these same grounds. Of course, the tower does have a brighter attraction: The Crown Jewels are on display in all their brilliant glory. Crowns worn by Kings and Queens are on display and that includes the current monarch’s famous garbs. The Tower of London is so full of hot spots to explore that EscapeWizard.com recommends leaving an entire day or, at the very least, half a day to fully enjoy it all.

Sir Christopher Wren’s masterpiece, St. Paul’s Cathedral, has become the symbolic heart of London. Completed the 1700’s, the Cathedral has faced the passing of time and the London Blitz. Just like the people of London, you can’t keep this cathedral down, no matter what you throw at it. Of course, the most iconic feature of St. Paul’s is the massive dome. Rising 365 feet above the City of London, it is one of the world’s largest domes. Staring up at the dome from the inside has to be one of the most awe inspiring views created by man. Exquisite mosaics painted but Sir James Thornhill depicts the life of St. Paul in bright golds, reds and other glorious colors that will leave you speechless. Go ahead and take a moment to simply stare at the wondrous creation.

It doesn’t matter how many times you visit this city, there will always be something new to discover. Lon-don is magic, electric, eclectic and positively addictive. You can, literally, spend a life time exploring Lon-donk and never, ever, get bored. Don’t waste a single moment! Book you flights, hotels and whatever else you need right now through EscapeWizard.com.
Hotels in London
By Rose Overbey
Hyatt Regency London - The Churchill
30 Portman Square, London, UK
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If you're travelling to the lovely city of London, you'll want your accommodations to match the charm and feel of the city. The Hyatt Regency London - The Churchill -- is the perfect place to stay if you're looking for a hotel that mirrors the charm of the city. The location is divine. 

The Hyatt Regency London - The Churchill is in the West End of Central London -- a tony part of town that is steps away from fabulous shopping and moments from the city's most famous landmarks, including Hyde Park, Buckingham Palace and even Paddington Station -- where the fast train takes you to Heathrow International Airport.

There are many wonderful attractions inside the hotel's wall as well!  For a truly British experience, you must have afternoon tea. Afternoon Tea at The Montagu, inside The Churchill, is elegant and delicious! There are a variety of teas to choose from and the food served is scrumptious. Included are French pastries, warm scones, fruit tarts and more!

The Montagu itself is also a lovely place to enjoy a meal. It offers guests three course meals at a modest price. The food itself is fresh and delicious. Guests will enjoy the ambient setting of the restaurant itself which offers views of beautiful gardens. The Chef's table at the Montagu is a true treat for a diner looking for a wonderful culinary experience. The guests are offered a view of the chefs working and get to watch their food while it's being created. They are also offered a true one-on-one experience with the people preparing their dishes.

The Hyatt Regency London is also home to Locanda Locatelli, a restaurant run by a husband and wife team. Most of the food imported directly from Italy and the restaurant has received high praise for it's delicious cuisine! You must enjoy a meal here during your stay.

Of course there is more to the Hyatt Regency London then just wonderful food to enjoy! Guests will enjoy the Yoga programs offered on site to guests. There are also Master classes available for guests who enjoy learning new things.  On the schedule are a Cupcake master Class, which teaches the art of decorating these treats. There is also Food and Wine party master class that looks at pairing these two taste bud ticklers.

The rooms are luxurious and staff is happy to handle your needs. The entire hotel is a treat. EscapeWizard.com highly recommends booking your hotel room at The Hyatt Regency London - The Churchill. You’re sure to enjoy your visit. You can do so by following this link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in London
By Courtney Singer
Andaz Liverpool Street
40 Liverpool Street, London, UK
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Located in the heart of London, the Andaz Liverpool Street London is an elegant hotel. However, the beautiful Victorian building originally built in 1884 is anything but antiquated. All of the 267 rooms have been renovated and updated to the most current standards of luxury.

The typical “Andaz Single” contains a single bed, large desk, iPod© dock, and luxurious Yukata robes. Additionally, complimentary amenities like tea and coffee supplies, “healthy” mini-bar, and toiletries are offered. Free wired and wireless internet is accessible.  Safes large enough to store a laptop are installed in each room.  Not sure if a single bed will be enough space? No problem; a variety of bed sizes and suites are available.

The Andaz is home to six fine dining restaurants, lounges, and bars. Ranging from traditional English pub fare to sushi, there is a little something for everyone. The hotel even hosts a Gosset award-winning champagne bar!

Other amenities include the opulent Health Club, built around the ruins of a former Egyptian Temple. The club is equipped with a full gym, four Wet Rooms, and a steam room. Treatment rooms are offered for a variety of services including massages and “Top to Toe” beauty treatments. If you are looking for a more unique experience, look no farther than the Wim Crouwel room. This space, in conjunction with London’s Design Museum, celebrates the Dutch artist Wim Crouwel. All guests who book this one-of-a-kind suite also receive two free tickets to the Wim Crouwel exhibit at the Design Museum.

Check-in occurs at 3:00 PM, while check-out time is at Noon. Parking is available all day everyday; however the Andaz Liverpool Street London uses the London Wall Car Park, located about ten minutes walking from the hotel. Valet parking is another option and runs around £40 per twenty-four hours. Valet is open between 7:00 am and 10:00 pm. 

The Andaz Liverpool Street London hotel is an exceptional establishment offering top-notch accommodations. EscapeWizard.com wants you to have the best travel experience possible, and knows you will enjoy your stay at the Andaz. To make a reservation now, go to (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).  
Hotels in London
By Courtney Singer
Hilton Heathrow Airport
Terminal 4, Hounslow, UK
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For visitors flying into London’s Heathrow Airport, very few hotel options are more convenient than the Hilton London Heathrow Airport.  Literally only a hop, skip and jump away from the airport, Terminal 4 is connected to the Hilton by a covered walkway.  For Terminal 5, a courtesy shuttle runs between the hotel and Heathrow Airport.     

This AAA four-star rated establishment provides amenities enough to meet all the needs of the average traveler.  Your ramblings about town leave you famished?  The Hilton is home to 3 restaurants, providing a wide variety of fare amenable to even the most discerning palette. Perhaps you overindulged at one of these fine eateries?  Not to worry; the Hilton London Heathrow Airport offers access to their health club, complete with a 24-hour gym.   Have a longing to lounge?  Make sure to visit the luxurious hotel pool. 

Looking to host a conference for a group or organization?  The Hilton has meeting space available for up to 300 people.  Additional services offered are audio/visual equipment rental, complementary printing service, video conferencing, and more. 

Guest accommodations are an exercise in contemporary comfort.  Each room comes equipped with a large desk, cozy easy chair, and large windows to allow for ample ambient light.  High-speed internet is available throughout the hotel. 

Check-in is at 3:00 PM and check-out 12:00 PM, according to hotel policy.  Self and valet parking are both available for a daily rate.  Pets are not permitted.  Children’s activities are offered, along with family packages.

Only 20 minutes by train from central London, the Hilton London Heathrow Airport hotel is ideal for an overnight or weekend trip.  EscapeWizard.com wants you to have the best travel experience possible, and knows you will enjoy your stay at the Hilton London Heathrow Airport hotel.  To make a reservation now, go to (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).  
Hotels in London
By Keleigh M. Quinn
W London, Leicester Square
10 Wardour Street, London, United Kingdom
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The W London - Leicester Square, located right in London’s famous Leicester Square, is in the perfect location to explore this exciting entertainment district. You will be surrounded by glamorous, old cinemas where many film premieres and the London Film Festival are held each year. This area also has many bars and clubs popular with the local crowds, as well as the London version of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. You will also be near to many of the wonderful museums and attractions in the city, including the London Eye, the National Gallery, Covent Garden, Soho and Chinatown.

The contemporary, stylish rooms are designed to please all of your senses, from the high thread count sheets and the signature W bed and W pillow menu, to the Bliss® Bath Amenities and colorful decor. The rooms also offer a 37" LCD Television, an iPod docking station and wireless high speed internet access, available for an additional fee. Also provided are a Munchie Box, Mini-Bar and 24 hour room service. Suites are also available if you require more space. These truly outstanding rooms offer unique, modern furnishings, interesting lighting and large windows.

Although you will be surrounded by some of the best places to eat and drink in all of London, you also have several great options right in your hotel. The W Lounge is open throughout the day for coffee, snacks and light meals, while the Spice Market Restaurant serves up Asian dishes in a casual setting. You can also visit Wyld, featuring Central European cuisine, which is open for late dinners, drinks and entertainment.

Get in a workout at the SWEAT® Fitness Center or make some time to relax at the AWAY® Spa. There is also a Business Center and the W Hotels - The Store for any shopping needs.

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Hotels in London
By Keleigh M. Quinn
Aloft London Excel
One Eastern Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London, United Kingdom
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Just minutes away from the London City Airport, Aloft London Excel is a truly unique and exceptional hotel choice when traveling to London. This contemporary hotel, attached to the ExceL International Convention Centre, is right next to Prince Regent Station and close to the Docklands Light Railway, allowing for convenient travel throughout the city. There is also a complimentary shuttle service to and from Canary Wharf on weekdays. You can also easily reach the O2 Arena, which has a theater, a music club, and many restaurants and bars, or head to Westfield Stratford City for some great shopping.

The modern, sleek guest rooms and suites are sure to please. These smoke-free rooms feature one king or two queen platform Rest and Relaxation Beds, an oversized shower and a work desk. The rooms are decorated to provide a loft-like feel. You will also enjoy complimentary wireless high speed internet access in your room and throughout the hotel. A 42'' Flat Screen television is available for your entertainment, as well. The Savvy Suites offer a separate living area and views of the Royal Victoria Dock's waterfront. You will also have a dining area and guest bathroom.

Enjoy a unique dining experience at re:fuel by aloftSM, open 24 hours a day. This space, which serves sandwiches, salads and snacks, acts as a café during the day and a lounge area at night. You can also stop by Aloft London Excel's w xyz bar for a cocktail and some good conversation. They have a pool table, free wireless internet access, and dance music on the weekends.

The Aloft London Excel offers many conveniences, such as self check-in on the kiosks in the lobby. These same kiosks can also give you recommendations on where to go nearby for food or fun. There is also a 24 hour fitness room and an indoor pool.

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Hotels in London
By Jaclyn Bealer
Le Méridien Piccadilly
21 Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom
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EscapeWizard.com hopes that you reserve a room at the Le Méridien Piccadilly hotel in London. Positioned in the heart of London’s West End, all of the city’s landmarks are within walking distance. The stunning architecture and ideal location have made this five-star hotel a landmark in Piccadilly Circus. If you’re flying into the city, there is a tube station near the hotel making transportation from London Heathrow a breeze. Check-in is at 3 p.m.

Whether you’re London for business or pleasure, EscapeWizard.com knows that you’ll enjoy the blend of traditional English decor and modern amenities in each guest room. Stay in the Classic room and enjoy views of Regent Street or Piccadilly Street. These rooms also come with a 32” flat screen TV, high-speed Internet access (charge), luxurious bathrobe and slippers, refrigerator, and daily newspaper. If you’re looking for the features of the Classic room with extra space and comfort, opt for the deluxe room. Guests interested in an upgrade can select a Club Room or Executive Suite, both of which come with exclusive access to the Club Lounge and complimentary Internet access. Whichever accommodation you choose, you’ll experience the Le Méridien difference.

In addition to beautifully-appointed guest rooms and suites, the hotel’s many amenities prove why it is one of London’s finest establishments. Keep up with your fitness routine at the Piccadilly Health Club, located on the lower ground floor and equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, personal training, and steam room. Be sure visit the hotel’s indoor swimming pool, one of London’s largest. Relax with the hotel’s spa services and Jacuzzi, all intended to make your visit a true pleasure. When it’s time to eat, dine in the contemporary Terrace Bar & Grill and then grab a cocktail at Longitude 0°8'.

With sophisticated decor and luxurious amenities, it is no wonder why the Le Méridien Piccadilly is one of London’s finest hotels. EscapeWizard.com is sure that your stay will be one to remember. Ready to book your room? Click the link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) to get started today.
Hotels in London
By Chrystyne Jackson
Double Tree by Hilton Hotel London-Victoria
2 Bridge Place, Victoria., London, United Kingdom
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When visiting London, make your experience special by staying at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel London-Victoria. This hotel is just thirty minutes from Heathrow International Airport. It is conveniently located opposite Victoria Station. Check in is at 2 p.m. and check out is at 12 p.m.

The Double Tree by Hilton features modern and stylish guestrooms and suites. Guestrooms come with your choice of one queen size or two twin size beds. Suites come with a king size bed. All rooms have 27-inch flat screen televisions. High speed Internet service is available.

The hotel boasts a 24-hour fitness center on site where you can keep up your exercise program. Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner at 2 Bridge Place, which features European cuisine. Or step out and dine at any of the outstanding local restaurants and pubs. While exploring the local area, be sure to visit Westminster Abbey, a large gothic church and the traditional site of coronation for Britain’s royalty, Trafalgar Square, a popular London tourist attraction featuring sculptures and statues, the British Museum, one of the world’s greatest museums featuring eight million works, Buckingham Palace, built in 1705 and offering seasonal tours, the changing to the guard in the forecourt of Buckingham Palace, St. Paul’s Cathedral, an English Baroque style church designed by Sir Christopher Wren and built in the seventeenth century on the site of the original church founded in AD 604, Big Ben, the famed London landmark, and Kensington Place, where you can tour the State Apartments which were once the home of Queen Victoria and Princess Di.

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Hotels in London
By Keleigh M. Quinn
Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London
66 Knightsbridge, Westminster, United Kingdom
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The Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park hotel offers you a truly luxurious stay in one of the best locations in London. You will be placed right in the heart of London’s premier shopping district, with views of Hyde Park and quick access to the Knightsbridge underground station. This hotel is within a few miles of the most desired attractions in London including the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, the National Gallery, Kensington Palace, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and many of the most famous museums around. Take a stroll to the River Thames and board a boat for a tour of the city from the water. You will also find charming restaurants and abundant nightlife throughout the area.

The elegant rooms are decorated with unique furnishings and the richest fabrics, providing a romantic setting. Each room has its own individual touches, making you feel as if you are staying in a well appointed home, rather than a hotel. You can choose to have a view of Hyde Park, the Courtyard or Knightsbridge. You will also enjoy complimentary mineral water and access to a private bar stocked with snacks and beverages. You will be entertained with your Bang & Olufsen flat screen television, DVD player and complimentary high speed internet access.

For even more luxury, you can visit the Spa at Mandarin Oriental, voted one of the best spas in the country. You will find a Vitality pool, steam room and gym. They also offer yoga classes and have a spa boutique where you can purchase products. You can also visit the Stoke Park Golf Club for a truly wonderful golf experience.

Sample some authentic French cuisine presented by Chef Daniel Boulud at Bar Boulud, open for lunch and dinner. Or you can experience dinner by Heston Blumenthal, serving a menu inspired by Britain’s long and varied history. You can stop by Mandarin Bar, once voted top bar in London, for a cocktail after dinner.

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Hotels in London
By Doree Simon
The Lanesborough, a St. Regis Hotel
Hyde Park Corner, London, United Kingdom
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For one of the most authentic and luxurious ways to experience London, reserve a room or suite at The Lanesborough, a St. Regis Hotel. With floor to ceiling 1820s decor and 24-hour butler service, guests will feel as if they've been taken back to a more sophisticated time.

This lavish St. Regis Hotel provides various rooms to escape the realities of the city, while maintaining the authentic decor and character of Britain's legendary private clubs. The Withdrawing Room provides guests with a sense of serenity while they lounge beside a blazing fireplace, and the Garden Room holds a collection of Cuban and pre-Castro cigars and is the first and only luxury smoking venue in Knightsbridge, and the Library Bar is a great place to sip vintage cognacs, mingle with other guests, or just sit down with a good book.

The Spa Studio, which includes the Fitness Studio, creates a relaxing atmosphere where visitors can treat themselves to high-quality spa services and blow off steam on state-of-the-art work out equipment. The Fitness Center can even arrange a personal trainer upon request. After an intense workout or a long day of site-seeing, guests can enjoy delicious Italian cuisine at Apsley's, a smart-casual dining option in the Lanesborough.

The hotel's 93 guest rooms and 43 suites provide various room amenities including 24-hour butler service to help with packing, unpacking, arranging personal and business itineraries, pressing clothes, and even grabbing your favorite book. Visitors are welcomed to their rooms with complimentary fruit, mineral water, tea and coffee, wireless internet, and a fully equipped entertainment center.

Located in Knightsbridge and overlooking Hyde Park Corner, The Lanesborough is an oasis in the center of the city and just minutes away from some of London's top shopping destinations including Harrods and Sloane Street. The professional hotel staff can help to arrange transportation and is available to help with anything else, including check in at 2 p.m. and check out at 12 p.m.

The distinguished, lavish Lanesborough London Hotel provides modern amenities in antique surroundings, including afternoon tea and scones in classic English style. Let EscapeWizard.com help you book your next reservation at The Lanesborough London, a Regis Hotel; click here to get started (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).