By Shaina Amienyi
London
Canada
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London, Ontario is a great place to visit for fun and relaxation. It has serene nature conservation areas and beautiful parks, which ears London the nickname of the Forest City. With summer events and a number of winter activities, such as snowboarding, cross-country skiing, and tubing, London has fun activities throughout the year.

London is easily accessible by air travel. Vacationers can fly into London International Airport (YXU). Book your flight with EscapeWizard.com via the following link (www.escapewizard.com/flight.php). London has an array of accommodations to showcase the city’s hospitality and service. Look below for our top recommendations for accommodations, which includes our number one selection, the Holiday Inn. Then click on this link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) to the hotel portion of our website to book today.

London has interesting historic sites and museums that we at EscapeWizard.com believe vacationers are sure to enjoy. One such attraction, the Banting House National Historic Site of Canada, celebrates the man who made one of the most important medical discoveries of the twentieth century. The site is where Sir Frederick Grant Banting, co-discoverer of insulin, lived.

EscapeWizard.com also suggests visiting Museum London, which houses one of Canada's premier art collections and one of Ontario’s most considerable historical artifact collections. The museum boasts more than 5,000 regional and Canadian artworks and 25,000 artifacts representing the history of London. The museum also operates Eldon House, the oldest single family residence in London which has been preserved and furnished with beautiful antiques.

The Museum of Ontario Archaeology educates visitors about the history of the occupation of Southwestern Ontario. The museum, located on the site of the Lawson Prehistoric Iroquoian Village, represents 11,000 years of history. The museum has a sweat lodge and replicas of longhouses, all of which help bring to life the village of the Neutral Iroquoians who occupied the area in the 16th century.

London has a flourishing arts and culture scene. Vacationers can watch art and international films at the Hyland Cinema, live shows at the London City Music Theatre, or alternative films at the Museum London Films. Museum London is open year round and also features 5,000 artworks and 25,000 historical artifacts. The McIntosh Gallery on the University of Western Ontario campus also presents year-round exhibits on contemporary and historical art. We at EscapeWizard.com suggest visiting one of the smaller or specialty galleries, such as the Inuit Gallery, which specializes in Inuit carving, pottery, baskets, wall hangings, jewelry, and more.

Shoppers will be delighted to find that London has multiple shopping districts, each with their own style and amenities. Downtown, which also is the place to experience London’s nightlife, is home to a branch of Canada’s oldest department store as well as fashion boutiques, and variety shops. Another area that EscapeWizard.com recommends is Richmond Row, the city’s most innovative shopping district. The area contains over 200 businesses so vacationers are sure to find whatever they are looking for. Vacationers also have the option of White Oaks Mall, anchored by major chain stores and restaurants.

Boasting a scenic location on the Thames River, state-of-the-art entertainment venues, numerous historical attractions, and more, London, Ontario offers plenty to keep vacationers busy. EscapeWizard.com encourages you to click on the above link and book your vacation to the Forest City.
Hotels in London
By Elizabeth Quevedo
Homewood Suites by Hilton London Ontario
45 Bessemer Road, London, Ontario, Canada
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The Homewood Suites by Hilton is the perfect place to relax during your trip to London, Ontario. A 15-minute drive from the London Airport, this property is conveniently located in London’s business district. Nearby, you’ll find the White Oaks Mall, as well as a variety of restaurants. Parking is complimentary and check-in starts at 3 p.m. The multi-lingual staff will gladly hold your luggage if you arrive early. A 24-hour convenience store and ATM are also located on site. If you plan to bring your furry friend, worry no more—pets are allowed for a fee.

Since this is an All-Suite hotel, you’re sure to have enough space to both work and unwind. As far as room choices, you can have one King bed or two Queens, and select an open, one-room studio or a larger two-room suite. Book a Whirlpool or Fireplace Suite for added comfort. All suites contain a full kitchen, pillow-top mattresses, two flat-screen TVs, an MP3 alarm clock and complimentary access to High-Speed Internet. Accessible Suites are also available.

Besides the comforts found in each room, the property offers many other amenities. The business center, meeting rooms, and no-charge printing service can help you take care of work while away from the office. If you’re a fitness buff, you’ll enjoy the on-site gym, pool, and putting green. Family travelers will be happy to know that cribs and high chairs are offered for littler guests. In addition, safety deposit boxes and a coin-operated laundry room are available. As an added perk, guests are treated to free dinner and drinks Monday to Thursday.

The check-out time is 12 p.m., so you won’t feel rushed. Before heading off, make sure you enjoy the complimentary hot breakfast. If you’re ready to make The Homewood Suites by Hilton London Ontario your home away from home, EscapeWizard.com (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) can help you book your stay today.
Hotels in London
By Kathy Heydasch
DoubleTree by Hilton
300 King Street, London, ON
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The Doubletree Hilton London Ontario is accessible via a number of options. It is less than 10 miles from London International Airport (YXU), three blocks from the Via Rail Station, close to the Greyhound Bus Station, and minutes from Hwy 401 access. Covered parking is available.

Standard guest rooms include a spacious work area, a luxurious king bed or two double beds, two-line phones, data ports and wired as well as wireless Internet access throughout. Doubletree Hilton London Ontario suites include a large parlor and up to 4 bedrooms. In addition, executive rooms are available on the 19th, 20th and 21st floors, with splendid views of downtown. Those staying in executive rooms have access to a private lounge on the 20th floor which offers complimentary breakfast, evening beverages and hor's d'oeuvres. Guests of the executive rooms can take advantage of Egyptian cotton sheets, plush bathrobes and a nightly turn-down service.

Travelers never have to leave the hotel to find great dining at the London Grill and Market Cafe, offering an array of selections prepared by the fine culinary team at Doubletree Hilton London Ontario. There's also JJ Key's Lounge, which offers beverages and finger foods in a relaxing environment.

The Doubletree Hilton London Ontario offers 18 meeting rooms which total over 30,000 square feet. Guests can take advantage of planning assistance for meetings or private functions in one of these rooms. The largest ballroom is over 12,300 square feet.

Connected to the Doubletree Hilton London Ontario is the London Convention Center, a popular gathering place for trade shows and other meetings. One can walk two blocks to the beautiful Victoria Park, or four blocks to the John LaBatt Center, home to the OHL London Knights and the University of Western Ontario's Mustangs, both hockey teams. The LaBatt center also showcases music concerts and other special events.

To experience the very best of London, Ontario's downtown, book your airfare and hotel through EscapeWizard.com or just click on this link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in London
By Tekisha Slack
Four Points by Sheraton London
1150 Wellington Road South, London, Ontario, Canada
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Minutes away from downtown and across from the city’s largest shopping mall, with a location right off Highway 401 and within walking distance of major attractions; the Four Points by Sheraton London, Ontario is a convenient choice for guests looking for uncomplicated accommodations. 

Comfort begins with the Four Points by Sheraton Four Comfort Bed, and continues with many other great amenities. A personal whirlpool in your suite is just one of several. Bright, bold colored rooms accompanied by impeccable service will make your stay comfortable a one.  At Four Points by Sheraton, even the breathing is easy. As part of the Sheraton’s focus on Simple Pleasures(SM), this hotel has smoke-free guest rooms, giving you one less thing to worry about when you travel. Check-in times are at 3:00 PM and check-out times are at 12:00 PM

A stroll in the Japanese Gardens around the hotel can ease the mind and relieve stress. So can a cleansing swim in the hotel’s indoor heated pool. Go for a walk, or, just simply lay in the warm, radiant sun. Don’t forget to pack your walking shoes! Local Art Museums, Markets, Brewery tours, and plenty of shopping malls will have you out and about for hours.

At Tuscany’s Ristorante, you can enjoy something different every day of the week – from a hot breakfast buffet and omelet bar every morning to a luncheon buffet and pasta bar Monday – Friday, and of course, the Sunday brunch. Enjoy a yummy menu filled with specialty pastas, made-to-order pizzas, steak, and seafood. Bentley’s Lounge is the way to go if you want to join friends for a drink.

While you are a guest at the Four Points by Sheraton London, Ontario you can leave complicated behind. EscapeWizard.com invites you to book your accommodations at this hotel today. Just click on the link to get started (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in London
By Kathy Heydasch
Courtyard by Marriott
864 Exeter Road, London, ON
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The Courtyard by Marriott, (formally Holiday Inn in London), Ontario is waiting for you to book a trip through EscapeWizard.com! An excellent location near Hwy 401 provides easy access to downtown London. Well-furnished rooms and a friendly staff complete the picture of a perfect London, Ontario getaway.

The business traveler will adore the amenities provided by Courtyard by Marriott. The hotel offers free high-speed Internet access, a business center with faxing and copying services, a 24-hour fitness center, a heated indoor pool and a whirlpool. There is also 2,000 square feet of meeting space and an accommodating staff ready to help you with your every need.

Basic room features at the Courtyard by Marriott feature all the standard amenities like satellite TV, private bathroom and work space, as well as other features like a kitchenette with microwave and in-room movies. If luxury is more your style, private suites are available with living rooms, sofa beds and Jacuzzi tubs. Travelers with pets can call ahead to reserve a space as well!

Large industry abounds in London, and the Courtyard by Marriott is just minutes away from places like 3M, Ford and Siemens. Other nearby attractions include the London Convention Center, the University of Western Ontario, the London Health Sciences Center and Victoria Hospital. History buffs will find something unique at the Royal Canadian Regiment Museum, the Banting House National Historic Site, and the Museum of Ontario Archeology. If family fun is more your style, visit Storybook Gardens, OLG Slots at Western Fairway, theLondon Regional Children's Museum or Fleetway.

Travelers can take advantage of complimentary shuttle service to and from London International Airport, so there's no reason to delay! Book your airfare and hotel at EscapeWizard.com or just follow this link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) to your next getaway to London, Ontario.