London is a place full of experiences, with every turn and every corner introducing you to a new sight and a new atmosphere to immerse yourself in. From high end Kensington to central London and Soho, all the way to the very outskirts of London around Heathrow airport, London has it all – filling the city with diverse experiences and some of the best monuments in the UK.
In this article, we take you on a tour of London’s must-see monuments – stopping off at some of the best Premier Club Rewards hotels on the way, so that you know exactly where to stay during your trip.
In Central London
Our journey starts in Central London; home to most of London’s iconic attractions and monuments, and with endless accommodation options available to you. We recommend seeking out a room at the Paddington Court Suites, giving yourself the gift of a luxurious and comfortable stay, alongside easy access to some of the city’s finest and most memorable monuments.
Keeping it regal as a starting point, Buckingham Palace is the first monument on our list – a testament to British royalty, and a great place to snap a few selfies with your travel group or family. With around 755 rooms and 33 acres of land, not to mention the traditional guards out front, Buckingham palace is THE place to go if you’re new to London.
Another traditional site in central London is the Tower of London, which is opposite Tower Bridge and provides a ton of history as well as seriously architectural inspiration. The Ceremony of Keys is an amazing thing to watch if you visit the Tower in the evening, or you can enjoy a daytime tour and learn about the historical prevalence of the castle.
Some other monuments of note in central London include:
- Big Ben
- Westminster Abbey
- Trafalgar Square
- Marble Arch
- St Paul’s Cathedral
All of these sites are within walking distance of the Paddington Court Suites, providing you with easy access to each (and an opportunity to head back to your hotel for a much-needed rest and to take advantage of those Premier Club rewards between stopping points). Our advice? Create an itinerary of sites you want to see, and plan a few days in which to take in the picks of central London – while adding some of the areas best eateries and dining experiences to your list for sustenance.
In West London
West London is just a stone’s throw from the central area of Soho and Westminster, and yet presents its own array of monuments, things to see, and places to stay – in the form of the Kensington London hotel. Just the other side of Hyde Park, Kensington and the area of West London is iconic for its peaceful and charming ambience, and the array of regal and high end experiences that await.
Kensington Palace is one of the top monuments to look out for during your trip towards West London, with the gardens backing onto Hyde Park. From here, you can take a short walk towards the Victoria & Albert Museum, which is famed as one of the most popular free museums in London – combining historical exhibitions with some more contemporary and human-interest attractions which change every season.
Hampton court palace is another monument to look out for over in West London, and it is also worth stopping into some of London’s biggest railway stations to take in the iconic surroundings which often appear in movies – for example, the statue in St Pancras which connects London to Paris via the Eurostar.
On the Outskirts of London
A worthwhile visit, the outskirt of London is where you get the best access to those attractions outside the city – with some of the most popular including the Harry Potter studios in Watford, and the countryside which surrounds the city and offers a great opportunity to get out and about with a change of scenery.
For those arriving in London, you will be familiar with the major airports – including Heathrow where our Premier Club Rewards scheme allows you to access endless Heathrow rewards as part of your stay. The proximity of these major airports to London makes travel really easy and opens up all of London and beyond to you for the duration of your stay.
What is Premier Club Rewards?
So, what is Premier Club Rewards and how can it make your visit to London even better?
With so many monuments and attractions in the city, finding somewhere comfortable to call home during your stay is key – after all, you’ll find yourself craving the luxury of a soft bed and a nearby hotel at the end of a few long tourist-filled days!
That’s why, with Premier Club Rewards, we give you greater access to more hotels, at the very best prices. As soon as customers confirm their Premier Club rewards membership, they become silver members – with signing up a quick and completely free process. With the silver-level membership, guests in qualifying hotels will find they can earn points, receive complimentary room upgrades where available, and an extended check-out where possible.
A gold-level membership elevates these available benefits to include free broadband in the club lounge and guestrooms of your chosen hotel, plus free local calls and faxes, while the platinum membership is our top level offer and presents guests with the opportunity to redeem all the existing benefits plus complimentary laundry services during their stay, complimentary use of the club lounge across all hotels, and even a complimentary newspaper of your choice.
Does this sound like something you could make the most of during your stay in London? All you have to do is sign up to the rewards program and start creating your London itinerary – looking out for eligible hotels such as those linked to our Heathrow rewards and across our central London hotels.