Just imagine… there’s a city-break destination out there that’s absolutely ideal for you, whatever the kind of mini-break you want to take and however specific it may be. What a thought, eh? Well, you don’t have to imagine – because that city exists. It’s called London.
That’s right, whether you fancy a terrific touristy getaway, a non-traditional vacay, an R ‘n’ R check-in ‘with yourself’ or even, yes, a Harry Potter-themed family holiday, the UK capital is blessed with so many awesome attractions and accommodations that it’s more than up to the task. Not least if the accommodation you choose to book is one of the Montcalm 5 star hotels London.
A getaway that does you good
Fancy a break that’ll reinvigorate your mind, spirit and soul? Good idea. Despite its reputation for bright lights and late nights, London can definitely do the business here. You might choose to, for example, gently cruise down the Thames on a boat tour or stroll and healthily picnic in a glorious Royal Park.
Alternatively, how about trying a self-guided walking tour? Such an experience would enable you to, at your own pace, explore the likes Notting Hill, Regent’s Canal or Hampstead. Or you might want to sample the perfect panoramas of the London skyline from one of many free viewing-points – all ideas that would nicely blend with one of those spa breaks London.
Do the traditional tourist thing
A good suggestion this one, surely, for first-time visitors to London. If that’ll be you on your city-break, then make sure you visit all the legendary landmarks, look around the major museums and galleries, check out the Changing of the Guard and, of course, get some serious retail therapy done in the West End and Knightsbridge.
And, when it comes to dining, you just have to sample some iconic British cuisine – via an English breakfast and, naturally, an as-English-as-it-gets fish and chip supper. Indeed, if you ask us, no use of London hotels special offers is complete without trying either clichéd yet classic dish.
Be non-conformist – and non-traditional
Fancy going the opposite way – and enjoying a non-traditional getaway? Fair dos; sometimes there’s nothing like getting off the beaten track. So, ditch that itinerary you’ve drawn up with the Tower of London top of the list – you’re going to sub in some genuine hidden gems instead. London’s cable car experience, the Leake Street Tunnels and all those under-the-radar food and fashion markets are what you’ll want to focus on this trip.
And what about hipster London? The city’s chock-full of urban-cool activities, nowadays, like axe throwing, glow-in-the-dark mini golf, rooftop cinema screenings, vintage boutique visits, O2 Arena climbs or cocktails at ‘secret’ underground bars attended only by those in the know. You’ll find exactly these things and more are catered for in the Shoreditch/ Hoxton area, not at all far from our Montcalm Brewery hotel.
A getaway for Potter-heads
Finally, no question, London’s the destination for fans of all things Harry Potter. Yes, we’re talking the globally-known Platform 9 & 3/4 at King’s Cross station, the hugely popular West End play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (at the Palace Theatre) and, of course, the unrivalled attraction that’s the Harry Potter Warner Bros. Studio Tour, located just a short way north of London itself.
So, whatever sort of city-break you’re after, the UK capital’s the place to make for – and do it your way.