You can’t go wrong with Best Western Palm Hotel London. Considered one of the best 4-star North London hotels near Thames, you’ll find spacious, elegantly furnished rooms at your disposal. Free WiFi is available in all rooms, along with wall-mounted LCD TVs to ensure your evening entertainment.
Start your day with a full English breakfast (or a continental one) at the onsite family restaurant. Make sure to eat up, because you will need your strength. You are in London, after all, and will want to see as much of it as possible. You can, of course, opt to stay in the area. Wembley Stadium is within reach and so is Lords Cricket Ground. Beautiful Hampstead Heath is nearby and shan’t be missed during summer.
If Central London is calling your name, take a stroll to the Golders Green tube station and board the Northern Line southward. Alight twenty minutes later at Embankment.
London offers the most beautiful views along the Thames and its many bridges. Take the right side of Charing Cross Bridge towards Southbank and snap some pictures of Westminster and Big Ben north of the river and the London Eye south of it.
If you are feeling adventurous, take a high speed James Bond style RIB boat trip. Experience the wind on your face and water rush by as you cruise down the River Thames on the sound of the famous 007 theme music to Canary Wharf and back in less than an hour.
Once you reach Southbank, enjoy the Jubilee Gardens and take a moment to listen to some of the buskers in the area, watch street performances or fly the London Eye to enjoy the spectacular views across London, but only if it is a clear day. The London Dungeon and the SEA LIFE aquarium are both a stone’s throw away. Otherwise take the footpath beneath the bridge and walk eastward.
There are roughly 2.3 miles between you and the Tower Bridge now. Along the way you’ll pass by the Royal Festival Hall and the National Theatre, can grab a bite to eat at Gabriel’s Wharf, pass Blackfriars Bridge and check out Millennium Bridge at the base of the Tate Modern, the home of modern art in London. Then there’s Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. Maybe you’ll want to get a ticket for a play there one night during your London stay.
You’re close to Southwark Bridge now, but don’t ask for directions towards the Southwark Cathedral before asking how it is pronounced correctly. The friendly receptionist at your hotel will be able to help with that.
From London Bridge it is not very far now to the oddly shaped City Hall and then there is, of course, the iconic Tower Bridge. Time to take some selfies! Head across the bridge and visit the Tower of London, if you have energy left.
There are number of brilliant restaurants in the area from afternoon tea, fine dining, casual diner to street food trucks and often food markets on weekends. Indulge your appetite!
Eventually it’s time to head back to your hotel, where it is quiet and idyllic and where the bar is open 24/7. Unwind in the large guest lounge, catch the news on the large-screen TVs and use the free public WiFi to email home with your day’s explorations.
Later you’ll discover that your bathroom has a luxurious walk-in shower with complimentary toiletries. Order your dinner via room service before heading to your comfortable bed for a well-deserved night’s sleep.