London ….. Where the Heart is

Are you in a mood for a pleasant vacation with your friends and family? Then London is an obvious choice this year. This magical city has all the charm to fascinate all of you. The highly interesting facts, the exciting historical truths, the legendary places turned into museums, the palaces with their own stories to tell on the one hand, to the present day modern attractions of the London Eye, the swimming pool experiences, the food from all over the world and the boutique hotels are all waiting for you to be embraced and enjoyed.

Here is a discussion on some of the special attractions and some ways to make your stay in London even more magical. The heart of London is where you should be putting up – in one of the many boutique hotels in Kensington.

Everything you Need to Know About Oyster Card London

Oyster is a smart card through which you can make payment for your travelling throughout London in bus, tube rail, tram, London Overground, DLR, Emirates Airline, River Bus services, TfL Rail and most of the National Rail services in London.

You can register for an Oyster Card online today and be acquainted with all the facilities and privileges that are waiting for you at London, when you use the card. Once you sign up for an Oyster account online, you get to:

  • Check all the offers on your Oyster Card
  • You can renew a Travelcard or top up credit on your Oyster account
  • You can opt for Auto top – up to renew the card on the go
  • You can take a look at the history of all the journey that you have undertaken using the Oyster Card.

The Oyster is a plastic smart card that saves a lot of your time and money when you are in London. You can get your Oyster Card registered for obtaining Travelcards and Passes for Tram and Buses if you intend to stay beyond a month’s time. this yopu can do by using any of the following ways:

  • Registration can be done at the Visitor Centres
  • It can be done at your local Oyster Ticket Shop
  • Registration is also done at all Tube, TfL Rail, London Overground and some select National Rail Stations

Please remember that Visitor Oyster cards cannot be registered, nor can they be protected.

London Eye – A Major Tourist Attraction in London

The Coca Cola London Eye is a giant Ferris Wheel located at the South Bank of the River Thames in London. It is also known as the Millennium Wheel and is a huge structure of 443 feet height. At the time of its construction in 1999, London Eye was the world’s tallest Ferris wheel. However, the record has been since broken by other similar attractions, the l;attest and the largest being High Roller in Las Vegas, erected in 2014.

London Eye still has the credit of being the tallest cantilevered observation tower in the world. Once in London, you can visit the London Eye and get to watch the great city from the sky. It was, till recently, the highest point of observation in London. However, in 2013, it was superseded by the Shard, that has an observation deck on its 72nd floor. London Eye is still the most popular tourist attraction, where you need to buy a ticket. The place can boast of more than 3.75 million visitors every year.

You can easily reach the London Eye from anywhere in London because of its central location. It is also very close to Park Grand London Kensington Hotel. The closest London Underground station to this major attraction is Waterloo. The other stations within walking distance include Westminster and Charing Cross and Embankment. There are also London River Services under the ownership of Thames Clippers and City Cruises. You have to get down at the London Eye Pier.

Knowing Everything About the City Tour Bus in London

One of the best ways to discover the magic of London is to take a tour of the city by the London City Tour. You get to go through the city in one go, without getting off the bus. The bus service is provided with an automated audio tour guide system in 10 major languages, that helps you in understanding the significance of all the major attractions that you get to see. The fare also includes a comfortable River Cruise from Westminster to St. Katherine’s Pier or the reverse (only one way).

The tickets for the Tourist Bus and the River Cruise cost £19.9 for adults above 15 years and £8.9 for children aged 5 to 15 years.

You also get the option of buying a 24 hours ticket that allows you to enjoy the city at your own leisurely pace, availing of a hop – on hop – off service which is also in offer by tteh London City Tour. The prices are £23.9 for adults above 15 years and £10.9 for children aged 5 to 15 years. There are other packages as well like Tourist Bus 24 Hours – SILVER PACKAGE, Tourist Bus 48 Hours – SILVER PACKAGE, Tourist Bus 24 Hours – GOLDEN PACKAGE and Tourist Bus 48 Hours – GOLDEN PACKAGE.

You can have various options in Attraction Passes as well and take a tour of London, with special attention to some of the most happening places.

What You Can Do in Portobello Road Markets

Portobello Road combines a number of markets into one. The day when all the markets are in full fledged action is Saturday. It is the day of hustling and bustling, experiencing a lot of colour and a lot of energy as you hop from one shop to another. There are stores selling antique goods worth visiting. You will also find a number of brilliant street performers.

The various parts of the road that deal in the different types of merchandise are:

  • Antiques in southern Portobello Road
  • Food, household goods and fashion accessories in the middle of the market
  • Vintage clothing etc. in North Portobello
  • Furniture, food etc. in Golborne Road.

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