Ten Best Attractions near The Piccadilly London West End Hotel

London is a great place for tourists as it offers a wide array of exciting places to visit including 200 museums, 123 historical monuments, 108 music halls, more than 30 historical gardens, 6 racecourses, 2,000 tennis courts, 7 ice rinks and 95 golf courses. Most of the important attractions are located in or around central London, especially the Piccadilly area in the West End. As a result of this concentration of attractions, most visitors to the city prefer to stay in hotels in this area as they can easily visit their desired places of interest. The major attractions in this area include the following:

The London Dungeon: Focusing on the dark side of life, this waxwork museum of torture is located in the bowels of London Bridge Station. Its main attractions include stocks, executions, torture machines, rats and plague. The queues outside are at least 100 metres long and are kept entertained by unemployed actors in ‘period’ costume and ghoulish make-up. It recreates various gory and macabre historic events in a gallows humour style by using a mixture of live actors, special effects and rides.

Trafalgar Square: With a name commemorating the Battle of Trafalgar that the British navy had won, this is a public square in the City of Westminster, Central London. It has a 169-foot Nelson’s Column at its centre which is guarded by four lion statues. There are other commemorative statues and sculptures on the square. The fourth plinth which has been empty since 1840 has been used for contemporary art since 1999. It has been used for community gatherings and political demonstrations, anti-war protests and campaigns of different types. Norway has been donating a Christmas tree every year since 1947, which is erected for twelve days before and after Christmas Day.

One of the best places to stay in London is The Piccadilly London West End as it offers a strategic location in the heart of London, close to most attractions, and offering luxurious accommodation with best facilities.

Houses of Parliament: The two houses of the British parliament, the House of Commons and the House of Lords have been meeting in the Palace of Westminster, which is commonly known as the Houses of Parliament. It lies on the north bank of the River Thames in the City of Westminster, in central London. It is one of the centres of political life in the UK and is the place where laws are debated and passed. The Elizabeth Tower, often referred as Big Ben, is an iconic landmark of London and also of UK in general.

If you are visiting London and are a culture buff, interested in visiting museums, galleries and theatres, it would be best to stay at Hotels In West End London as you would be located in the midst of all your places of interest and you can find a comfortable place matching your needs and budget.

The Royal Albert Hall: Located on the northern edge of South Kensington, it is a concert hall which holds the Proms concerts annually in the summer, since 1941. It can accommodate up to 5,272 people and was opened by Queen Victoria in 1871. Its stage has witnessed performances by the world’s leading artists and it is one of the most treasured and distinctive buildings in the UK. It holds more than 390 shows each year in the main auditorium, including classical, rock and pop concerts, ballet, opera, film screenings mad live orchestra, sports, award ceremonies, school and community events, charity performances and banquets.

London Trocadero: It was originally an entertainment complex on Coventry Street that had a back entrance in Shaftesbury Avenue. In 1896, it was built as a restaurant but it closed in 1965 only to be reopened in 1984 as an exhibition and entertainment space which was in operation until 2014. It is now under redevelopment as a hotel.

Tower Bridge: An engineering marvel, this bridge is a combined bascule and suspension bridge that crosses the River Thames close to the Tower of London and is an iconic symbol of London. It comprises of two bridge towers tied together at the upper level by two horizontal walkways.

Madame Tussaud’s: One of the biggest crowd pullers in London, this wax museum is a world-famous attraction that exhibits wax figures of many famous people in various fields of life including members of the Royal family, both dead and alive. There is always a horrendous queue outside to gain entry as people wish to see their favourite heroes, sports bigwigs and film stars and get themselves clicked with them. At the site, there is a planetarium that presents a unique view of the sky and its stars. However, the admission fee is quite steep. It is located on Marylebone Road, 100 yards from Baker Street tube.

London Eye: This giant Ferris wheel dominates the river skyline opposite Parliament. It also attracts large queues for entry and it has 32 capsules that rotate at a very slow speed, taking half an hour for one full rotation of the wheel. It is so slow that getting on a capsule and alighting at ground level takes place while the wheel is still moving. Its best feature is that you can book a whole capsule for partying, advertising, or for any other purpose.

British Museum: One of the most famous museums in the world, it is known for
the controversial Elgin Marbles – statues removed from the Parthenon in Athens, displayed prominently. However, there’s much more that you can see in the endless series of galleries that contain artefacts from just about every major civilisation on earth. The Enlightenment rooms in the east wing and the glass roof are worth seeing.

Harrods: Occupying a 5-acre site, Harrods is a world-famous high-end luxury department store in Knightsbridge offering 330 departments, covering one million square feet of retail space. For most tourists, it is like an attraction where you can basically do window shopping, as it basically offers luxury goods.

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