Valerie Wilson Travel


London! One of the oldest and greatest cities in the world – roughly the size of New York, but with Harry Potter and royal palaces. Dating back to Roman times, the once epicenter of international trade is now the most multicultural city in Europe and a top contender for most famous city in the world. When people think of visiting London, they think Buckingham Palace, the iconic London Eye, and Big Ben – and while all those attractions are phenomenal, London is additionally home to the world’s top galleries and museums, more greenery than one would expect, and pubs that will transport you back in time. Here are a few insider secrets to exploring this royal city like a local.  

What We’d Do
Visit the British Museum

Located in Bloomsbury, this world-renowned museum houses a vast collection of art and artifacts from around the globe. Highlights include the Rosetta Stone, the Elgin Marbles, and the Egyptian mummies.

Take a Walk along the South Bank

Stroll along the Thames River on the South Bank and soak in spectacular views of landmarks like the Tower Bridge, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and the Globe Theatre. You’ll also find a plethora of street performers, markets, and cultural venues like the Tate Modern and Shakespeare’s Globe.

Explore Covent Garden

This lively district in the West End is known for its street performers, boutique shops, and vibrant atmosphere. You can browse through market stalls, watch live entertainment, and enjoy a meal or drink in one of the many restaurants or cafes.

Where We’d Stay
The Peninsula London

Superbly situated alongside Hyde Park Corner and Wellington Arch, The Peninsula London occupies one of the city’s most prestigious addresses. Newly built and impeccably designed to harmonize with the surrounding heritage buildings, the hotel is just steps away from Kensington Gardens, and other iconic attractions.

Nobu Hotel London Portman Square

Located in the heart of central London’s chic Marylebone area, Nobu Hotel London Portman Square features 249 guest rooms and suites, and world class dining options including Nobu Restaurant, Nobu Bar & Nobu Terrace, plus the relaxed restaurant and bar, The Lounge. The World’s first Nobu Pilates Reformer studio is situated in Nobu Wellness & Fitness – where you can also restore & rebalance with a luxurious treatment.

Regent Seven Seas Cruises: Spotlight on History – London to London (9 Days)

The Regent Experience has long been absolute in its inclusiveness, providing you with the most enriching and luxurious journey on the seven seas. Travel the world in search of the best life has to offer with true all-inclusive luxury, and discover a truly unrivaled experience. Taking care of every detail so that you can fully experience and enjoy every moment is at the heart of our all-inclusiveness. Discover how everything from the exquisitely prepared cuisine to the included, unlimited shore excursions will create a truly unforgettable journey.

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