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Downtown London holds many attractions and entertainment.
Visiting Downtown London
Downtown London is where most of the tourist attractions are located and is always crowded. People look for accommodation, places to eat and drink, to see a show,or find a club and relax particularly in Downtown London. Below we name and describe the places in Downtown London, which are the favourites of Londoners and tourists.
The majority of tourists arriving in London, for a personal hassle free introduction to the city, use one of the transfer providers servicing the airports and Downtown London. The service is often cheaper than the equivalent taxi fare, and definitely much less trouble. By taxi, journey time from the airport to Downtown London is about an hour (depending on the airport and traffic) and costs approximately £50-£85. To avoid the inevitable queues for taxis, you can book your taxi in advance through Black Cab London.
The fastest train service into Downtown London from Gatwick is the Gatwick Express which travels direct to London Victoria station and operates 7 days a week. The journey takes half an hour. The fastest train service into London from Heathrow is the Heathrow Express which travels directly to Central London Paddington station. The journey takes 15 minutes. Trains are non-stop and run every 15 minutes.
Downtown London Attractions
With over 200 galleries, more than 300 museums and 150 plus events, happening every day, life in Downtown London never stops. Enjoy all the ceremonies and pageantry of Royal London - it's what the capital is famous after all. Visit Royal Residences, all located in Downtown London, both past and present, including the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace and Kensington Palace. The Changing of the Guard takes place inside the railings of the forecourt of Buckingham palace. During a 45 minute ceremony the New Guard replaces the the Old Guard and a detachment is left at Buckingham Palace with the remaining New Guard marching on to St James Palace.
For a chance to see the Queen's Life Guard, you do not need to leave Downtown London, just head for a separate ceremony that takes place daily throughout the year at Horse Guards Parade, Whitehall.
Afterwards take your pick from the other Downtown London attractions, from the London Eye to London Zoo and backstage tours, to encounters with sharks. Experience the River Thames, taking in the London Eye and Big Ben route. Some of the best views of London await, so jump on board!
Downtown London Kids' Attractions
It seems there are lots of places to visit for us adults, but what can London offer our little ones? The Bethnal Green Museum of Childhood (closed on Fridays) houses a collection of toys, dolls and doll's houses, children's costumes and nursery antiques. Downtown London offers you not only all the attractions above and many others, but also a huge variety of markets, each one has it's own individual style from ages past. They are preferred not only by people trying to budget or tourists heading for some handmade jewellery or clothes, but also many celebrities cannot avoid popping in. Visit Portobello Market on Friday-Saturday or Camden Market on Sunday and you will understand why there are crowds at every market day.
This is just a taste of what you can do, as it is impossible to name all the museums, shows, attractions and express the charm of Downtown London.
So, if you wish to stay close to all the galleries, shops and theatres, just make a reservation at the Georgian House Hotel. It is the perfect place with reasonable rates and comfortable rooms. You can book online or email to make a reservation on firstname.lastname@example.org, or telephone on 0044(0)207 834 1438