Located in London City Centre
London is a place of great architecture, beautiful sights and… fish and chips, all of which warrant further exploration. Where better to explore the city from than its epicentre? You won’t get a more central location than our luxury serviced apartments, perfect for both business and leisure travellers. All of our serviced apartments are a short tube (London’s underground system) ride from London’s iconic landmarks: the Millennium Eye, the shopping hub of the West End, Camden market and the impressive Wembley Stadium – and that’s just for starters.
London doesn’t have to be all go, go, go – if you’ve had enough sightseeing, why not settle into one of the city’s many pubs for a pint and a toasted sandwich, to sit back and watch the world go by. Get spirited away in this hub of history, throng of visitors and endless possibility, all with the pleasure of knowing that you have a little slice of home to go back to at the end of the day – with a fully equipped kitchen, flat screen TV and free WiFi in Staycity’s serviced apartments.
Tips for visiting London
Like the rest of the UK, London cars drive on the left and the local currency is the British Pound (GBP) rather than the Euro, so if London is a stop on your European tour you’ll need to get some British pounds (£).
The city is highly dense in places with towering skyscrapers and commercial buildings, but it’s also packed with leafy suburban areas to relax in peacefully. Tourists and locals alike mix at waterside pubs, quaint cafes and well-known landmarks, with more than enough to keep everyone entertained.
The capital is a hub of art and history, with art galleries, museums and theatres dotted on every city centre corner (and beyond). Although incredibly broad, there’s no doubt that London’s artistic preference is focused on the more contemporary; with spoken word, poetry, and pioneering music evolving throughout the city.
If you’re looking for guidance or inspiration for booking hotels and serviced apartments for your trip to London, consider first what parts of the city you need to see and want to explore. Then choose your accommodation based on proximity and affordability in relation to your desired location, whether you establish a base exactly where you need to be or within a few local transport hops, is entirely up to you.
Getting around London
Consider taking black cabs, pre-booked taxi or Uber home after a night out. London Underground and London Bus should be suitable to bring you around the city during the day.
Car: If you’re planning on driving around London there are a few things you need to remember: all cars drive on the left, public transport is often faster depending on where you want to go and lastly, charges may apply with the congestion charge scheme. The congestion charge applies to most vehicles who are driving in central London during the week so make sure you check online before you travel.
Taxi: The iconic black cabs that are so synonymous with London are very much still in action, so you’ll be free to flag one down pretty easily. If you’re outside of the city centre there will be a number of taxi companies locally to choose from and of course, Uber is a popular choice for many.
Bus: Hop on a big red bus to get you where you need to go; they’re a quick, convenient and cheap way to travel around the city, with plenty of sightseeing opportunities along the way. Remember, You can’t pay bus fares with cash anymore so you must use an Oyster card or contactless payment.
London Underground: Getting to grips with the London tube system is easy: simply grab a tube map and away you go! Make sure you have an Oyster card handy and check out your route on the colour-coded tube lines. With the underground reaching most corners of London, it will be easy to navigate your trip from below the city’s surface level.