London Family Vacation is Welcome in this Great City
London England is one of the most popular travel destinations for a family vacation. A London family vacation is not only affordable, but your children will be given the opportunity to learn about its history and culture as well.
Although affordable, just remember the American Dollar is continuing to go down in value.
So that effectively raises the cost of things in most countries, including England.
There are some great deals available for summer travel. Here’s a quick look at a few hotels and attractions that you and your kids will enjoy.
Some Facts about London
Sovereign state: United Kingdom
Area: Greater London 609 sq mi
Elevation:79 ft (24 m)
Population: – Greater London 7,355,400 (2006 estimated)
The Greater metropolitan area 12–14 million
During your London family vacation note that London has four World Heritage Sites. They are The Tower of London, The Palace of Westminster and Westminster Abbey. There is also St. Margaret’s Church; the historic settlement of Greenwich; and the Royal Botanic Gardens.
London is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. London’s popularity has increased over the years.
The Rubens at the Palace is a family hotel located at Buckingham Palace Road and within five minutes walking distance of the Palace itself.
It is less than a quarter mile from the Victoria Tube and has the following conveniences: Air conditioned rooms, non-smoking rooms, TV, cable TV, mini bar, coffee or tea, roll away beds, and cribs.
10 Important Things to Know Before Visiting London
by Love and London
Published on Youtube on Oct 8, 2015
These are some things to know before your first visit to London. My ten tips will make your visit to London easier and help you not stick out as a tourist. London underground tips, how to tip in restaurants, and how to pronounce some of the trickier names, and more. **Updates and corrections: – They call it the River Thames (not Thames River) – For all oyster cards, zone charges have increased. For example, travel via zones 1-2 for the day (plus any bus rides) it costs £6.60 the most for that day
The other family-oriented hotel is the Millennium Hotel, located in the Mayfair section of London. The hotel overlooks Grosvenor Square and the services are similar to the Rubens.
They include: air conditioned non-smoking rooms, cable TV, restaurant and baby sitting services. Also included are roll away beds, mini bar, tea and coffee, and cribs.
Your London Family Vacation – Lots of things to DoThere are a myriad of venues in London, including: Madame Tussauds, the Tower of London and St. Paul’s Cathedral. More attractions are Kensington Palace, Buckingham Palace and The Changing of the Guards.
Visit the London Aquarium, take a Cruise on the River Thames, and enjoy many other attractions. In addition, children will love Chessington World of Adventures. It is only 12 miles from London and has wonderful rides, games, and many adventures.
Shopping is an experience in London and one that the entire family will look forward to. From Harrods to Camden Town, Regent Street to Convent Garden; there is a treasure-trove of items you and your family will almost surely find appealing.
Getting around London can be easier than you think if you purchase the London Pass. It allows for free entry to over 50 attractions, and includes a free 160 page guide-book.
Moreover, if you are a holder of this pass it allows you to avoid the waiting line. At £12 a day, this is a great and inexpensive way to visit all the important sites and attractions during your stay.
So too, here is a partial list of restaurants that offer meals for £15 and under: Jimmy’s in Chelsea, Fire and Stone in Covent Garden, Embassy London in Mayfair, Tiger Tiger in Soho, to name a few. Also check with your hotel concierge for suggestions as well.
Pick up a copy of Rick Steves’ book; Europe through the Back Door 2008. There you will find some invaluable tips for locating the best family style hotels, restaurants, attractions, and more.
Inquire about Documentation your Family Needs
A London family vacation is family travel at its best. If you are signing up for a London package, be sure to inquire as to the type of documentation the family needs.
Ask about any other information pertinent to the trip such as vaccinations for your children as well as for yourself. London England is an historic city as well as one you will enjoy for any vacation, whether for yourself or your family.
Take advantage of the hospitality of this great city and map your plans to visit soon.
When you do visit
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