01 Aug 2010

London links

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Last updated: 2010-08-01

Since we started researching going to London even though it unfortunately turned out we couldn’t go this time we collected all the useful links we came across. We will travel to London at some point so we can use the information then and maybe you can find something useful too if you’re planning on visiting London yourself. Maybe you’re planning a trip in the summer of 2012 for the Olympic Games. 🙂

If you have any tips on things to do and see or other links feel free to comment on the blog post and we’ll add it to the list. Maybe you have a favourite restaurant, cafĂ©, shop, museum or sight that shouldn’t be missed.
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FLIGHTS FROM SWEDEN


easyJet(begins flying from Gothenburg to London, Gatwick September 6, 2010)

Ryanair (SWE)


ACCOMMODATION


Where to stay in London
A list of different areas in London, what there is to see and do close by and links to hotels in the area.

Hotels

hotelmap.com
A very cool interactive map where you can search for hotels and at the same time see how the tube lines run and where the stations are, where to find parking and so on.

Expedia.se (SWE)

Expedia.co.uk (ENG)

Lastminute.com

Kelkoo.co.uk

Premier Inn
Recommended by a friend as a pretty cheap alternative.

Travelodge
Recommended by a friend as a pretty cheap alternative.

Park Inn Hotel, Russel Square
Apparently a nice and reasonably cheap hotel recommended by a friend of ours.

Hotel La Place
Also a recommendation from friends. A small hotel, very British located in the heart of the West-End.

Hostels

hostelworld.com
The definitive guide to London hostels .

Ace Hotel
3 star Budget Hotel located in trendy Kensington, Central London.

Clink Backpacker Hostel
Located in King’s Cross
.

Equity Point
Located in the heart of London, in the high-end Paddington neighbourhood
.

Generator
Situated in Central London, Russel Square, Anna’s sister stayed there once, said it was an OK hostel.

Picadilly Backpackers
London’s most central hostel, recommended by a friend who has stayed there a couple of times.


TRANSPORTATION


London Airport connections

London Tube map (pdf)

London Tube map (interactive)

London Central Bus Map (pdf)

Information about Oyster card (pdf)

 


TOURIST INFORMATION


London turist(SWE)

Visit London
Official City Guide

Welcome to London Summer 2010 (pdf)

Weather


THINGS TO DO/TOURS


Big Bus Tours
Hop on hop off sightseeing bus tour.

Camden Market
There are various markets located in Camden Town which are collectively known as Camden Market.

London Duck Tours
A different way to see the sights on an amphibious adventure.

Sightseeing cruise on River Thames


TOURIST SIGHTS


Big Ben
The largest four faced chiming clock and the third tallest free standing clock tower in the world.


Buckingham Palace
The official London residence of the British monarch
.

Harrods
One of the world’s most famous department stores.

Hyde Park
One of the largest green spaces in Central London
.

London Eye
A giant 135 metre tall ferris wheel
, the tallest one in Europe .

Madame Tussauds
Meet your favourite celebrities at the famous wax cabinet.

Oxford Street
One of Europe’s busiest shopping streets.

Piccadilly Circus
A famous road junction and public space of London’s West End, particular known for it’s video and neon signs .

St Paul’s Cathedral
One of London’s most famous and most recognisable sights
.

Houses of Parliament/Palace of Westminster
Home to the House of Commons and the House of Lords and the famous clock tower Big Ben
.

Tower Bridge
A famous bridge over the River Thames and an iconic symbol for London
.

Tower of London
An historic castle located on the bank of River Thames in central London
.

Trafalgar Square
A square located in central London and also one of the most famous squares in th UK and the world.

Westminster Abbey
A large church in Westminster located just west of the Palace of Westminster and the traditional place of coronation and the burial sight for British monarchs.

 

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