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Guide to London: The Best Places to Eat, Stay and Explore

3 minute read 22 February 2024
Union Jacks on Oxford Street for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee
Written by: Gilbert Ott

Thanks to immense airline competition, tons of flights and unlimited travel interest, London is a destination with lots of availability to use your airline miles and credit card rewards points. As one of the most eclectic, charming (and recently) delicious and evolving destinations in the world, let alone Europe, here’s the inside scoop on planning a perfect trip — from the best London hotels and restaurants to exclusive insider tips you won’t find anywhere else. to a great London hotel:

The Great Scotland Yard: Stay in a five star hotel that was indeed a former lockup! Close to the action but not in it, with fantastic access to St. James Park and walking distance to Soho, you can’t go wrong! Plus, you can use Hyatt Points.

The Hoxton Shoreditch: Hoxton’s are a great option in London, with locations in Shepherd’s Bush, Holborn and Southwark as well. These hotels are very neighborhood centric with a strong focus on food, coffee and cocktails. Not always cheap but not expensive and always cheerful, with an artsy twist! to a great London bar

How about the best bar in the world? The Connaught won the world’s best bar award this year in the World’s 50 Best Bars awards, and if you need a second option, Tayēr + Elementary came second and is in the idyllic Old Street neighborhood, for something more local and fun. to a great London meal

How do you choose just one in a city with such underrated food? For pre-theatre delights, Flat Iron or Nopi are hard to beat. If you’re zipping around in a hurry, Taco Padre in Borough Market is a stellar choice, run by a team of ex-Pujol chefs. And for high end Indian food, you just can’t beat Trishna. to a great London travel tip

Everyone here takes the tube, from Paul McCartney to the Spice Girls and Benedict Cumberbatch. You can use Google and Apple Pay to tap in and tap out with ease and it’s the most time and cost efficient way to get around town. It’s incredibly safe and among the most reliable transportation anyhwere. to a great BONUS travel tip

23:59. Ever heard of it? Sometimes using points can create awkward connections, but if you lean in and find the longest connections, you can enjoy a full day, or a full day and night in a second city, creating a mini two in one trip. Why not spend a night in Paris en route for fun, right? As long as the connection is under 23 hours 59 minutes, the price should be the same. to a great London award flight

Excited to explore the rich history of London? Let be your guide. From iconic landmarks to world-class museums, there’s no shortage of adventure in this vibrant city. Search for flights now and start planning your unforgettable London getaway!

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