If you’re in Dublin for a city break and fancy experiencing another cosmopolitan city, why not take advantage of the discount airfares to London. It’s only a short flight to the UK capital where you can enjoy luxury accommodation, great shopping, exciting attractions and much more.
There are loads of air routes operating from Dublin Airport to London with Ryanair, Aer Lingus, British Airways, BMI Baby and Air France all currently providing flights. And because some of these flights are being offered at low prices, you can enjoy a quick trip across the Irish Sea to sample the delights of London and have a bit of extra spending money.
All of the airports in London, and there are quite a few (Heathrow Airport, Stansted Airport, Gatwick Airport, Luton Airport & London City), are well served by public transport links so you can easily make your way into central London.
Top London Attractions
As for planning the top attractions to visit in London during a short trip, we advise that unless you don’t mind paying taxi fares you should get yourself a multi-trip ticket for the London Underground to make your way around the city.
In terms of getting around the top sights, you simply have to visit the historic sites of Big Ben & Houses Of Parliament, London Bridge, The Tower of London, Buckingham Palace (give a wave to the Queen!) and whole host of other royal spots such as Kensington Palace, Hampton Court Palace and Kew Palace & Gardens.
The more recent attraction of the London Eye has proved really popular with tourists but the view pods of the world’s tallest observation wheel as they make their way into the London sky is well worth the queue. Then there are the other top attractions such as the famous wax museum of Madame Tussauds, the British Museum, Tate Modern (UK’s national museum of modern art), the National Gallery, the Victoria & Albert Museum and the National Maritime Museum.
Where To Shop
London is also a haven for shoppers with some of the most exclusive retail outlets in the world being located in areas of London such as Oxford Street, Regent Street, Bond Street and Piccadilly while a visit to the elite store of Harrods (even if its just for the wow factor) in Knightsbridge is also worth including on your itinerary.
And if you’ve got a nose for a bargain, you should drop into one of London’s markets where you might unearth a gem! Popular craft & clothing markets in London include Camden, Covent Garden, Brick Lane while food markets that promise some fabulous tastes are Smithfield, Leadenhall and Berwick Street.
Because London is home to so many diverse cultures, you’ll never be stuck for choice when it comes to eating out. A wide range of dining options is on offer from highbrow restaurants to informal cafes and with so many different food styles it is possible to virtually sample a dish from every continent in the world while in London.
Restaurants located in the popular tourist spots will obviously have higher prices so why not seek out a few local spots and eat as the Londoners eat!
Where To Stay
London has a vast array of accommodation options from hostels, guesthouses, apartments and hotels. If you manage to get your hands on a cheap flight from Dublin, why not use the extra cash saved on your flight to treat yourself to stay in a luxury hotel?
The 5-Star Dorchester Hotel is located in Park Lane, central London and sits on the edges of Hyde Park. The shopping of Oxford Street and Bond Street is nearby while you can easily make your way to the areas of Bayswater, Mayfair and Knightsbridge. The accommodation at The Dorchester is best described as opulent with luxurious suites and roof suites providing every possible amenity that you could wish for.
For more information on prices and availability, visit the official website of The Dorchester Hotel.
Another 5-Star hotel that you should consider is The Royal Garden Hotel, which is located in Kensington High Street within easy reach of major attractions and shopping. Kensington Palace & Gardens are a short walk away from the Royal Garden Hotel and the area as whole is wonderful for wandering around at a leisurely pace. Accommodation at this hotel will not leave you disappointed with large airy rooms fitted with the utmost in luxury facilities for the discerning tourist.
For more information on prices and availability, visit the official website of The Royal Garden Hotel.
If you want to stay close to the famous attractions of Westminster and Buckingham Palace then check out the accommodation on offer at the 5-Star hotel of 51 Buckingham Gate Taj Suites & Residences. This accommodation offers stylish and contemporary luxury surroundings that will not fail to meet the needs of the self-indulgent guest.
For more information on prices & availability, visit the official website of 51 Buckingham Gate Taj Suites & Residences.