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Here are activities & nearby places we recommend for your visit

Visiting us in Spring?

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Here are activities & nearby places we recommend in March - May

 
This is the time every year when London blooms to life. After the chillier and darker days of winter, you can enjoy the longer daylight hours, filling up your stay in the city with a range of unique activities. Click the panels below to start planning your trip.

Visiting us in Summer?

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Here are activities & nearby places we recommend in June - August

 
London is a popular tourist destination in summer, with long sunny days to fill with fun, there is plenty to see and do. Book your stay with us to be in the heart of the city and well-connected to all the best hotspots. Click the panels below for insider tips.

Visiting us in Autumn?

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Here are activities & nearby places we recommend in September - November

 
Autumn offers the best of both worlds in London. The sun is warm in the day, lighting up the shimmering gold on Big Ben and windows on the Shard. Then welcome in the cooler nights, by visiting the theatre with your loved ones. There are plenty of sights to see! We'll be here to share insider tips and a homely space to relax. Click the panels below to start planning.

Visiting us in Winter?

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Here are activities & nearby places we recommend in December - February

 
Winter is a magical time in the English capital. The days may be darker but the glistening shop windows make up for it, lining the streets. The sweet scent of baked goods and hot chocolate rises up out of cafes and market stalls. There is plenty to see and do, from ice skating to dining, or visiting the theatre. Click the panels to plan your London winter trip.
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Embrace Spring

London is picture perfect in spring, especially as the cherry blossoms and wisteria start to flourish. We recommend taking a walk around our creative neighbourhood of Bloomsbury, which is buzzing with local artists and boutique bookshops. After a long day of exploring, relax on the terrace at Woolf & Whistle bar which overlooks leafy Tavistock Square.

Charles Dickens once lived in the neighbourhood, there is even a nearby museum in his honour. All our properties are a stone's throw from the British Museum too, a must-see attraction in spring for all the family.

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Your family can enjoy a special time in London during half term, from going up the awe-inspiring London Eye or visiting the world-renowned British Museum

The Natural History Museum, a firm favourite, has an epic array of dinosaurs bound to capture the imagination of your little ones. Book your city break with us to be close to all the best attractions.
Time to put your sunglasses on, as daylight hours continually increase from early March through to late May.

Don't forget to pack a light waterproof jacket in spring, as it is a sunny time of year but the weather can be changeable, particularly in the mornings, with more cloud coverage and rain showers. 

We recommend packing layers and an umbrella to be prepared for all eventualities. Our Royal National Hotel, Bedford Hotel and President Hotel also provide umbrellas to rent at reception. 
  • Attend an Easter church service, Westminster Abbey and St Paul's Cathedral are top choices for central London. Within our neighbourhood, there is Euston Church, Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church and St Pancras New Church to name a few.
  • Treat your family members to an evening at the theatre, we are a short walk away from Covent Garden and Theatreland.
  • Enjoy a chocolatey dessert with your loved ones, in any of our Imperial London Hotels restaurants and bars.
  • Stroll through Tavistock Square or Russell Square in the spring sunshine and look out for London's local wildlife, such as squirrels and birds. Spring hotel breaks are great for taking time out. 
  • Have an egg-cellent breakfast with us, don't forget to book.
Mother's Day is the best time to celebrate our mothers and maternal figures in our life. They deserve to be spoilt! Why not treat your mum to a spring hotel break and Afternoon Tea in our luscious secret garden at Bedford Hotel? The garden has calming water features and a stylish patio area, providing the perfect backdrop for taking photos.

Choose from a range of teas, or opt for a glass of bubbly and savour the delicious array of sandwiches and cakes. Our Morton Hotel also serves Afternoon Tea in the Library Bar. The ideal space to catch up with your mum by our cosy fire, after a shopping day on Oxford Street. 
London has a large Irish population who love to make the most of St. Patrick's Day on March 17th every year. It has become a global celebration, no matter your nationality. London gets into the spirit and welcomes all to dress up in green leprechaun and shamrock attire. 

Our London Pub is a great place to raise a pint of Guinness on St. Patrick's Day. President Hotel's atmospheric Atrium Bar or the laid back Woolf & Whistle bar at Tavistock Hotel also serve up Guinness and hearty food to enjoy on this special occasion. Read more.