Barbican Centre

The Montcalm Royal London House hotel provides a great hub for exploring the dynamic city of London. It’s central location makes it a great base for those who want to get out and see as much as London as possible and it’s ideally placed for enjoying everything from cultural days out to one of the many restaurants near Finsbury Square. Read on to find out more about five places and events you can reach within just 30 minutes of your luxurious hotel room.

1. Barbican Centre

The Barbican is the biggest multi-arts venue in Europe, providing an eclectic variety of art forms including film, music, dance, theatre and opportunities for creative learning. In addition to being the home of the London Symphony Orchestra, the Barbican hosts regular tours, with ample chance to catch a bite to eat in one of many bars and restaurants dotted around the centre. The Barbican is easily accessed via public transport, and offers plenty of parking for drivers.

Find out more about the Barbican at www.barbican.org.uk

2. Old Spitalfields Market

Established in 1887, Old Spitalfields Market is a wonderful mix of old and new, drawing avid shoppers and market traders from all over the South East of England. Seven days a week, with shops, stalls and events for every occasion, each day at Spitalfields provides something a little different from the last. From Thursday’s Antiques Market to Friday’s focus on clothing and art sales, a record fair takes place every first and third Friday of the month. The weekend offers themed markets and fun for all the family.

Find out more about Old Spitalfields Market at www.oldspitalfieldsmarket.com

3. London Wall

A fantastic slice of history situated adjacent to the Tower of London, the largest sections of the London Wall give a glimpse at London’s early past. Built in approx. AD 200 by the Romans, the wall is emblematic of London’s founding. Combining a visit to the wall with a trip along the London Wall Walk – 1 ¾ miles following the original line of the site – provides an active and culture-rich day out.

Find out more at www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/london-wall

4. Shoreditch Street Art Tours

Check out all the amazing street art of Shoreditch with a Shoreditch Street Art Tour. The street art of Shoreditch is well known throughout the UK and the rest of the world – why not take a little time to find out more about it? These expert tours explain the stories behind the artwork and artists adding some colour to the streets of this very special part of the capital!

Find out more about Shoreditch Street Art Tours at www.shoreditchstreetarttours.co.uk

5. Museum of London

What visit to London is complete without checking out one of its many museums? Find out more about the city by heading to the Museum of London. It’s free – providing amazing exhibitions, permanent displays and talks telling visitors all about the making of this diverse and captivating part of the UK.

Find out more at www.museumoflondon.org.uk