For a London break filled with attractions, Montcalm Royal London City Hotel is perfectly placed, putting you right in the heart of this vibrant metropolitan city. While we’ve got excellent links to the Tube and Liverpool Street railway station, activities surround the hotel too. These top 10 attractions all take less than 30 minutes to walk to or, of course, you can always hop on the Tube to give your legs a rest.
1. Museum of London
The Museum of London gives you a chance to discover the city through its history. Going all the way back to prehistoric times and then right up the present day, you’ll be given an opportunity to explore how London has changed and developed. It might be a lesser known museum in the capital but there’s still plenty of treasures to discover and special events to attend.
2. Barbican Centre
As the largest multi-arts venue in Europe, you’re sure to find a whole array of events to choose from during your stay. From classical theatre and dance to the latest films, there’s something for everyone. You can even get involved in the Barbican Centre’s educational programmes to try your hand at something new.
3. St Paul’s Cathedral
St Paul’s Cathedral has been one of the most iconic features of London’s skyline for centuries. Steeped in history and stunningly beautiful, get up close and take a walk inside for a new perspective. You can even head down to the crypts and discover the huge range of memorials before climbing the Golden Gallery for breath-taking, panoramic views of the city.
4. The Monument
If you still want more history and views across London, The Monument to the Great Fire of London is the place to head. Pinpointing where the 1666 fire started and designed by acclaimed architect Christopher Wren, you can climb the 311 steps to take in the impressive sights.
5. Engima Quests
Looking for something a bit different? Engima Quests is perfect for all groups, giving you a unique challenge and an adventure to play out. From a million-pound heist storyline to a wizard themed room, these fun quests are perfect for when the unpredictable British weather means you should head inside.
6. Tower of London
A trip to London wouldn’t be complete without at least looking at the Tower of London. Built in 1078 there’s history in every part of this attraction and you can even catch a glimpse of the Crown Jewels. For a truly memorable experience, book one of the many tours on offer and defend the tower against medieval attackers.
7. HMS Belfast
HMS Belfast gives you an incredible opportunity to explore a historic warship and discover just what life was like as a crew member. You can climb the ladders to the impressive nine decks and even step into the captain’s chair and operations room of the vessel that played an important role in D-Day during World War II.
8. Guildhall Art Gallery
The Guildhall Art Gallery has a remarkable collection of art dating all the way back to the 1600s. Chief among its collections are pre-Raphaelite masterpieces and those documenting the history of the capital. With a range of temporary exhibits visiting the gallery, every trip here will be a new experience.
9. Bank of England Museum
Ever wanted to hold a genuine gold bar or view ancient coins? The Bank of England Museum lets you do just that. The museum is about far more than just money and the bank’s role in the economy, you’ll also find Roman relics and documents belonging to some its most famous customers, including Lord Nelson.
10. Tate Modern
Featuring international modern and contemporary art, the Tate Modern is filled with fascinating exhibits. Among the current collections that are free to visit are Living Cities, In The Studio, and Start Display. There’s an exciting range of events and temporary exhibits to check out before your London trip too.
It’s not just attractions that are around the corner from the hotel. There are plenty of restaurants near Finsbury Square too, from those selling street foods to high end eateries. When you stay at the Montcalm you’ll have everything you need just a stone’s throw away from your room.