A visit to the capital means plenty of time spent exploring different parts of the city. Because London is so big, it pays to take advantage of all of the transport links that are on offer, including the London Underground.
While you may think that the underground is simply a way of getting from A to B, there’s actually plenty to see while you travel.
With many public transport links near The Montcalm London, it couldn’t be easier to make your way around the city.
Thanks to the London Underground (LU) Busking Scheme, passengers on the Tube get to enjoy over 100,000 hours of live performances every year on the underground by talented buskers. The scheme has pitches across 25 Central London stations which are recognisable thanks to a semi-circular floor graphic and backdrop advert on the wall.
While journeying to one of our hotels near Old Street Station, be sure to keep a look out for buskers and give them some of your spare change as a sign of your appreciation for what they are doing.
Art on the Underground
Take a break from wandering around galleries and enjoy the chance to explore some of the stunning artwork on display on the Underground. Wing-sleepers is the third of the Night Tube cover by Marianna Simnett, which explores the state between sleep and wakefulness with a collection of works featuring luminous birds that appear to be falling apart in front of a dark sky. The London Underground is the perfect backdrop for this exhibit and includes birds such as gulls, swifts and songbirds.
Notting Hill Gate Station
Architecture buffs will delight in the chance to see the perfect symmetry, curves and lighting that is featured on both the District and Circle Line platforms. Hop off the Tube and explore the diverse area of Notting Hill. Head over to Portobello Market, where you can shop for clothes as well as fresh fruit and vegetables. Be sure to find something to take home with you to remember your stay at The Montcalm London with.
Fans of the classic romantic comedy Notting Hill will also love the Notting Hill Film Tour, which takes participants to see some of the famous sites that featured in the movie.
King’s Cross St. Pancreas Station
Situated in the borough of Camden, there’s plenty to explore when you make your way to King’s Cross St. Pancreas Station from The Montcalm London.
Why not explore the British Museum, a fascinating institution dedicated to human history, art and culture? Be sure to check out the Europe and the world, a symphony of cultures festival, which brings together a diverse collection of musical traditions from around the world.
Address: Great Russell St, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 3DG
After, make your way to Camden Town, where you will find the famous market that is popular with tourists and locals alike.