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Inspirato offers an array of luxe residences and rooms across London. Two-bedroom residences Bondfield and Wintringham boast chic and spacious accommodations near the Palace, each with a private terrace overlooking Vandon Street.
Around the corner, Baglioni Hotel London overlooks Kensington Gardens, a short walk from Harrods. Adjacent to Kensington Palace and close to many attractions, the Milestone Hotel offers Old World charm with modern amenities. Shangri-La Hotel, at The Shard, London, is the tallest five-star hotel in the city, offering sweeping skyline views of London’s most famous attractions from its perch in London Bridge.
In many cities, the juxtaposition of tradition and ceremony with the fast pace of a global financial center might strike an uneasy balance. In London, it's just part of the fun. On the one hand, you can witness the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, cross the River Thames on the iconic Tower Bridge, and sample strawberries and cream at Wimbledon. On the other, you can also find the latest fashions, hip nightclubs, and authentic cuisine from virtually any corner of the Earth. The famous theater scene, the British Museum and National Gallery, and Westminster Abbey are several reasons to vacation or do business in London.
The world's largest observation tower opened in 2000 and offers views for some 25 miles; you may be able to see Big Ben and Buckingham Palace. Passengers are carried in pods that make a full circle around "the eye" every 30 minutes.
The official residence of the Queen, the palace is surrounded by a 40-acre garden and guarded by Scotland Yard 24 hours a day. A tourist favorite is the changing of the guard, at 11:30 a.m. every day (or every other day in some months).
A historic hotel like The Ritz London is a must-visit for afternoon teas, but check out one of the capital's more unusual services too. From empanadas to cotton candy, this trend will set Earl Grey spinning in his grave.
In the middle of Hyde Park is winding Serpentine Lake; rent a boat and soak up the bucolic atmosphere of a warm afternoon. This idyllic location is the backdrop and inspiration for one of Renoir's most famous paintings, "Woman in a Boat."
London is famous for its beautiful gardens. Many that have been preserved and maintained are former private estates. Visit the 120+ acres of Royal Botantical Gardens, Kew Gardens or take a leisurely walk through Holland Park.
The red double-decker buses of London are famous worldwide and a hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour onboard one of these iconic vehicles is the perfect way to introduce yourself to the layout of the city and its many attractions.
Don't think of London encapsulated constantly by fog and a dreary ongoing drizzle. While that can be the weather forecast from time to time, London enjoys a temperate environment that experiences all four seasons (and plenty of sunny days to enjoy as well). Think of London as an urban paradise that features a bounty of historic landmarks, stately gardens and royal parks.