England's capital is surely one of the world's most popular cities to visit. It is chock-a-block with museums, galleries, theatres and attractions to delight those with a love of the past as well as the modern world. London hotels can of course be very expensive, so why not consider renting self-catering accommodation? Not only will you save money, but you and your family will have more space. Plan your outings to fit in with your personal tastes; cook your favourite food exactly when it suits you. There is no need to feel restricted by hotels or to eat in restaurants every day.
You will be spoilt for choice by the variety of attractions that London has to offer, whether you are looking for culture, history or pure entertainment. At the London Eye, you can combine your flight with an ice-skating session or a cruise on the River Thames. Watch the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, or feast your eyes in the Crown Jewels at the Tower of London. The British Museum is the ideal place to while away the hours on a rainy day, but if you admire decorative arts you might prefer the Victoria and Albert Museum. Art lovers can choose between the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square, the wonderful collection of British art at Tate Britain, or the more contemporary work at Tate Modern. Don't forget to save some energy for a West End show in the evening!
London is brimming with activities for families with children. Your budding scientists will love the hands-on Launch Pad gallery at the Science Museum. Close by is The Natural History Museum which has a plaster cast of a diplodocus as well as a wildlife garden with blackbirds, wrens and dragonflies. Why not visit the London Aquarium, where the highlight is sure to be walking over a glass platform, watching sharks swimming below. For animal lovers, London Zoo in Regent's Park has many endangered species; the latest attraction there is Rainforest Life, a tropical forest with sloths, golden lion tamarins and red titi monkeys.
London might have the reputation of being an expensive place to stay, but a holiday apartment is a low-cost option. You can save even more money by planning your holiday for June or September. Renting a self-catering flat out of town will be cheaper than the city centre, but with London's public transport system the attractions will still be within easy reach. You can be assured of excellent value with our range of holiday accommodation. To be sure of choosing the apartment that is ideal for you and your family, why not read our unbiased customer reviews before you make your booking?