The Goring – A Hotel Fit for Royalty

The Goring Hotel - London

The Goring Hotel Goes Down in History as the Chosen Hotel: There are plenty of luxury hotels in London, but The Goring goes down in history as the hotel chosen by Kate Middleton’s family for their pre-wedding stay.  The Middletons hired the whole hotel to accommodate their family and friends and to host a reception […]

Regent’s Canal Walk – From Little Venice to Camden

Regent's Canal Walk

Regent’s Canal Walk – A Beautiful London Walk From Little Venice To Camden Lock: The Regent’s Canal Walk from Little Venice to Camden was one of the London walks that we had planned to do on our London stop.  It was a strange coincidence that Linda and Neil, our London friends, had recently moved into […]

Grand Royale Hotel – London Hyde Park

Grand Royale London Hyde Park © Travel Signposts

The Grand Royale London Hyde Park is Full of Character But the Rooms are Small: The Grand Royale London’s Edwardian reception area and lounge caught my attention when I was looking for a London hotel for our September stay. The dark timber floors, wood panel walls, marble fireplace and Chesterfield furniture really appealed to me. […]

Piccadilly Circus – London

Piccadilly Circus, London © Travelsignposts

There is No Circus at Piccadilly Circus: At the junction of Regent Street and Shaftesbury Avenue lies a trapezoidal area near London’s West End known to the world as Piccadilly Circus. It’s an odd name, since there’s no circus there, but even odder is that ‘circus’ usually denotes a round city area where several streets […]

Trafalgar Square – London

Nelson's Column, Trafalgar Square..

Trafalgar Square – A Place for Rallies, Demonstrations and Tourists: Trafalgar Square is the centre of London in more ways than one. At its south end lies what used to be the Charing Cross memorial, the point from which all distances to London are measured. The original cross, erected by Edward I in 1290 (as […]

West End – The Entertainment Centre of England

Covent Garden, London..

For Variety, London’s West End is the Place to Be: The West End has a high concentration of London’s tourist landmarks and attractions and for the London traveller looking for variety, the West End is the place to be. Piccadilly Circus is next door, where antique book shops mix with the latest restaurants and Covent […]

Regent’s Canal – Popular for its Boating Holidays

Regent's Canal, London

The Regent’s Canal is One of London’s Best-Kept Secrets: To say that the Regent’s Canal is one of the best-kept secrets in London is no exaggeration. I’ve been travelling to London since the 1990’s and yet this year is the first time that I’m visiting this Canal with nearly 200 years of history. The nine-mile […]