London is one of the most popular cities in the world. In fact, every year, more than 14 million people visit the city in search of memories. There is one question that many tourists ask: which area of the city is the better place to stay?
Our answer to this question is that it depends what you are looking for. Here, we look at one of the most popular areas for tourists.
Hyde Park and the Surrounding Area
Here, we are talking about the area around Hyde Park, Marble Arch, Oxford Circus, and Paddington.
This is an ideal place to visit with children, because there are always things to do, and they can let off steam in the nearby park.
Hyde Park has three large childrens adventure playgrounds, so they will have plenty of fun. At Christmas, it has the Winter Wonderland: a fairground that includes an ice rink, performances, circus, and market.
Regent Street is home to the largest toyshop in England, which is spread over seven storeys.
This area is great for adults, too, because it comes alive at night. There are nightclubs, pubs, cinemas, theatres, comedy clubs, and restaurants, which open late into the night. In this area, the London hotel rooms often have a babysitting service, so parents can relax, knowing their kids are safe. There are all manner of safety regulations in England, and babysitters have the necessary certificates and clearance (such as Criminal Records Bureau checks).
During the day, there are plenty of activities from which to choose. The London open-top bus tours have pick up points in the area, and these can be a great way to see the sights.
Nearby, you will find the London Planetarium and Madame Tussauds; the London Eye; the London Dungeons; the Tower of London; The Tate Modern; Science Museum; and much more besides.
Find out about the cost of hotel accommodation in the area at http://www.themarblearchlondon.co.uk/.