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Where to stay in London – Close to Famous attractions for First time visitors

London hardly needs an intro but for those who don't know, London is the capital of England. It’s a 21st-century city with history stretching back to Roman times. London has some very famous landmarks including the Houses of Parliament, the iconic ‘Big Ben’ clock tower, Westminster Abbey Buckingham Palace (where the Queen spends her time) and St Paul's Cathedral. You can easily spend a week in London and still miss some major sights! We’ve done our best to provide a list of accommodations close to famous sights around London depending on your budget and your travelling style. The public transport system in London makes most sights withing easy walking distance. We have also included some popular areas to stay in, there are plenty of hotels to stay in London and what you can see in the area. London is extremely easy to get around in for tourists, the tube is…
Where to stay in Cardiff

Where to stay in Cardiff

A trip to Wales is not complete without a stay in the capital city of Cardiff. The city on Cardiff Bay is a great place to explore, with an ancient castle, huge rugby scene and modern museums. The city proper is quite small, with under 7000 residents, so it’s easy to navigate and many attractions are within walking distance of the city centre. There are many places to stay in Cardiff, so we’ve broken out the best neighborhoods to stay in Cardiff, with hotel recommendations for any budget or travel style. While we’re happy to help sort out the Cardiff neighborhoods, you’re on your own when it comes to deciphering the Welsh language!  We will cover off all types of Cardiff accommodation options from Hostels to luxury Cardiff hotels as well as how to decide where to stay in Cardiff, the best Cardiff hotels, best places in Cardiff to visit, the…
Where to stay in Oxford

Where to stay in Oxford

Only one hour by train from London, Oxford is often visited as a day trip from the capital city. However, there is much to be explored in Oxford and you might even prefer to stay in Oxford while making a day trip or two to London to go easy on the pocketbook. With less than 200,000 residents, it’s a very manageable city with good public transportation and home to the oldest university in the country. With our guide to the best places to stay in Oxford, you can find the best area for tourists and choose an Oxford hotel that meets your travel style and budget.  We will cover off all types of Oxford accommodation options from Hostels to luxury Oxford hotels as well as how to decide where to stay in Oxford, the best Oxford hotels, best places in Oxford to visit, the best places to stay in Oxford, hotels…
Where to stay in Bath

Where to stay in Bath

On your upcoming trip to Bath, why not spend the night? Many travelers visit Bath England as a day trip from London or Bristol, but it’s really worthy of a multi-day stay to get a true feel for British culture of the United Kingdom. An added bonus of staying overnight in one of many hotels in Bath England means you’ll have the baths to yourself once all the day trippers have gone home! Using our guide to places to stay in Bath, you can find the best area for tourists and the perfect Bath accommodation for your budget. We will cover off all types of Bath accommodation options from Hostels to luxury Bath hotels as well as how to decide where to stay in Bath, the best Bath hotels, best places in Bath to visit, the best places to stay in Bath, hotels near Bath attractions, Bath neighborhood guide and many more.…
Where to stay in Brighton

Where to stay in Brighton

For a beach getaway from London, you can’t get must closer than the Brighton seaside. It’s a very popular day trip from London, so choosing to stay overnight means you will have fewer crowds in the mornings and evenings so that you can enjoy attractions like the Brighton Pier. Using our guide to Brighton accommodation, you can decide where to stay in Brighton, regardless of your travel style or budget. We will cover off all types of Brighton accommodation options from Hostels to luxury Brighton hotels as well as how to decide where to stay in Brighton, the best Brighton hotels, best places in Brighton to visit, the best places to stay in Brighton, hotels near Brighton attractions, Brighton neighborhood guide and many more. Plan your trip to the UK Need data for your trip to the UK? We use Tep Wireless which offers unlimited data for $8 per day. Travelling King…
Where to stay in Bristol

Where to stay in Bristol

If you are planning a trip to Bristol, you are in for a treat. This city with half a million residents has so much to offer, and the accolades to prove it. Voted United Kingdom’s best place to live in 2017 and one of Rough Guides’ top ten cities in the world, Bristol is all about independence and entrepreneurship, meaning there are tons of new businesses and neighbourhoods to explore. With so many diverse areas, it can be hard to choose the best Bristol accommodation. Using this guide, you can find the best places to stay in Bristol, along with suggested Bristol hotels for every budget. We will cover off all types of Bristol accommodation options from Hostels to luxury Bristol hotels as well as how to decide where to stay in Bristol, the best Bristol hotels, best places in Bristol to visit, the best places to stay in Bristol, hotels…
Is a Day Trip from London to Paris via the Eurostar Train worth it?

Is a Day Trip from London to Paris via the Eurostar Train worth it?

Recently I went to England to visit some family an a sick little granny (don't worry she is okay now), while there I decided to spend a few days sightseeing in London and that then expanded to a"quick" day trip to Paris from London via the Eurostar. I've always wanted to see Paris, even if it was just for the day. Plan your trip to Europe Need data for your trip to Europe? We use Tep Wireless which offers unlimited data for $8 per day. Travelling King readers can get 10% off using the discount code TRAVELLINGKING on check out. Want to learn how to travel on a Budget? Check out our dedicated “Budget Conscious Travel Guide” Further Reading on Paris & London: PARIS Travel tips for visiting Paris on a Budget The Ultimate List of Things to do in Paris – Beyond the Popular Attractions Where to stay in Paris…
Where to stay in Manchester

Where to stay in Manchester

Many travelers to the United Kingdom first visit London, one of the world’s most popular destinations, with over 20 million visitors per year. However, other English cities like Manchester warrant a visit as well. Manchester is best known for its live music scene and the Manchester United football team, but there are many reasons to visit, including excellent museums and proximity to Peak District National Park. With direct flights from every corner of the globe, a visit to Manchester has never been easier. The hard part is deciding where to stay in Manchester. There are many nice areas in Manchester to choose from, with Manchester accommodation options for every budget. With this guide, you can decide the best place to stay in Manchester. We will cover off all types of Manchester accommodation options from Hostels to luxury Manchester hotels as well as how to decide where to stay in Manchester, the…
48 Hours in Bristol - 2 Day Itinerary

48 Hours in Bristol – 2 Day Itinerary

Bristol was voted the best place to live in the United Kingdom in 2017 and if you visit this cool and eclectic city which straddles the Avon River, you too will fall in love with the charm! Off the tourist radar, Bristol has a thriving music and arts scene, which includes lots of amazing street art. Bristol was home to the world-famous graffiti artist Banksy and many of his works can be found all over different areas of the city. The cobbled streets and Georgian terraces makes for the perfect trip back in time and it’s no wonder that the TV series “Sherlock” filmed several of their episodes there. In fact, if you find the clock above St. Nick’s marketplace, you will see Bristol to London time marked upon it. Before GMT was introduced, a time difference of 15 minutes set London and Bristol apart and trains were able to…
The Ultimate Guide to Cornwall

The Ultimate Guide to Cornwall

Cornwall is one of the UK’s hidden gems for foreign tourists. During the summer, British people flock to the beautiful beaches and seaside towns to enjoy the stunning coastal walks and excellent food in the area, yet Cornwall attracts very few foreign tourists. Full of charming seaside towns and villages, Cornwall is one of the UK’s most beautiful regions. The area was inhabited since the Neolithic and Bronze ages and was later populated by Britons, they were descendants of the Celts and you can see Celtic motifs all around Cornwall as well as incredibly difficult-to-pronounce place names. The people of Cornwall have a strong sense of Cornish identity and some of them even retain their language, Cornish. They do not appreciate being mistaken as English so remember to avoid this when addressing them. The area was once popular for mining and farming and the agricultural industry continues to thrive to…