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Frequently asked questions
What can a history buff expect from a stay in London?
London and its significant historical sites draw tourists so be sure to visit the notable monuments, especially if you want to learn about the local history. And while you’re here, you can check out the fascinating museums and acclaimed theater scene. You can also take time at the popular shops in this vibrant area.
What's the best place to stay in London to be near historical sites?
Based on our travel expertise, The Gore London – Starhotels Collezione is a top 4-star hotel for history buffs booking on Expedia, and it features a restaurant and free WiFi. Royal Albert Hall is a short walk away. A couple of other options to soak up the local history include 54 Queens Gate Hotel and Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt Hotel.
How many historically relevant hotels are there in London?
In London, there are 17228 hotels and other accommodations bookable on Expedia, including 1293 historic hotels or hotels close to historic sites.
What are the must-see historical places and other sights in London?
London is notable for its monuments and landmarks like Charing Cross, Churchill War Rooms, and Covent Garden Market. Known for its theaters and museums, cultural venues include National Gallery, Piccadilly Theatre, and Lyceum Theatre. Other popular sights include Trafalgar Square and Piccadilly Circus.
What is a historic hotel like in London?
Guests who choose historic hotels have an opportunity to stay in a building recognized with an official historic designation. Historic hotels throughout the world come in all forms like stately homes, palaces or even lodges, old police stations or skyscrapers — any place of special interest. These types of hotels in London typically retain authentic characteristics like traditional architecture and period features in their communal spaces or guestrooms.
What is the difference between a historic hotel and a heritage hotel?
The two are similar. The term “historic hotel” is more common in the U.S., while “heritage hotel” is often used in Asia and Europe. Historic hotels tend to put more importance on the physical building and architecture. A heritage hotel draws meaning mainly from the cultural value that the place has and how it inspired the surrounding community.
Do historic hotels in London have modern facilities?
Yes, efforts are made to preserve historic facades and treasured traditions, but interiors include modern conveniences and safety features. Tourists who book a stay can expect the usual amenities you’d find in a hotel such as WiFi, heating and air conditioning, and updated bathroom facilities. Booking a historic hotel in London doesn’t mean you’re picking a place that’s rundown or uncomfortable for guests.