Stylish hotel – great for the Southbank – 4 star – London

Located near London Bridge on London’s southbank, the sights and attractions of London are just a stone’s throw away. This four star contemporary hotel is ideal for anyone visiting with children, as not only is there a play area but family sized rooms are also available. Couples will equally enjoy the health club and sauna, whilst groups of friends will no doubt want to explore the nightclub and friendly bar onsite. Business guests aren’t left out either, with fully equipped meeting rooms and good transport links to the city. This stylish hotel (great for the Southbank) offers a number of services to ensure your stay is as pleasant and hassle free as possible, including parking, dry cleaning, a tour desk, car rental and a currency exchange.

If you’re looking for somewhere to entertain the children, you’re in luck, because London’s southbank is home to the Sea Life London Aquarium. Housed inside the historic county hall building, you’ll come face to face with deadly piranhas, Gentoo penguins and illuminating jellyfish. The Aquarium is also an educational centre, where adults and children alike can learn more about protecting our waters and the sea life that inhabit them. Don’t miss the daily feeds and talks, including the popular Shark feed where you’ll see these incredible sea mammals battle for their dinner.

Over the river, you can’t miss the houses of parliament and Big Ben. These iconic landmarks are worth more than just a photo outside- why not take a tour and learn about the fascinating history of London’s politics. You’ll set foot in the magnificent Westminster Hall, nearly 1000 years old and home to some of the most important trials in history as well as the Members’ Lobby and Commons Chamber. To climb up the steps to the top of Big Ben is free, although you must book in advance, and makes for a unique and budget friendly activity. The southbank is also home to other cultural opportunities, including the British Film Institution and the Hayward Gallery.

London is home to some of the worlds best restaurants, bars and nightclubs. For a special occasion, the Oxo Tower on the southbank has splendid views over the city and critically acclaimed cuisine. For a cheaper option, Wahacas is a Mexican street food inspired restaurant, and the brainchild of a former Masterchef champion. If you can’t make it there for food, then the cocktails are in themselves worth a visit!