Top Royal Attractions in London
Top Royal Attractions in London and the Best Hotel to Stay in
London is a city steeped in royal history, with many palaces, castles, gardens and monuments that showcase the lives and legacy of the British monarchy. If you are planning a trip to London and want to experience the best of royal attractions, here are some of the historical attractions of London you should not miss.
The official residence of the King since 1837, Buckingham Palace is a magnificent neo-classical building with 775 rooms, a grand forecourt and a famous balcony where the royal family appears on special occasions. You can visit the lavishly decorated State Rooms, where official ceremonies and receptions take place, and admire the priceless artworks and furnishings from the Royal Collection. You can also witness the Changing of the Guard, a colourful ceremony that involves the swapping of duties between two regiments of soldiers in their iconic red uniforms and bearskin hats.
Tower of London
One of the most iconic landmarks in London, the Tower of London is a fortress that has served as a royal palace, prison, arsenal, jewel house and zoo over its 900-year history. You can explore the medieval towers and walls, learn about the gruesome executions and legends that took place here, and marvel at the dazzling Crown Jewels, which include the largest cut diamond in the world. You can also take a tour with one of the Yeoman Warders, also known as Beefeaters, who guard the Tower and tell stories of its past.
The coronation church of England since 1066, Westminster Abbey is a stunning Gothic masterpiece that has witnessed many royal weddings, funerals and events. You can admire the soaring arches, stained glass windows and intricate carvings that adorn the abbey, and visit the tombs and memorials of kings, queens, poets, scientists and heroes. You can also see the Coronation Chair, where every monarch since Edward I has been crowned.
The birthplace and childhood home of Queen Victoria, Kensington Palace is a beautiful royal residence that offers a glimpse into the lives of its past and present occupants. You can visit the State Apartments, where you can see paintings, furniture and personal items that belonged to Victoria, William III, Mary II and other royals. You can also explore the Crown to Couture exhibition, which showcases gowns worn by royalty from the Georgian era to the modern day.
Hampton Court Palace
The favourite palace of King Henry VIII, Hampton Court Palace is a splendid Tudor mansion that combines Renaissance and Baroque styles. You can wander through the lavish rooms and halls, where Henry entertained his six wives and courtiers, and discover secrets and scandals of his reign. You can also enjoy the magnificent gardens, which include a maze, a rose garden, a fountain court and a grapevine.
Hotel Indigo London Paddington Hyde Park
If you are looking for a hotel that is close to these royal attractions and offers comfort, style and convenience, look no further than Hotel Indigo London Paddington Hyde Park. This boutique hotel is located in a charming Victorian building near Paddington Station, which gives you easy access to Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey and other sights by train or tube. The hotel features modern rooms with plush bedding, free Wi-Fi, smart TVs and Nespresso machines. You can also enjoy delicious meals at their restaurant or relax at their bar after a day of sightseeing. Hotel Indigo London Paddington Hyde Park is the ideal hotel to stay in when visiting royal landmarks in London.Book Now