Comfort Inn Buckingham Palace Road
8-12 St. Georges Drive
London, EN SW1V 4BJ
Phone: (44) 207 8342988
Fax: (44) 207 8215814
Gray Line London books tours for attractions all over London. Travelers can enjoy sight-seeing, opting for individual tours, or just take the 'Total London Experience' which is a 10-hour tour that takes visitors throughout London. Also available are tours of Windsor, Stonehenge and other places of historical importance. Call 0808 189 0474 toll free for additional information.
Green Line's routes cover the Greater London and Home Counties areas, practical for both commutes and day trips. Local pick up points include Deptford Bridge, Luton Airport and Victoria Station, where you can catch a National Express or Euroline. Destinations include Windsor Castle, Legoland, Heathrow and Luton Airport. Call ahead +44 844 801 7261 for more information.
By far the easiest way to get to Gatwick Airport. The Gatwick Express offers trains every 15 minutes 24 hours a day traversing to and fro between Victoria Station and Gatwick Airport in half-an-hour. Express Class (standard) and First class available, and if traveling with either British Airways or American Airlines, you can check in at Victoria station. Check website or call on +0845 850 1530.
This is a well-established sports center attracting people from all over the Victoria area, including office workers and local residents and as such, it can be very busy. Facilities include squash courts, five-a-side football, badminton, basketball, a gym and two dance studios. There are three swimming pools, so you should find one that you like. However, if you're looking for a more relaxed time, the spa room offers a sauna, steam room and sunbeds. You can either join and pay a monthly fee (depending on what facilities you want to use) or you can pay per visit.
At Victoria Station, trains to/from Channel ports, suburban trains to south and south-east London, Gatwick Express to Gatwick Airport, can be boarded from this station. If you have a long wait before your train arrives, you can take advantage of their WiFi facilities and surf the net or enjoy a relishing snack at the eateries on the platform. For inquiries regarding this station and train schedule, check the website or contact the railway management at +44 845 748 4950.
The London Underground system, or 'the Tube', is the mainstay of traveling commuting within the capital, with an amazing 2.5 million journeys made every day. The map of the London Underground makes it very easy to negotiate - just don't be fooled into thinking it is an accurate representation of the layout of the city! You can pick up the Tube map from most stations. The network is divided into six zones, and fare prices are determined by which zone you start your journey in, the zones you travel through, and the zone you finish your journey in. Children travel at reduced rates, but there are no reductions on the Tube for students or Senior Citizens. You can buy tickets from automated ticket machines or ticket booths in the stations. A £10 on-the-spot fine applies if you are caught without a valid ticket. One day travel-cards (valid after 9:30 a.m. on weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday) and weekend travel-cards give you freedom to use the Tube, bus and rail in specified zones. For weekly, monthly and annual passes you will require a passport size photograph for a photo-card. Don't forget to hang on to your ticket after you pass the turnstiles as you will need it to leave the station! If you opt for the one-day travel card (recommended for visitors), keep it for the rest of the day. Call +0845 330 9880 or +0843 222 1234 for information.
You've probably seen these buses - along with London double-deckers, tour buses and other tour buses. Regardless of your usual attitude towards guided tours, these hop-on, hop-off tours are a good way to get an overview of the city, and you can make mental notes of where to go for a more thorough visit. The price you pay with The Big Bus Company is for a 24-hour ticket; during this time you can travel anywhere on the tour network, which encompasses stops over just about all of central London. Included in the price is a free walking tour and Thames River cruise, as well as numerous discounts for West End shows. Guide tapes are available in 12 languages, and the company won the London Sightseeing Tour of the Year award. Be careful when choosing the open-air rooftop, because London is notorious for fickle weather.
This is the smallest club in the LA Fitness chain, but has a very friendly and relaxed atmosphere. The gym is small and has a good selection of equipment. Personal programs can be arranged. The aerobics studio offers a range of classes including body conditioning, step and aerobics. Call +0843 170 1002 or check their website for more information
Shepherds Bookbinders, a bindery with a store on Rochester Row, is the place to go to, if you need to bind, conserve or restore a book. You can choose to get your binding done in either the contemporary or the traditional style. Check out the bookbinding materials and the classics at the store. The craftsmen there will bind your books in the leather of your choice. In 1998, Shepherds teamed with two major bookbinders; Zaehnsdorf, which was set up in 1842, and Sangorski & Sutcliffe, founded in 1901. With such experts to tend to your work, you are assured that your books are in safe hands.
You can pray, listen to musical performances or plan an event at the St Peter's Church in Eaton Square. An amazing choir makes the atmosphere within the church pleasant. The choir perform classics as well as modern songs with a full orchestra. The church's choir has also performed for concerts around the city with some well-known artists too. You can visit the website for more information on room rentals and event management.
A church welcoming all, the St James the Less is located in Pimlico. Belonging to the Evangelical/Charismatic heritage, it is one of the heritage buildings of England. The church is a beautiful building surrounded with lush green gardens and beautiful flowers. As per historical documentations, the church is said to be built in 1861. Built by three sisters, in memory of their father, the church has beautiful stained glass windows, which add to the charm of this peaceful place of worship. The church encourages philosophical questions about life and beyond and holds interesting interactive sessions and workshops. Check website for more information on this beautiful church.
Sloane Street begins at Knightsbridge and ends at Sloane Square. This long stretch is also one of London's main shopping districts, particularly the Knightsbridge portion. Many of the world's most recognizable names in fashion house their flagship stores along this strip. While visiting the city do spend a day out shopping and having a gala time at Sloane Street.