Equity Point London wins Best Accommodation in the United Kingdom

We are proud to announce that Equity Point London has just won the Best Accommodation Award given by the British Educational Travel Association (BETA) on its British Youth Travel Awards (BYTA).

Equity Point London was finalist at the Best Accommodation category with Clink78 and Smart City Hostels in Edinburgh, both tough competitors. The judges: Sarah McDonald from Google, Graham McKenzie from TravelMole, Julie Jones from BMI, Fiona Jeffery from World Travel Market & Just a Drop and Robert Savage from Beds & Bars Group, decided that Equity Point London was the best among all the submitted accommodations in a category that received a record number of applications.

All the people working at Equity Point London Hotel will work hard to improve the quality standards that lead us to gain the best Accommodation Award. We hope you all will be able to visit us at Equity Point London and enjoy our hotel as much as we do.

We are really proud to be considered the best accommodation in the United Kingdom the year previous to the London Olympic Games. It’s an honor.

The best English Breakfast at Paddington


Each country has some unique characteristics that define the spirit of the nation, and you must understand them all to be able to be a traveler instead of a tourist. One way to approach to any culture is through its meals and in England there’s nothing as traditional as English breakfast, or what they call a full breakfast.

The perfect English breakfast doesn’t exist, but you can get pretty close if you are able to choose the correct place to have it, so we’ve decided to help you. We have a secret. We know where to eat a great English breakfast in London and the best of it all is that it’s close to Equity Point London –near Paddington-.
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Notting Hill Carnival 2011


This weekend will take place the famous Notting Hill Carnival. It will start on Sunday 21 until Monday 22. The Notting Hill Carnival is a unique celebration on Europe that resembles the Caribbean Carnivals with colorful costumes, music, and hundreds of Caribbean food stalls.

If you want to attend to the Carnival you’ll find that Equity Point London Hotel is the best place to stay. We’re at walking distance of the main carnival street, and that makes a big difference when it’s attended by over a million people and it’s hard to get there if it’s not on foot. Continue reading

London’s Soho, the best night out


Almost every major city has a district that congregates the Red Light District, the Gay neighborhood with some of the most amazing Pubs and Clubs in town. In London this place is Soho, a district to look for trendy restaurants, clubs, pubs, Live Music, theatres, and even burlesque shows.

London’s Soho was the first district to create this unique bohemian atmosphere that has spread to cities all over the world such as New York, Hong Kong and Buenos Aires. Continue reading

St Paul’s Cathedral in London


When you travel through Europe it’s pretty common to visit some of the best churches and cathedrals of each city. It gives you a glimpse of the importance on the city in the past, meanwhile you can admire awesome architecture.

In London most people visits the modern city, or maybe its royal buildings, but it also has some of the most interesting English Cathedrals, and St Paul’s Cathedral is one of them.

St Paul’s Cathedral is located at the top of Ludgate Hill, at the highest point in London. The building rates from the 17th century and it’s highly admired its late Renaissance style Dome inspired is St Peter’s Basilica in Rome.

If you have the chance you should try to listen to the Cathedral organ. It was built in 1694. It’s the third biggest in Britain and has 189 ranks of pipes.

You can get to St Paul’s Cathedral from Equity Point London Hotel in a 20 minute underground ride.

Stonehenge, a one day trip from Equity Point London


Most of us have been to London several times and know the city pretty well. I like to come back every once in a while and each time I get to London I love to find something new, something unexpected that I didn’t notice in my previous visits.

If you don’t mind to leave the city for some hours, there are several one day trips that will blow your mind. It’s especially interesting the Stonehenge and Bath. A must see for everyone visiting the UK.

This particular one day trip is offered at the help desk at Equity Point London. It has a price of 55 pounds and includes: the trip and return by luxury coach, entrance into Stonehenge with audio guided tour, entrance to the roman baths –built 2000 years ago- and free time to explore Bath.
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Gay Pride at Barcelona, Madrid, London and Lisbon

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In the next few days there will be huge parties all around the world celebrating the Gay Pride. The main day is the 28th of June, which commemorates New York’s Stonewall riots on 1969, which started all the gay activism as we know it.

Gay Parades are different at each destination but all of them are full of joy, glam and glitter. If you want to attend to any of them, remember you can find the perfect accommodation at Equity Point Hostels at each of the cities. Even Equity Point Centric in Barcelona is between the Top Ten Gay Hostels form HostelBookers!
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Summer Festivals at Hyde Park

Each Summer Hyde Park becomes a huge party. Almost every weekend you can attend to exciting activities but maybe the most interesting ones are the Summer Music Festivals, all of them with incredible shows.

The first to take place is Hard Rock Calling which will be from 24th to 26th of June. Hard Rock Calling offers three days of great music and you can choose from three different stages with live music at the same time.

At Hard Rock Calling you’ll be able to attend to concerts from The Killers, Kaiser Chiefs, Bon Jovi, Ray Davies, Rod Stewart, Stevie Nicks, Lighthouse Faimly, Mike and the Mechanics, Barenaked Ladies and many more. Continue reading

Eurovision Special Party at Equity Point London


Tomorrow most Europeans will be in front of their TV’s watching Eurovision, the all time famous music contest where European countries compete with songs. The popularity of Eurovision dates from the 60’s and 70’s but it has arrived to our days with parties of young people discussing wardrobe malfunctions, hairstyles, or the music.

At Equity Point London think it will be fun to have one of these parties at the hotel, so we’ve prepared a Eurovision Special Party with: Live Eurovision stream on a huge screen, people from different countries, exquisite Asian food, drinks, paint your flag on your face, on your nails… and it all for just 10 Euros.

The deadline to buy your ticket is on Saturday midday.

London’s Royal Tours


There’s still a lot expectation around the Royal Wedding and the life of the newly wed. To serve the tourists and the curious there are some tours to visit the most incredible London spots where the couple spent the first years after the meet.

There are several different tours. Lonely Planet has its owns iPhone App about ‘Royal London Audio Walking Tour’, which explains 13 sights from Westminster Abbey to Buckingham Palace and has a recommended route but you’re free to change it. Continue reading