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. Read more
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. Read more
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.
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. Read more
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! Read more
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. Read more
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.
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. Read more
Little Venice is an incredible and unique London neighborhood that will remember you the magnificence on the original Venice. The original name of Little Venice was referring to the point where Gran Union Canal meets Regents Canal, but nowadays all the area is known as Little Venice.
Little Venice is just five minutes away from our Equity Point London Hostel. It’s a perfect place to go for a pleasant walk and enjoy its superb restaurants, bars and cafes. Unarguably Little Venice is an area with an astonishing vive.
Little Venice is the perfect place to go for a morning waterside walk, and if you follow the Canal route north-east you’ll end at Camden in just 2.5 miles (about an hour walking), and through the way you’ll stroll across Regents Park and the London Zoo.
If you visit our hostel in London, and you fancy a good meal, you should pay a visit to the Borough Market which is one of the biggest food markets in London and sells food from all over the world. The wholesale market opens at 2am until 8am but there’s also a retail market that opens Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
Historically, the Borough Market was a fruits and vegetables market, but nowadays you can find all kinds of food from all over the world that is known for its gourmet foods and the quality of its products.