Camden Market

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For many years Camden Market has become an indispensable walk for all London visitors and now it’s one London’s top attractions. Originally the Camden Market was only opened on Sundays, but nowadays most stalls are also available on Saturday and many of them also open on week days. Getting to Camden Market form Equity Point Hostel in London it’s pretty easy and it’s only twenty minutes away with the tube.

At the Camden Market you can find virtually everything: clothing, music, antiques, ethnic art, food, drinks… And also, on Sundays there’s live music and plays in the evenings. The opening hours are from 10 in the morning until 18 in the afternoon.

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The Charles Dickens Museum

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Literature fans have several spots to visit in London but probably the most interesting is the Charles Dickens Museum. Charles Dickens only lived here for two years, form 1837 to 1839, but it’s the only Dickens house that has survived over time. The house is located at 48 Doughty Street, at Bloomsbury, just a few minutes away from our hostel in London.

Charles Dickens moved in a year after he got married and lived in with his wife and his three eldest children –two of them born in the house-. During the two years that he lived in the house, Charles Dickens finished ‘The Pickwick Papers’, wrote the entire ‘Oliver Twist’ and ‘Nicholas Nickleby’ and started writing ‘Barnaby Rudge’. Continue reading

Imperial War Museum in London

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If you’re interested in the recent history or want to learn more about the international conflicts such as the World Wars, the Imperial War Museum in London is an interesting visit while you’re staying with us at our Hostel in London.

The Imperial War Museum was created in 1917 during the First World War and pretends to show the visitor the impact that war has in individuals and society. They host numerous documents photographs and videos that show the horror of war, but they also have aircrafts, military vehicles, weapons and other equipment.

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Portobello Market

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Portobello Market fame is known all over the world, being popular equally among Londoners and tourists. It’s located at Portobello Road where you can also find numerous independent shops, but the main attraction is the market which opens six days a week. The most popular market takes place on Saturdays when the antique’s market arises.

In the Portobello Market the merchandises are ordered in areas, so you’ll find an antiques market, a fruit and vegetables market and a flea market. To visit them all you just have to go down the street. But if you’re hungry don’t bother to get to the food area because through the street you’ll find restaurants, cafes and street food stalls that serve delicious food. Continue reading

Madame Tussauds

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Over the years Madame Tussauds wax museum in London has become one of the mayor tourist attractions of the city. Its worldwide fame started to arose centuries ago when Marie Tussaud was still alive.

Marie Tussaud was the housekeeper of a Swiss doctor who was skilled in wax modeling, she learned the art and created her first wax figure en 1777, it was Voltaire. She also modeled other important figures of the time like Rousseau or Benjamin Franklin. Continue reading

Notting Hill Carnival

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Like every August Notting Hill celebrates its famous Carnival. This year it will take place on Sunday 29th and Monday 30th. The first Notting Hill Carnival was in 1966 and since then the party has returned every August. The Trinidad and Tobago Caribbean citizens living in the neighborhood started the celebration remembering the one that takes place each year in their home country.

If you want to attend to Notting Hill Carnival you’ll find Equity Point Hostel in London the best place to stay. We’re at walking distance from the event and that’s important when over a million of people crowd the streets of a whole neighborhood.

The Notting Hill Carnival is a huge street party, two days of dancing, great street food and loads of fun with people that comes to Notting Hill each year just to enjoy one of the biggest parties in the world.

Enjoy London plays and musicals

London is one of the cities which offer more plays and musicals in Europe. Over 12 million of people attend each year to see some of the best plays and musicals in the world which include musicals with great success such as ‘Billy Eliot’, ‘The Producers’ and ‘Mary Poppins’.

Lately most spectacles include American screen actors that increase the appealing of attending to the theater. The audience has been able to watch the performances of the Broadway diva Indina Menzel or from Hollywood stars such as Rob Lowe, Tobey Maguire, Kim Cattrall or Kevin Spacey. Continue reading

Buckingham Palace

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Buckingham Palace is the official London residence of the British Royal Family since 1837. The palace is frequently used in official visits and ceremonies but Buckingham Palace is open to the public for 8 weeks each year in the summer. Our London Hostel it’s pretty close to the Palace so you can get there any time you want.

Buckingham Palace is a huge building with 775 rooms which include: 19 State rooms, 52 Royal and guest bedrooms, 188 staff bedrooms, 92 offices and 78 bathrooms. The Palace is the working place for the Queen and the Royal Family. Continue reading

Hyde Park, an awesome park close to our Hostel

Hyde Park

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Hyde Park is one of the largest parks in London and it’s really close to Equity Point London Hostel. If you want to have pleasant times enjoying its magnificent gardens you just have a ten minute walk from the Hostel.

Hyde Park is divided by the Serpentine River –actually it’s a lake- in two big parts. Serpentine takes its name of its snaky curves. In the lake there are ducks and swans but you can rent a boat and sometimes boat races are performed. But the most astonishing characteristic of Serpentine is that there’s a separate portion of the lake called Lansbury’s Lido, that it’s open in the summer as a swimming area. To enjoy the swimming you must pay a small fee and there are changing rooms. Continue reading