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.
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 →
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 →
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.
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 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 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 →
If you travel to London and love modern art it’s pretty obvious you should pay a visit to Tate Modern Museum in London. If you want to get there from our Equity Point London Hostel you only need a short underground ride.
The permanent collection of Tate Modern is one of the most complete in Contemporary Art. It includes famous pieces from Picasso, Warhol Dalí, Monet, Bacon, Kandinski, Mondrain, Braque, Matisse, Lichtenstein, Duchamp… Walking through Tate Modern is like experiencing all the history of contemporary Art in a morning. Completely astonishing.
Because Tate Modern has attracted more visitors than expected, they’re planning to expand in 2012, just in time for the London Olympic Games. Continue reading →
One of my favorite museums in London is the Natural History Museum. If you want to get there from Equity Point London Hostel, there’s a 20 minute pleasant walk across Hyde Park.
The Natural History museum in London has over 70 million items distributed in collections about Botany, Entomology, Mineralogy, Paleontology and Zoology. But obviously the museum is famous for the incredible amount of dinosaur skeletons. As soon as you get into the building, which is an incredible 1881 creation of Alfred Waterhouse, you get trapped by the magnificent Diplodocus that presides the hall. Then you can enjoy all the different dinosaur skeletons and reproductions of the Museum. Continue reading →
Covent Garden is one of the most famous districts in London with its famous market, cafes and theaters. Walking around Covent Garden is always a pleasure, especially at weekends and summer time when the number of street performers grows and the pedestrian square gets crowded.
Covent Garden is an extremely popular district in London due to its bars, shops and restaurants, but also for being the home of the most important theaters and Operas in the city, including the Royal Opera House. Continue reading →