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

Hyde Park

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

Tate Modern Museum

Tate Modern

Tate Modern

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

London’s Natural History Museum

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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

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Covent Garden by Chill

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

Equity Point London Hostel inauguration

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We have the pleasure of announcing that, since last March, the Equity Point Hostel in London is a reality. In light of this, we are happy to invite you to its inauguration party, which will take place at the Equity Point Hostel in London – 100-102 Westbourne Terrace in Paddington – on the 5th of June, 2010 at 17:30. There will be snacks for all the present. After that we will all go to a ship in the Thames in front of the London Eye to continue the party.

Equity Point hostel in London is located near Paddington Station and it’s also really close to Hyde Park. When you’ll visit us you’ll find a stunning Georgian building where traditional English style merges with modern decoration. Equity Point London it’s a huge Hostel that has 350 beds and fully equipped community areas. Continue reading

The British Museum

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The British Museum’ is one of the mayor museums in London and a must for a first time visit to London. The ‘British Museum’ is the museum of human history and culture and has one of the largest collections in the world with objects from all eras and cultures.

In the same building you can find the previous location of the British Library, an awesome space called The Round Reading Room. In the past it was used as an important research library but now it’s opened to the general public and has relevant books on subjects related to the museum’s collections. Continue reading