Things to do in London
When staying in London you can't avoid a trip to the British Museum, probably the most prominent and impressive exhibit dedicated to history and past civilizations, inaugurated at the end of the 18th century. Just a 15-minute walk takes you from the hotel to the immense dome covering the Grand Court and the astonishing halls dedicated to prehistoric and ancient times, to ancient Egypt and ancient Rome. The over 50,000 square meter area will take you back in time! Free admission!
The world’s most famous wax museum is in London, less than one kilometer away from the Melville Hotel. Here you can admire the wax figures of the most famous celebrities in world history, entertainment and sport: you’ll come face to face with Henry VII, Adolf Hitler, Princess Diana, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Brad Pitt, David Beckham and many others! An exhibit that culminates with the “Planetarium”, an exact simulation of a trip to space! Have fun!
The captivating Camden district, known for the myriad of markets that sprouted around the original Lock Market, is just a few blocks north. If you’re in town on the weekend, take the time to wander through the stalls of books, furniture, antiques, used clothes and odds and ends. You won’t regret it!
London sets world fashion trends and its stores are always a step ahead of the rest of the world! What are you waiting for? Head towards Regent Street, Oxford Street and Carnaby Street, famous for its used clothing stores, many sporting the ‘swinging London’ 60’s style, still in vogue with today’s youth. Department stores, boutiques, antique shops, shoes and computers plus restaurants, cafés and pubs, perfect for a relaxing break while you shop till you drop.
You can’t pass up on a trip to the Queen’s official residence!The palace holds the treasures of the Royal Collection (works by Rembrandt, Canaletto and Canova), magnificent furniture of French origin and other interesting and valuable object.The celebrated changing of the guard held outside the palace gates should be number one on your list of things to see in London!
London would not be London without Piccadilly Circus. Chaotic and lively, located in the heart of the West End, this is one of the city’s icons: the theaters on Shaftesbuty Avenue, Westminster and its abbey, Big Ben overlooking the Thames and the shops on Coventry Street are as “Londoner” as you get!