Brilliantly British: 2012’s Favourite City

As Samuel Johnson once wrote, ‘when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life’ and 2012 has most definitely confirmed this statement. Following the magnificent celebrations for HRH the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and our supreme summer of sport, the buzz in London town is electric.

Slamming the stereotype of our self-pity and carping, 2012 has injected a patriotic trait into the heart of our homeland, as we celebrate all that is brilliantly British. More than 200 nations were transfixed with the London 2012 Olympics; now, as the festivities come to a close, it is the time to look at top deals on London hotels and indulge in the wonder of our country.

As it’s so easy to get caught up in the sights and experiences of the city, cheap hotels from Travelodge provide a bargain base for exploring London. With such a reliable transport system covering all areas of interest, securing the most frugal find is a cost efficient way of discovering the capital.

Although there are a number of hidden, alternative gems in the city, travelling around London’s famous landmarks is an essential pursuit for the patriotic tripper.

At the top of your patriotic pit stop itinerary, Hyde Park, Big Ben and Kensington Palace are just three of the sites you should be sure to see. Find out locally which days the Changing the Guard ceremony will take place at Buckingham Palace. On alternate days this royal ceremony involves the changing of the Palace keys between the Old and New Guard.

Between city hopping on iconic, bright red buses, hailing black cabs and jumping on and off the underground, spend the time visiting some of the city’s highly acclaimed museums and attractions.

Ride the second largest Ferris wheel in the world, The London Eye, on the banks of the River Thames. As you decide where to venture, ponder the opportunities open to you as you take in the London landscapes at 135 metres above ground level.

The British History Museum is free to enter and exhibits some of the most famous artefacts in the history of the world, including the Rosetta Stone. The Natural History Museum also has no admission fee and is great for families with children of all ages.

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