Holiday Packages in London
London is calling. Are you going to answer it?
If you are a fan of history and culture, London is the city for you. It has such a rich history and has had a huge influence on film, literature, and music over the years. Throughout London, there are plenty of museums to explore, lots of architectural beauty, and more restaurants and nightlife than you could imagine.
But London is also an expensive city for visitors. To help you save a bit on your travel expenses, bundle together your flights and hotel to save yourself hundreds of dollars. Booking London package holidays will give you extra money to put toward London activities and will save you the time you would spend looking for the best hotel deals. Webjet can do the work for you with our London accommodation and flight packages. Booking package holidays to London is ideal for families or small groups of travellers who are looking to visit the United Kingdom.
Flying to London
London has six different airports around the city. Flying from New Zealand, you may land at London Heathrow (LHR), London Gatwick (LGW), or London Stansted (STN). Each airport offers easy and affordable public transport options into the centre of London.
Flights from New Zealand to London are available on a variety of airlines, including Qantas, Air New Zealand, American Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, and British Airways. All flights from New Zealand to London include at least one stopover and can get you into the city to start your holiday in about 25 hours.
Where to Stay in London
Throughout London, there are a variety of hotels to stay in. There are lots of high-end hotels, but plenty of budget options as well. London is huge, with hotels located all over the city. Some of the most popular destinations for tourists to stay are in Kensington, around Oxford Street, and in Soho. For some more affordable options, consider staying just outside the centre in neighbourhoods such as Shoreditch or Camden.
No. 1 The Mansions by Mansley
Located in the heart of Kensington, this hotel is the epitome of London style. It was built at the end of the 1800s and has lots of character to it. Guest rooms are set up like apartments, giving you the feeling of being at home in London. The apartments range in size from studios to four bedrooms. From the hotel, you are just a few steps away from the Earl’s Court Tube station, and there are a wide variety of shops and restaurants right nearby.
Apex Temple Court Hotel
This hotel is located on Fleet Street, just a quick walk from the River Thames and some of London’s most iconic attractions. There are several major Tube stations close by, and Covent Garden is a short walk away. Rooms are available in all different sizes, each with a modern design. The hotel has a restaurant on-site as well as a terrace overlooking the city, a bar, and a fitness centre.
Parkwood at Marble Arch
The Parkwood is a quaint bed and breakfast that will have you feeling your you’re in the English countryside. Well, at least until you step outside and you’re in the heart of bustling Oxford Street. Just across the road from the hotel, you’ll find the beautiful Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens. The Parkwood offers great value for its central London location and includes a full English breakfast in the mornings.
Things to do in London
Explore the River Thames
London is full of iconic attractions, and many of them are located along the banks of the River Thames. Walk along the river to get great views of the London Eye, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, the Tower Bridge, the Tower of London, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, and the Shard. Within easy walking distance of the Thames, you can walk along the famous Strand, which is lined with shops, and visit Trafalgar Square.
London is home to England’s royal family. There are several royal palaces to visit around the city. The main one is Buckingham Palace, which is the official residence of the queen. Tours of the palace are available, and every other morning, you can visit for the Changing of the Guards ceremony. Kensington Palace is located close by and is the main residence for some of the younger royals. Surrounding the palace are some beautiful gardens to explore. West of the city, you’ll find Windsor Castle, which is one of Queen Elizabeth II’s favourite homes. You can tour the castle and spend time in the quaint town of Windsor.
Many of the world’s most famous museums are located in central London. Each museum has something unique and interesting to offer, and the majority of London museums are free to visit. There are countless museums to see in London, with the most famous being the British Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Natural History Museum, and the Tate Modern.
Live Theatre on the West End
London is one of the greatest cities to visit if you love live theatre. There are dozens of shows on at all times in the city’s West End. In the West End, you can see some long-standing shows, as well as new shows that are debuting all the time. Some of the top shows to see in the West End at the moment include Les Misérables, the Lion King, and the Book of Mormon. You can book your tickets in advance, or if you are flexible on which show you see, you can purchase some same-day tickets from the TKTS office in Leicester Square for a significant discount.