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With its iconic Nelson’s Column, majestic oversized lions and brightly-lit fountains, Trafalgar Square is not just considered the heart of this bustling London hub, but the very core of the city itself. Beyond this esteemed gathering place are more famous icons, as well as a disproportionate numbers of the city’s most popular cultural attractions including the National Gallery and many West End theaters. Along the way to these major sites are quiet lanes and antiquated pubs to discover, as well as riverside vistas to enjoy on the embankment. With a calendar full of celebratory events, any time of year is a fine time to visit.
Eat, see, and stay in Trafalgar Square / Embankment
Went in to escape the rain. What an amazing place to be able to enter free of charge. It really brings history and it's characters to life. Right up to date with a brilliantly executed portrait of Ed Shearan. Would go again to cover the areas we had no time for.
The Courtauld Gallery is closed for renovation until 2021. Quite how the previous reviewer managed to enjoy his visit in January 2020 is beyond me! Must have got the wrong place.
However, I was a huge fan before it closed and can’t wait for it to reopen. It was incredible how many famous paintings you could see standing in one...
"Go for the building - see any exhibition as a bonus"
reviewed 4 weeks ago by ClanCat
Popped into the "Unbound" exhibition on the recommendation of a friend. It was interesting enough, though rather small. Some lovely pieces in it, and some unusual items in the small gift shop.
But we were blown away by the building! Go if you can, look at the detail, and talk to the lovely staff, who knew a lot and couldn't...
We went here last saturday. The cafe is popular and there is a good selection of drinks and food. We just had a coffee but the cakes looked good! Then we went to the Hockney Exhibition - it's quite small compared to other exhibitions for this price (£20 each approx). We did enjoy it though seeing the drawings of David...
What a funky little place, they are more like a mini tourist attraction/Lego museum rather than a shop.
They have cool things you can take your photo with.
Buying Lego is just the bonus.
It has some awesome displays that really show you the potential of things you can make.
They are open really late
Amazing food. It’s basically tapas so don’t expect a plateful of re-fried beans, it is far more delicate than that, with tiny tacos filled with exquisite raw tuna. Staff were really friendly and for a restaurant smack bang in the middle of tourist London it was inexpensive. I will definitely be going back.
The bar looks dark and cozy, and the drinks list is a hardcover book. The creativeness of their cocktails is not to be outdone. Leo introduced me to a new libation called an aviator and included an interesting story. Ansel gave us superior service and we were happy to see him each night.
The Haymarket may have been a ghost town as the UK begins to self isolate but we received a very warm and friendly welcome at Steak & Co from Vikki and enjoyed a delicious lunch. We were the only customers in there but Vikki retained her sense of humour despite the uncertainty of her future there and we so enjoyed...
We were bought a meal at Kaspers for 60th birthday and I was well pleased. Great food great service and a great location I couldn’t really fault it. All the staff were very professional and extremely pleasant and helpful. They don’t rush you I was very impressed
We have a really good experience with steak and co. We have been here for a few times and every time the food is amazing and the waiters are so lovely and kind. But Zsolt was the best.
We will definitely come back !!
The hotel is very awesome, perfect location, the breakfast can be said to be the first in London. Everyone is just so friendly there, especially the front desk. The hotel is very historic and nostalgic, comfortable beds. Hotel service is very superb. Love the restaurant there.
"Can't say enough good things about this property"
reviewed February 14, 2020 by MooshLA
Overall I love all the Firmdale properties and truly look forward to my London visits just to relax in this special place with in a busy city. The design my Kit Kemp is consistent in all the properties including in NYC which is comforting however some highlights include as follows:
*The furniture is THE MOST COMFORTABLE across the board. Its...
Excellent service at the Amba Hotel. Room was large, King Size bed and very clean. The bathroom had both tub and shower which was terrific. The view was amazing. The hotel was very quiet at night for sleeping. A wonderful stay.
When the world is under immense stress, little acts of kindness and people going out of their way to make your life easier have such a profound impact - this was our ME experience from start to finish. Thank you.
A late minute booking was required as our ski holiday was cancelled due to the virus, instead of being met...
Stayed here for my birthday. I was traveling solo from LA.
LOCATION- The location is absolutely perfect. Central to everything! Definitely recommend. The hotel is walking distance or a train ride away from all the major sites! You’re staying in Covent Garden which has amazing (high end) shops, great food places and fun night life! A + for location.