Local Attractions


The Merlin Entertainments London Eye

South Bank London SE1 Tel: 0870 5000 600
Standing 135 metres high on the south bank of the River Thames, opposite Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. This amazing structure offers stunning views across the whole of London and beyond.

Approximately ten minutes from the hotel by taxi.
Open: Monday to Thursday – 9:30 am to 9:00 pm.
Friday to Sunday – 9:30 am to 10:00 pm.
Rides every 30 minutes.


British Museum

Great Russell Street London WC1 Tel: 020 7636 1555
Founded in 1753, the six and a half million objects include collections from all over the world dating from pre-historic times.

World-famous collections of prints, drawings, coins, medals and vast statues are among the exhibits.
Approximately 15 minutes from the Premier Hotel SE1 by taxi.


Buckingham Palace and Queen’s Gallery Buckingham Palace

London SW1 Tel: 020 7321 2233
The Queen’s official London residence. The State Rooms are only open to visitors during the annual summer opening in August and September and contain important works of art, Sevres porcelain and some of the finest English and French furniture in the world.

Visits to Buckingham Palace can be combined with visits to the Queen’s Gallery, which is open throughout the year and houses the magnificent Royal Collection, and the nearby Royal Mews. Approximately ten minutes from the hotel by taxi.
Open: Queen’s Gallery – 10:00 am to 5:30 pm.


Houses of Parliament

Parliament Square London SW1
Officially the Palace of Westminster, the splendid riverside building, with its clock tower housing the bell, Big Ben, was built from 1837 to 1860 by Sir Charles Barry after the original palace was almost totally destroyed by fire. Not open to the public but spectacular scenery. Approximately ten minutes from the hotel by taxi.


Kensington Palace and Gardens

Kensington Gardens, London W8 Tel: 0870 751 5176
Birthplace of Queen Victoria, now housing the Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection. Approximately 15 minutes from the hotel by taxi.
Open: Dress exhibition and State Apartments open daily – 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.


Madame Tussaud’s

Marylebone Road, London NW1 Tel: 0870 400 3000
Madame Tussaud’s Waxworks Museum houses human effigies from the Queen to Kylie Minogue; Chamber of Horrors, and a ride through 400 years of history. Approximately 20 minutes from the Eurotraveller hotels by taxi.
Open: Daily – 9:00 am to 5:30 pm.


Tower of London

Tower Hill, London SE1 Tel: 020 7709 0765
Impressive, historic former fortress, royal palace and prison, including the Crown Jewels, Yeoman warders and the Bloody Tower. Approximately 10 minutes from the Premier Hotel SE1 by taxi.
Open: Tuesday to Saturday – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday to Monday – 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.


Tower Bridge

Tower Hill, London SE1 Tel: 020 7940 3985
Built between 1886 and 1894, you see its story inside the North Tower. Great views from the lofty walkway. Approximately 5 minutes from the Premier Hotel SE1 by taxi.
Open: Daily – 9:30 am to 6:00 pm.


Tate Modern

Bankside, London SE1
Tel: 020 7887 8000
International modern art in the transformed Bankside Power Station. New installations of modern and contemporary art in four separate suites of galleries. Approximately fifteen minutes from the Express hotel by taxi.
Open: Sunday to Thursday – 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.


Westminster Abbey

Broad Sanctuary, London SW1 Tel: 020 7222 5152
Steeped in history, the abbey was the coronation and burial place of British monarchs. Special tour and museum display of Coronation treasures. Approximately ten minutes from the Express hotel by taxi.
Open: Monday to Friday – 9:30 am to 3:45 pm
Saturday – 9:30 am to 1:45 pm.


St Paul’s Cathedral

St Paul’s Churchyard, London EC4 Tel: 020 7236 4128
Designed by Sir Christopher Wren after the 1666 Great Fire of London. You can climb up into the Whispering Gallery in the dome, where a whisper at one side carries right round the dome. Then up to the Stone Gallery, giving a view over London, and up to the Golden Gallery at the top of the dome. The crypt is equally impressive, with the tombs of both Nelson and Wellington. Approximately 15 minutes from the Eurotraveller hotel by taxi.
Open: Monday to Saturday – 8:30 am to 2:30 pm.


Shakespeare Globe Theatre

Shakespeare’s Globe, 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London SE1 9DT, Tel: +44 (0)20 7902 1400
Founded by the pioneering American actor/director Sam Wanamaker, Shakespeare’s Globe is a unique international resource dedicated to the exploration of Shakespeare’s work, and the playhouse for which he wrote, through the connected means of education and performance. Together, the Globe Theatre Company, Shakespeare’s Globe Exhibition and Globe Education seek to further the experience and international understanding of Shakespeare in performance. Approximately 10 minutes by taxi from the Eurotraveller Hotel.


London’s Theatre Land

London’s Theatreland is the finest in the world, with swarms of Hollywood stars making pilgrimages across the pond to tread the hallowed boards of The West End. In recent years the capital’s theatre scene has become even more vibrant with shows like ‘One Flew over the Cuckoos Nest’ and ‘Jerry Springer’ playing to packed houses alongside period pieces such as ‘Julius Caesar’ and ‘The Woman in Black’.


Cutty Sark

Greenwich Peer, King William Walk, Greenwich, London, SE10 9BG Tel: 0044 208 858 3445
The Cutty Sark was built for John Wills to be the fastest ship capable of sailing the perilous route from England to China to collect Tea. The Design of the Sark was a streamlined and more agile version of another ship called ‘the Tweed’. The original boat builders were driven into bankruptcy by Wills high demands; the project was finally completed by William Denny and Brothers in 1868. Approximately 15 minutes by taxi from the hotel.


Imperial War Museum London

Lambeth Road, London SE1 6HZ, Tel : 0044 207 416 5320 / 5321
Open daily (except 24, 25 and 26 December) 10.00am – 6.00pm. Approximately 5 minutes by taxi from the Express Hotel SE1.


The 02

The 02, Peninsula Square, London, SE10 0DX, UK Customers: 0871 984 0002
Customers outside the UK: 00 44 (0) 161 385 321
The O2 is a large entertainment district including an indoor arena, a music club, a cinema, an exhibition space, piazzas and bars and restaurants, built within a large dome-shaped building (formerly the Millennium Dome), on the Greenwich peninsula in south-east London, England. Approximately 20 mins by taxi from the Premier Hotel SE1.


The Oval Cricket Ground

The Brit Oval, Kennington, London, SE11 5SS, Tel: 020 7582 6660
The Oval is an international cricket ground in Kennington, London. It is often referred to as the ‘Kennington Oval. It is the home ground of Surrey County Cricket Club, and also traditionally hosts the final Test match of each English summer in late August or early September. The Oval was the first ground in Britain and second in the world (after the MCG) to host an international cricket match. Approximately 5 mins by taxi from the Express hotel.


Wembley Stadium

Wembley National Stadium Ltd, Wembley, London, HA9 0WS, T: 0844 980 8001, F: 020 8795 5050
Wembley Stadium is a football stadium located in Wembley, north west London, which opened in 2007 on the site of the old Wembley stadium. The 90,000 capacity venue is second largest stadium in Europe, and serves as England’s national stadium. It is the home venue of the England national football team, and hosts the latter stages of the top level domestic club cup competition, the FA Cup. It is owned by English football’s governing body, the Football Association (The FA) through their subsidiary Wembley National Stadium Ltd (WNSL). The old Wembley stadium, which opened in 1923 as the Empire Stadium, often referred to as “The Home of Football”.


Lord’s Cricket Ground

Marylebone Cricket Club, Lord’s Cricket Ground, St John’s Wood, London NW8 8QN, General switchboard : 020 7616 8500.
Lord’s has long been seen as the ‘Home of Cricket’ and the game’s spiritual ‘headquarters’. But its importance is not merely historical. In practice it remains, to this day, perhaps the most important single place in world cricket.
Its owner, Marylebone Cricket Club, remains the guardian of both the Laws and the Spirit of Cricket, and MCC sides (which play around 500 games a year) perform a key role in promoting cricket – in Britain and elsewhere.


Royal Air force museum

RAF Museum London, Grahame Park Way, London, NW9 5LL, london@rafmuseum.org, 020 8205 2266 (General Information)
The Museum is situated on the site of the original London Aerodrome, used for the great Hendon Air Shows between the two World Wars. Five mammoth buildings contain over a hundred aircraft, artefacts, aviation memorabilia, fine art and photographs covering the history of aviation from early balloon flights to the latest jet fighters.
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of powered flight, the Royal Air Force Museum expanded the site by a third and opened two new exhibition halls.