The hustle and bustle of London is what draws many people to the capital. On a weekend, to walk through Soho, Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden or any of the city’s other tourist hubs is to witness a fantastic atmosphere that no other place in the world can compare to.
And of course at the heart of this wonderful city is the incredible travel infrastructure that makes getting from A to B simple, hassle-free and part of the London experience: the Underground. Indeed, this vast network makes travelling from sight to sight in the capital relatively easy (once you’ve adjusted to the crowds!) and to help your stay run even more smoothly, we’ve put together a list of the five busiest tube stations, how to get there from your 5-star hotel in London and the attractions nearby.
waterloo underground station
Waterloo Station is close to some of London’s premier attractions and it makes a great starting place for any trip to the capital. The London Eye should of course be your first stop. Not only are the views absolutely breathtaking but a trip up on this mega-wheel shows you just how massive and impressive London really is!
Big Ben and the Westminster Place need no introduction. You have seen them thousands of times on the news but in person they are truly astounding. In the same area you will find Westminster Cathedral and a short walk away is Horse Guards Parade and 10 Downing Street. All must-sees.
On your way back to Waterloo, why not visit SEA LIFE London Aquarium for a something a little different but no less impressive. Definitely one for kids too young to appreciate the home of the British government.
The Montcalm At The Brewery London City and London City Suites By Montcalm: From Moorgate, take the Northern line to London Bridge and then change for Waterloo on the Jubilee line.
The Montcalm London Marble Arch and The Marble Arch By Montcalm London: Walk to Marble Arch Underground station and take the Central line to Bond Street. Change here onto the Jubilee line directly to Waterloo station.
Oxford circus underground station
Located right in the heart of central London, Oxford Circus is the perfect place to explore the likes of Soho, Covent Garden and Mayfair.
If you are heading to the West End to catch a show from one of our hotels then this is one of the best stations to head to. As well as top venues like the London Palladium, the Royal Opera House, Cambridge Theatre and the Lyceum, you are also close to fantastic museums such as the National Portrait Gallery and the National Gallery.
Theatre, atmosphere and culture: what more do you want from a trip to London?
The Montcalm London Marble Arch and The Marble Arch By Montcalm London: Walk to Marble Arch Underground station and take the Central line directly to Oxford Circus.
The Montcalm At The Brewery London City and London City Suites By Montcalm: Make the short walk from your accommodation to Liverpool Street and then take the Central line across the city to Oxford Circus.
kings cross st pancras underground station
King’s Cross and St Pancras stations are actually worth a look in themselves. One is a remarkable display of stunning British architecture and the other a triumphant example of modern-meets-traditional design – you decide which is which.
Other than that, the area has become gentrified over the course of the last ten years, leading to a number of trendy bars and restaurants popping up all over the place. For a typical London boozer, try either the Queen’s Head or the King Charles I, for something a little more quaint, Bar Pepito is an Andalucian sherry bar whereas VOC serves seventeenth-century punch.
The Montcalm London Marble Arch and The Marble Arch By Montcalm London: Walk to Marble Arch Underground station and take the Central line to Oxford Circus. Change here for the Victoria Line heading towards King’s Cross St Pancras.
The Montcalm At The Brewery London City and London City Suites By Montcalm: Take the Northern line northbound to King’s Cross St Pancras from Moorgate.
victoria underground station
If you didn’t visit Westminster Cathedral from Waterloo, be sure to do it from Victoria as it is right next door.
As well as this, you have a number of other wonderful options on your doorstep when you travel to Victoria. Buckingham Palace Gardens, Green Park and St James’s Park are all a short walk away and give you a very different view of London. If the weather is fine, spend a few hours walking through these open spaces and enjoy the scenery.
For shopping, the Cardinal Palace Shopping Centre has all the top high street names if you find yourself in need of a little retail therapy.
The Montcalm London Marble Arch and The Marble Arch By Montcalm London: To get to Victoria from either of these hotels the quickest direct route is actually via bus and not the tube. Take one of the 16, 73, 82, N16 or N73 buses from Marble Arch all the way to Victoria station.
The Montcalm At The Brewery London City and London City Suites By Montcalm: Get on the Circle line at Moorgate and head for Victoria station, it’s really that simple.
London bridge underground station
Of course, the main attraction to see at this station is the iconic London Bridge. Although it is incredibly impressive from the outside, you can now head up to the higher levels and see what it’s like from the top thanks to the new glass floors that have recently been installed – not one for those who hate heights mind you! For outside views, head to the London Bridge City pier on the south bank of the Thames. From here you can also see the HMS Belfast.
Borough Market is a must for any visit to this part of the city. Head here for lunch, but make sure you have an appetite because there is simply so much choice on offer! Pick up some rare spices for your cabinet, a rare bottle of cider for a friend or simply just browse through this market which has been in place since Victorian times.
After lunch, walk west along the banks of the river to the Tate Modern and visit one of the UK’s best art galleries. On your way, you’ll see Shakespeare’s Globe as well as the impressive view of London from the Southbank.
The Montcalm London Marble Arch and The Marble Arch By Montcalm London: Take the Central line from Marble Arch to Bond Street and change here for the Jubilee line for London Bridge Underground Station.
The Montcalm At The Brewery London City and London City Suites By Montcalm: Get the Northern line from Moorgate down to London Bridge. That’s it, nice and easy!