Technology can help you plan your London getaway


Technology has made it easier than ever to find top attractions, restaurants and sights, especially for guests staying in central London hotels.

Indeed, the capital city is packed with things to do and see, and it can be a little overwhelming deciding what to do and where to go.

Using a smartphone or a laptop, you can save valuable holiday time and narrow down your options to make your city break itinerary a little more manageable.

Yolanda Copes-Stepney, destination PR officer for VisitEngland, pointed out that people now have access to lots more information thanks to advances in technology.

This makes planning trips away easier than ever, whether you’re looking for the top rated eateries or seeking out a few lesser-known tourist attractions.

“With the introduction of mobile internet apps, it means that we can have all the information on the go and in our hands,” she explained.

Traveller forums can be a great help, especially if you’re visiting London for the first time and want to hear what other tourists have to say.

Reading about the experiences of others could help you choose what to do and give you some great ideas you may not have thought of otherwise.

Get online via your smartphone, and you also can access opening times and telephone numbers, which is great if you want to make a restaurant reservation while out and about.

You can even use street maps and GPS technology to find your way around and locate the nearest tourist information centre, or download a map of the Tube onto your handset for easy access.

Once you’re back in your hotel room after a busy day, you can continue to use technology to plan the rest of your stay.

The Montcalm offers free broadband access in all its luxury rooms, so you can stay connected and keep yourself in the loop at all times.