One of the world's greatest cities, a weekend break in London offers visitors an almost limitless selection of things to do. London weekend breaks are amongst the most popular in the country, with tourists travelling from across the world to visit its historic buildings and bask in its cultural allures.
A weekend break in London
The wondrous British Museum is one of the most popular stops for those on a London weekend break. Established in 1753, it is now home to more than eight million artefacts and is one of the most comprehensive collections of items detailing humanity's history. The Rosetta Stone and Cyrus Cylinder are just two of its most important and famous objects.
The Natural History Museum has over 70 million artefacts in its collection and displays everything from dinosaur skeletons to natural remains. One of the largest free-admission attractions in Britain, the museum is close to a host of superbly located hotels such as the Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel.
Another popular attraction with those on a London weekend break is the National Gallery, which is situated in heart of the city on Trafalgar Square. The gallery has over 2,300 works of art which span the 700 years from the mid-13th century until 1900. 'Madonna of the Pinks' and 'Diana and Callisto', both by Titian, are two of the National Gallery's most expensive and admired works.
Staying in London
To maximise their weekend break in London visitors should stay at a hotel with excellent links to its major attractions. The Jumeirah Carlton Tower is located close to a main underground line and provides guests with opulent rooms as well as an on-site stylish cocktail lounge and award winning spa.