Why You Should Visit London In 2017
Happy New Year! We hope you all had a wonderful holiday season.
We hope the post-holidays blues haven’t kicked in too hard, but if they have, what better way to cheer up than start planning your next family adventure? We think the start of the year is the perfect time to do just that! And here’s why we think you should consider London as the perfect destination.
Aside from the fact that it’s one of the most wonderful cities in the world, visiting London is the cheapest it’s been in years! Following Brexit, we saw the pound hit a 31-year low against the American Dollar last year (not so great news for us Brits, but music to the ears of our friends from the U.S). Well, come on over at take advantage of the bang for your buck, we say!
Traveling when the exchange rate is in your favour means you could save thousands on your trip. Having more pennies in your pocket means you can indulge more on all of the goodness London has to offer. Think West End shows, fancy dining, the various London attractions, and of course, luxury accommodation to come home to after a big day of adventure!
Have we sold you yet? Great! Now the question remains, when should you come and how should you start your planning?
First of all, we suggest doing some research and perhaps choosing to come at a time when the London weather is at its finest (June, July, August), or perhaps you’d like to come for a specific event.
Here are a few of the exciting things happening in London this year that you might want to be a part of:
Chelsea Flower Show: 23rd – 27th May 2017
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It’s a very vibrant month for London when the Chelsea Flower in on. This spectacular and innovative floral display show is a must-see! The show does sell out well in advance, so if you’re hoping to get tickets, we recommend getting them now. If you miss out however, there are plenty of other beautiful floral-themed events in and around Chelsea to be enjoyed.
Want to be just a short stroll away from the Chelsea Flower Show? These are our most popular vacation apartments for the event –
- Chelsea Gate - ideal for small families
- Paradise Walk - ideal for small families
- Redburn Street – ideal for couples
Wimbledon Tennis Championships: 3rd – 16th July 2017
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Join the royals and watch the best compete in the oldest and most prestigious tennis tournament in the world in their traditional all whites!
If you don’t manage to get tickets, not to worry- just pack a picnic and head over to Murray Mound to watch. The atmosphere is amazing (don’t forget your strawberries & Pimms!)
If you’re looking to stay on the District Line to have quick access to Wimbledon, here are our top vacation rental picks-
- Keswick Road - ideal for smaller groups/families
- Parson's Green 3 - ideal for couples
- Waterford Road - ideal for larger groups/families
Taste of London: 14th - 18th June 2017
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Taste your way through Regents Park with signature dishes from a selection of London’s top restraints including Duck&Waffle, Vanilla Black, Aqua Nueva and several Michelin-starred eateries.
For five days, this central London park is transformed into a foodie wonderland. You can watch live cooking demonstrations, meet world-class chefs, participate in master classes and shop at more than 200 stalls.
Stay less than 5 minutes away from Taste of London at these wonderful vacation homes-
- Park Road - ideal for larger families/groups
- Linhope Street – ideal for smaller families/groups
- Regent Street – ideal for couples
West End Live: June 2017 (exact dates TBC)
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It has to be said that one simply must see a West End show when in London! The trouble is, which one (or two) to choose? Cue West End Live- a wonderful event held in Trafalgar Square which showcases snippets of some of the West End’s leading musicals and shows. The best part? It’s completely free- but be sure to get there early to secure a great spot!
These wonderful holiday rentals will get you to Trafalgar Square in less than 20 minutes-
- Montpelier Walk - ideal for larger families/groups
- Eccleston Square – ideal for smaller families/groups
- Sloane Gardens – ideal for couples
Now you’ve chosen when to visit, booking flights and accommodation is the next step. If you’re looking to get the best bang for your buck, we highly suggest you book a vacation rental property vs. hotel room for your stay.
The main reason being that vacation rentals give you more freedom and space. You will have a self contained kitchen to prepare your own meals (this can be a great benefit as eating out all the time can get quite costly), and you will have a lot more privacy in general. Holiday rentals give you the feeling of being at home while you’re away from yours.
So get in early & book your perfect London Vacation Rental today for your visit to London in 2017!
Feel free to browse our property portfolio here, or contact our experienced Sales team on 020 7349 7015 or [email protected]. We’re more than happy to help find you the perfect apartment or house for your holiday!
We look forward to hearing from you.