After a fabulous festive season, we are now well in to the New Year, and despite 2014 offering potential and opportunity, January can seem a very depressing month. Good old British weather coupled with slightly worse for wear bank accounts does not for a jolly month make, and the first few weeks back in the office after an extended break can seem never ending. January is actually the perfect time to book a city getaway to banish the winter blues and where better to visit than our very own capital.
London has so much to offer tourists including historic architecture, breathtaking city scapes and acres of exquisite parkland, but a visit need not be an expensive affair as’/ sightseers can enjoy this vibrant city on even the most frugal of budgets. By booking your travel arrangements in advance and checking online for the best deals you can save a great deal of money on both your train fare and your accommodation when you opt to stay in one of the chic cheap hotels in London. A city centre location will ensure you can soak up the atmosphere, plus you will only be a short stroll away from London’s biggest attractions such as Big Ben, The London Eye, Tower Bridge, Westminster Abbey and many more.
If history, art and culture is floats your boat then you will be spoilt for choice with the fantastic range of free art galleries and museums that London has to offer.
The Victoria & Albert Museum out top pick where visitors can discover historic ceramics, furniture, fashion, glass, jewellery, photographs, textiles and paintings. If you are looking to enjoy some of the stunning Victorian parks then Greenwich Park is our favourite, where you can wrap up warm, pack a winter picnic with hot chocolate and climb a hill to enjoy unparalleled views of the River Thames and the city skyline. Greenwich is the oldest of the enclosed Royal Park spanning an incredible 74 hectares (183 acres) and even has its own resident deer herd.