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Our Location

Situated adjacent to London's most iconic landmark of Tower Bridge, your ApartHotels apartment enjoys an enviable position. Views look out towards the Shard and the imposing buildings of the City of London across the River Thames where the distinguished HMS Belfast has its permanent dock. The private apartments are perfectly positioned to provide a convenient base whether you are exploring the city as a tourist or visiting London on business.

It is useful to note that ApartHotels apartments are convenient for visitors to Guy's Hospital.

Food and Drink

Invariably the first thought on arrival is where and what to eat. At ApartHotels London you're spoilt for choice.

Shop at the local deli, Sainsburys, Tesco local or the Co-op - all on the doorstep. Staying in but don't want to cook? Your ApartHotels apartment is provided with a comprehensive list of local take-away services that you can order for delivery without moving from your sofa.

But best of all is the choice of great places to eat right on your doorstep. The buzz of Bermondsey with its cool cafés, pubs, wine bars and superb restaurants is very tempting, and a list of recommendations is provided based on our own experience.

London's celebrated dining out scene includes star-spangled, head-turning restaurants. But with so much choice from breakfast to after the theatre there's no need to break the bank to eat well in London.

Shopping in London

Visitors come to London from all over the world just to shop. Eminent department stores include Harrods, Liberty, Selfridges and Harvey Nichols. Fortnum & Mason, London's oldest grocery store which celebrated its 300th birthday in 2007, is renowned for its speciality foods and hampers and to relax with tea and scones.

Oxford Street and Regent Street form the hub of West End shopping whilst New Bond Street is where you will find top designers, jewellery and art shops. In Mayfair there is the timeless architecture of Burlington Arcade and Jermyn Street, home to smart tailoring.

Wherever you are in London there will be a market just round the corner. Portobello Road is popular with Londoners and on your doorstep in nearby Bermondsey there is an eclectic collection of small shops with everything from fashion to flowers.

Sightseeing in London

Museums and Galleries

London has one of the greatest concentrations of galleries and museums in the world attracting millions of visitors every year. Staying at an ApartHotels apartment gives you easy access to the best.

British Museum – The country's largest and arguably the finest in the world with vast collections ancient times from around the globe to the present day.

Natural History Museum – Itself an architectural gem, it is crammed full of fascinating discoveries to suit all ages, starting with the massive Diploducus skeleton that greets visitors in the main hall.

Science Museum – Seven floors of interactive and spellbinding exhibits for young and old with machines from the Industrial Revolution including Stephenson's innovative rocket.

Victoria & Albert Museum – Known for its unparalleled collection of diverse and rare decorative art and design, with objects from around the globe set within the gorgeous setting of the museum's fine architecture.

Imperial War Museum – The museum provides an insight into the history of modern war covering civil and military effort from the First World War to current times.

National Gallery – Overlooking Trafalgar Square, it is the nation's most important repository for art attracting over 4m visitors each to admire its vast collection of Western art from13th – 20th century.

Tate Modern – The nation's leading gallery of contemporary art in the creative setting of Bankside Power Station south of Millennium Bridge. Spellbinding funky art at its best.

Tate Britain – The elder statesman in its riverside stone edifice presents paintings from 1500 to present day including works by the great British artists.

The Sights

Buckingham Palace – Home to Her Majesty the Queen, Buckingham Palace throws open its doors to visitors in the summer months. From the outside the palace is relatively plain. However, it's well worth timing your visit for the changing of the guard and when you step inside the monarch's official London residence there are wonders at every turn.

Trafalgar Square – The square is where London converges at New Year to dance in the fountains and attracts political gatherings. Whitehall, Pall Mall, Horseguards Parade, Picaddilly Circus, Leicester Square, Soho – all within a stone's throw of Trafalgar Square.

Westminster Abbey – Where Prince William' fairy tale wedding to Kate was held. A truly magnificent building creating a beautiful place of worship and music.

Houses of Parliament – Photos just don't do justice to the ornate stonework and golden filigree of Charles Barry's and Augustus Pugin's neo-Gothic masterpiece, the Palace of Westminster. One of the world's most recognisable landmarks. Look up to the famous clock tower – nick-named Big Ben.

The Tower of London - One of four World Heritage Sites in the capital (joining Westminster Abbey, Kew Gardens, Maritime Greenwhich) the Tower not only houses the Crown Jewels and is where the Beefeaters stand sentry, it offers a window on to a gruesome and compelling story of British history.

St Paul's Cathedral – Designed by Sir Christopher Wren after the Great Fire of London, the site is ancient hallowed ground since 604 and four cathedrals have preceded Wren's masterpiece. The world's largest church dome and the amazing whispering gallery are just two the many reasons to visit this beautiful cathedral.

Attractions

London Bus – Open topped sight-seeing buses can be seen across London in all directions and give you an excellent overview of the main sights. Most offer the freedom to hop-on and hop-off and several offer combined tickets with a river cruise and the London Eye.

River Cruise – Check out all the options. City cruises operate on a hop-on and hop-off basis and run from Westminster, Waterloo, Tower and Greenwich Piers with informative commentary along the way. There's also the slick RIB. Leaving from Millennium Pier by the London Eye you will be kitted out with waterproof and life jacket and be entertained with fun facts. Once past Tower Bridge the power is full on swooping up to Canary Wharfe for a thrilling ride.

The London Eye – The EDF Energy London Eye is a giant Ferris wheel on the South Bank of the River near Westminster Bridge. The most popular paid for attraction in Britain. Step into a giant pod which affords visitors an unrivalled view of London.

Madame Tussauds - At Madame Tussauds, you'll come face-to-face with some of the world's most famous faces. From Shakespeare to contemporary celebrities you'll meet influential figures from showbiz, sport, politics and even Royalty. Strike a pose with Usain Bolt, kiss Brad Pitt or receive a once-in-a-lifetime audience with Her Majesty the Queen.

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and The Royal Parks

Despite its density of buildings London boasts wonderful green spaces.

Kew Gardens – comprises 121 hectares of gardens and botanic glasshouses near Richmond upon Thames and whenever you visit there is something new to see at the world's most famous gardens. Climb among the treetops, discover tropical plants, take illuminated tours in winter

Hyde Park – 350 acres and home to the Serpentine Lake, Speaker's Corner and where Londoners come to exercise and dog walk. Recreational facilities include open water swimming, boating, cycling, tennis, horse riding and walking. It also hosts huge open air concerts, last night of the Proms and Winter Wonderland from late November to early January, a fantasia of fun fair.

Green Park – over 40 acres of mature trees and grassland next to Buckingham Palace, it is a peaceful corner between Piccadilly and Constitution Hill, popular for picnics and sunbathing.

St James's Park – this includes The Mall and Horse Guards Parade and is at the heart of ceremonial London, providing the setting for spectacular pageants including the annual Trooping of the Colour

Kensington Gardens – planted with formal avenues of magnificent trees, stroll through from Hyde Park to see the Albert memorial, Peter Pan Statue and the popular Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Playground.

The Regent's Park – designed by John Nash, just under 400 acres include Queen Mary's Gardens featuring over 30,000 roses. The park also houses the Open air Theatre, London Zoo and the country's largest free to access waterfowl collection.

Greenwich Park – the oldest Royal Park dates back to 1427 and offers wonderful views across the river to St Paul's Cathedral. It hosts the prime Meridian Line and Royal Observatory as well as the Greenwich Maritime World Heritage Site which includes the Maritime Museum and Old Royal Naval College.

Richmond Park – the largest of the capital's Royal Parks, it is a National Nature Reserve and home to the Isabella Plantation, Pembroke Lodge and herds of Red and Fallow Deer

Bushy Park – Near Hampton Court Palace, Bushy Park's mixture of woods, gardens and ponds make it a fantastic place to enjoy wildlife.

Brompton Cemetery – located in the Borough of Kensington and Chelsea it is one of the finest cemeteries in the country.