Every Thistle Hotel is close to a wide variety of must-see attractions and activities. You can soak up some culture, take in the sights, learn some history or do some shopping, all just around the corner from your home away from home. See major landmarks like Big Ben and the British Museum or if you want to find something a bit more niche to do, just ask and we can give you local insider tips.
Big Ben - the nickname for the Great Bell of the famous clock at the north end of the Houses of Parliament - is possibly the most recognisable ‘British’ landmark in the whole of London. The 96-metre high structure was built in the Gothic Revival architectural style and, coupled with the neighbouring Houses of Parliament, is one of the best photo opportunities in the city.
Built in the 13th century by Henry III, Westminster Abbey is one of the most important Gothic buildings in England and certainly one of the most famous. Its history is intriguing, being first the home of Benedictine monks, then the coronation church and final resting place for countless monarchs. It also offers a treasury of art, stained glass, textiles, books and the most extensive collection of monumental sculptures in the UK.
There are 4 different auditoriums showcasing up to 25 different shows a year at the National Theatre, a place that has become a haven for theatre lovers from across the world. Situated centrally along the Southbank riverside, the theatre is also a learning and community centre, hosting tours, broadcasts and exhibitions throughout the year.