A stay at Sunborn London not only makes it easy to access Docklands-based business and conference facilities but also offers guests the opportunity to explore an area with a rich cultural heritage.
A soaring cable car ride to Greenwich Peninsula puts a world of attractions in easy reach. The National Maritime Museum and Cutty Sark at Greenwich tell a compelling story of Britain’s sea-faring traditions, while the nearby Royal Observatory offers a chance for all of us to explore the mysteries of the universe at London’s only planetarium. If you’d rather appreciate old masters than go stargazing, though, a trip to the Queen’s House, designed by Inigo Jones in the 17th century, is highly recommended. Venture a little further afield and many more shopping and cultural experiences await.
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Westfield Shopping Centre
If shopping’s your thing, you’ll find plenty to tempt at Westfield Shopping Centre, Stratford City. The largest urban shopping centre and leisure destination in Europe, Westfield houses more than 250 high-street and designer shops plus over 65 restaurants offering a wide selection of international cuisine. The 17-screen cinema shows the latest movie releases and there’s a bowling experience and 24-hour casino, too. Just three stops north of Sunborn London on the Jubilee Line.
Royal Museums Greenwich
Take the Docklands Light Railway south to Greenwich and enjoy a packed day of adventure at the Royal Museums. Explore the world’s largest maritime museum, stargaze at London’s only planetarium, revisit the 17th century splendour of the Queen’s House and step aboard the world-famous Cutty Sark. Lots of things to see and do in one spectacular location.
City of London
The oldest, most historic part of London, the ‘Square Mile’ is the world’s leading financial and business centre. The remains of its Roman heritage can still be seen and many of the street names – Milk Street, Ironmonger Lane, Cloth Fair – reflect the origins of its ancient trades. The famous seat of justice, The Old Bailey, is here, as is the Bank of England and Mansion House. Download the visitor trail app here and start exploring – the Docklands Light Railway goes direct to Bank.
Tower of London
One of the most-visited historic palaces in London, the Tower is a remarkable reminder of Britain’s ancient royal heritage. Repository for the spectacular crown jewels, the Tower is preside over by the colourful Yeoman Warders and attended by a flock of ravens. You can visit the grisly torture exhibition, climb the White Tower to browse the Royal Armouries Collection and take the ‘Wall Walk’ to explore the Medieval Palace. The Docklands Light Railway runs from Victoria Dock direct to Tower Hill.
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
Created for the landmark 2012 London Olympic Games, the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is the city’s newest park. There’s something for everyone. Follow in the footsteps of the world’s elite athletes, view the spectacular 114.5m-high Orbit sculpture, relax in the open spaces and enjoy food and drink in the many cafes and restaurants – or why not take a picnic? Easy access just a few stops from Royal Victoria on the DLR or Jubilee Line.
The London Eye
No visit to London would be complete without a trip on the London Eye. This iconic 135m-high Ferris wheel is located on the South Bank and carries passengers securely in specially constructed capsules, offering a bird’s eye view of the capital from an amazing vantage point. Take the Jubilee Line to Waterloo or ride the River Bus from Greenwich Pier.
Arguably the most famous royal palace in the world, Buckingham Palace is a must-see for visitors to London. Large parts of the palace are now open to the public, including the magnificent State Rooms – where members of the Royal Family receive and entertain guests on state and ceremonial occasions – and the remarkable 47-metre Picture Gallery which houses some of the greatest pictures in the Royal Collection. Take the Jubilee Line to Green Park.
Take a short trip on the Jubilee Line from Royal Victoria Dock to Tower Hill and take time to explore the most famous bridge in the world. Visitors can enter the bridge, view the photographic exhibition and experience the Victorian engine rooms – complete with authentic sounds and smells of the era. The lofty walkways offer panoramic views across London’s cityscape.
St Katharine Docks
Situated adjacent to Tower Bridge, St Katharine Docks is a fascinating waterside community and well worth a visit. A series of interconnected docks is encircled by shops and restaurants that provide a range of shopping and dining options. There’s a food market every Friday and special seasonal events throughout the year.
Emirates Air Line
Enjoy a top down view of London when you ride the fabulously futuristic Emirates Air Line. A ten-minute cable car link across the Thames between the Royal Docks and Greenwich Peninsula, the Air Line is an amazing feat of engineering. Cabins hold up to eight people and you can make it into a real event by buying a round trip with free entry to the Emirates Aviation Experience in Greenwich.
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