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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

A Holiday Getaway: Find Creative Inspiration in London, England

Itching to get away this holiday season? Need a refill on creative energy? London is a city that offers a little something for everyone. Besides, it's low season for airfare for this part of the world, and you're sure to score a deal on flights and hotels right now.

From museums and parks to pubs and restaurants, here are a few London highlights that will help you get the creative juices flowing again…

Cultural Highlights

Regent’s Park - In this 410 acre park, you’re pretty much guaranteed an abundance of photo opps. It has the largest sports area in London in addition to a plethora of gardens where you can stop and smell the roses.

Natural History Museum Ice Rink - One nice thing (or not, depending on who you ask!) about visiting London during the winter is the chilly weather. If you love to ice skate, head on over to the Natural History Museum for an enchanting evening surrounded by trees covered in fairy lights.

Ice Rink at Natural History Museum
Photo Credit: Niki Odolphie

Other museums close to the Natural History Museum include the Science Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, Museum of Instruments, and Brompton Oratory.

Here are more top London attractions to add to your must-see list.

Where to Eat

The Queen’s Arms - After you’ve worked up an appetite from ice skating at the Natural History Museum, head on over to this nearby pub considered to be a hidden gem by many locals. It’s a casual pub offering good ole classic British fare and an impressive range of drinks and desserts.

Hoop & Toy - Established in 1760, this is the oldest pub in the South Kensington area. This is the place for you if you love meat and have an appreciation for a wide range of ales, beers, and spirits.

For all you foodies that want to plan out where to eat every day of your trip, check out this list of top 50 restaurants in London.

Where to Stay

Holiday Inn Ariel - Close to the London Heathrow airport and less than 12 miles from the Natural History Museum. They’re offering a special discount if you book at least 21 days in advance.

Crowne Plaza - This is another hotel close to London Heathrow that has the largest indoor swimming pool in the area, a fully equipped gymnasium, and if you have kids, there’s a LEGOLAND family package you might want to take advantage of.

What are your favorite things to do in London?