Hanover – Premium budget hotel in Central London.
At the Hanover Hotel in Central London, we wish to make your stay smooth and hassle free. In this section, we provide some valuable information about London and the area around the Hanover Hotel.
Sightseeing Tour of London
You can buy tickets for sightseeing tours at the Reception. We highly recommend taking the open top sightseeing tour bus if you are in London for some sightseeing. This is the most comprehensive way to view all the sites of London.
There are many sightseeing tour bus operators however we highly recommend The Original Bus Tour Company. Founded in 1951 and now the largest and most popular sightseeing operator in the world, it has become established as the essential introduction to London. These are the reasons why we recommend this particular tour:
- 24-hour tickets- your time starts when you first board the bus
- Multi-language commentaries
- Live guided commentaries
- FREE Thames river cruise included in the ticket
- FREE walking tours included in the ticket
- FREE London walking tours
- FREE Kids’ Club & activity pack for 5-12 year olds
Prices are £26 for adults and £13 for children. Please ask at the Reception if you wish to buy tickets.
You can buy advanced prepaid tickets for all major tourist attraction for the same price as which you would buy them at the attraction… not a penny more. These tickets are highly recommended as they will save you hours in queuing time especially for the London Eye and Madame Tussauds where it is common to queue for a minimum of 1 hour during summer days. Please ask at Reception if you wish to buy tickets.
Transport for London
London has a world renowned transport network and it is often difficult for new comers to London to find comprehensive information on all the modes available. Information on all forms of public transport in London, routes, maps, a journey planner and online tickets sales can be found at www.tfl.gov.uk. This website includes a guide to what to see and do in and around the city.
You may exchange Euros and dollars at the Reception. There are also many places to exchange currency around Victoria Station. At many places, such as Bureau de change, you have to pay a commission for changing currency. The minimum commission is 3.50 pounds and the smallest transaction allowed is £10.00.
You can exchange money without paying commission from American Express Europe.
Please ask at Reception if you would like to book a taxi to Heathrow, Gatwick or Luton. A Heathrow Shuttle Service, operated by a third party, is also available. Please ask at Reception for more details (Reservations@HanoverHotel.co.uk)
For some entertainment during your stay in London why not go and see a West End Theatre Show. Most of the West End Theatres are 5 minutes by taxi and 15 minutes by underground service from our central London hotel accommodation.
Tickets can be purchased from tkts in Leicester Square where you can buy half price tickets for selected shows. www.tkts.co.uk
Here are some restaurants, within a short walk from the hotel that we highly recommend.
Add: 76 Wilton Road, Victoria & Pimlico SW1V 1DE Tel: 020 7828 2878 Spicy World is an Indian and Nepalese restaurant located near Victoria Station. They offer a varied menu from various regions of India and Nepal in comfortable surroundings. They also offer a take away and delivery service.
Add: 2,Eccleston Place Tel: 020 7834 0149 This restaurant specialises in Spanish Cuisine and is known for its authentic Spanish tapas and paella. The Spanish decor imparts an exotic ambience to the place.
Add: 93-94, Witton Road Tel: 020 7233 7100 A Turkish speciality restaurant, this place has a rich tapestry of tastes of Turkey.
Add: 11, Pimlico Road Tel: 020 7730 6784 Apart from seasonal delights, their cocktails are specially recommended.
1,Denbigh Street Tel: 020 7834 1001 A place for mouthwatering Italian cuisine.
Useful tips for travellers:
London’s underground system is called the Tube. All lines are colour coded on the map and have names eg light blue line is the Victoria line, green is the district line etc
Rush hour in London is from 8am-9.30am and from 4pm-6pm. These are extremely busy times on buses, the underground and trains.
If using public transport aim to buy your transport tickets in advance, especially for the underground. This will save you lots of time at the ticket machines. You can buy pay as you go oyster cards for tourists which are touch and go tickets and can be used on all forms of London public transport and in any zone.
Unsurprisingly Central London is very popular with tourists and as a result it is also very attractive place for pickpockets. In order to fully enjoy your stay here please be careful when visiting the busiest areas such as Oxford Street and certain Underground stations.
In light of recent events it is important that you do not leave your belongings Unattended.
The emergency number for the UK is 999.