Buckingham Palace

Certain places on the tourist trail have a pull for travellers from different countries when they come to London. It may be that visitors want to see particular landmarks or venture to its top shopping destinations.

As the number of Chinese tourists has risen dramatically in the past few years it has been noted that visitors have a longing for two major attractions. One is the iconic Buckingham Palace that’s attractive for being an amazing piece of architecture and for the recent rise in popularity of the Royal Family. Prince William marrying Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, made the whole world love the monarchy. It has brought even more visitors to the royal residences including Buckingham Palace and Kensington Palace. 

Buckingham PalaceAnother place that is very attractive to Chinese tourists is Bicester Village, which is actually found outside of London. This excellent shopping destination is located in an Oxfordshire outlet village called Bicester, which has a huge number of designer shops including Prada, DKNY, Hunter, Paul Smith, Ted Baker and Jimmy Choo to name a few. This is the second most popular destination for Chinese travellers after Buckingham Palace. It is an easy place to travel to by train from London Marylebone station. It only takes around 45 minutes to get there with two services an hour, and tourists can arrive directly at Bicester Village Station.

Visitors from any part of the world will want to find a destination that is perfect for their stay, and a top accommodation is the Park Grand London Hyde Park hotel. The spacious rooms have a range of modern amenities including plasma televisions and Wi-Fi internet. The club rooms are popular and have extras such as daily newspapers, mineral water and fresh fruits. Marylebone Station is close to the residence where tourists can get the train to Bicester village for their shopping trip. Travellers heading to these great attractions may want to stay at a Barbican hotel as east London is a wonderful destination to reside when in the city.

Big BenThere are obviously numerous opportunities for visitors to head to central London for their purchases including the many department stores in Oxford Street such as John Lewis, Debenhams, House of Fraser and Selfridges. Tourists will also adore the offerings of designer stores and unique boutiques in the fashionable area of Knightsbridge that has Harvey Nichols and the world-famous Harrods. The latter department store was known to be a favourite of the late Princess Diana, and is a popular destination for retail enthusiasts.

Chinese tourists also love the idea of heading outside of London to other places including Cambridge, Oxford and Manchester. A favourite of visitors is the popular Harry Potter Studio Tour, in Hertfordshire, that provides a great experience when visiting the sets to relive the magic of the films. This is again only a short train ride away from central London making it an easy destination to get to for a superb day out. There are naturally many other interesting sights to visit in London including the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, St Paul’s Cathedral and the London Eye. Travellers from China should also head to the wonderful Shard building to see magnificent views over London and to dine at its incredible restaurants and bars.

 

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