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Above: London from the London Eye

London host of the 1908, 1948 and 2012 Summer Olympic Games & 2012 Paralympic

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The Congestion Charge:

Congestion charging is a way of ensuring that those using valuable and congested road space make a financial contribution. It encourages the use of other modes of transport and is also intended to ensure that, for those who have to use the roads, journey times are quicker and more reliable. The London scheme requires drivers to pay £8 per day if they wish to continue driving in central London during the scheme‘s hours of operation

The following explains why the Mayor decided to introduce congestion charging in central London

  • London suffers the worst traffic congestion in the UK and amongst the worst in Europe.
  • Drivers in central London spend 50% of their time in queues
  • Every weekday morning, the equivalent of 25 busy motorway lanes of traffic tries to enter central London
  • It has been estimated that London loses between £2–4 million every week in terms of lost time caused by congestion

When does it operate:

Current Congestion Operating Hours are 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM Monday to Friday, excluding Public Holidays.

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TOUR DE FRANCE 2007

For the first time in its history, the Tour de France stared from London following a meeting with Tour President Christian Prudhomme and Mayor Ken Livingstone. This occured on the 2nd July 2007 when the cyclists set off from London to Canterbury before going to Dunkerque.

Left: Tower Bridge, HMS Belfast & City Hall

London is one of the world's premiere cities. With Buckingham Palace and the world famous London bridge, it has many attractions that draw visitors. With locations all around London, a good hotel in London is not hard to find. It is important to find out some basic information before deciding on a hotel in London. You need to know what the hotel in London offers, where it is located and what are the nearby attractions. To help you find the best hotel in London, below you will find descriptions and information on three of the top hotels in London: City Hotel, The Rookery, and The Luxury Inn hotel in London.

Left: Millenium Bridge

The City Hotel in London is located in Aldgate at the edge of London's square mile. From the hotel, you can easily access the London City Airport. Close by you will find Petticoat Lane which offers great attractions for those interested in the fashion world. It is also close to the major banks and insurance companies of the city of London. This hotel in London prides itself on being ever changing as a result of adapting to its guests needs. The design of the hotel includes the latest technology and design techniques. They also meet guest's needs by providing oversized rooms with a wide selection from studio to suite, a conference center, and the hotel's City Bar and Coffee Shop. This hotel in London strives to be everything its guest desire.

The Rookery was designed by Peter McKay and Douglas Blain whose other work includes Hazzlitt's in Soho and The Gore in Kinsington. The Rookery is and 18th century restored brick design. It is located off Cowcross in Clerkenwell. The interior design boosts a mix of period-wood paneling and stone flagged floors. Some of the original fixtures have even been restored. You will find beautiful fireplaces and antique furniture that give the hotel a private club feel. There are 33 bedrooms that have each been uniquely designed and named after a real person who once lived in the building over 100 years ago. The Rookery is located close to London's trendy restaurants and bars and the area features a lively atmosphere. For a little feel of history nestled in London's modern life, try The Rookery.

Left: Shakespeare Globe Theatre

The Luxury Inn in a modern bed and breakfast located in central London. It is bordered by De Beauvoir where you can find a great art environment. Hoxton is close by where London's trendy new attractions are found. It is also close to areas, like Essex and Cannonbury where popular restaurants, bars, shops and cinemas can be found. The style of the hotel includes lofts with a contemporary design by Charles Xenakis. The Luxury Inn hotel in London is abounding with skylights and large windows making it full of light. It offers cooking facilities, an entertainment area and broadband internet services. The Luxury Inn is close to the busy city life and still maintains a cozy atmosphere.

Left: City of London from The River Thames

While these three do not come close to covering all the types of hotels London has to offer they do give you an idea of the diversity you will find. There is a hotel in London to meet everyone's needs from cozy bed and breakfasts to those located in the heart of the city life.

Jay Moncliff is the founder of http://www.hoteles-gratis.info a website specialized on Hoteles, resources and articles. This site provides updated information on Hoteles. For more info visit his site: Hoteles Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/

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