Feeling the heat from the London Olympics? Here’s what you can do

Frasers HospitalityCurrently, the streets of London are packed with people who are here to watch the London Games 2012 and be part of this historical sporting event. The city is throbbing with festivity and excitement and it all feels like one big party.  And just in case you want to take a short break from the hustle and bustle of London, here are some day trips out of London that you can take. Given UK’s sophisticated public transport system, other cities in the country are easily accessible by train or bus. So pack your camera and hop on a train and check out these places!

Oxford (Taken from Wikipedia)

Oxford – Commonly referred to as “The City of Dreaming Spires”, Oxford boasts numerous historical attractions, particularly well-known for its prestigious Oxford University. Situated approximately 60 miles west of Central London, the country town of Oxfordshire is only an hour and forty-minute drive from our luxury apartments, Fraser Residence City. Alternatively, visitors can also choose to take a 60-minute train ride from London’s Paddington Station to Oxford Station which is a five-minute walk to Oxford city centre. Oxford’s main attractions are within a compact area so the best way to explore them would be by foot. Known as the oldest university in the English civilisation, the University of Oxford remains the most popular tourist attraction in Oxford, with colleges dating back to the 11th century. One particular fascinating college in Oxford is the Christ Church College which has stunning architecture. Consisting of a large impressive cathedral, it is one of the largest colleges of University of Oxford. Featured in the J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter movie series, the college attracts many harry potter fans who would come to visit. Oxford is also home to several outstanding museums including the famous Ashmolean Museum, Pitt Rivers Museum, and Museum of the History of Science.

Windsor Castle (Taken from Wikipedia)

Windsor – Another favourite destination for day trips from London, Windsor Castle is the world’s oldest and largest inhabited castle. Windsor is a 45-minute drive from our serviced apartments, Fraser Residence City. However, visitors can also choose to take an 80-minute scenic train ride from London Waterloo Station to Windsor & Eaton Riverside Station. Spanning five hectares of land, the Windsor Castle has a rich history that dates back to the 11th century. Today, more than 500 people are living and working in this medieval castle. It is also known as British Queen Elizabeth II’s most preferred weekend residence. Spend half a day to explore this impressive castle that includes a 15th-century St George’s Chapel, lavish State Apartments, Queen Mary’s Dolls House, and The Drawings Gallery. The St George’s Chapel is labelled by historian John Robinson as “one of the supreme achievements of English Perpendicular Gothic” design. To enjoy magnificent panoramic views of Windsor, take a ride up the 60-metre high Royal Windsor Wheel, the latest tourist attraction in Windsor.

The Royal Crescent (Taken from Wikipedia)

Bath – Located to the west of London, Bath is a UNESCO World Heritage Site home to amazing thermal baths, impressive historical sites, beautiful parks, interesting museums and art galleries. It is only 90 minutes away from London Paddington Station by train or a 180-minute drive from our serviced apartments, Fraser Residence City. Visitors who travel to Bath should definitely explore Britain’s most intact examples of Georgian architecture – The Royal Crescent. It comprises of over 30 houses laid out in a crescent which is set in a beautiful green space. Constructed between 1767 and 1774, The Royal Crescent has been a residence for various notable people for over 200 years. Today, it also has a hotel and museum for visitors to learn about its rich history. The Stonehenge in Bath is also another attraction not to be missed. It is a magnificent prehistoric monument consisting of large standing stones in a circular layout. One of world’s most famous historical sites, archaeologists believed that the stone monument was built sometime during 3000 BC to 2000 BC. After a tiring day of walking, visit the famous Roman Baths for a rejuvenating bath spa. It is believed that the Romans constructed a temple and bathing complex which runs with natural thermal waters 2000 years ago.

The Royal Pavilion (Taken from Wikipedia, credit to Brighton-Net.com)

Brighton – One of England’s most beautiful cities by the sea, Brighton is popular destination for beachfront sports and events. It is a 90-minute drive from our furnished apartments, Fraser Residence City. Visitors can also travel here by train from London with a journey time of about an hour. From the magnificent Royal Pavilion, Regency architecture and Victorian aquariums to the Brighton Pier, the Brighton Wheel and the famous pebble beach, Brighton offers entertainment for both the young and the old. One of the most spectacular attractions in Brighton is the Royal Pavilion, the former royal residence. Designed by the architect John Nash, the Royal Pavilion started construction in 1787. This stunning historical site is notable for its unique Indo-Saracenic style and extravagant Oriental interior. It served as a seaside retreat for King George IV, Prince of Wales, in the early 19th century. After exploring the Royal Pavilion, don’t forget to stroll along the beach and take in the beautiful seaside view and Brighton Pier. There are also numerous restaurants, cafes and bars along the beach for visitors to relax and enjoy a sumptuous meal or drink by the sea.

If you are here in town for the London Olympics, stay with us at Fraser Residence City. It is our latest addition to the Fraser Collection in the City of London. This brand new apartment hotel in London is located in Lovat Lane, a cobbled pedestrian alley from Lower Thames Street to Eastcheap, within the traditional City of London.  A wide range of cosmopolitan restaurants, wine bars, bistros, pubs, quality shops, and leisure and sports facilities are located nearby too.

Fraser Residence City has 22 well-appointed designed contemporary and airy apartments ranging from Studios, One bedroom apartments and a stunning Penthouse complete with a large roof terrace. Each of the apartments is fitted with the finest oak wood flooring, wool and linen carpets, fully-fitted bathrooms boasting the best in fittings and furnished with beautifully appointed contemporary furniture.

Fraser Residence City Promotions

Stay in our elegant and well positioned Fraser Residence City for your next weekend! We will ensure that residents can enjoy a supreme London living experience in a Studio or One Bedroom apartment!

This offer includes:

– Free Internet Access
– Free concierge service

Do not hesitate to ask for our additional services such as our Airport transfer and the Order-in restaurant facility.

*Minimum stay of 2 consecutive nights Friday to Sunday is required to qualify this amazing offer.

Treat yourself and BOOK NOW!

Bank Holiday Madness!

Enjoy now this is all inclusive package from 23rd to 27th August 2012. Enjoy your next holidays in our luxury and magnificent apartments at Fraser Residence City! A perfect solution giving Guest a unique combination of comfort and convenience in a Studio, One or Two Bedroom apartment!

This offer includes:

– Free Breakfast Hamper on arrival
– Free Internet Access
Do not hesitate to ask for our additional services such as our Airport transfert and the Order-in restaurant facility.

Treat yourself and BOOK NOW

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