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Car Hire London Stansted Airport
London Stansted Airport is the fastest growing airport in London, receiving much admiration for its passenger friendly, large terminal. At the moment, the airport is used to its full capacity of 8 million passengers annually and is usually buzzing with people. An influx of low cost and budget/ airlines use Stansted airport, and the volume of people using these budget airlines to avail of cheap flights to London means that Stansted is a consistently busy hub.
Things to See/Do in London
London is a massive city that seems to pulsate with energy – there is always somewhere new to go and something new to do. London virgin or veteran, you will be consistently astounded by the vastness of choice you are presented with in London. First-rate pubs, bars, clubs and eateries, exclusive shopping emporiums and jam-packed markets, west-end shows, historical sights, hilarious street performers – such is the variety of quality and value attractions and activities offered to a tourist in London City, one could be forgiven for thinking that it is impossible to see and do it all!
Tourist Attractions in London
Regents Street and Oxford Street are two areas in London that will satisfy the cravings of any shopaholic, with a great selection of high street shopping. For those on a budget, some low cost retail therapy can be found in Camden or Covent Garden where you can pay less for clothing and jewelry. A trip to the elite Knightsbridge area is an experience without even spending any money, but if you do choose to have a shopping spree here, you may have to discard your budget!
Some of the biggest sights and attractions include the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace (11.30am daily), the stunning Westminster Abbey, theLondon Eye (the world’s biggest Ferris wheel), London’s iconic Big Ben, the gargantuan Parliament buildings and St. Paul’s Cathedral
Trafalgar Square is charming, although this depends on your opinion of Pigeons, as the place is quite literally overrun with them, and the Tower of London along with London Bridge are worth a look. London Zoo is a popular spot, as is the Planetarium. Madame Tussaud’s is super entertainment, although not a cheap day out. Factor admission prices into your budget before you go if you are really watching your pennies, so the prices are not a nasty surprise! There are numerous museums for you to visit as well as a wealth of galleries, The Tate Modern being just one of the more famous that you may like to see.
Eating Out/Nightlife in London
London’s party vibe and non-stop nightlife are famous throughout the world, and being the kind of ‘melting pot’ of culture and style that London is, there is something there to entertain and interest everyone! Nights out can get expensive, with cover charges etc., but budget nights out can be done. Do your homework - there are lots of bars and pubs slightly off the beaten track where you will pay less than in the more tourist-heavy places.
Dining out in London is a pleasure, with a massive choice of cuisine at a staggering range of prices. Around the markets, cheap food is easy to find, from authentic African cooking to crepes to good old English fish ‘n chips! For those not worrying about a budget, restaurants in London are some of the finest in the world.
Top 4 Local Attractions: Stansted
1. Hampton Court Palace
Hampton Court Palace is situated close to the River Thames in southwest London. The palace is accessible from a number of routes including the M25, M3 and M4. Historic Hampton Court Palace is one of Britain's national treasures and offers visitors the chance to experience a number of exciting attractions including guided tours of Henry VIII's State Apartments, period costume displays and the challenging Hampton Court Maze. Admission fees can be pricey and depend on the number of attractions you intend on visiting. Discount rates are available for students, families, OAPs and larger groups.
2. Mole Hall Wildlife Park
Mole Hall Wildlife Park is located in the pretty village of Widdington, which is situated close to Saffron Waldron, just a short drive to the south of the village of Newport. Mole Hall Wildlife Park is a 20-acre animal reserve, which is home to a range of furry and feathered friends including flamingos, sarus cranes, wallabies, owls and chimpanzees. Mole Hall Wildlife Park boasts a number of unique features including deer feeding, a maze and a Butterfly Pavilion. Admission to the park costs £6.50 for adults and £4.50 for children. Special discounts apply to students OAPs and people with disabilities.
3. Hatfield Forest
Hatfield Forest is situated between Little Hallingbury in the south and Takely in the north and can be reached by following exit 8 of the M11 and then taking the B1256 to Takely. Follow the signposts for Hatfield Forest from the B1256. Hatfield Forest is a National Trust site and boasts a number of natural attractions including a scenic lake, where you'll find low cost snacks and refreshments on sale-perfect for picnics! Hatfield Forest Park lends itself to a range of outdoor pursuits including fishing and nature trail walks. The forest itself is of great historical importance and has been a royal hunting forest since Norman times.
4. Mountfitchet Castle
Mountfitchet Castle is located in the village of Stansted Mountfitchet, in Essex. The castle prides itself on being an 'all-in-one' heritage site which displays pre-historic and medieval history in an interactive, fun environment. The complex includes an impressive reconstructed Norman castle. The park encourages visitors to explore the Norman village and wander freely through the specially constructed farms and forts. Admission to Mountfitchet Castle is reasonably cheap and special discount prices apply to larger groups.