Londonis a city that never sleeps and is visited by over 26 million tourists every year and it is calculated that over half of the visitors to London come from abroad.


Londonis a city that never sleeps and is visited by over 26 million tourists every year and it is calculated that over half of the visitors to London come from abroad.


Londonis a 365 days a year tourist city and visitors flock to the capital from all over the world. One of the reasons for this popularity is the historical aspect as London as a city dates back to Roman times. A ‘walk about’ history lesson of the city can take us into one of the many museums in London, displaying millions of artifacts across a vast amount of exhibitions and which cover absolutely everything from the Brixton Riots to World War 2.


Before the 19th century when there were very few hotels, visitors to London booked into coaching inns and lodging houses. As the railways developed, the railway companies took the lead by building a series of ‘railway hotels’ near to their London terminals.


Today, as companies make cuts in their travel expenditure, the business professionals who are visiting London are focused on ‘value for money’ and are therefore seeking out suitable accommodation for extended stays in the City that will make their stay cost effective.


Apartments for rent in London are fast becoming the preferred option for either business or leisure trips. This type of serviced accommodation London offers apartments on a short let basis.  The apartments are fully furnished and equipped offering all the comforts of home and also include a housekeeping service.  The apartments are twice the size of a hotel room, providing a living area, separate bedroom and fully equipped kitchen, and therefore offer the perfect solution for business, leisure or secondees’ to work, rest or play, in fact the perfect bolt-hole.


Luxury serviced apartments London, offer a more cost effective solution than staying in hotels in the City. The savings that can be achieved can be as much as 30%, thus business managers who are looking to make savings are encouraging a sharing scheme between business colleagues in the two or three bedroom apartments, which are perfect to entertain clients and work associates.


A spokesman for Dolphin House which offers serviced apartments in London, said, “our serviced accommodation London is suitable for any purpose whether it be business, pleasure, or even for those relocating to London. We offer an oasis in the heart of the City with plenty of facilities on site and our visitors can make their stay as short or as long as they like. Our location in Pimlico, one of London’s most desirable addresses, also means that business people and tourists alike are perfectly placed location wise.”


For the tourist who is interested in history the origin of the name ‘Pimlico’ is unknown. One or two claims suggest that firstly the name came from ‘Pamlicos’ a tribe of North American Indians who traded lumber with London in the 17th century, but the other, more likely, story is that it came from a local drink, or a publican named Ben Pimlico, while others say that Pimlico was named after a residential bird that nested in these parts, but no one really knows for sure.


Pimlico is an area in the City of Westminster, and is known for its grand garden squares and impressive Regency architecture. Today, after its second wave of development, Dolphin Square is a self-contained ‘city’ of up-market serviced apartments in London known collectively as Dolphin House which was completed in 1937.


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