The London Insider

A Blog by St Giles London

Welcome to The London Insider, our online hub with tips to experience London like a local, get to know our team, and make your stay with us here in the heart of London unique.

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Stay Warm With These Indoor Activities

Stay warm on these chilly winter days with some great things to do inside. We have brought together some of our favourite things to do during the winter months. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

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Love is in the Air

Visiting London this Valentine’s Day and stuck for ideas? We have collected some of the best date night ideas in Central London for you to surprise your loved one with.

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Chinese New Year

Happy Chinese New Year! This is the year of the Dragon on the 10th February.

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New Year, New You

Why not start off 2024 on the right foot with trying something new. With a great range of things to do right in the centre of London, just around the corner from the St Giles London hotel, you will never be short of new things to try.

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Ho Ho Ho, Spend Christmas in London

Christmas is fast approaching, festive songs are all around us and children are becoming more and more excited in anticipation of Santa Claus’ visit. There are plenty of activities around London to keep you and your family busy on the lead up to Christmas.

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Activities to do on a Rainy Day in London

Have the rainy days been getting you down? Here's a list of some of the best things to do in London all indoors! 

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Things to do in London in November

Stuck for things to do in London during November, or just looking for some inspiration during the autumn? Either way, here is a list, composed of some great ways to spend your time this November. 

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What to do in London for Half Term

Looking for something to do with the children this half term holiday? Look no further, we have put together a list of the top 5 activities to do with all the family!

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Bespoke Artwork: Only to be seen at St Giles London hotel

Pegasus, a North London street artist originally from California, spent three months working on the bespoke pieces and two months creating outlandish uniforms for the front-of-house staff. The artist, renowned for playing with popular culture’s most recognizable icons, chose to immortalise The Queen, Amy Winehouse, Naomi Campbell and David Bowie in artwork, which will be available for tourists and Londoners to see in the 675-room Tottenham Court Road property.

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Things to do in London in October

A month filled with exciting things to do, we’ve brought together some of our favourite things to do in London during October. Whether you’re visiting London for business or leisure or even if you live here, you won't want to miss these Autumn events. 

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Top 3 Traditional British Afternoon Teas in London

A traditional Afternoon Tea is the best addition to your visit to London. We have put together a list of the top 3 for you to try while you’re here, all within half an hour from St Giles London hotel, so why not add this to your next stay in London.

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Best things to do on Tottenham Court Road

Tottenham Court Road is home to St Giles London hotel, just a 2 minute walk up the road from Tottenham Court Road Station, making it a great base for your exploring. While staying at the hotel, take a wander along this street to see all the great things that it has to offer. Here's a list of just a few to get you started. 

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Things to do and see along the Elizabeth Line

The Elizabeth Line provides a more direct route to many of your favourite London places, making getting around the city quicker. You can reach the Elizabeth Line via many stations, one of which is Tottenham Court Road station, just a 3-minute walk from the St Giles London Hotel, making London even more accessible than ever from our hotel.

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West End Theatre Guide

The vast amount of musicals, plays and shows on stage in the West End can be a maze of different genres and reviews pulling you in multiple directions. We are here to help with a selection of our favourites to help guide you through the theatre jungle that awaits you.

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First-Timer’s Guide to Visiting London

Visiting London for the first time and unsure of what to do to make the most of your trip? Look no further. We have put together a guide of your must-do before you on your first trip to London. 

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Explore these Hidden Gems in London

Go off the beaten path with these hidden gems nestled in the heart of London. We have searched and found the best of London’s secret spots so that you don’t have to. 

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Insider Guide to London from our St Giles Team

These are our favourite things to do in London.

Our St Giles team are the ultimate London insiders as they live, work and have fun in the city. They know how to make the most of a visit to the city. So we've asked them, and they have recommended these top five London experiences.

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What to do on bank holiday weekend

Need help with ideas of what to do in London for the summer bank holiday weekend? Here are a few ideas to get you started on planning your visit to London.

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5 Fun Things to Do On a Business Trip in London

Want to add some fun and exciting leisure experiences to your London Business trip? We've got you covered - we know your time is short, so we've compiled a list of five fun-filled activities that will help you make the most of your free time away from work while visiting London.

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Pet-friendly things to do in London

Our list of the best places to entertain your furry friend while visiting London. From walks in the park to trips to the museum, you and your dog certainly won't be bored!

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10 London Exhibitions to See this Summer

Calling all culture vultures… Here are our picks of the 10 must-see exhibitions in London this summer. We are sure you will enjoy the wide range of genres and themes as you visit these 10 galleries in London, all easily accessible from St Giles London Hotel.

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Top 5 Things to do in London with Kids

In need of some inspiration for what to do with the kids during your summer trip to London? Here are our top 5 favourite activities that kids and young at heart will enjoy in London. Our St Giles London Hotel team loves taking their children to these epic attractions, and we're sure you will too!

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Stay fit while visiting London

Your long-awaited trip to London is finally here, but you don't want to mess up your daily fitness routine - one question comes to mind, "is it possible to stay fit while still enjoying your holiday?" Here are tips for exploring the healthier side of Central London and keeping to some aspects of your fitness routine!

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London from the Inside – a foodie’s guide to the City

London has one of the most diverse and exciting collection of restaurants and bars in the world. Over the past ten years, every chef seems to have set his or her heart on a London opening. And, our own traditional gastronomic culture has refined and developed a strong identity. I no longer need to scratch my head and reel off a few old favourites like Rules, the oldest restaurant in London, when I’m asked where to try the best of British food. That buzzing atmosphere which makes London dining so much fun can be just a little intimidating if you are by yourself.

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#AskOurConcierge - Our Local Spots

From dinner to live music, party brunches and dancing into the early hours, 100 Wardour St is the place to be in Soho! Our guests enjoy a very special offer - #AskOurConcierge for all the details. 

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