Make a holiday apartment in Victoria your home away from home
You will probably never get a chance to stay in Buckingham Palace, but a Victoria holiday apartment might be the next best thing. Many of these holiday rentals are located on Buckingham Palace Road. Step out of your apartment and see a view similar to what a royal may see as they exit palace grounds. Expect luxurious accommodations along with all of the amenities that you will need to make your stay enjoyable. The décor is updated and modern. Fully equipped kitchens and private terraces on some units will help you feel right at home.
Things to do
-Orient Express: Take a day trip on the famed Orient Express. Most people have heard of it, so create a fabulous memory by enjoying a ride on this fabled train. Various routes are available, so add this to your list of “must-do” activities.
-Theater: Your Victoria holiday apartment is located near some of London’s best theatres. Create a romantic night out by taking in a show after enjoying a fabulous meal at one of the many nearby restaurants.
-Historic buildings: As mentioned above, your holiday rentals will be located very close to Buckingham Palace. During your stay, you can see the Palace, Westminster Abbey, Houses of Parliament and others. Watch the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace and enjoy the beauty of the Royal Gardens.
-Museums: In addition to the historic buildings, your holiday rental is also near many of the best London museums. The Queen’s Gallery is quite spectacular as it allows you a chance to see artwork that is part of the Royal collection. The Queen’s Gallery also displays items that have been used in Royal ceremonies. The Guards Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum are other options.
-Dining: Victoria has plenty of restaurants serving up all types of cuisine, but the area is especially well known for its Asian restaurants such as the Cinnamon Club or the Grand Imperial. You can grab a quick, inexpensive bite or opt for a bit of indulgence at one of Victoria’s finest restaurants.
Weather in Victoria
If you want to enjoy strolling about the city then the best time to visit is during late spring and early summer. The weather during this time is pleasant, but it is not too hot. Of course, this is also London’s busy season, so if you prefer to avoid the largest crowds you will need to choose another time of year to stay at a Victoria holiday apartment. The average temperature during the winter months is 5° to 6° C. During the spring you can expect average temperatures of 10° to 13° C. Summer brings average temperatures of 18° to 20° C. There is between 40 and 70 mm of rain per month, so bring your umbrella no matter what time of year you visit.
Travel to Victoria
After landing at Heathrow Airport (LHR), you can opt to complete your journey to your Victoria holiday apartment via train. The nearest tube stations are Victoria Station and St. James Park. Also note that two mainline stations, Victoria Railway and Charing Cross Railway are also nearby.