An American traveller in London

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Despite originating from the same places, Americans and the British have a lot of different tastes and preferences. Both countries have vibrant cultures with long and rich histories, which is why millions of tourists and travellers hop back and forth across the Pond every year to see and experience new things, iconic sights and gorgeous food.

We regularly host people from all over the world here at the M By Montcalm Shoreditch and we know how important it is for them to experience the city’s culture and see the best of London. If you’re planning a trip over the Atlantic from the US, be sure to book one of our suites in Shoreditch for a real taste of London. Our guide for first time US visitors will help you find your way around this amazing city.

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Airport links

If you’re coming to London from the US, odds are you’ll be travelling by plane and heading to one of the city’s numerous airports. The two major airports in the city are Heathrow and Gatwick, which are among the busiest and most popular in Europe. Whichever one you end up flying to, you won’t have to worry about getting to our Suites in Shoreditch. Convenient travel links will bring you right to the doorstep of the M By Montcalm Shoreditch.

Travel

The public transport system in London can be a bit confusing, especially if you’re not used to travelling around big cities. The Tube is the quickest way to get around the city so be sure to grab yourself a map and plan your route using the simplistic colour coding system.

Tourist attractions

London is packed full of historic sights, iconic landmarks and amazing activities, many of which Americans will have seen on TV or read about. If you want to the full tourist experience and you want to see all of the classic sights, be sure to check out some of these brilliant spots.

• Parliament Square

This historic area of Westminster is one of the oldest and most culturally significant in the city. It is home to the Houses of Parliament and has been the central hub of political advancements in Britain for centuries. Take a stroll through the square and you’ll find Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and all kinds of gorgeous statues and monuments.

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• Royal attractions

Despite popular belief, not everyone in Britain sits down for tea with the Queen on a regular basis, unfortunately. But you can at least see where she lives and the legacy her family have left in London. Buckingham Palace, Kensington Palace and Tower of London are just a few of the beautiful royal attractions you can find dotted throughout the city.

• South Bank

A stroll along South Bank is a must for Americans visiting the city for the first time. As you walk alongside the famous River Thames you’ll find all kinds of attractions including the London Eye, the National Theatre and the Southbank Centre.