Visiting London for the first time

Your unforgettable first visit to London

Visiting London for the first time is a captivating blend of rich history, iconic landmarks, vibrant multicultural neighbourhoods, and a thriving arts and culinary scene. London is a melting pot of different cultures, and its food scene reflects this diversity. From traditional British cuisine to international flavours. As you embark on your first visit to this enchanting city, we have a recommended a handful of captivating landmarks to visit, this guide offers a glimpse into London's luxury offering..

Local attractions

The perfect base for exploring during your stay

For first-time visitors, the city offers a treasure trove of experiences. Start by taking a leisurely stroll to Covent Garden, just steps away from the Middle Eight hotel, to soak in the vibrant atmosphere. Afterward, make your way to the iconic British Museum to observe the extensive collection of artifacts and artworks. In the evening, head to the West End, where world-renowned theatres await for an evening of entertainment. Enjoy dinner at one of Covent Garden's charming restaurants, or even join us for dinner at Sycamore Vino Cucina.

Conclude your stay by taking a short evening walk to the River Thames, where you can enjoy the illuminated skyline, including a visit to the London Eye and The Shard. Explore our favourite spots below.


Getting here

Travelling to Middle Eight

Getting around London is remarkably convenient thanks to its extensive public transport system. The city has a comprehensive network of iconic red double-decker buses, along with the world-famous London Underground that covers nearly every corner of the city. Additionally, you can easily hail a black cab or utilise services such as Uber.

  1. Directions via car

    We do not provide on-site parking facilities. However, you'll find convenient parking at NCP London Covent Garden, just a brief 3-minute stroll away, located at Parker Mews, Holborn, London WC2B 5NT. This parking facility operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  2. Directions via train

    We are easily reachable from Euston, Charing Cross, and Waterloo stations. You can either opt for a quick taxi ride from the station or seamlessly continue your journey by taking the tube to Covent Garden or Holborn.

  3. Directions via tube

    The hotel is situated with Holborn Underground Station just a minute's walk away, offering access to both the Central and Piccadilly Lines. Additionally, Covent Garden Underground Station is a mere 5-minute stroll and is conveniently located on the Piccadilly Line.