Why not travel British? Visit London this year

London is a travel highlight on the world map and with so many famous landmarks is it any wonder the city fills with tourists year-round. However, with a large domestic population several hidden gems have arisen across the city.

If you are a flower lover, then definitely spend a Sunday strolling Columbia Road Flower Market. One of London’s oldest and best-loved flower markets in the heart of East London in Bethnal Green.

For those who love plants but want a more upmarket floral experience visit the Sky Garden in Fenchurch Street. It’s London’s highest public garden and contains three storeys of landscaped gardens out of the general street’s eyeline.

Now we appreciate that flowers aren’t everyone’s cup of tea so if you’re looking for something a little more mainstream check out Little Venice. It’s a water feature that can’t be missed. You can either cruise or walk the canals in this scenic north Paddington spot, full of Instagram worthy waterways and retro narrowboats.

Go native and take the cable cars at the Docklands for a secret little tour of London sights.

Make your way to the O2 to catch a show or dine at one of the many fabulous restaurants there. Then hop on the Thames River Clippers for a budget cruise along the river. You’ll have so much fun taking snaps and sipping on white wine spritzers, you won’t want to dock!

Round out your trip by getting off the boat at Southbank. With loads of events on year round and market stalls full of tempting treats (plus KILLER views of the city), you’ll never want to leave.

To make your trip to London even better we’ve worked hard to score some great accommodation deals across the capital. Stay in fabulous Greenwich at the Ibis London Greenwich and enjoy 21% off rooms. Or interested in Little Venice and want to stay in north London? Then the Best Western Highbury is the perfect choice with a meaty 13% off rooms. And finally, if you are here for a business conference then the Ibis Styles London Excel could be a great shout with 6% off rooms and great connections to the London Excel Exhibition Centre and Central London.

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Amanda Rosowski