When your friends have similar tastes, interests and budgets, group travel is an excellent way to add fun to your vacation plans while reducing costs. As well as maintaining old friendships, group trips can also lead to pleasant surprises, new sights and enjoyable visits to places you might not have considered - or simply not have had time to get around to organising.
One of the world’s most famous capital cities, London boasts a bustling centre, a rich heritage and good transport connections. Historic and modern at once, the English capital is known for its seemingly endless choice of culture, entertainment and shopping. An extraordinary variety of choice means that there is so much on offer - and always something to do. For groups looking for travel information, tour options and travel discounts, Trip Advisor offers some of the best group vacation ideas in London.
Separating the north of the city from the south, the banks of the River Thames are replete with landmarks including the prominent Tower of London, the emblematic Tower Bridge and the unmistakeable grandeur of Westminster Palace, home to the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben.
As well as the busy shops of Oxford Street and the restaurants and theatres of the West End, the refined, upmarket atmosphere of Kensington and Chelsea draws visitors to its exclusive boutiques and select eateries. Located conveniently close to the centre, this popular and successful Royal Borough is near Knightsbridge for luxury shopping at Harrods or Harvey Nichols.
Majestically situated near the Duke of York Square, the privately run four-star Sloane Square Hotel provides high standards of customer service and the best of home from home comfort. The well-kept exterior, period architecture and totally renovated interior allow discerning guests to enjoy the experience of luxurious accommodation in an exclusive location. Fashionable and famous, this iconic hotel was once popular with celebrities such as The Beatles and now offers a Brasserie with a French-inspired menu, café and bar snacks as well as a fitness suite and free Wi-Fi. After a fabulous day out, relax in air-conditioned bedrooms with soft pillows, the finest quality bed linen and blackout curtains to help secure a good night’s sleep.
Buckingham Palace is just a short tube journey from Sloane Square, while the London Eye is only four stops away. Located on the banks of the River Thames, this attraction offers panoramic views and is probably one of the best group vacation ideas in London.
In large groups, occasional compromise may be necessary at some point, with some decisions the result of majority votes as opposed to unanimous. Nonetheless, large groups do have an advantage: if required, it is possible to organise two options and smaller sub-groups for choices of excursions or activities. Good group communication is essential - if a problem occurs, try to resolve it as soon as possible to help keep the team together. Finally, group members may need some time to themselves for peace, quiet and rest between itinerary events.