London’s nickname ‘The Big Smoke’ dating from its smoggy days of times past is so wrong. It’s about time someone came up with a dazzling new name for this buzzing yet peaceful, traditional yet trendy, and modern yet charmingly old-fashioned, city and firms such as the newly launching Kippsy are already well on their way to turning this antiquated perceptions on their head.
With the new launch of their website this month, we’re sure that they’re going to make big waves in the English capital and that means better holidays, and lower prices, all round!
Past and present
Start in Trafalgar Square and walk in any direction for a few minutes and you’ll see a pleasing, vibrant mish-mash of old and new, a testimony to the city’s two-millennia history. More than 300 languages are spoken in this multi-cultural metropolis, speaking of centuries of cross-cultural influences which are seen today in street festivals, cuisine and culture.
Whether history, fashion, nightlife, art or simply exploring is your thing, you’ll find what you are looking for in your London holiday and Kippsy are primed and ready to help. This internet accommodation platform connects visitors with self-contained apartments in the capital to ensure you get the best experience possible and you could save as much as 65% per night when compared to typical hotel accommodation, the company claims.
Considering the fact London is experiencing a boom in tourism at present this is a significant amount of cash for travellers to keep in their pockets. You can’t say fairer than that, can you?
Street markets are almost a London tradition with many central thoroughfares converting into shopping treasure troves once a week. Specific markets are usually well-known for jewellery, clothing, antiques or bric-a-brac while high-street shopping and top end boutiques are located largely in the West End.
Get a good night’s sleep!
Although your standard eight hours are recommended in order to fuel your pleasantly packed day in London, you’ll probably be enjoying the city’s night life too much to get your quota of shut eye and quite rightly too!
The British capital has every type of theatre imaginable in venues all over the city while wining and dining is a smorgasbord of tasty delights. Small art galleries house work by up-and-coming artists while venues like The Tate, The South Bank and Royal Academy are home to modern pieces and old classics.
Short trips up the Thames take visitors to charming Greenwich, while a visit to The Museum of London or the Science Museum provide fun for the whole family.
Stay in style
Why opt for a hotel when there are scores of beautiful and conveniently-located properties available at rates for all pockets? Kippsy offers cosy and unique studios, flats and houses for those travelling alone or as a couple and in families and groups.
Each is a home-away-from-home in an authentic London neighbourhood and there are strong commendations from existing customers. Marc Vedo, the DJ-owner of Koolwaters and Manage of Boy George, has already but his face to an advertisement campaign for the brand, explaining that while hotels are great, he needs a local base when on tour and this is what Kippsy provides.