The original

Here on the fringes of the financial district, you’re close to where the City of London began – and to what remains of the original medieval city – a fascinating network of streets and alleys with names that speak of distant times; Poultry, Pudding Lane, Bread Street – now cheek by jowl with soaring skyscrapers. At its heart, 17th-century St Paul’s Cathedral stands an enduring icon, and the nearby Museum of London tells the city’s story from prehistoric times to present day. On your doorstep you’ll also find Europe’s largest arts centre – the cultural colossus of the Barbican Centre. Style-seekers and bargain-hunters should head east to Old Spitalfields Market, a true London treasure trove. However long you’re staying with us, it’ll never feel long enough.