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InterContinental London – The 02: Exploring South East London

InterContinental London – The 02: Exploring South East London

HOTELS, LONDON

InterContinental always aims to redefine high class hotels and luxury experiences; their London O2 location is no exception! This 453-room hotel sits right on the Greenwich Peninsula, an incredible area of London. It is an easy metro or boat ride down the River Thames where you’ll happily discover the sights and sounds of South East London. While it is a little further away from the touristy city center, it is still surrounded with so much to see and do. The world-renowned O2 arena is right next door, and you’re just one metro stop away from the historic Royal Greenwich neighborhood.

Image InterContinental London The O2
Image InterContinental London The O2

Their fabulous and unique location isn’t the only reason why you should visit the InterContinental London 02. They have not one, but five destination inspired restaurants and bars. If you love city views, I’d highly recommend having drinks at Eighteen Sky Bar. It is a glamorous and sophisticated place where you’re guaranteed a cutting edge cocktail. However, the unrivaled views over The O2, Canary Wharf, Thames Barrier and Docklands are the real showstopper. It is the perfect place for guests to soak in breathtaking panoramas while sipping a sumptuous drink, and unwinding after a day of exploring the city.

Image Eighteen Sky Bar-InterContinental London The O2
Image Eighteen Sky Bar-InterContinental London The O2

If relaxation is what you seek, the hotel boasts a world-class health spa and the most luxurious accommodations for those days when you just need to take a step back from the hustle and bustle of city life. Their spacious bedrooms and suites are all about comfort as well. I just love the contemporary decor and the natural light that pours into every room, thanks to the floor-to-ceiling windows.

Image InterContinental London The O2
Image InterContinental London The O2
Image InterContinental London The O2
Image InterContinental London The O2

As tempting as it is, don’t spend all your time indoors! South East London is right on your doorstep. You can easily spend a full day exploring Greenwich, a district that’s notable for its maritime history. It is also the birthplace of many Tudors, including King Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth I. Greenwich is a beautiful riverside setting that is packed with historic sights and breathtaking views.

If the weather is behaving, I’d recommend visiting London’s oldest Royal Park – Greenwich Park. In this former hunting park, you can see the Prime Meridian Line, the Royal Observatory, and relax in several cafes. If you’re lucky, you might still be able to spot the small herd of deer that still resides here! The Old Royal Naval College is also a stunning place to walk around. It is an architectural masterpiece designed by Sir Christopher Wren and the famous Painted Hall cannot be missed. It is a baroque dining hall envisioned by Wren with a jaw dropping ceiling painted by Sit James Thornhill,

Royal Park - Greenwich Park London
Royal Park – Greenwich Park London

Whether you’re visiting London for business or pleasure, the InterContinental London 02 will welcome you to discover the city from a fresh perspective and create timeless experiences!

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Carmen Edelson is the Founder and Senior Editor of Carmen's Luxury Travel. Carmen has been traveling the world for over a decade. Our travels allows her the opportunity to pursuit her itch to travel to the best luxury destinations, and experience those first class tastes from around the world.

5 Comments

  1. Evelyne CulturEatz
    July 17, 2017 at 12:15 pm
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    So luxurious, love the pic from th sky bar! Got to get to see Greenwich one day.

  2. melody pittman
    July 17, 2017 at 11:02 pm
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    You hit the hotel mega jackpot! Wow! That is a fabulous property. I wouldn’t want to leave!!

  3. Shannon
    July 18, 2017 at 2:39 pm
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    Whoa this place looks amazing!! I know where to stay when during my next trip to London! Hopefully:-)

  4. Carol Colborn
    July 20, 2017 at 12:26 am
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    Wow, what a design for a hotel. The location is quite good…haven’t been to that area!

  5. Christine
    July 20, 2017 at 1:20 am
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    I love the photos!! It makes me really want to visit London and stay there! It’s now on my list.

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