London
Canada
By Shaina Amienyi

Conveniently located at the fork of the Thames River and halfway between Toronto and Detroit, London is an enjoyable, easily accessible, family-friendly destination. From theatrical productions to festivals, scenic parks to recreation areas, historical attractions to cultural exhibits, London offers much for vacationers to explore and experience.

London International Airport (YXU) provides convenient access to the city. Visit this link (https://www.whatscheaper.com/flight.php) to book your flight with WhatsCheaper.com. London has accommodations suitable for every type of traveler. For our top selections for accommodations, access the hotel portion of our WhatsCheaper.com through the following link (https://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php).

Known as the Forest City, London provides several parks and lush areas for vacationers to relax in. Harris Park, London’s oldest park, is host to several events, including outdoor concerts and firework shows. Victoria Park is a historic park north of downtown that was once a practice ground for the British military. Now it is host to several festivals, including Sunfest, Ribfest, and the Home Country Folk Festival. On one side of the park is Richmond Row, a place WhatsCheaper.com urges you to visit. It is full of eclectic clothing stores, gift boutiques, cafes, and more.

With all of the music venues and clubs in London, vacationers will have no problem finding places to listen to live music. Downtown is the place to go for bars, lounges, and nightclubs as well as festivals and events. WhatsCheaper.com recommends the Sunfest World Music and Jazz Series. This concert series is features performances by international headliners in the genres of world music and jazz. Concerts run from January to May and September to December at the Aeolian Performing Arts Center as well as other venues throughout the city.

Downtown is a scenic area near the fork of the Thames River. There you will find upscale restaurants, galleries, and shops. Downtown is also home to London’s Covent Garden Market. WhatsCheaper.com urges you to experience this multi-level market that showcases the best food and produce that London has to offer. On any given day, performers or school choirs entertain you as you shop for fresh or organic produce, crafts, gifts, children’s clothes, and baked goods.

We at WhatsCheaper.com recommend visiting London’s historical sites. For example, the Banting House National Historic Site of Canada is located at the site where Sir Frederick Banting thought about the idea for insulin. Outside of the museum burns the Flame of Hope; the flame will keep burning until a cure for diabetes is found. Eldon House, another historical site, is Lincoln’s oldest residence. It still contains the family heirlooms and furnishings and a 19th century style garden. Vacationers are sure to appreciate the Museum of Ontario Archeology, built on the site of a 16th century Iroquois village. The museum features 11,000 years of Southwestern Ontario history and showcases the art work of First Nation artists in its gift shop.

Play a round of golf at one of over 70 area golf courses. Relax in a park. Enjoy a festival. Ski at Boler Mountain. These are just a few of the many things you can do in London. To book your flight to this entertaining city, click on the above link to WhatsCheaper.com.

MUST SEE IN London LIST:

  • 1. Museum London
  • 2. Grand Theatre
  • 3. Eldon House
  • 4. Covent Garden Market
  • 5. John Labatt Centre
  • 6. Labatt Brewery
  • 7. London Children's Museum
  • 8. Storybook Gardens
  • 9. Museum of Ontario Archaeology
  • 10. East Park Golf Gardens

London EVENT CALENDAR:

  • 1. Speed & Custom Car Show - March
  • 2. Homemade Festival - May
  • 3. Fanshawe Dragon Boat Festival - June
  • 4. Greek Festival - June
  • 5. International Food & Wing Festival - June
  • 6. Sunfest Festival - July
  • 7. London Balloon Festival - August
  • 8. London Ribfest - August

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Four Points by Sheraton London
1150 Wellington Road, London, ON
By Teresa Wilson

Whether you’re visiting London for business or pleasure, the Four Points by Sheraton is situated minutes away from downtown and golf courses. Directly across the street you will find the largest mall in London. White Oaks Mall houses over 150 shops and restaurants, plus a movie theatre.  Westervelt College is a short walk north of Four Points by Sheraton. Several wineries are a short drive away. For quieter moments, you can stroll in the Japanese garden surrounding the hotel. Four Points by Sheraton is just 20 minutes from the London International Airport. If you’re driving, Four Points by Sheraton is conveniently located off the Macdonald- Cartier Freeway (Highway 401). Free outdoor self-parking is available.  Check in is 3 p.m.  

All rooms in Four Points by Sheraton are 100% non-smoking. The colorful and bold decor will brighten your day in each comfortable and spacious room. Relax in luxury with a whirlpool tub featured in suites. Each room contains TV with cable channels, coffee maker, microwave and mini-refrigerator. Free wi-fi is available in all rooms and public locations in the hotel.

Four Points by Sheraton amenities include an indoor heated pool, a 24 hour fitness center with sauna for your workouts. A 24 hour business center welcomes business travelers.  Two ballrooms and 15 meeting rooms can accommodate up to 600 attendees for your event. These rooms are also non-smoking. Four Points by Sheraton also offers a full service restaurant  serving contemporary cuisine. Vic’s on Wellington offers breakfast and lunch buffets. Dinner features steak and seafood. Bentley’s Lounge is a full service bar providing light fare and serving local craft beer.  Enjoy your drinks on the patio.

Check out time is 12 p.m. Whether for business or vacation the friendly and helpful staff will ensure you have a pleasurable stay. To book reservations, follow this link to WhatsCheaper.com (https://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php).

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Hilton London Ontario
300 King Street, London, Ontario, N6B 1S2, Canada
By Jennifer Mayberry

Centrally located in downtown London, Ontario, The Hilton London Ontario is a fifteen minute drive from the airport, and a convenient three blocks from the Via train station. Check-in time is three pm, and check-out time is noon. The rooms are sizable, and the beds, comfortable, with luxe bedding. Guest rooms include a large desk, a TV with premium movie channels, a coffee maker, an iron and ironing board, and an alarm clock. Guests have a choice of free internet access: wireless, or high-speed wired.

The Hilton London Ontario hosts various gatherings, including weddings, and corporate events. The hotel’s Grand Ballroom is perfect for elegant receptions and parties. The hotel is also ideal for business travelers. The 30,000 square feet of meeting space at the hotel is truly impressive, with 18 meeting rooms. In addition to meeting space, the convenience of onsite dining, business center, gym, and a pool with a hot tub make The Hilton Ontario a great choice to for a work trip stay. The hotel has three dinning choices, The London Grill for formal dining, The JJ Keys Lounge for light snacks and cocktails, and the Market Cafe for casual breakfast. The Hilton London Ontario is linked by a sky bridge to the London Convention Center, making it doubly convenient for guests attending events there.

There is plenty to do in London, Ontario. Convenient to Hilton, Victoria Park is a lovely place for visitors and residents to stroll, as well as the site of frequent city events. Eldon House is a charming home turned museum built in 1834, featuring19th century home decor.  Fanshawe Pioneer Village gives visitor’s a chance to step into the daily life of an earlier era of the region, and the city even boasts an archeological museum. In addition to historical sites, London also has several cultural attractions. For music lovers, Budweiser Gardens hosts big name acts, and the Aeolian Hall gets rave reviews as an intimate venue with incredible acoustics. The Grand Theatre is a former Opera House that presents plays, and the city has also has its own art museum, the Museum London, as well as many fine galleries.

The Hilton Ontario is a great home base for travelers to enjoy the many cultural, historical, and recreational gems that London, Ontario has to offer. Click here (https://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php) to start your search for great pricing with WhatsCheaper.com.

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Homewood Suites by Hilton London Ontario
45 Bessemer Road, London, Ontario, Canada
By Lynette Johnson

Homewood Suites by Hilton® London Ontario hotel brings you the comforts of home to the guests that are staying for short or extended stay.  Homewood is located in the heart of London’s business district and just minuets from downtown London.  The Hilton® HHonors Reward members will be glad to know that this hotel is a category 3.

Homewood is an all suite hotel offering two bedroom suites with separate living and sleeping areas.  Each suite has a fully equipped kitchen with full size refrigerators, microwave and stove top burners.  For the family travelers, Homewood is a pet friendly hotel, and would be happy to assist you if you require a crib and high chair.  Also the hotel offers a 24 hour pavilion pantry market, self laundry, snack shop, basketball court, fitness room, pool and putting green.  For the business traveler, the hotel has a business center, phone service, complimentary high speed internet access and printing service, meeting rooms, express mail service and audio/visual equipment rental.  On the day of your arrival check-in 3 p.m. and after, the hotel offers baggage hold if you should arrive early.

Both family and business travelers will enjoy the complimentary Suite Start® hot breakfast served seven days of the week and the Welcome Home Reception® featuring a light meal and beverage served Monday through Thursday evenings.  This hotel is close to a few local attractions such as:  East Park Golf Gardens; Western Fair Raceway & Slots; John Labatt Center; Storybook Gardens; and White Oaks Mall.  The business traveler will find easy access to the following businesses:  3M; Accuride; Ford Motor Company; General Dynamics; General Motors; Kellogg’s; Labatt Breweries; Lear Corporation; and Toyota, to name a few.  No need to set the in-room alarm clock early, the check-out time is 12 p.m.

Homewood Suites by Hilton® London Ontario is a great choice for your short or extended stay.  WhatsCheaper.com will assist you with booking your hotel experience by clicking this link (https://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php).

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