• Posted:Tuesday, August 24, 2010
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Book a London hostel for a bank holiday weekend in the City
People who are unsure about where to spend the bank holiday weekend later this month may like to check out the Big Smoke.

Staying in a cheap London hostel might be the ideal base for someone looking to save their pennies and ensure there is more cash to splash on activities.

Jenny Coad, writing for the Daily Mail, recommends kicking off the weekend by taking a tour of the city on one of its iconic red buses.

Top attractions that could catch your eye along the way include Buckingham Palace - in which the state rooms are open until September 30 - and the dome of St Paul's Cathedral.

Individuals who fancy some live entertainment may like to take in a performance at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre and she advised people to "warm up before the show in the Swan at the Globe brasserie. The food is seasonal and locally sourced and [the restaurant] comes with views of the Thames and St Paul's".

If this all sounds like a perfect weekend break, then people might want to book a hostel in London sooner rather than later.

And it could be worth booking one by the river and then going on a cruise, with free tickets available for those who book on the Original Bus Tour, she added.

"For art lovers, the Tate Boat travels between Tate Modern and Tate Britain, where you can giggle over Rude Britannia, an exhibition of British comic art, which displays everything from risque seaside postcards to Spitting Image puppets."

Another attraction that people could enjoy on their long weekend is the Florence Nightingale audio tour, which will take in various areas around Mayfair, where the nurse used to live.

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