The Commonwealth Games 2022

This summer, the UK welcomes athletes from 72 countries competing in the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

London has enduring bonds of friendship with our Commonwealth neighbours, reflected in our culture, language and festivals. Join us as we discover a treasure trove of Commonwealth connections right here in the capital.

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Souvenirs and gifts near Victoria

Looking for London gift shops near Victoria? We've put together a collection of our favourite places to buy quality gifts in the best souvenir shops near Buckingham Palace and Big Ben. 

Where to eat out in London

Eat, drink and be merry!

It's a tough choice, but we've selected a few of our favourite restaurants, bars and pubs where you can enjoy a meal, drink or coffee while out and about in London, near our Charing Cross hotel.

Things to do

Discover London

Outdoor adventures

London's wildlife - A walking safari

An ornithologist's delight! Explore Hyde Park and uncover some of London’s flora and fauna this summer.

Runs in London

Best London Half Marathons

Run past London’s world-famous landmarks by participating in these London half marathons.

London experiences

Best Outdoor Cinemas in London


Enjoy this summer experience and leave behind the hustle and bustle with outdoor movie theatres now.

Special event

Guide to Notting Hill Carnival

Find out all there is to know about Notting Hill Carnival from its deep history to the variety of activities, music, dancers and events on over the weekend.

For families

Fun London activities

Head to London and enjoy historical sights and fantastic seasonal events to keep you and the kids entertained. Discover what London has in store for you today!

London by area

Victoria views

There are many outstanding places to explore near our hotel, here is just a little taste of what's on offer from our Clermont, Victoria doorstep.

Art & culture

The best outdoor theatre

When the British summer shines, we can forget those hillside Mediterranean amphitheatres – we have the best of theatre right here.   

Our hotels

The stories we could tell

Our interiors may look shiny and new, but we’re older than we look. These grand buildings were built as status symbols for wealthy railway firms of the 1800’s, to welcome guests from near and far.

Art & culture

Experience the arts

There aren’t many cities better than London for culture-vultures. With world-famous museums, theatres, art galleries and iconic monuments, the city is bursting with delights for fans of the arts.

Experience London

Romance in the city

While Paris may traditionally be considered to be the city of love, we beg to differ. When it comes to romantic, luxury experiences, London has a whole host to offer.

Bars & pubs in Victoria Clermont Hotels
Local champions

Bars & pubs near Victoria

Shopping in Belgravia, or exploring the Tate Britain gallery? No matter what you do, you're likely to work up an appetite. Whet your whistle at one of these spots.

For families

Easter in London

Easter is a weekend full of the joys of spring, with family get-togethers, traditional meals, and – of course – plenty of chocolate. 

Events in London

The Queen's Platinum Jubilee

From Thursday 2nd June to Sunday 5th June 2022, her British citizens had a whole bank holiday weekend to string up the bunting, pop Champagne and raise a glass to Her Majesty, The Queen.

Local champions

Charing Cross pubs

You can’t get more London than the classic pub experience. Luckily, The Clermont, Charing Cross hotel is located right in the tavern heartland of the city. 


Discover secret film locations in London

Backdrops to some of the newest and most popular TV shows and movies. We point you in the right direction to spot them.

Oxford Street Clermont Hotels
London by area

Shops on Oxford St.

Home to over 300 shops and restaurants, Oxford Street is the location you should be heading to for some retail therapy in London.

Local champions

Al fresco dining

Enjoy the quaint residential streets near Victoria and explore hidden gems that the city is (sometimes) good at hiding. Enjoy a meal outdoors at these pretty venues!

Sights & sounds

London's festive magic

Christmas is the time when London becomes a city of sensory experiences and a huge spectrum of sights to see, scents to smell, sounds to hear and treats to taste. 

For families

Fascinating places in London for kids

Explore some of London’s lesser-known historic sites, from pirate ships to Carnaby St - perfect for families with curious kids!

Sights & sounds

Christmas on the riverside

Winding its way through the heart of the city, the River Thames draws in locals and tourists alike with its riverside attractions, beautiful bridges and picturesque views.

Mother's Day in London

This year, we celebrate Mother’s Day on Sunday, March 27. It’s a time for saying ‘thank you’ to our mums and matriarchs, and sharing some quality time. Where better to do that than in one of the world’s most vibrant, surprise-filled cities.

London by area

Explore Charing Cross

We know you’ll be eager to get out there and start exploring, so here are a few of our favourite spots within walking distance from our door.

Celebrating dads

Father's Day in London

There are Father’s Day activities all over London, but we think these strike a chord with dads of most ages – and anyone along for the ride.

Sights & sounds

Winter lights

Savour the warmth and colour of our cosy restaurant and bar, or take a brisk walk along the River Thames, marvelling at the lights dancing on the water.  

Things to do

Summer in London

Despite what you may have heard, Summer in London can be simply glorious. For those days when the weather is perfect, and even those when it's not, here are a few ideas to keep you occupied and entertained.

London by area

Secret Designer Cafes of London

We’ve compiled a list of our recommendations for the most instagrammable cafés in London, all affiliated with luxury brands or located in unique shopping spaces. 

A Chinese food affair in London

When it comes to cultural experiences, London has plenty to offer, not least its love affair with Chinese food and delicacies which you can experience right here in Chinatown. An easy stroll from The Clermont, Charing Cross, you'll find a myriad of options. The Year of the Tiger is upon us - Happy Lunar New Year!

Your guide to excellent food & drink

Great eateries