Top things to do in London

Big Ben. Pic: Joanne Lane,

If you’re in London and planning to hang around after the Olympic Games there’s no shortage of amazing things to do in and around the city.

There are bus tours of London, day trips to Bath, European tours you can jump on in London and more. VIP Backpackers has an amazing array of fun things you could do during your visit – and remember if you’re a member you get a discount!

Here’s five of the best but click here for a full list.

7. Windsor Castle & Hampton Court Gardens
  • Full Day Late Departure Tour, All Entrances Included
  • See Runnymede
  • Visit Windsor State Apartments
  • Visit Hampton Court Palace GardensAddress: 4 Fountain Square 123-151 Buckingham Palace Road SW1W 9SH

Top places to stay in London

In London right now and need a place to stay?

Or feel inspired to visit given all the action on TV?

You’ve come to the right place. London is hip happening and fun even when the Olympics aren’t on. Here are some of our top picks for VIP Backpacker hostels in London. Click here for more.

All Star Hostel
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Accommodation London are proud to offer short term mixed and female dorms, double and twin rooms and fully furnished private studios only 15 minutes tube ride to Central London.

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5 places to ham it up on New Year’s Eve

Fireworks and confetti signal the New Year in Times Square, New York. Pic: AP.

With New Year’s Eve just around the corner, it’s time to make some serious plans about what you’re going to do. It’s not too late to plan out an end of year bash to remember. So pack your confetti and consider these five locations … and remember they are all cities where we have VIP accommodation!

Wishing you a Happy Christmas and New Year from the VIP Backpackers Blog!

1. New York City, USA
There’s plenty going on in the Big Apple come New Year’s Eve – you could do the midnight run through Central Park or see the classic Ball Drop in Time’s Square with a million other revelers. Simply being in New York at this time is party enough so get over there now while there’s still time!
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VIP’s top 10 destinations for 2010

It’s that time of the year folks in which we’ve already surpassed thinking of the year that’s passed and start thinking about the year ahead. And in this part of the world, if you’re a VIP Backpacker, that means you’re thinking about travel! To help you on your way, here are some hot VIP destinations to consider in 2010.

Sydney, Australia

1. Sydney, Australia
The perennial backpacker favourite won’t alter its status in 2010. If you’re arriving in Australia this is a good place to base for work, the climate is great and there’s plenty to see and do, plus there’s gnarly events all year like the Mardi Gras and New Year’s fireworks.
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