This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in London. To help you make friends with London before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
London, the third-largest city in Ontario behind Toronto and Ottawa, offers many attractions and interesting things to see and do. London has a prime location between Toronto and Niagara Falls.
If you are interested in hockey, the London Knights are an young and exciting hockey team that offer minor professional hockey without the professional prices. The Knights have been the best minor league team over the past decade and therefore bolster a roster of future hockey stars. Passionate hockey lovers and new comers alike would enjoy a night watching a Knights home game.
If your looking for a night on the town, London is a great place to be. London's large university population and spirited atmosphere are infectious. There are many great places to enjoy a cocktail and the dance floor or a pint and live music. Home to Canada's largest brewery and Canada's most popular beer, Molson Canadian, London offers tours of the brewery where it is made. There are a array of other microbreweries around the area that will also satisfy the thirst of any beer connoisseur.
For visitors interested in Canadian Military history, London is a must visit. Here you will find the headquarters and spiritual home of The Royal Canadian Regiment (RCR), Canada's oldest regular force infantry unit. The RCR museum is a must-see for visitors interested in Canada and international military history. Tours of General Dynamics and their construction of the Canadian Army vehicles can be arranged by special request.
The hostels in London are located within the city center and therefore a car is not required but recommended to experience London and the local region to its full potential. You can ask your friendly hostel staff and they should be able to point you in the direction of any attractions or amenities that you may need during your stay in London.
Written by local enthusiast for London hostelsGlobetrotter