Summer Vacation with Point A Hotels

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Discover our favourite cities in the best locations for making the most of your time! See our favourite attractions below.

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Here are the most important destinations and things to do around Point A Dublin.

Very walkable

National Museum of Ireland

Collection of 5 museums showing the rich history of Ireland.

All within 30 minute walk from Point A Dublin
Howth Walk

One of the best walks, and Fish & Chips, the UK has to offer.

50 minutes by bus, or 40 by car - but so worth it!
The Temple Bar pub

So iconic that the street was named after this bar and live music venue!

13 minute walk from Point A Dublin
Irish Rock N Roll Museum

The true Irish Rock N Roll experience, with a full tour of a working live music venue and historical recording studios.

15 minute walk from Point A Dublin
Blackrock Market

Over 30 stalls of bric-a-brac, arts & crafts, antiques and more. Open every weekend 11am-5.30pm

45 minutes by various transport options
Jameson Distillery Experience

The ultimate whiskey experience is discounted for Members!

15 mins from Point A
Yellow Umbrella Tours

Local experts share juicy stories from Dublin's past. 20% off for our members.

9 mins walk from Point A


Here are the most important destinations and things to do around Point A London. It all starts HERE.

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Tower of London

Built in the 1070s, this castle on the Thames River is something out of a movie.

15 minutes by tube from Point A Liverpool Street
Buckingham Palace

Right in the buzz of Westminster lies the grand palace that is the London home of the Royals, to this day.

15 minute bus and a short walk from Point A Paddington
Big Ben & The houses of Parliament

Not only the home to political debate, but the sight of the clock from Westminster.

22 minutes on the tube from Point A Paddington
British Museum

The largest collection of works in any museum worldwide, this centre for Art, Culture and History is a must see.

15 minutes on the tube near Point A King's Cross
Natural History Museum

You will be met in the entrance by a full size T-Rex skeleton - Enough said!

16 minutes by bus or tube near Point A Kensington
Hyde Park

The biggest park in London, that also has 2 other incredible green spaces attached to it.

13 minute walk or bus near Point A Paddington
Two Point Thai

Paddington guests - Enjoy the taste of local authentic Thai food - 10% off A la carte menu.

10 mins from Point A Paddington
Gyms and fitness classes - Boddy

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Burger & Lobster

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15 mins from Point A

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Here are the most important destinations and things to do around Point A Edinburgh. It all starts HERE.

Very walkable

Edinburgh Castle

Sat on top of castle rock, an iron age structure, has the best views and a fascinating story.

15 minute walk from Point A Edinburgh
Holyrood Park & Arthur's Seat

Walk through Holyrood Park to get the best views in Edinburgh from Arthur's seat.

17 minute bus to Holyrood park
Royal Yacht Britannia

This ship has been named UK’s best attraction and hosted world leaders such as Churchill and Gandhi.

23 minute tram near Point A Edinburgh
Royal Mile

Leading up to edinburgh castle, the mile has a number of traditional Scottish stores.

15 mins Tube ride from Point A
Princes Street Gardens

A botanical haven that highlights the care and love Scott's put into natural space.

18 minute walk or 3 minute tram near Point A Edinburgh
National Museum of Scotland

Unmistakable Scottish fashion, to incredible wildlife photography.

20 minute walk or 14 minute bus near Point A Edinburgh
Edinburgh Gin Distillery

Gin tour and tasting - 20% off for members!

8 mins walk from Point A
Maki & Ramen

Tasty Japanese cuisine with great restaurants across Edinburgh. A Listers get 15% off their total bill.

6 mins walk from Point A
Froth & Flame

Pizza Power, the best pizza's in town - 15% off total bill for members.

2 mins from Point A


Here are the most important destinations and things to do around Point A Glasgow. It all starts HERE.

Very walkable

Kelvingrove art gallery & Museum

A total of 22 themed galleries that are internationally recognised.

15 minute bus near Point A Glasgow
Glasgow botanic gardens

A collection of glasshouses that will transport you to another world of botany and nature.

16 minutes by bus near Point A Glasgow
Glasgow Cathedral

The oldest building in Scotland, with the most beautiful stained glass windows.

20 minute walk or 15 by bus near Point A Glasgow
Buchanan Street

All your favorite stores in one place on a long winding hill.

6 minute walk from Point A Glasgow
Maki & Ramen

A local foodie haven . A List members get 20% off total bill dine in OR take away.

2 mins walk from Point A
The Butterfly and The Pig Tea Room

One of Glasgow's best loved restaurants. Members get 10% off on à la carte dining.

4 mins walk from Point A

Travelling from the US: FAQs

Heathrow is direct on the London Underground (We call it the tube) Elizabeth Line (the purple one). This takes around 35 mins door to door.

Paddington Station is only a 5 minute walk from Point A - 41 Praed Street. The station also has several links into central London that run very regularly.

The Gatwick Thameslink makes this one a treat. A highspeed train that goes all the way to St Pancras International. Although the underground stop is called King's Cross St. Pancras, they are 2 separate stations, which are right next door to each other.

If you're coming off at St. Pancras International on the Thameslink, Point A Kings Cross in just a 10 minute walk away.

If you need to carry lots of luggage, there are always Taxis outside of the station.

If you are coming from Stansted, the Stansted express can take you directly to Liverpool Street Station, which is right around the corner from Point A Liverpool Street.

Come out of the Bishopsgate exit to make things slightly easier - it's a big station with many ways to come in and out!

You can take the 700 bus from right outside the Airport that goes a 7 minute walk away from Point A Dublin.

Or, there are Dublin Express trains that run every 30 minutes that arrive at Eden Quay O'Connell Street, just a 10 minute walk from the hotel.

Take the Airport Express Tram at Stop E, just outside and ride 3 stops to Haymarket Station. This will take you to an 8 minute walk from Point A Edinburgh.

This service runs everyday until 10.45pm.

The Number 500 Airport Express bus takes you to Waterloo Lane, which is only about a 6 minute walk from Point A Glasgow.

You can pay for any Bus, Tube or Overground train using your contactless card, Apple Pay or Google Pay. Otherwise, local convenience stores sell oyster cards, that you can top up there or at any Tube or Overground station. Cash or coins are not accepted on any service.

Citymapper (app) may be your best friend for your time in London, it has real-time updates of transport and directions.

Otherwise, the usual Google or Apple maps should do the trick too.

There are often standalone maps in central locations, that can be really useful for the local area when your phone can't!

Of course you can always ask our helpful Staff to help you with directions.

Citymapper (app), Google maps or Apple maps will give you all the information you need when it comes to live transport updates.

Our recommendation is to buy a Leap visitor card, valid on all transport services, which can be purchased at one of the vendors here. It is also always 30% cheaper with a Leap card.


There are a number of bus companies that operate across Dublin in different areas - so don't worry when you see many different names. What's important is the letter/number! Make sure you get on at the right stop, so you don't go in the wrong direction as there are many duplicate busses.

Individual tickets can be bought in cash by exact fare on the bus - no change will be given.


You can buy tickets from any ticket machine by a tram stop. Cash or card accepted.


You can buy tickets from any ticket machine, or booth, at a train station. Cash or card accepted.

It's likely that you won't need to take many busses or Trams during your stay, as Point A Edinburgh is right near the action.

Buses run 24 hours a day, and a ticket can be bought on the bus for exact fare - no change will be given!

The Tram mainly connects the airport with central Edinburgh, and runs every 8-10 minutes until 10.45pm.

The subway is one of the easiest ways to get around the city centre, west end and southside of Glasgow. Running every 4 minutes at peak times, it takes just 24 minutes to complete a circuit of the 15 stations.

First Bus Glasgow operates all over Glasgow. The First Bus app allows you to buy and store tickets on your phone, plan your journey & track your bus.

If you're caught short with where to exchange dollars (or Euros), don't worry. Naturally, there will be foreign currency cash machines at the Airport.

If not, we recommend Travelex and Eurochange, which have many locations across the UK.

Check in to any Point A as late as you like on the same day of your reservation. We understand that transport issues can be common, there will be someone at the desk 24/7. They can also help you find some refreshments if you're feeling like a pick-me-up after a long flight.

Our early Check-in is available for £15, if you want to get settled quickly. If not, take a seat in our lounges, with Fast & Free WiFi, and lot's of outlets.

If you want to pop out, baggage storage is available in the hotel for just £3 per bag.

Once you have completed online registration and arrive at the hotel, you'll just need to provide us with the credit card you booked with and photo ID for non-UK residents. Leave the rest to us!

Check out is at 11:00am. If you need to sleep off last night’s adventures, you can check out at 14:00, subject to availability, for an additional £15. Please contact hotel reception to inquire, the earlier we are aware of your request, the easier it is for us to accommodate!

Travellers are offered early check-in or late check-out, subject to availability.

Our breakfast buffet is complimentary when you book direct! Breakfast is available in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Kings Cross, Liverpool Street, Paddington, Shoreditch, Kensington and Dublin.

For guests booking via third party channels, breakfast can be purchased upon arrival at the hotel. The cost is £9.95 in Glasgow, £13 in Edinburgh & London and EUR 12 in Dublin.

If you booked your reservation with a FREE A List membership, breakfast is always free!

Canary Wharf + Westminster do not serve breakfast at this time.

Breakfast is available every day from 06:30 to 10:30 Monday-Friday & 07:00 to 11:00 on weekends and bank holidays.

Full allergen information is available to guests on request. Speak to a member of the team, they'd be happy to help.

Our breakfast buffet includes a selection of pastries, sweet and savoury, including a vegan option (!).  There is a choice of cereal and granola, yogurts, and fresh fruit and hard-boiled eggs. Juices, teas and coffees are also included.

On each of our Hotel's pages, there is a Breakfast menu available, complete with allergen information.

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