August 22, 2012, 3:26 pm-- /EPR NETWORK/ -- Taking place on 8 and 9 September, coinciding with the Olympic Games Closing Ceremony, this year's Mayor's Thames Festival will be the last hurrah in a season celebrating the British capital.
It is the largest outdoor arts festival in London and includes a night carnival, musical performances on HMS Belfast, exhibitions, Thames sailing and a spectacular fireworks display bringing it all to a close. Over 10 minutes, more than a ton of fireworks will be unleashed into the night sky above the River Thames between Waterloo and Blackfriars Bridges. Daytime events and attractions take place all along the Victoria Embankment and Southbank. Everything is completely free and aimed at people of all ages.
Finding accommodation in the midst of all the action is not easy, but HotelMap is on hand to help. This clever but simple website allows users to search for hotels based on vicinity to major sites and landmarks and will display results on an interactive map of London. Not surprisingly the HotelMap application is winning many followers because it makes finding suitable London hotels so easy and fast.
Users can filter hotels based on price; they can easily read guest reviews and rating and current rate, availability, star rating and discounts are all displayed on each hotel icon. Users can drop and drag the map around in order to search other locations in the capital and using the zoom feature a hotel's location in relation to other landmarks can quickly be revealed.
Two ideally located hotels for the Mayor's Thames Festival are Crowne Plaza London The City and Club Quarters St. Paul's.
The former is a stylish early 20 th century hotel complete with luxurious modern interiors positioned just a few minutes' walk from Blackfriars Bridge. It costs £117 per room per night, which includes a huge discount of 72% secured exclusively when booking through HotelMap.
The latter is also a four-star hotel located just minutes from the Thames and the epicentre of all the entertainment. Rooms at this exclusive and attractive hotel start at £99 per night, once again thanks to an impressive discount, this time of 69%, courtesy of HotelMap.