Hotel Büyük Londra is located in the liveliest neighborhood of Istanbul, Beyoğlu or as called nowadays Taksim, where one can have the greatest choice of cafes, restaurants, nightlife, bookstores and cultural activities such as exhibitions, concerts and theaters.
Two museums Pera Museum, İstanbul Modern Museum share the same street with the hotel and Galata Dervish House is on the parallel street İstiklal, which is the longest pedestrian street in the city.
HOW TO GET?
BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT
Our hotel is right next to Tepebaşı
bus stop and quite close to Şişhane Metro Station
, and about 1 km distance to the famous Taksim Square
. For public transport, a card called “İstanbul Kart
” will be necessary. The cost is about 8 TL. For ease of finding routes and timetables, smart phone applications such as Moovitapp
and offline maps such as maps.me will be handy. You can also check Istanbul Municipality’s website, or download their application Mobiett
. Other points of interest, like Sultanahmet Square, Topkapı Palace, Hagia Sophia, Grand Bazaar etc. can easily be accessed by public transport.
FROM THE AIRPORTS BY SHUTTLE BUSES
From Istanbul Airport,
you can take Havaist
shuttle buses to Taksim
stop. These buses cost 25 TL, and take off nearly every 20 mins. When you arrive at the final stop, you can take city buses or a taxi to our hotel. For bus, just walk to the Taksim
Bus Stop, which is about 200 meters from there and get on any bus. (all buses from Taksim
arrive at Tepebaşı
Bus Stop which is about 150 meters to our hotel, after three stops). Taxis will cost app. 10-15 TL. From Sabiha Gökçen
Airport, you can take Havabus
shuttle bus to Taksim
FROM THE AIRPORTS BY TAXI
Taxis in Istanbul have to use meters. As of July 2020, a taxi from Istanbul Airport costs about 130 TL, and a taxi from Sabiha Gökçen Airport costs about 170 TL.
The Municipality of Istanbul has recently started an application called iTaksi, which you can download on your phone, and call the nearest registered taxi, using the application.
If you use taxis, here are Turkish instructions for drivers to find hotel easily:
“Taksim istikametinden gelirken: 3. ışıklardan (İngiliz konsolosluğunun önünden )sola dönün daha sonra sağa dönün. 50 mt ilerde soldayız. Unkapanı istikametinden gelirken: Unkapanı köprüsünü geçtikten sonra 3. ışıklardan sağa dönün sonra tekrar sağa dönün 50 mt ilerde soldayız. Ayrıca yeni TRT binasının tam karşısındayız.”