Our London Neighbourhood
Our 4 star boutique London Hotel, located in London’s fashionable Bayswater district, is the perfect base for exploring London. With the Royal Parks on our doorstep and Oxford Street, Marble Arch and the West End, just a short distance away, there is so much to see and do.
Marble Arch is a 19th-century white marble faced triumphal arch in London, England.
The structure was designed by John Nash in 1827 to be the state entrance to the cour d’honneur of Buckingham Palace; it stood near the site of what is today the three-bayed, central projection of the palace containing the well-known balcony.
In 1851 it was relocated and following the widening of Park Lane in the early 1960s is now sited, incongruently isolated, on a large traffic island at the junction of Oxford Street, Park Lane and Edgeware Road.
Hyde Park is one of the largest parks in London and one of the Royal Parks of London. It is famous for Kensington Palace and Speakers’ Corner
The park was the site of the Great Exhibition of 1851, for which the Crystal Palace was designed by Joseph Paxton.
Free speech and demonstrations have been a key feature of Hyde Park since the 19th century.
In the late 20th century, the park became known for holding large-scale free rock music concerts, featuring groups such as Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones and Queen.
One of the most famous shopping streets in the world – there are bargains galore as well as some serious luxury destinations – just a ten minute walk away.
Despite competition from other shopping centres such as Westfield Stratford City and the Brent Cross Shopping Centre, Oxford Street remains in high demand as a retail location, with several chains hosting their flagship stores on the street, and has a number of listed buildings.
The annual switching on of Christmas lights by a celebrity has been a popular event since 1959. As a popular retail area and main thoroughfare for London tourist.
Buckingham Palace is the London residence and administrative headquarters of the monarch of the United Kingdom.
Located in the City of Westminster, the palace is often at the center of state occasions and royal hospitality.
It has been a focal point for the British people at times of national rejoicing and mourning.
The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, is the world’s largest museum of decorative arts and design, housing a permanent collection of over 4.5 million objects.
It was founded in 1852 and named after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.
The Science Museum is one of three major museums on Exhibition Road in South Kensington, London. It was founded in 1857 and today is one of the city’s major tourist attractions, attracting 2.7 million visitors annually.
Located in the West London and is one of the most famous street markets in the world. It is a popular destination for Londoners and tourists alike.
Portobello is a combination of several markets in one place, Saturday being the day when all are in full swing.
Then you can experience a mile of hustle, haggle, colour and energy.
The feature of Saturdays is the opening of hundreds of antique and specialist shops and stalls.
There are some talented and bizarre street performers to be spotted too.
Kensington Palace is a royal residence set in Kensington Gardens, in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in London, England.
Kensington Palace is a working Royal residence.
Of great historical importance, Kensington Palace was the favourite residence of successive sovereigns until 1760.
It is also the birthplace and childhood home of Queen Victoria.
Madame Tussauds is a wax museum in London with smaller museums in a number of other major cities.
It was founded by wax sculptor Marie Tussaud. Madame Tussauds is a major tourist attraction in London, displaying the waxworks of famous and historic people and also popular film.
Madame Tussaud’s wax museum became a major tourist attraction in London, incorporating (until 2010) the London Planetarium in its west wing and a large animated dark ride, The Spirit of London, opened in 1993.
Today’s wax figures at Tussauds include historical and royal figures, film stars, sports stars, and famous murderers. Madame Tussaud’s wax museum became a major tourist attraction in London, incorporating (until 2010) the London Planetarium in its west wing and a large animated dark ride, The Spirit of London, opened in 1993. Today’s wax figures at Tussauds include historical and royal figures, film stars, sports stars, and famous murderers. It is known as “Madame Tussauds” museums (no apostrophe) since 2007.