London is packed full of places where you can find all kinds of historic monuments and iconic landmarks but there’s nowhere quite like Pall Mall if you’re looking to get right to the heart of the city’s rich history.
There are all kinds of exciting things to see dotted around Pall Mall and you can experience all of them when you join us here at the luxurious Piccadilly Hotel London. If you’ve never visited the city before, it can be quite difficult finding your way around so we’ve put together a helpful list of must-see attractions.
There are many iconic streets and districts to discover in London but if you find yourself travelling around Pall Mall during your trip to the Piccadilly Hotel London, you won’t want to miss out on a chance to explore the historic Trafalgar Square. With a history that dates back hundreds of years, the beautiful square is home to some of the most iconic statues and buildings in the city. You can stroll around the square and snap pictures of the gorgeous fountains or take a look inside the National Gallery for an afternoon discovering amazing artwork.
10 Downing Street
Just on the other side of the famous St James’s park, you’ll find one of the most recognised residential buildings in the country. With a history spanning more than 300 years, 10 Downing Street is a cultural jewel in London’s architectural crown. For years, the house has been home to some of the country’s most iconic Prime Ministers and their families. From the polarising years of Margaret Thatcher to the war-torn era of Winston Churchill and Clement Atlee, the famous house has seen the rise and fall of countless administrations. Be sure to stop by on your trip to see the famous black door.
Take a short walk south of Pall Mall and you’ll find yourself at the banks of the country’s most famous waterway. There are many bridges that span the River Thames but none quite as historically iconic as Westminster Bridge. Located alongside the beautiful Westminster Palace, the bridge offers amazing views for budding photographers and those with an eye for architecture. Westminster Bridge was first opened in 1750 and has since stood as an iconic symbol of London’s history ever since. Be sure to take a walk across during your time in the city.
As you make your way across Westminster Bridge, you’ll come across one of the newest additions to London’s iconic city skyline. Although it may not have the rich history of other, older landmarks, the London Eye has become one of the most popular attractions in the city for visitors. Step inside one of the glass bubbles and wonder at the city below as you float 443 feet into the air. This may not be the most appealing activity for anyone afraid of heights but it is a London experience that you will not want to miss out on if you can help it.