As one of the most central parks in London, Hyde Park is in a great location to base yourself in when you visit London. There are literally dozens of attractions, shops, restaurants and things to do and see nearby. Anyone who stays with us at the Piccadilly London West End will find themselves in a prime location for exploring the rest of the city. If you don’t want to venture too far afield, try our suggestions for top things to do near Hyde Park.
Oxford Street Shopping
Oxford Street is one of the most popular shopping areas in London and this retail lover’s dream is where you’ll find an unrivalled mixture of designer brands, high street labels and large department stores. Oxford Street links to Bond Street and Regent Street, two other great shopping streets, making it a Mecca for those looking to shop till they drop! Even if you’re on a modest budget, a spot of window shopping is a fun way to pass an hour or two.
Visit Kensington Palace
Kensington Palace is one of the many royal residences in London and it is located to the side of Hyde Park. Visitors can explore a number of highlights including the impressive Queen’s Staircase designed by Sir Christopher Wren, the royal quarters and Kensington Gardens. Kensington Palace also hosts a number of events and exhibitions throughout the year so it’s worth visiting the Palace’s web site after booking your stay at one of our hotels in the West End to see what’s scheduled.
Check Out Marble Arch
Marble Arch, is as the name suggests, a large arch made from marble. It’s also a long standing London landmark, both architecturally and historically. It was originally designed by Josh Nash in 1827 to be one of the entrances to Buckingham Palace, but it has since been relocated to just outside one of Hyde Park’s main entrances.
The Duke of Wellington Museum: Apsley House
After the famous battle of Waterloo, the first Duke of Wellington bought Apsley House, later adding the Waterloo Gallery. The Duke of Wellington Museum is one of London’s lesser known museums, but it is well worth checking out for those that are you interested in art, portraiture and London’s history. Apsley House itself has one of the most exclusive addresses in the city – Number One, London.
Visit The Royal Albert Hall
The Royal Albert Hall is one of London’s most iconic music venues and it hosts a number of Royal and prestigious events throughout the year, as well as music concerts and comedy nights. The hall was opened by Queen Victoria in 1871 and has since become an iconic part of British culture. The Royal Albert Hall is impressive to see from the outside, but there are also tours available.
At The Piccadilly London West End we take the time to offer our guests guidance and help when planning their London itinerary, ensuring nothing is missed. With so many hotels in West End it is important that we set ourselves apart from the rest in terms of accommodation and service. Get in touch to find out more.