London is a massive city with so much to see and do during a visit, so squeezing it all into one day can feel like a rush and impossible to do well.
From sightseeing to shopping, visiting museums, eating delicious food and strolling around gorgeous parks, you could easily fill a whole week with fun activities that the whole family will love, but when you’re pushed for time you want to be sure that you see the best that the capital has to offer.
Below are some suggestions for several fun things that you can do during a 24 hour stay at the Hotel Park Grand Paddington.
Visit the Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road, Kensington, SW7 5BD
For a fun and educational day out with the whole family, head to the Natural History Museum, which is home to a range of different specimens all taken from different segments of history. Spend time taking in the dinosaur exhibition, which the little ones are guaranteed to find fascinating. During a visit here, you’ll also be able to see a life-sized blue whale, a 40-million-year old spider and stroll around the beautiful central hall. The Natural History Museum is conveniently situated near to the Kensington Hotel so it couldn’t be easier to access while you are staying with us.
Enjoy an afternoon in Hyde Park
When you only have one day to experience London, one place you must visit is Hyde Park. Spanning across 350 acres, this Grade I listed manor park is one of the most gorgeous outside spaces in the city. Before you head out from your room at the Hotel Park Grand Paddington, be sure to wrap up warm so you can spend some time strolling around the rambling meadows.
If you’ve got the children with you, be sure to pay a visit to Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Playground. Find a park bench and enjoy some peace and quiet while the little ones get stuck in discovering this magnificent play area. They’ll especially love clamouring on the large pirate ship that is situated in the middle of the playground.
If you are visiting Hyde Park on a Sunday afternoon, check out Speaker’s Corner. Located on the north-east edge of the park, here you will witness public protests and speeches, which is a great way to gain insight into the viewpoints of the people that reside in London.
Visit Brick Lane Market
Brick Lane, London, E1 5HA
For a true taste of London life and culture, a trip to a market is a must, and they don’t get much better than Brick Lane Market. Spanning across several streets, head here to browse a wide range of goods including vintage clothes, furniture, shoes and loads more. Feeling peckish? There are also a number of street food vendors operating in the area, serving up a variety of delicious options.