The Park Grand Hotel collection are located in some of the best neighbourhoods in London. With 6 different hotels to choose from, the placement of these iconic hotels has been strategically planned so you can get the most out of your London visit. From historic townhouses to modernised corporate suites, each of the six comes with their own personality, and this goes for the surrounding areas as well. Spanning much of West and North West London, the Park Grand collection promises nearby amenities and easy travel routes to any part of the city and beyond.
But just what can you expect from the Park Grand Hotels and their neighbourhoods? With every district of London offering something different to tourists, we thought we’d give you a lowdown of what could be right on your doorstep during a stay in our accommodation. From the history of the areas to their nearby attractions, here’s a brief guide to the neighbourhoods of the Park Grand hotels.
Park Grand Lancaster Gate
With its contemporary furnishings, the Park Grand London Lancaster Gate is a West London home away from home. Set within a pristine Georgian townhouse, the Lancaster Gate hotel fits in perfectly with its luxurious West London surroundings.
Lancaster Gate History
With its English Baroque styled terraces all leading to the beautiful gothic spired Christ Church, it’s no surprise that the development of this affluent area took over ten years. Overseen by John Johnson and Sancton Wood, Lancaster Gate’s suburban bliss is built on the site of a tea garden and botanic nursery and many of the houses are now used as international embassies.
Lancaster Gate’s Park Grand is only a five-minute walk from Paddington Station, which is a main London terminus for national trains to the West of England, as well as to Heathrow Airport.
Part of the Bayswater area of West London, the 19th-century district overlooks Kensington Gardens and promises a broad variety of beautiful terraced roads and shopping districts. With the nearby Little Venice and Kensington Gardens provide scenic walking routes with a little more peace and quiet than other busier areas of London.
Park Grand Kensington
The Park Grand Hotel in Kensington is located on Hogarth Road and has a modern edge to its striking exterior. With complimentary WiFi, afternoon tea deals and a whole host of other amenities, this Kensington gem is easy to reach, comfortable and based right in the heart of the city’s tourist district.
Kensington was part of a Manor bequeathed to Geoffrey de Montbray after William the Conqueror’s victory in 1066. With this manor given to one of the wealthiest men in Normandy, it’s no surprise to find that the area was built up over the years.
Kensington’s Park Grand is located just a few minute’s walk from Earl’s Court Tube Station on the Circle, District, Hammersmith and City and Central Lines.
With the beautiful royal Kensington Gardens, just a stone’s throw from the hotel, other attractions include the famous Kensington Palace, home of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, alongside the free to visit Museum Row and Royal Albert Hall.
Park Grand Hyde Park
The Park Grand Hyde Park’s column fronted Georgian terraced look is indicative of the beautiful area around it. Just round the corner from Paddington Station, the grandeur of this beautiful hotel makes it instantly recognisable.
The surrounding area of Hyde Park and Paddington saw many changes throughout the centuries. From its beginnings as a manor estate in the county of Middlesex to its thriving tourism during the Great Exhibition of 1851, there’s no more perfect a place for a hotel to be located.
As mentioned, Paddington station is just around the corner, which provides transport links across the city through the District and Circle, Bakerloo and Hammersmith and City lines. Paddington Station also serves Heathrow and much of the West of England.
With the glamorous waterways, rolling bridges and eateries of the newly redeveloped Paddington Basin as well as Hyde Park’s thriving tourism, you won’t have to travel far to find tourist attractions in the Park Grand Hyde Park area.
Park Grand Paddington and Paddington Court
The Park Grand Paddington Court and Park Grand Paddington are two of the other Park Grand branded hotels located just around the corner of Paddington Station. This gives you easy access to the many attractions, pubs and royal parks and gardens in the vicinity, whilst also providing white stucco terraced buildings that seamlessly blend into the surrounding townhouses.
Park Grand Heathrow
Located at 449 Great West Road, the Park Grand London Heathrow is the anomaly in the Park Grand family, in that it isn’t located in the area around Hyde Park and Kensington Garden. Instead, the Heathrow branch focuses on easy and comfortable accommodation for guests staying in and around North West London. Whether it’s during the stopover in Heathrow or to give you easy access to the airport for your early morning flight, the impeccable service and sleek contemporary styled rooms at the Park Grand Heathrow offer more than just ease.
The surrounding area of Hounslow has a long history dating back millennia, it’s named even deriving from Hounds Mounds in Anglo Saxon. With its development into a priory in 1211 and its subsequent use as a barracks and encampment during the English Civil war, there’s plenty of history in the surrounding parks and manor houses. The latter include the historic Osterley, Syon and Hanworth Park House.
The easiest travel routes to the Park Grand Heathrow include the nearby Hounslow East and Osterley park stations, both of which run on the Piccadilly Line and through the nearby Heathrow Airport.
The parks and green spaces close to the Park Grand Heathrow include Lampton Park and Osterley House Park. The latter is well known for its grand manor house once owned by Thomas Gresham, a known associate of Queen Elizabeth I and a prominent banker. The house is now run by the National Trust and a restoration project is underway on the interior of the house, which will hopefully be opened to the public this year.