There are some parts of London life that are considered a must for tourists and visitors – from foodie experiences to historical sites, cultural tours, and some of the most innovative and immersive attractions in the city.
With a central base in one of the hotels near Hyde Park London, tourists are well primed to explore all corners of the city – with this blog outlining our pick of the top 9 things to do.
- Eat at Borough Market
What better place to start than with a look at one of the city’s very best places to grab a bite to eat. From ingredients for dinner to lunch on the go, Borough Market combines delicacies and flavours from its many vendors and suppliers, with an immersive and vibrant atmosphere.
- Book a trip up to the Sky Garden
The Sky Garden is a completely free spot from which to enjoy some of the best skyline views of London. Make sure you book in advance to avoid disappointment though, as you need a ticket to enter!
- Climb the O2
While we’re on the topic of views, Up at the O2 is an experience which invites people to clip into a harness and walk over the exterior dome of the O2 arena. A great place from which to enjoy London’s very best views, stretching all the way towards your Hyde Park international hotel in the distance.
- Enjoy afternoon tea at a London hotel restaurant
What better way to immerse yourself in British culture than with a traditional Park Grand Lancaster Gate afternoon tea – serving small sandwiches and bitesize sweet treats with scones, a cup of tea, and a glass of fizz (if you upgrade your package). Served somewhere between lunch and dinner time, this is a meal that will keep you satisfied for hours – introducing you to some classic British flavours.
- Watch a West End Musical
There is no better way to spend an evening in London than at the theatre, with the plethora of adult and family-friendly musicals and shows ensuring that there is something for everyone.
- Wander Little Venice
As you head towards north London you will come across the Regent’s Canal, which branches off the main River Thames and presents a quaint setting with small bridges, canal boats, and plenty of paths and cafes to enjoy.
- Hire a Boris Bike
With rental spots outside most of the central hotels including the Park Grand London, Boris Bikes are incredibly easy to come by and present a unique and exciting way of getting around the city. Faster than walking but giving you the freedom to see and enjoy the sights as you pass by.
- Visit some of the free museums
The British Museum, National Portrait Gallery, Tate Modern, and parts of the V&A are all completely free to explore – making them a great go-to for a rainy day in London.
- Walk along The Mall
Made even more famous by the recent coronation, a walk along The Mall towards Buckingham Palace is incredibly impressive and provides insight into one of the most important buildings in the whole of England. Look out for the guards who stand tall just inside the gates with their tall black hats and red uniforms and be sure to look out for the Union Jack which indicates the King is in residence.