With so much to do in and around London, it can be a little confusing for first-timers trying to plan their city break. With so many famous boroughs, districts, squares and streets offering all kinds of interesting things to see, you may be wondering where the best place to start is.
Our Hyde Park Paddington hotels offer a perfect home base for you on your travels through London. The central location and convenient transport links mean that you can get to the places you need to be and experience everything the city has to offer. To get you started we’ve selected a few exciting spots close to home.
Experience the type of luxurious high-end shopping that London is famous for on one of the city’s most iconic streets. The long stretch of shops, boutiques and department stores has become a bustling hub of excitement for shoppers from all over the world and you won’t want to miss out on a trip to Oxford Street if you decide to stay at our Paddington hotels London. Browse the rails at some of the biggest designer shops in the world to find everything from elegant dresses and vintage jeans to diamond watches and antique jewellery.
Lord’s Cricket Ground
St John’s Wood Road, London
Cricket lovers and sports fans will love the chance to see one of the oldest sports venues in London and explore the grounds that have held some of the biggest cricketing events and tournaments in history. The iconic Lord’s Cricket Ground regularly draws in millions of people every year from around the world to watch the England team face off against international teams. If you’re looking to experience the rich history of sport in London, be sure to head over to the famous club and take one of the regularly orchestrated tours.
Abbey Road Studios
Abbey Road, London
A short trip north from our Hyde Park Paddington hotels is where you’ll find one of the world’s most famous recording studios. What was once a quaint studio hidden on a quiet street in London became world famous after the release of the iconic Abbey Road album by the Beatles. Ever since the world first saw the Fab Four make their way over the crossing at Abbey Road people from everywhere have flocked to the location to recreate the iconic album cover and snap a selfie next to the street sign. If you’re a fan of the famous rock and roll quartet, be sure to visit Abbey Road while you’re in the city.
Visiting this London hotspot will require a short Tube journey but no trip to England’s capital would be complete without experiencing the electric atmosphere of Soho. With a bustling retail district and one of the most exciting bar scenes in the city, Soho is a regular hangout for part-seekers and celebrities. Being so close to the West End means that Soho is one of the most culturally rich areas in London and is definitely worth adding to your bucket list.