If you decide to be adventurous and explore the hidden depths of the capital, then take the pedestrian subway below Harrow Road and Edgeware Road, and you will come across a secreted corner of culture. The Subway Gallery is situated right under famous landmarks such as Paddington Green, the Metropole Hilton Hotel and the Marylebone flyover, and specialises in works by contemporary artists.
The gallery was conceived and curated by artist and entrepreneur Robert Gordon McHarg on the 6th June, 2006. The space itself was a 1960s kiosk with glass walls, which used to be a shoe repair shop, and this creates an entirely unique and innovative platform for modern art. So, if you have decided to venture this far underground, then it would be a crying shame not to take a sneaky peek as to what’s happening in this fabulous gallery.
The opening times are from 11am to 7pm Monday to Saturday, and the nearest tube station can be found at Edgeware Road Station, just a couple of minutes’ walk away. If you are driving, then there are plenty of options available to you. You can either park at the Q-Park Church Street, NCP Edgeware Street or NCP Crawford Street, which are all ideal for long-term stays as well as short visits.
For fine dining and cheap eats, there are plenty of restaurants, bistros and cafes situated right by the Subway Gallery, all of which are considered to be of exceptional quality. Trawler Trash is considered one of the most exciting additions to the ever-changing foodie market, as it offers delicious cuisine which will suit any budget, and the customer service is second to none. Machiya is an absolute must if you are a sushi lover, and if you are dying for a pizza fix then Quartieri has an amazing assortment of mouth-watering delicacies on offer.
Alfie’s Antique Market is the only place to go if you want to pick up some gorgeous vintage bargains, and find something quaint, quirky and timeless. ME &EM is a real shopper’s haven, as it offers stunning pieces which will look the part on any catwalk, and is a favourite of both Tatler and Vogue. See, you really will be in esteemed company if you choose to take a look inside and browse the latest must-have seasonal buys.
The Park Grand London Lancaster Gate Hotel is the ideal place to spend a weekend away, and forget all of the hassles of your day-to-day working life. Even though it is situated in the heart of the city centre, you will still feel completely relaxed and at ease with your surroundings. Take a well-deserved break and let someone look after you for a change!