There are plenty of places around London to find iconic attractions and historic landmarks. If you’re looking to discover the hidden treasures of the city however, there are few places as exciting as St George’s Fields.
After a relaxing night’s sleep at the Lancaster Gate Hotel Hyde Park, start your day off right with a delicious breakfast at Lancaster Gate before heading out and exploring the local area. If you’ve never been to the city before, this guide will help you find the best landmarks near St George’s Fields.
Marble Arch, London
Just around the corner from the Park Grand Lancaster Gate, at the corner of the famous Hyde Park, you’ll find this iconic triumphal arch standing tall and proud in the centre of the bustling city streets. Designed in 1827 by John Nash, the marble-faced arch was created as the official entrance to the grounds of Buckingham Palace. Marble Arch is one of the many iconic structures in London that attracts shutterbugs and history-seekers every day. If you’re looking for photo opportunities to document your trip, it doesn’t get much better than this.
Kensington Gardens, London
Take a stroll through the beautiful Kensington Gardens and discover one of the most historic and breathtaking works of architectural art in the city. Kensington Palace has stood in the heart of the gorgeous greenery for centuries and is still one of the most popular tourist destinations in London. Not only is the building itself beautiful, it holds a lot of history and hidden treasures within. The historic house was the birthplace of Queen Victoria and houses a selection of artwork from the Royal Collection.
Many people will be familiar with the famous US president, Franklin Roosevelt but you may not be aware of the strong relationship between him and Winston Churchill during the war. This relationship helped to resolve conflict and create a lasting bond between the two nations. Take a stroll through the beautiful streets of Mayfair and snap a picture of this iconic statue which stands on top of a huge stone pillar. This may not be the most famous landmark but it holds a lot of history so be sure to check it out.
Princess Diana Memorial Fountain
Hyde Park, London
This beautiful work of art in the centre of Hyde Park was designed and built in memory of the beloved Princess Diana. The one-of-a-kind fountain was conceived to represent the uniqueness of the Princess and since it was first opened, has provided a place for friends and families to come together and enjoy the beauty of the park. This is a must-see for anyone visiting the city in search of a Royal connection.
If you only have a limited amount of time in London – perhaps due to a short business trip or other work commitments- there are a handful of places that you must see before you leave. At the top of that list is the famous Buckingham Palace. As the official residence of the Monarch, the palace is always surrounded by excited tourists looking to snap a picture of the amazing structure and the colourful guards who patrol the grounds.