Neighbourhood guide: Lisson Grove

It’s easy for anyone trying to find their way around the busy streets of London for the first time to feel more than a little confused. Trying to make the most of your time in the city can be difficult when you’re struggling to find your bearing but there are certain areas that you won’t want to overlook.

The Lisson Grove area is right around the corner from our Lancaster Gate hotels which means you’ll never be too far from all kinds of fun activities and attractions. Here are some of the must-see Lisson Grove spots that will make your stay at the Park Grand London Lancaster Gate Hotel extra special.

Sherlock Holmes Museum

Baker Street, London

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If you have a nose for mystery and a sense of adventure, take a stroll down Baker Street this month to the famous flat which housed everybody’s favourite mystery-solving duo. Enter the amazing world created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and discover secrets and stories that you never knew about. Explore the perfectly preserved building as you learn about the evolution of Sherlock Holmes, browse an amazing collection of memorabilia and hear some intriguing and captivating anecdotes about the life of the famous writer and his beloved fictional creations. This is a must-see if you’re staying at our Lancaster Gate hotels.

Madame Tussauds

Marylebone Road, London

Madame Tussauds Museum London

Have you ever wanted to hang out with your favourite celebrity or snap a selfie with a famous world leader? Well, this famous waxworks studio gives you the chance to do just that. Although the famous figures at Madame Tussauds may not be able to talk back- or at least they shouldn’t – you can still get some amazing photos that are sure to make your friends and social media followers jealous. From iconic musicians such as Ed Sheeran to acting giants like Brad Pitt and Benedict Cumberbatch, you’ll find a huge range of doppelgangers at one of London’s favourite attractions.

Abbey Road Studio

Abbey Road, London

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Any music fans will be very familiar with this famous address. During the height of Beatlemania, this iconic studio was where the Fab Four recorded one of their most popular albums. Not only did they record the music there, they also shot the photo for what became one of the most universally recognised album covers in history. Take a stroll up to Abbey Road to recreate the famous crossing shot and snap a selfie with the street sign.

Lord’s Cricket Ground

John’s Wood Road, London

lord cricket ground

Sports fans can get a real taste of history at one of London’s oldest and most iconic sporting venues. The Lord’s Cricket Ground was established in 1814 and has since hosted some of the biggest names in the sport’s history. Not only will you get the chance to see the grounds in a more intimate setting without the masses but a tour of the stadium will take you on a journey through the history of the club and show you areas of the ground that the public never usually get to see. This is an amazing opportunity for sports fans and would make a great gift for cricket lovers.

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