Even though Lancaster Gate has easy access to the buzzing sights and sounds of central London, you don’t need to go anywhere at all to experience several of London’s famous landmark attractions.
From traditional English parks to giant mega malls, here are a few of many sights and attractions near Lancaster Gate; which can easily be explored while staying at Park Grand Lancaster Gate Hotel.
Hyde Park is home to several landmark pieces of English heritage. Opened in 1637, Hyde Park is a host to concerts, sculptures, lakes and exhibitions as well as 35 acres of lush open greenery.
Go on a Walking Tour and discover Hyde Park’s rich past and transformation from pig farm (‘piggery’) to modern day English landmark. Other tours will teach you the history of Queen Victoria or the history of English Christmas traditions.
Located opposite Marble Arch tube station, Speakers’ Corner is a place of public discussion. Any citizen from any walk of life can rise up and express their views on any topic that they so wish. From the late 19th century onwards, this has been a place where people have gathered to listen, speak, ridicule, discuss and think. Needless to say, it can often get lively and heated at Speakers’ Corner as fascinating, eclectic theories and topics are brought to light and debated over, the audience often pitching in.
Make your way down anytime throughout the week to experience a display of Free Speech.
Kensington Gardens and Palace
Kensington Palace was the childhood home of Queen Victoria. Now a lavish museum filled with her stories and mysteries, you could lose yourself for days in this timeless realm of Victorian finery and Royal sensibilities.
Beyond the palace are the Kensington Gardens, which is home to the Serpentine Galleries and the Albert Memorial. Filled with iconic sculptures, like the famous Peter Pan statue, now over 100 years old, this haven of culture will satiate your curiosity of English heritage.
Who could visit a major city without a treating yourself to a shopping trip or two? If you’re done with museum excursions and culture outings and just want to relax and indulge in a bit of holiday shopping, Lancaster Gate is at the center of the perfect places to go.
To the east of Lancaster Gate you have the iconic Oxford Circus district, which is famous for its range of retail outlets and buzzing atmosphere. Since it’s construction during the late 19th century, Oxford Circus has become the busiest pedestrian intersection in London!
And to the west of Lancaster Gate is Westfield Shopping Centre. This mall has over 350 retail stores, from high –end designer brands to toy shops, so you will feel spoilt for choice about where to start your shopping experience. There’s also a 17 screen cinema (with 3D screens available) as well as a food court, and all of this stays open until 10pm.