While many of us see breaks away in different cities as a time to relax and enjoy our time doing next to nothing, others like to be more active when they take a break.
If you’re planning a trip to London and want to factor in some physical exercise and activities with your family, why not plan a trip to the Paddington Recreation Ground?
Situated in a park in Maida Vale, City of Westminster, it lies just north of Paddington and is the ideal spot to enjoy a day out with family and friends. There’s so much to do here and it’s a great way to fill your day in an enjoyable and active way.
All that exercise and walking around tired you out? Make your way back to your room at the Park Grand London Lancaster Gate where you can rest aching limbs and tired bodies by enjoying a hot bubble bath and preparing for an early night. If you’re a bit of a night owl and are not ready to go to bed yet, use your room to get ready in then head out on the town for a night of fun with friends.
Before that though, take the time to explore Paddington Recreation Ground and all that it has to offer with our handy guide.
Enjoy a leisurely stroll in the large grounds
The outdoor space at Paddington Recreation Ground is noted as being the earliest public athletic ground of its kind in London, so it’s well worth a visit here, even if it is only to stroll around and admire the greenery.
It’s the largest area of parkland within the City of Westminster, so there’s plenty of space for children to run around and you to explore. The ground is recognised as a site of local importance for nature conservation too, so you can expect to see a lot of gorgeous grass and wildlife, perfect for the outdoorsy type.
Any long walk should be followed by a relaxing evening in, so continue the stroll back to your room at one of our hotels near Lancaster Gate, where a comfy bed will be waiting for you. You’ll need it after spending the day on your feet!
Get competitive with a game of tennis
There’s nothing wrong with a bit of friendly competition, so round up your friends and family and head to the tennis courts. The ground benefits from 13 floodlit courts, meaning you’ll never be short of space. There is a range of tarmac and synthetic surfaces, making it the ideal place for anyone who loves to play tennis, regardless of ability. Challenge your friends or show the little ones how to get involved and just enjoy being in the fresh air.
Tennis can be tiring, so why not make use of public transport links and head back to your room at the Park Grand London Lancaster Gate? Here you can unwind, relax and spend the night in your suite watching films with your family.
Keep active in the gym
It may be winter, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start preparing your summer body now. Hit the gym at the Paddington Recreation Ground, which has recently been refurbished and now has over 70 stations, meaning there is something for everyone.