London is home to some of the most exciting and vibrant districts and neighbourhoods, which make it a treat to explore on holiday in the city. From Kensington to Notting Hill, there is so much to see and do in the city, making it one of the most sought-after holiday spots in the world.
One such captivating section of the city is Lancaster Gate that lies in close proximity of Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park, two major tourist draws by themselves. Those planning a trip to the British capital and seeking Central London accommodation will do well to stay in the area at a luxury property like the Park Grand Lancaster Gate hotel.
Some of the places to explore and things to do in the area are:
Hyde Park: Just a stone’s throw from the hotel Hyde Park is definitely a great place to begin a tour of the city. Situated in the heart of the British capital it feels like a world away from the hustle and bustle of the city. A wonderful getaway to while away a few peaceful hours surrounded by amazing natural beauty and a variety of family-friendly activities. Whether you enjoy a relaxing picnic or get your cultural fix at the Serpentine Art Gallery in the park, a visit to Hyde Park is always a very pleasurable experience.
Kensington Gardens: A visit to Kensington Palace and Gardens is another not to miss experience in London. Join a guided tour of the palace and learn about its history, its former and current occupants and see the impressive collection of antiques and art that adorn the palace. After a tour of the palace explore its beautiful gardens that are home to a variety of installations and attractions, which make it a fascinating place to tour at leisure.
Little Venice: The waterways of Little Venice are among the most picturesque sights in London and are a great spot for photography and spending some quiet downtime away from the crowds of central London. There are barges that play the various meandering canals and ride aboard one of them is an interesting way to get a new perspective of the city and its prominent attractions. This is also a great area to explore on foot and take a pit stop at any of the quaint cafes or restaurants that line the backs of the canals.
Enjoy a spot of magic: Head to The Magic Hour to enjoy an evening of Victorian-era magic and skulduggery from a cardsharp and conjurer, who is a master of his art. With a limited number of people allowed in for every performance, it is a fun way to spend a few hours getting entertained the old-fashioned way.
Take a bike tour of Notting Hill: Another fabulous way to enjoy the sights and sounds of trendy Notting Hill, apart from being an eco-friendly and athletic mode of transport is taking a bike tour of the neighbourhood. These are for riders of all levels from novices to seasoned bikers.