So you’re getting to enjoy London for a couple of hours, how marvellous! If you’ve been here before you know that there’s plenty to do – never enough time to inhale everything that is British. As such, it’s a good idea to return for quick trips. Here are a few things you might not have done on your last trip to the grand capital!
- Visit Boxpark in Shoreditch
If you’re looking for the ultimate pop-up spot hit up Boxpark in Shoreditch – it’s worth leaving your trusted room at Park Grand London Hotel, and that says a lot. It’s a great spot to find fun trinkets for friends and family, and divulge in a fashion sense that no one at home will have access to.
And don’t worry about a rumbling stomach! Boxpark has plenty of food and drink options. The area accommodates to dietary restrictions but maintains a street food vibe that everyone seems to love.
- London Tea Exchange
After you’ve enjoyed the rumble and tumble of Boxpark, head down to Brick Lane to have some tea at the London Tea Exchange, it’ll give you some time to stroll down Brick Lane and maybe pop into one of the areas many vintage stores. This area is like the hipster version of where Park Grand Paddington Court. Sip on your tea and enjoy the scenery of one of the busiest streets in East London.
- Have a Bagel-isious lunch at Beigel Bake
Open 24/7, Bagel Bake is known for its bagels filled with salt beef and salmon at a low cost. Regardless of the hour and or day – there’s always a lineup. Remember to bring cash as they do not accept cards. It’s a great way to grab a quick lunch and enjoy the rest of what the area has to offer. It’ll keep you full and energetic for many kilometres. If you’re a vegetarian, hit up their cream cheese bagel – it’s just as tasty and worth leaving a comfortable bed at Park Grand London Lancaster Gate for.
- Wander the Barbican Conservatory
Hit up the tube or order an Uber heading to the barbican Conservatory! It’s a large greenhouse with an exhibition centre. It’s an artsy conservatory in the city with over 2,000 plants and exotic fish. It’s a great place to go if you want to leave the hustle and bustle for a second and do a little meditation. Head back to the Park Grand London Heathrow for a little nap if you have time – the Barbican is sure to have relaxed you to the max.
- For the traveller who loves a good read
If you’re into the written word, head over to Marylebone to enjoy the likes of Daunt Books, it’s an independent bookshop that’s been open since 1990 – can you believe that’s a long time ago, already? 1990 was like two seconds ago. I digress, the building is Edwardian, and all the books are arranged by countries of the world which makes browsing an exciting experience.