The Park Lane Mews is in the heart of Mayfair and is close to many of London's top attractions. The city is over 2000 years old with a history unlike many other cities and there is always something exciting to experience, from world famous heritage sites, to award winning West End shows, to Michelin starred restaurants and traditional pubs, to Art Galleries, Museums, shopping streets and many more.
Are you planning on visiting London? Well, there’s plenty to do in England’s Capital City.
London is full of history, mixed together with modern amenities, that has visitors coming back for more. Are you planning on visiting Buckingham Palace, or taking a walk along the River Thames?
Here at the Park Lane Mews Hotel, situated in London’s prestigious Mayfair district, we’ve compiled a list of the best things to do in London.
Just click on the links to see how far away everything is from our hotel.
There are lots of museums and art galleries to visit in London. Whether you’re interested in fashion, history or nature, there’s something that will cater for you.
The Natural History Museum boasts a collection of the biggest, tallest and rarest animals in the world. Inside you'll find a life-sized Blue Whale, a 40-million-year-old spider, and the beautiful Central Hall. Entry is free but special exhibitions require tickets. Nearest Underground Station is South Kensington. www.nhm.ac.uk
The Victoria and Albert Museum tells a 3,000-year history of the decorative arts, with over 2,000 objects from all four corners of the globe, from furniture, paintings and sculpture to metalwork, glass and textiles. Conveniently situated next door to the Science and Natural History Museum the nearest Underground Station is South Kensington. www.vam.ac.uk
The Science Museum is the most visited science and technology museum in Europe. There are over 15,000 objects on display. You can experience what it’s like to fly with the Red Arrows or blast off into space on an Apollo space mission in the 3D and 4D simulators or watch a film on a screen taller than 4 double-decker buses in the IMAX 3D Cinema.
The Tate Modern is located on the banks of the Thames, Britain's national museum of modern and contemporary art. Its unique shape is due to it previously being a power station. Inside you'll find temporary exhibitions by top artists from Damien Hirst to Gauguin. The gallery's restaurants offer fabulous views across the city. Entry is free.
Here’s a list of London museums that you can visit:
As well as lots of attractions to visit in London, England’s capital also has plenty of green space in which you can unwind.
The Park Lane Mews Hotel is just a short walk away from Hyde Park, one of the greatest city parks in the world. You can take part in many outdoor events like Hard Rock Calling or Proms in the Park, cycling or boating, playing tennis or football. You can discover Kensington Gardens and Speakers Corner and visit the fascinating buildings and monuments.
Here’s a list of London Parks that you can visit:
There are a number of landmarks in London that are known around the world. Each London landmark offers something different, so whatever your taste, there’s a famous place for you to visit.
A gentle wander from the hotel though Green Park, towards Victoria and across The Mall brings you to Buckingham Palace, the London Residence of Her Majesty The Queen. During the summer months visitors to the Palace are able to tour The State Rooms, Queen's Gallery and The Royal Mews. The Changing of The Guard can be seen on most days. www.changing-the-guard.com
Westminster has one of the largest concentrations of London's historic and prestigious landmarks and visitor attractions, including Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey. The Houses of Parliament have been the seat of the government of England for almost a thousand years. To get to Westminster from The Park Lane Mews take the Jubilee Underground Line one stop from Green Park to Westminster.
Here’s a list of famous London landmarks that you can visit:
Whether you’re taking in a West End Musical, or want something a little more intimate, there are plenty of plays and musicals on offer in London during 2013.
The Park Lane Mews Hotel is a 10 -15 minute walk away from London's energetic Theatre District also known as the West End. The West End is famous for its shows, shops, restaurants, bars and pubs.
There are many long running plays on offer in London’s West End. These include:
Les Misérables – Queen's Theatre
The Phantom of the Opera – Her Majesty's Theatre
Mamma Mia! – Novello Theatre
The Lion King – Lyceum Theatre
We Will Rock You – Dominion Theatre
Stomp – Ambassadors Theatre
Billy Elliot the Musical – Victoria Palace Theatre
The 39 Steps – Criterion Theatre
Wicked – Apollo Victoria Theatre
With over 30,000 shops, London is one of the most famous Fashion Capitals of the world. From huge department stores to fashion boutiques, antique markets and galleries it is one of the world centres for fashion, lifestyle and music.
London has something for every style. Covent Garden, Oxford Street and Carnaby Street are perfect for casual shopping and all are within walking distance from the Hotel. Park Lane Mews Hotel is ten minutes walk from the designers and jewellers of Bond Street and Harrods and Harvey Nichols in Knightsbridge just a 15 minute walk.
There’s always the shopping mecca of Westfield Mall at White City or Westfield Stratford City if the weather is gloomy.
Selfridges dominates the west end of Oxford Street and is one of the finest and most famous department stores in the world. Across six floors and over ten acres of shopping space, you can find all the latest designer collections, toys and gifts for all ages.
To get to Selfridges from The Park Lane Mews Hotel, you can take a 10-15 minute walk through Mayfair to Oxford Street or travel one stop on the Jubilee Line to Bond Street.
Here’s a list of London shopping areas that you can visit: