one of the first underground rail services in London, London Paddington has since grown to become to one of the biggest commercial and tourist hubs of the city. A short walk away from our hotels, the station offers services to various destinations in the country, including round the clock trips to London's Heathrow airport. On another note, the Paddington bear has also received its name from this area of London.
Bayswater And Queensway
Shopping destinations located nearby include the Bayswater road, home to the Whiteleys shopping mall. Nearby Queensway also boasts of the Bayswater Road Arts Exhibition, a unique display of original artwork by over 250 artists.
The Hyde Park area boasts of a number of tourist attractions, including the serpentine solar shuttle- a scenic cruise on the serpentine lake, which cuts across the picturesque Hyde Park. Completely powered by solar energy, this ride is not only eco friendly, but also temperature controlled to operate in all weathers. The area also has other attractions such as the serpentine gallery, the Kensington Gardens, the Princess Diana memorial fountain, and the famed Buckingham Palace- official home to UK's monarchy.
West End Theatres
The West End, a popular term used to refer to the professional theatre circuit in London, and is considered to be on par with New York's broadway. Located in and around the Shaftesbury Avenue (named after the philanthropist Lord Shaftesbury), the theatres offer a vast array of entertainment to those interested in the finer arts. For those in search of more exciting fare, the London Trocadero centre offers a vast variety of shops, cinemas and other attractions.
London's famed china town is a right royal treat to those in love with Chinese cuisine. With over a 100 big and small restaurants, cuisines from all corners of china are available - from Szechuan to Hakka. A short walk away from the Piccadilly Circus tube station and West End theatres, its location ensures that it's bustling with activity all throughout the day. A must visit destination for the food lover!
A 10 minute journey from Piccadilly Circus leads you to the heart of London's shopping district - Oxford Street. Home to the biggest retailers, you will everything you need on this one road - from designer brands to shops selling souvenirs and trinkets.
From street performers and craft stalls to boutiques and elegant restaurants - Covent Garden has something for everyone. A regular destination for UK's A list celebrities, this neo classical 17th century piazza represents the best of what London has to offer. This area also has one of London's highest concentration of eateries, so if you are tired of a hectic day of shopping, look no further. Other nearby attractions include the royal opera house and the London transport museum.
Soho epitomises what most Londoners regard as 'cool' and 'hip'. Located in the heart of the capital and a 5 minute walk from the Piccadilly Circus tube station, China town and Leicester square, this area of London has a rich history spanning since the 17th century. Known for its trendy bars, restaurants and clubs, Soho's nightlife is world famous and is popular with both the gay community and theatregoers dropping by for pre show drinks.
One of the most luxurious areas of London, the borough of Kensington and Chelsea are home to some of London's richest. The area boasts of a strong historical background, dating back to the Saxon era. Some of the most popular attractions include the Kensington gardens and the Albert memorial. It is also home to a large array of museums including the V&A, natural history and the science museums. For those interested in a bit of shopping and eating out, high street Kensington and the Portobello road market offers the perfect get away and is located closeby.