Guests at Lancaster Hall have an incredible range of things to see and do in London. All are within easy reach thanks to excellent public transport links and our nearness to Paddington and Lancaster Gate Underground Stations. Whether you are looking for a taste of art and culture, a walk through the capital’s parks and gardens, or just a great day out for the family, we promise you will never be short of options!
For anyone who could use a walk or some precious peace and quiet, the perfect answer is quite literally a walk in the park. Hyde Park is very near to the hotel, offering fresh air and a great deal to enjoy whether you find famous monuments or make friends with the squirrels and swans. At the west side of the park, Kensington Gardens is also full of interest, including the grandiose Kensington Palace and Albert Memorial, while the Diana Memorial Playground is an ideal stop off for families with kids.
A little further west there is also the tranquility of Holland Park and the elegant Kyoto Japanese Garden to enjoy. Or for a taste of open air theatre or a trip to London Zoo, Regent’s Park is just a short bus or boat trip north and also well worth a visit.
Just a walk or short bus or tube ride away are many of London’s most famous sights and visitor highlights. Heading north to Marylebone you have Madame Tussauds and attractions such as the Sherlock Holmes Museum. Or for those looking for a taste of history, pomp and ceremony, Buckingham Palace, The Imperial War Museums, Westminster and the Houses of Parliament are also just a short ride East.
Notting Hill’s famous Portobello Road Market is also within easy reach of the hotel. It can be reached on foot, or just a couple of stops by tube.
Although London can be expensive, it is also true that some of the very best places to visit have free entry, including various London museums and art galleries. Perhaps the best of all is the National Gallery (Trafalgar Square), where you can gaze at classics from Cezanne to Van Gogh without paying a penny or if modern art is more your thing, The Tate Modern is the place for you. Visit the blog for our lowdown on the top 10 free places to visit in London city centre.
Another huge draw for international visitors is London’s West End and its great variety of theatres and shows of all kinds. There are around 40 theatres in the West End alone, with vVenues such as the London Palladium, Lyceum and Theatre Royal at Haymarket needing little introduction. Throughout the year, a short bus or tube train journey from the hotel will take you to London’s vibrant, world famous theatre districts, with a glittering array of shows and musicals of all kinds. Do be wary with ticket prices however- it is usually best to plan well in advance and use official ticket vendors to avoid being stung by higher prices.