As one of the largest cities in the world, London has no end of possibilities for days out. For guests at the Park Grand Hounslow you can be sure that with the brilliant transport links via the Piccadilly line you can get to almost any part of London in little time at all. Here are a few suggestions for palces to visit when staying in the city.
Have a drink on a rooftop bar
Although London’s climate means that you can’t quite drink on rooftops all year round, on the sunnier days of the better weathered half (quarter) of the year, you can find many options dotted around the city. This also often means that you will get great views of the city whilst enjoying some very professional cocktails.
The London Eye
For newcomers to the city, the London Eye is a must visit. Found on the South Bank, this 135 metre structure gives incredible views from the 32 different air-conditioned ovoidal passenger capsules. The rotation takes about half an hour full circle and from here you can really get a good idea of Londons incredible size.
Get a taste of the Tate
The two Tate Galleries in London focus on contemporary international art and limited exhibitions. Here you can find the best from artists such as David Hockney and Robert Rauschenberg. The Tate Britain is located in the Pimlico area of London whilst the Tate Modern is near Blackfriars. Both museums have guided tours available and great eating, drinking and shop choices.
The Little Angel Theatre
Based in Islington, the Little Angel Theatre has a focus on puppetry and lets people of all ages involve the performance art form in accessible and fun shows. For the past 50 years the Little Angel Theatre has been creating its own in house shows whilst also touring them nationally and internationally whislt also welcoming to its stage theatre companies from across the globe. If you are visiting London with kids this is a great chance to introduce them to the world of puppetry and theatre.
The National Portrait Gallery
The National Gallery was founded in 1824 and holds over 2300 works of art dating from the 1300’s to 1900. This gives visitors a great idea of the evolution of art over hundreds of years. Not only this, but the gallery offers complimentary tours meaning that you can learn from experts about the details behind the painting and painters.
Found right in the centre of the city, Hyde Park plays host for many amazing attractions. For the kids there is the Princess Diana memorial which consists of an extensive playground whilst you can also take a trip on the Serpentine Lake via rowing boat. The park is one of London’s Royal Parks, originally created for the use of the royal family for hunting purposes. Another notable attraction in Hyde Park is the Speakers Corner. Here debaters, storytellers and philosophers have a free space where they can discuss and give their opinion on subjects of their own choosing, often amassing a large audience and promoting social debate about current affairs.