For guests of the Grand Park Hotel Hounslow, the world is your oyster when it comes to exploring London. One of the many areas you can visit is the area surrounding Oxford Circus. Serving the Bakerloo, Victoria and Central lines, Oxford Circus station was opened in 1900 and is one of the busiest stations for travel in central London with over 92 million entrances and exits a year and 6 platforms. The area around the underground station is deserving of such large numbers, as one of the main commercial streets for retail and high street brands. The high quality shopping choices is not the only reason that people come to Oxford Street, there are a variety of other activities that visitors can choose from.
Buy Tickets for BBC Radio
One cultural way to escape the high street throng is to apply for tickets at the British Broadcasting House. At one of the BBC’s main studios, visitors can buy tickets to see live recordings of radio plays and panel shows from the brilliant variety of shows recorded for BBC’s Radio 4. This gives any tourist interested in the arts an opportunity to explore England’s rich culture of Radio shows.
The Photographer’s Gallery
Founded in 1974, the Photographer’s Gallery was the first independent art gallery dedicated to photography. The gallery celebrates a range of artists working within photography including Robert Capa and Sebastiao Salgado as well as hosting the annual Deutsche Börse Photography Prize which offers one photographer £30,000 for his contribution to the art form.
The Regent Street Cinema
The Regent Street Cinema is just a minute walk from Oxford Circus station and is the oldest cinema in Britain. Built in 1848, the cinema played host to the Lumiere Brothers first moving pictures, from who cinema began to form into what it is today. It has been renovated to now be one of the last cinemas in the country to screen movies on 16mm and 35mm film whilst also showing the latest in 4K digital film. Films range from the latest blockbusters to independent films from across the world.
St George’s Church, Hanover Square
If guests of Hotels in Hounslow are interested in local historic architecture then St George’s Church at Hanover Square is stunning testament to London’s religious buildings. Completed in 1725, the exterior’s front holds six Corinthian columns and was a forerunner in the new designs of English Churches in the eighteenth century. The exterior also holds a magnificent bell tower and inside visitors will notice the unembellished interiors, common in the Anglican church designs of the time. Of note there is a famous eighteenth century painting of The Last Supper above the altar, painted by William Kent.
The Cocktail Club
End your Oxford Street day with a drink at the well renowned Cocktail club. As an atmospheric bar to be served by highly skilled mixologists, the Cocktail Club was created by well renowned and award winning bartender JJ Goodman and serves the best in cocktails till at least 23:30 most nights.