The hotel is very conveniently located close to many famous landmarks, all of which are within walking distance and some of which are listed below. It is also within easy reach of Buckingham Palace, Westminster and St. Paul's by underground and is served by the Victoria Line (Buckingham Palace, Green Park), Northern Line (Waterloo, Camden Town, Leicester Square), Central Line (St. Paul's, the City of London).
Attractions local to the hotel include:
The largest grass area for sports in central London and includes an open air theatre and London Zoo, it also hosts many festivals throughout the year. There are also many places to eat and drink within the park boundaries making a perfect place to relax in the sun.
Originally appropriated by Henry VIII for use as a hunting ground, it has become a stylish garden with unrivalled open air spaces and paths bordered by trees and shrubs, a wonderful sight when in full bloom.
Opening hours: 5am to Dusk
Underground: Regents Park, Great Portland Street, Baker Street, St Johns Wood, Camden Town
Distance from Hotel: 0.5 miles
London Zoo is the world's oldest scientific zoo and was opened for the first time on 27th April 1828. It was opened to the public in 1847 and today houses a collection of more than 651 species of animal. It offers the visitor to London a perfect way to spend the day with the family.
The zoo opened the first reptile house in 1849, first insect house in 1881 and the first children's zoo in 1938, it also boasts beautiful architecture and many grade II listed buildings.
Opening Hours: 10am - 4pm Jan to Feb
10am - 4.30pm Feb to Mar
10am - 5.30pm Mar to Summer
Underground: Camden, Chalk Farm
Distance from Hotel: 1.3 miles
Telephone: 020 7722 3333
Madame Tussaud, otherwise known as Marie Grosholz, was born in Strasbourg in 1761, after learning the art of wax modelling from her Mother's employer, she became art tutor to King Louis XVI's sister. When the French revolution was in full swing she helped her teacher Phillipe Curtius to mould the heads of some of the guillotine's victims and eventually inherited her teacher's collection. She eventually brought the collection on tour to Britain and settled in Baker Street with her collection.
More figures were introduced including the gruesome 'chamber of horrors', where relics of the French revolution were displayed. Today the collection still includes the chamber of horrors but also displays favourites such as Kate Moss, David Beckham and Prince Charles.
Opening Hours: 9am - 5pm
Underground: Baker Street
Distance from Hotel: 0.5 miles
Telephone: 0870 9990046
Carnaby Street was made famous in the 1960s, particularly for the 'mod' fashion and many independent fashion shops and designers such as Mary Quant (designer of the mini skirt) were located there. It was also the haunt of many famous bands including the Rolling Stones, the Beatles, and the Small Faces.
The history of the street is derived from Karnaby House which was erected in 1683 and today still houses many of London's most trendy shops including Puma, O'Neill, Animal, Casio and many others.
Opening Hours: Various
Underground: Oxford Circus
Distance from Hotel: 0.8 miles