London is a city that’s always busy and as you’d expect from the nation’s capital, there’s never a dull moment, which is lucky for anyone who is visiting over the weekend and is in search of fun things to do. Even on a Sunday, there’s a whole host of great activities of offer and things to do in the city to round out the weekend.
Here’s our pick of some of the best ways to spend a Sunday afternoon near the Grand Royale Hyde Park…
1. Take a Stroll Around Hyde Park
The Grand Royale Hyde Park is just moments away from Hyde Park itself and heading there on a Sunday afternoon is a favourite thing to do for many residents and visitors alike. Hyde Park has a number of paths and areas to explore, and there’s even a boating lake where boats can be hired when the weather is good. Whether you want to unwind near your 4 star hotel in London for an hour or fancy a picnic with a view, Hyde Park is one of the best locations.
2. Head Off Shopping
Whether you want to make a big purchase or just enjoy window shopping, the Grand Royale Hyde Park is close to a number of London’s best shopping areas. Head to Oxford Circus, Westfield White City, Harrods and Selfridges for a mix of high street bargains and designer boutiques.
3. Tuck Into Afternoon Tea
Afternoon tea is a British classic and it’s a tasty way to spend a Sunday. A number of our 4 star hotels in London offer afternoon tea and there are many other restaurants and cafes close to the Grand Royale Hyde Park where you can indulge in a sumptuous slice of cake. Afternoon tea typically consists of a selection of sandwiches, scones, cakes and teas.
4. Relax At A Local Swimming Pool
There are a lot of swimming pools in London, with a choice of both outdoor and indoor venues. So, whatever the weather you’ll be able to have a relaxing dip, swim some lengths or hang out with friends.
5. See a Sunday Matinee In The West End
A lot of London’s top theatre shows put on matinee performances on a Sunday, usually around 2pm – 3pm. Tickets to these shows are popular so book early to enjoy and a musical, drama or comedy.
6. Check Out A Free Museum
One of the great things about London is that most of the top museums are free to visit, making them a fantastic place to while away a Sunday afternoon on a budget. The National History Museum, The Science Museum and The Victoria and Albert Museum are all short journeys from the Grand Royale Hyde Park.
As you can see, just because it’s a Sunday doesn’t mean you’ll be stuck for things to do. In fact, Sundays in London are like every other day of the week, with most attractions open for business.