Anyone that’s ever been to London will agree that there’s no place quite like it if you’re looking for bustling streets, vibrant communities and exciting attractions. And locals will tell you that if you only have a limited amount of time in the city you won’t want to miss out on a trip to the Westway area.
Westway is one of the more vibrant areas in the city and is home to some of the best Central London attractions. If you’re planning a city break, there’s no better place to hang your hat than the Grand Royale London. Its central location will put you right around the corner from these fun-filled attractions.
Westway Sports and Fitness Centre
Walmer Road, London
Stay fit and active on your city break at this huge fitness centre in the heart of London. The welcoming staff and friendly atmosphere make it the perfect place to break a sweat and stay in shape during your time in London. It has become a popular Central London attraction amongst visitors and locals alike thanks to its huge selection of equipment and available activities. Choose from all kinds of different sports including tennis, football, basketball and cricket. If you’re looking to try something new, take advantage of the state of the art climbing walls that are suitable for people of all skill levels.
Portobello Road, London
If you’re not a fan of classical art or paintings from centuries ago, the Graffik Gallery can offer you something very different. The contemporary art house is for those who prefer Banksy to Michelangelo and spray cans to paint brushes. Graffik has made a name for itself in London’s underground art community for spring boarding the city’s undiscovered talent into success. Since the gallery opened it has made a point of showcasing work from London’s best upcoming talent, which means it’s the perfect place to go if you want to stay at the forefront of the city’s urban art scene.
Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising
Lancaster Road, London
Who would have thought that your childhood cereal box would one day be considered art? At the MBPA you can find a huge collection of historic material that has been documented to create a timeline of Britain’s advertising and branding industries. The aim is to celebrate and showcase the vibrancy and creativity of advertising and branding in the UK and how it has evolved with changing trends over the decades. From special edition drink cans to iconic logos of the past, a trip to the Museum of Brands is like taking a walk down memory is a truly unique experience.
Portobello Road Market
Portobello Road, London
There’s no better shopping experience in London that a stroll through a bustling marketplace. The vibrant atmosphere is worlds apart from the hectic hustle of the busy retail districts. Although you won’t find any Gucci shops or Rolex stores at the Portobello Road Market, you’ll get to experience a more real and raw side of London. From antiques and vintage clothes to fresh international street food, the historic market on Portobello Road is a must-see if you’re looking for a fun shopping experience.