Visitors to London can often be a bit confused about where are the best places to head to when looking for certain pastimes, such as shopping, entertainment or just a bit of sightseeing.
Well, with the promise of all these things and more, Bond Street could be the perfect choice for anyone planning a trip to the Bayswater area during their time in this fair city.
Great attractions in the vicinity of Bond Street
One of the most popular areas of the English capital for visitors to explore, Bond Street is also located in close proximity to a range of fantastic sights to see and experiences to enjoy, with many top attractions to be found nearby.
Standout places to head to in the local area include:
- Ripley’s Believe It or Not! London (0.5 miles, ten minutes travel time on foot/via public transport)
- Trafalgar Square (0.9 miles, 13 minutes)
- Hyde Park (0.6 miles, 13 minutes)
- Wellington Arch (0.9 miles, 13 minutes)
- Churchill War Rooms (1.1 miles, 15 minutes)
- Westminster Abbey (1.3 miles, 12 minutes)
- Big Ben (1.3 miles, ten minutes)
- London Eye (1.5 miles, 17 minutes)
Where to shop near Bond Street
Visitors keen to sample the many delights of Bond Street might also hope to satisfy their craving for some retail therapy while in the area, and nearby there are some great department stores for people to explore:
West One – An upmarket shopping centre that offers high street brands and designer fashion all at reasonable prices. West One also offers a fine range of eateries to satisfy hungry visitors during a day of rampant consumerism.
Hamleys – The oldest toy shop in the whole of the world, Hamleys in London is a perfect destination for kids of all ages, with a wealth of delights from the latest toys to an array of fantastic play areas.
Liberty – High-end fashion is the order of the day for visitors to Liberty, with some of the biggest names in menswear, womenswear, jewellery and accessories all to be found here.
An array of great high street names can also be found in the local area for visitors with a hankering for some retail therapy during their time in the area.
Book a stay at the Grand Royale London Hyde Park Hotel
Meanwhile, for all those hoping to book a luxurious, affordable and contemporary place to stay during their time here, the Grand Royale London Hyde Park Hotel offers all of the above, and much more besides.
Facilities on offer at the Grand Royale London Hyde Park Hotel include 24-hour reception, concierge and room services, as well as free Wi-Fi in all rooms and public areas, a well-stocked bar and restaurant, air conditioning, elegant decor and much more .
Easy travel options to the area
Visitors to London will soon realise that getting from A to B is one of the biggest headaches of any trip. However, a great way for people to traverse the many diverse and interesting areas of the city is to pick up an Oyster Card and head towards their nearest Underground station.
Known colloquially as the Tube, the area around Bond Street is very well served by these stations, with the closest sites including:
- Bond Street (Central and Jubilee lines)
- Oxford Circus (Bakerloo, Central and Victoria lines)
- Green Park (Jubilee, Piccadilly and Victoria lines)
- Piccadilly Circus (Bakerloo and Piccadilly lines)
Individuals heading into the city can find more information by visiting the official website of Transport for London, where service timetables, station opening hours and more can be found.
Where to park near Bond Street
Anyone planning to drive during their time in the English capital should consider the practicalities of where they will park when drawing up a schedule. Offering a wealth of nearby parking options is the busy area around Bond Street, with parking facilities including:
- Q-Park Burlington Street (0.2 miles, five minutes’ travel time on foot)
- NCP Car Park London Grosvenor Hill (0.1 miles, two minutes)
- Red Route Parking (300 ft, less than one minute)
- Carrington Street Car Park (0.5 miles, 11 minutes)
- Brewer Street NCP (0.6 miles, 11 minutes)
Motorists are advised that travel in central London can be difficult, with high traffic volumes throughout the day – especially during the busy morning and evening rush hours. It is therefore suggested that visitors plan to avoid driving at this time, while pre-booking their parking is also recommended (when possible) as spaces can be limited.