Category Archives: London Event & Festival

Why Everyone Should Try a London Christmas

London has always been one of the best places in the city to enjoy Christmas. What with its wide range of Bayswater discount hotels, its beautiful scenery and historically joyous atmosphere over the yuletide month, December is as good a time as any to visit the UK capital. Whether you’re with family for the month,

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5 of the merriest things to do in London at (or near) Christmas

Shimmering lights adorning the streets, roasted chestnuts over-spilling in the yuletide markets and mulled wine to warm even the coldest of your cockles; yes, the festive season is always hugely anticipated wherever you may be on the planet, yet should you find yourself in London in the run up to the yuletide, it can seem

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Winston’s London: explore the capital’s essential Churchill sites

There are few figures so intimately associated with the British character both within the UK and without than Winston Churchill, the Prime Minister who guided the nation (and, in part, much of the world) to very hard-fought victory in the Second World War. Indeed, many visitors to the capital (wherever they may be staying; somewhere

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Awesome display spaces new for 2018: where to go in the UK for awesome art

You may not know it – but if you’re an art lover soon-to-visit London, you ought to – the grand, Victorian-era-established but thoroughly inclusive, progressive and all-round awesome Royal Academy of the Arts (‘RA’) has just reopened this year and, in its 250th year (no less), is better than ever before. That said, there are

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Paddington’s perfect secret hideaway: why you must visit Little Venice

So, although this distinctly elegant and rather dreamlike area may not float on water like Italy’s real city that’s Venice; nonetheless, Paddington’s Little Venice offers up an unquestionable charm about it. And it’s not just about standing still and taking in the vibe; from here, you can take canal boat trips and navigate the picturesque

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Just across the water: why not explore Battersea Park’s delights?

Sure; the little spot of the UK capital that’s Battersea Park (to be found just across the River Thames from Chelsea and South Kensington) might not be right in the heart of things, but if you’ve made your base the West End district, you definitely shouldn’t rule out paying it (and its highlights) a visit

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August got-to-dos: attractions to bank on this Bank Holiday weekend

Should your visit to the capital coincide with the August Bank Holiday (25th-27th August) you’ll need to find something to do. Well, there’s always the Notting Hill Carnival, of course, winding its way through the streets of Central-West London. But what if that event’s not, er, up your choice? Well, here’s some different, more unusual things

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A Little Night Music (And More): Don’t Miss Proms in The Park 2018

A fully-fledged British institution, the Last Night of the Proms isn’t to be missed if you’re visiting London in early September – especially if you’re staying at one of the hotels in Bayswater London W2. The conclusion of the BBC’s season of affordable classical music concerts held every summer (most of them at the Royal

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This Month’s Top Sporting Events In The Capital

It’s indisputable that London is the home of sport in the UK. From Olympic venues and the iconic Wembley stadium, to places like Wimbledon, Lord’s Cricket Ground and Twickenham Stadium, there’s always some kind of exciting sports event taking place. Guests staying at our hotels near Hyde Park have easy access to a plethora of

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How to celebrate New Year in style near Hyde Park

It’s getting closer to the end of 2017, and the annual question of how to round off the year in style is on everyone’s tongues once again. Hit up a nightclub? Host a house party? Head to the pub for a special New Year’s Eve themed night? The plethora of things to do to celebrate

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