Mother’s Day (Sunday, March 6th 2016) is a special time for families across the UK and what better way could there be to celebrate this special event than by embarking on a trip to the English capital and staying at the Grand Royale London Hyde Park Hotel.
Inverness Terrace may not be the first destination that springs to mind for intrepid explorers of the city, but visitors might be pleasantly surprised by the wealth of wonderful attractions in the area that could make this Mother’s Day one to truly cherish.
Located in the heart of the bustling district of Bayswater, Inverness Terrace has everything that sons and daughters will need to impress their mum and give her a trip to remember during their time in the English capital.
Great places for a Mother’s Day meal
London guests planning to impress this Mother’s Day with a delicious lunch or dinner during their stay are really spoilt for choice in terms of great places to eat out near Inverness Terrace:
Halepi – A cosy taverna serving traditional Greek dishes is a fantastic place to unwind after a hard day’s exploration of the local area. It is a family-run and friendly establishment, decorated with traditional handcrafted fabrics from Greece.
Banana Tree Bayswater – Offering a traditional taste of Asia, this busy cafe serves everything from Chinese noodles to Indian curries and everything in-between. Communal tables make for a lively and welcoming atmosphere.
Masala Zone Bayswater – A restaurant dedicated to traditional Indian street food, Masala Zone is a great place to visit for those that prefer spicy food that is full of flavour; all nestled in the heart of Bayswater.
Sadaf – A traditional Persian restaurant with dishes cooked in the establishment’s in-house brick oven. It offers a bright and intimate dining experience for guests to enjoy.
Cous-Cous Cafe – A modest restaurant in the heart of the area serving Moroccan delicacies and offering a lively atmosphere.
Goldmine – A no-frills Chinese restaurant that is renowned for having some of the best roast duck in the whole of London. It offers a range of delicious Cantonese dishes for diners with a taste for Oriental classics.
La Parisienne Patisserie – This welcoming establishment offers all manner of delicious French patisserie and could be the perfect choice for visitors hoping to enjoy a light lunch or afternoon snack during their time in Bayswater.
Lokkanta Meze & Barbecue – Serving delicious Turkish barbecue in the heart of the Bayswater area, Lokkanta specialises in traditional open-flame cooking techniques that will leave diners wanting more.
A perfect place for pampering
Inverness Terrace is not only a fantastic place to visit when eating out, it also offers some great attractions where visitors can unwind and melt away their stresses this Mother’s Day.
Spa & Massage is a well-stocked beauty therapist offering relaxing massage and treatments for visitors to enjoy, while Spaone Thai Relaxation Spa can also be found in the area and provides Thai massage services, steams and much more.
Guests can pre-book an array of relaxing treatments at the many local spas, which could be the perfect way to unwind for anyone hoping to treat their mum during a visit to the area this Mother’s Day.
A wealth of retail opportunities near Inverness Terrace
And for visitors hoping to spend some money and pick up a fantastic memento of their Mother’s Day in London, the area around Inverness Terrace also offers a wealth of great shops.
Whiteley’s Shopping Mall – one of the oldest department stores in the whole of London – can be found just a short walk from Inverness Terrace and offers a range of popular high street names for visitors to enjoy.
Housed in an impressive grade II-listed property, Whiteley’s is just one of many great places to scratch that retail itch for shopping enthusiasts planning a trip to the area, with other nearby retailers including H&M, Waitrose, Boots, Heal’s, London Homestores and many more.
Other nearby attractions for visitors to enjoy
However, it is not just the excellent opportunities for fine dining, pampering and shopping that draw countless visitors to this busy part of the English capital each year. Indeed, the area around Inverness Terrace is chock-full of outstanding sights to see and exciting activities to keep visitors entertained during their stay.
Here are just some of the many great attractions that can be found nearby:
- Kensington Palace (0.6 miles, 12 minutes’ travel time on foot/via public transport)
- Madame Tussauds London (1.7 miles, 17 minutes)
- Hyde Park (one mile, 20 minutes)
- The Sherlock Holmes Museum (1.7 miles, 18 minutes)
- Churchill War Rooms (three miles, 27 minutes)
- Ripley’s Believe It or Not! London (2.7 miles, six minutes)
- London Eye (3.6 miles, 19 minutes)
- National Trust – Carlyle’s House (2.4 miles, 34 minutes)
- Westminster Abbey (3.2 miles, 26 minutes)
- Palace of Westminster (3.2 miles, 25 minutes)
- Trafalgar Square (three miles, 15 minutes)
- The London Dungeon (3.5 miles, 29 minutes)
- Big Ben (3.2 miles, 23 minutes)
- ClueQuest (3.7 miles, 19 minutes)
- Natural History Museum (1.4 miles, 18 minutes)
- London Bridge Experience (5.1 miles, 23 minutes)
Underground travel to Inverness Terrace
And when it comes to travel, Inverness Terrace is an easy destination for visitors to reach, as they can simply make use of the extensive London Underground network, which has several stations serving the local area:
- Bayswater (Circle and District lines): 5 minutes’ travel time on foot
- Queensway (Central line): 5 minutes
- Lancaster Gate (Central line): 14 minutes
- Paddington (Bakerloo, Circle, District and Hammersmith & City lines): 14 minutes
- Royal Oak (Circle and Hammersmith & City lines): 8 minutes
Bus services also run around the clock for visitors to Inverness Terrace and the surrounding area, while full details of all local public transport options can be found by heading to the official website of Transport for London.
Plenty of parking near Inverness Terrace
And finally, for all those hoping to hire a car and to take to the roads of London during their time in the city, Inverness Terrace is also extremely well stocked with more than its fair share of local parking facilities, such as:
- Queensway Car Park (0.2 miles, five minutes’ travel time on foot)
- Bayswater Road Car Park (0.4 miles, nine minutes)
- Lancaster Gate Car Park (0.5 miles, ten minutes)
- Colonnades Car Park (0.2 miles, five minutes)
- Arthur Court Car Park (0.2 miles, five minutes)
- Paddington Station Public Car Park (0.5 miles, nine minutes)
In addition, pay and display on-road parking can be found at the nearby site of Pembridge Square.
However, a final note of warning, as motorists are reminded that traffic volumes can be dense for travellers on the busy streets of central London – especially during the daily morning and evening rush hours.
It is therefore advisable for drivers to avoid travelling at peak times, while they might also benefit from pre-booking their parking prior to their departure, as spaces can be limited.