Whether eloping with your special someone or taking a father son trip to the big city, there’s no excuse for not making the most of a quick weekend getaway. Whatever your intentions and whoever you’re with, there’s plenty to do in the city which will make your stay at the Grand Royale Hotel Hyde Park London one of the most memorable trips you’ve ever had. Below are some of our top tips to get the London feel during even the briefest of stays in the city.

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Hyde Park

London is well known for its beautiful parks, and none are more iconic than the beautiful Hyde Park. With hundreds of acres of land, Hyde Park is a warren of lakes, lush plant life and some of the best art out there. This gives you a chance to explore a range of different aspects of London, from its history to the cutting edge of artists being showcased at the Serpentine Gallery. With the nearby Kensington Gardens and great hotels in Bayswater London nearby, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to Hyde Park events.

Take note of the annual events which take place in Hyde Park, such as the Proms in the Park and British Summertime music festivals.

Check out a West End show

London’s arts scene is well and truly buzzing. If you’re looking for a great range of events and nights out then look no further than the countless West End and off-West End theatres showing some of the best dance, drama and cabaret in the city. With the Gielgud Theatre currently showing the Imperium series and the trendy Soho Theatre being famous for the best in fringe theatre, there is definitely a show for every night of your stay. Whether you’re into musicals, classic plays or the cutting edge of new writing, you’ll find a showstopper fit for your tastes from all across London. Keep your eyes peeled across the boroughs that aren’t central as well, some of the best theatre you can find is hidden away in Islington pubs and even gardens in Balham!

Explore the warrens of Soho

Soho is the perfect area for a night out in London. Whether on a romantic night out or a stag do, nothing compares to the buzzing nightlife around Soho and Tottenham Court Road. with thrilling venues such as the 100 Club bringing the best in live music and bars such as Bradley’s Spanish bar bring the heat to London boozers, Soho promises a night out you can tailor to your London get away needs.

Sample the cuisine of Brick Lane

Not only is Shoreditch one of the most historic parts of the city, it also hosts some of the best Bangladeshi cuisine in the city. For cheap and cheerful Indian food and a whole host of bars and clubs dotted around this famously vibrant area, you’ll be in no short supply of delicious food and awe inspiring events. From the multimedia Rich Mix venue to the warren of Truman’s Brewery, you’ll find street food, music and much much more waiting for you in Shoreditch, proving it a worthy a contender for a day trip.