Planning a trip with old friends near Hyde Park


Stretching for around 1.5 miles, Hyde Park is a huge outdoor space and is one of the must-see places that you need to visit when you go to London.

The city is a great place to head to if you’re planning on meeting up with some friends that you haven’t seen in a while as there is so much to do, meaning you can ensure that you’ll never get bored.

Hyde Park

Whether you’d rather chat over coffee, head to a bar or take part in some sort of activity, it’s all here in London, so make the most of your time in the city while you enjoy the company of some of your oldest friends.

You’ve probably spent the entire day catching up on the past few years with your mates, so now it’s time to make your way back to the Grand Royale London Hyde Park Hotel for an evening of relaxing. Still got stuff to talk about? Get ready in your room and head back out on the town for a cocktail or two in the liveliest city in the UK.

Chat over coffee at Daisy Green

20 Seymour St, Marylebone, London W1H 7HX

When it comes to catching up with old friends, coffee is mandatory, and this quirky spot has some of the best artisan coffee you’ll find in London. Expect to be greeted by relaxed Australian vibes when you enter, find a comfortable seat and choose from a varied drinks menu that includes all the usual options like Americano and Espresso, as well as a range of loose leaf teas. Fancy a tipple? This place also has some alcoholic options including Prosecco and mimosa. Well, you haven’t seen your friend in a while, so surely that’s worthy of a celebration?

All that daytime drinking got you feeling dreary? Time to stroll back to your room at one of our hotels in Hyde Park where you can put your feet up and relax for the evening. Take a long bath and get an early night, then wake up feeling refreshed and ready to see more of the city tomorrow.

Enjoy a stroll around the Rose Gardens

Beautiful setting? Check. Good company? Check. Sometimes all you need when you’re with close friends and a lot to catch up on is a scenic area to walk around, so head to the Rose Gardens in Hyde Park where you’ll see gorgeous open spaces, water features and hundreds of roses. Perfect for an afternoon walk, just be sure to wrap up warm.

Hyde Park Rose Garden

Once you’ve had your fill of fresh air, you’re just a short walk away from your room at the Grand Royale London Hyde Park Hotel.

Visit some memorials

Hyde Park is home to some of the loveliest memorials in London and it’s well worth trying to include visiting at least some of these in your itinerary for the day. Head to the Animals in War Memorial, which is situated on Park Lane and pays homage to all of the animals that died alongside the British Commonwealth and Allied forces in the wars during the 20th Century. Memorials will get you talking and it’s a great opportunity to connect with history and appreciate historical events while catching up with old friends.