With the New Year right around the corner, overseas holidaymakers and British city breakers alike will be making their way to London. Now is a great time of year to take in all of the amazing sights, sounds and tastes of the city.
Any groups of friends or families looking for somewhere comfy to keep warm in London this winter will find our hotels in Bayswater area London located close to all kinds of exciting attractions. To make sure that your holiday season is packed full of fun, we’ve put together a list of must-visit attractions to see during your stay at the Grand Royale London Hyde Park before New Year’s Eve.
Hyde Park, London
Every year London’s most famous greenery hosts the city’s favourite Christmas market. Winter Wonderland has become the most anticipated holiday event of the year and draws in thousands of people from around the world. With over 200 stalls and vendors offering everything from seasonal food and drinks to hand-crafted trinkets and high-end gifts, the famous Christmas market is the perfect place to do a bit of shopping and find the perfect gift for your friend or loved one. This is a must-see attraction for anyone staying at the Grand Royale London Hyde Park.
Kensington Gardens, London
Anyone looking to explore the rich history of London and discover the hidden treasures of the Royal family will find a treasure trove of art and culture inside the beautiful Kensington Palace. As an official royal residence, the palace is one of the architectural jewels of London. It was the birthplace of Queen Victoria and has since become a go-to spot for art lovers and culture seekers.
Although the gardens may not be as vibrant during the winter months, a stroll through the halls and into the Queens gallery will uncover a world of rare artwork, intricate design and antique treasures so be sure to add Kensington Palace to your itinerary this season.
Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road, London
Just down the road from Hyde Park, you’ll find London’s biggest and most popular museum. The Natural History Museum is home to one of the largest collections of fossils, relics, ancient documents and scientific exhibitions in the world. Anyone travelling to London with the kids this season will not want to miss out on a chance to explore the beautiful halls of the museum and take a walk through time as you search through space, walk with dinosaurs and uncover the mysteries of the world.
Kensington Gardens, London
If you prefer cutting-edge to classic art, the Serpentine Gallery is a must-see during your time in London this season. As one of the city’s leading contemporary galleries, it has become a go-to place for travelling artists and fans of modern culture.
With a huge collection of paintings, sculptures and other forms of art, the Serpentine Gallery regularly hosts some of the most popular exhibits in the country. The iconic art house is renowned for showcasing and promoting some of the best rising artists in the world so it’s the place to be this year if you want to stay up to date with the latest trends.