You don’t need to book onto an official trip or spend the day on board a bus to see the best of London. Instead, why not consider a self-guided walking tour? Self-guided walking tours allow you the freedom to experience London on foot at your own pace, whilst seeing all the sights you want to see. Plus, they are completely free – great if you’re on a budget!
Here are five of the best walking tours near to the Grand Royale London Hyde Park.
River Thames Walk
The River Thames is an iconic part of London and it’s hard to visit the city without seeing it at least once, but how much of the river do you get to experience from public transport or nearby attractions? The River Thames Walk takes visitors from Westminster Station – a short journey from Grand Royale London Hyde Park – and along the river. Key sights to look out for include The London Eye, Somerset House, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and the Golden Hind.
City Visitor Trail
If you are visiting London for the first time, check out the City Visitor Trail. The walking tour is ideal for anyone who wants to see London’s most sought after tourist attractions, landmarks and iconic buildings on foot. It’s a great combination of history and culture and takes around 90 minutes to complete. It’s a popular trail among those who want to see a lot of London but have limited time to do so.
Designs of the Times
The Designs of the Times walk is one that is well suited to anyone who enjoys architecture and wants to see some of London’s most impressive buildings. The walk begins close to St. Paul’s Cathedral – a short tube journey from the Grand Royal Hyde Park – and passes a number of the city’s most interesting buildings such as One New Change, One Coleman Street and the Heron Tower.
Paddington’s Public Art Trail
Paddington’s Public Art Trail is a quick walk from the Grand Royale London Hyde Park, which makes it a popular self-guided walking tour for our guests. The walk itself begins at Paddington Station and takes walkers around the area, passing some of the city’s most iconic art pieces and famous statues.
Royal Walking Tour
Green Park is close to Hyde Park Hotels London, making it a great place to begin a tour. The Royal Walking Tour takes visitors to some of London’s most iconic royal attractions such as Buckingham Palace, St. James’ Palace and Horse Guards Parade. It’s the ideal walk if you are interested in seeing some of the top historical sights that celebrate the renowned British monarchy.
There are many other self-guided walking tours available, so there’s sure to be one that meets all of your needs. Choose the one that best suits you by considering what you want to see and how far you want to walk. Our friendly and experienced staff are also on hand to make recommendations – just pop by the front desk.