You’ve finally arrived in London and checked in to your stay at the Park Grand London. Now it’s time to relax, unwind and acclimatise to your new location! London has plenty of fantastic ways to chill out in all weathers, which is handy during November’s winter weather Here’s our quick guide to five easy ways to chill out in London…
- Relax in a Royal Park
London is filled with stunning green spaces, and they can be incredibly relaxing to visit, come rain or shine. Some of the most remarkable of these spaces include the city’s array of Royal Parks. There is a lot of variety to choose from, including Hyde Park, right in the heart of London and close to Hyde Park Paddington Hotels. You’ll find plenty of opportunities for boating, jogging or just strolling in the great outdoors.
Kensington Gardens is also close at hand, as well as bordering Kensington Palace. Richmond Park is well-known for its ancient trees and foliage, which are home to many rare species of bird, bat and flower. The park is considered so important to wildlife that it benefits from a status as a National Nature Reserve, covering some 2500 acres of natural beauty.
- Let out your inner photographer
Visiting a new place always brings fresh sights to see, and indulging in some local photography will allow you to not only unwind, but keep a few visual mementos of your trip too. The art of photography helps you connect with your surroundings in a deeper way, helping you visualise the area in a way which you can share with others back home. When staying at the Park Grand Hotel Paddington, you’re close to the centre of the city’s action – so why not take a first look around and see what you can find?
- Grab a quick meal
Whether you dine at the Park Grand Hotel Paddington or further afield, heading to a local eatery for your first meal after checking in will certainly help to acclimatise you to your new location, as well as providing the space to plot your adventures! Whether grabbing a continental breakfast in-house or a tasty evening snack, this is a great way to get over your jetlag and get on London time.
- Go for a spin on The London Eye
While it might be a giant Ferris wheel, The London Eye offers a more leisurely way to see the city than you might expect. VIP Experiences add a touch of luxe to the whole escapade, for those seeking to see the skyline in a private capsule while enjoying chocolate and champagne. Not a bad way to start your London trip!
- Browse some renowned artworks
If you can’t decide between visiting the Tate Modern and the Tate Gallery, why not visit both? The former houses contemporary and modern artworks, whilst the latter focuses on the likes of Hogarth, Reynolds and Gainsbourgh – offering lots of ways for you to get into the London spirit without needing to dash around the city when you’ve only just arrived.