London is a vibrant city filled with life and creativity – so that means there’s plenty of fun stuff to enjoy while you’re here! Here’s our guide to five fun things to do within an hour of the Park Grand Hotel London this January…
Take a turn on the London Eye
The London Eye remains one of London’s most popular – not to mention impressive – tourist attractions. Installed to coincide with the dawn of the new millennium, it’s become one of the city’s major landscapes and attracts an endless stream of visitors from all around the globe eager to try it out for themselves. The experience is fun, but far from terrifying for those worried about heights. The slow pace of the London Eye means you have plenty of time to take in the sights as the wheel turns and the roomy capsules will be ideal for up to 25 people per pod. A definite adventure to tick off your list while staying at the Grand Park London Paddington.
Have a tour of Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace is the home of the UK’s monarch, and the seat of the British monarchy. It’s a historic building, as well as one steeped in tradition. As a site of state banquets, Trooping the Colour and the famous Changing of the Guard, this is without doubt one of the most significant parts of all London, and well within reach for guests at hotels near Paddington Station eager to experience some true British culture. While an impressive sight to behold from the outside, some parts of Buckingham Palace, such as the State Rooms, are even viewable on a tour – getting you much closer to all that history and heritage.
Visit the Tower of London
This grand medieval castle sits on the bank of the River Thames, and the oldest part of the castle is suggested to have been built on the orders of William the Conqueror. From a palace to an infamous prison and now to one of the UK’s most significant tourist destinations, the Tower of London makes for a unique day out while visiting the Grand Park London Paddington.
Explore Madame Tussauds
An opportunity to get close to the stars, Madame Tussauds London makes for a fantastic, fun visit any time of year. Kickstart 2018 by seeing all your favourite celebrities rendered in incredible lifelike form within this remarkable waxwork museum, famed around the world for the realism of its figures and the many selfie opportunities on offer!
Catch the view from The Shard
If you’re unafraid of heights, this is one not to be missed. The Shard is one of London’s most famous buildings, and offers the best views in London from its stunning open-air ‘skydeck’. If some bracing winter air and an unparalleled view across the UK’s capital sounds like your kind of thing, then be sure to book your own visit this January!