Top 5 attractions to discover along the Hammersmith and City Line

Every day, thousands of tourists travel around the maze that is the London Underground. The subterranean railway is the gateway to the city and allows you to see all of the wonderful sights quickly and easily, many within minutes of each other.

During your stay at our hotel near Paddington Station, you’ll most likely use the Hammersmith and City Line to make your way around. If it will be your first time in London and you’ve never used the Underground system before, here are a few gems that you can find along the way.

Guildhall

Gresham Street, London

History

Explore the rich history of London and travel back in time to when the Romans ruled the south of England. Guildhall has served as the official base of operations for the City of London for centuries but the building’s history goes back even further. The foundations of the iconic city hall are built on top of the famous London Roman Amphitheatre, which once served as a place of entertainment for thousands of spectators. Set off from the Park Grand London Kensington and hop off at Liverpool Street Station to browse the incredible art exhibits and ancient artefacts at Guildhall.

Barbican Centre

Silk Street, London

If you’re looking for great entertainment during your trip to the Park Grand London Kensington, don’t forget to stop off at the Barbican Station and check out one of London’s most diverse and beloved venues. The Barbican Centre may not be the oldest attraction in the city but it has been a pillar of the creative community. Performers from around the world, as well as local talents, have graced the stages at the Barbican Centre and this year’s events calendar looks to be the best yet.

Platform 9¾

King’s Cross Station, London

Enter the wondrous world of witchcraft and wizardry, or at least get halfway through the invisible door, with a trip to the iconic King’s Cross Station. Harry Potter fans will be more than familiar with the famous location at the station where Harry and his friends first made their journey to Hogwarts. The installation at King’s Cross allows you to grab a photo of yourself passing through the brick wall with a luggage cart. Be sure to check out the shop next door and stock up on all kinds of Harry Potter merchandise.

The British Library

Euston Road, London

Library

Right around the corner from St Pancras Station, you’ll find the second largest library in the world. The building is a landmark in its own right and often draws in thousands of tourists every week. Whether you’re looking to explore the pages of history or check out the collection of rare novels, you’ll be spoilt for choice as you browse over 150 million items.

Madame Tussauds

Marylebone Road, London

Stop off at Baker Street Station and step inside the amazing world of Madame Tussauds. The famous waxworks has been one of London’s most popular tourist attractions for decades and is a must-see if you’re travelling with friends or family. Browse the vast collection of famous faces and snap a selfie with your favourite singer, actor, president or royal.

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